What Do You Think?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In JacobTV’s pieces, you hear audio from too-good-to-be-true infomercials, political talk show hosts, doomsday preachers, confessions from fallen pop icons, violent Jerry Springer confrontations and other creatively distorted American pop culture iconography.

How does that make you feel?

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Comments [6]


what purpose does it serve to speculate whether a particular music will last or if people will care years after we pass away? sure, it might not resonate for some people personally and some might object to the appropriation of samples from American pop culture, but there are those, myself included, who see a question and kindness in the ways in which tragic elements (from a Jerry Springer confrontation or depleted Marilyn Monroe) in an overwhelming and desensitizing media landscape are transformed and beatified through his music.

I think you have to respect the work, that perhaps only a foreigner is capable of, to show us just how powerful and tragic sound bytes can pass unrecognized through our collective awareness. Where some see exploitation, i think an argument can be made for empathy.

Plus, just musically speaking, some of the pieces are heartbreaking (no pun intended).

Mar. 21 2010 02:47 PM

Sorry, this guy leaves me cold. The questiuon for music is will it last? Who will care in 100 years? Better yet, will it outlast the Rolling Stones?

Mar. 20 2010 05:01 PM
Chuck Beatty from Pittsburgh

High quality stuff. Entertaining, ear grabbing and high quality.

Mar. 20 2010 12:16 AM
Gladstone from Shell Oil rig, South Atlantic

La Lucerna del Mondo is wonderfully creative. What a head TV is. He can eat up traditional orchestrations and go out to Mars as well. Bravo, Jacob.

Mar. 19 2010 06:03 PM

Ciao, Jacob,
I'm looking forward to this festival on Q2, & hearing more about your music & art.
How 'bout sharing a few Zottes & Columbus ~ at the center of the world ~ with the gnomes up & peering into the kettles

Mar. 17 2010 01:19 AM
Adam from Brooklyn, NY

I love Jacob's work - he helps enunciate the absurdities in so many of the talking heads in the media these days. It's refreshing stuff.

Mar. 15 2010 04:29 PM

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