May 09, 2006

I CALLED STEPHIN MERRITT A RACIST AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY BLOG POST

Oh, hello, Slate Readers .

Would you say that four posts in four posts in two years from me, and two from Sasha really qualify as a vicious campaign against "tender" Stephin Merritt? I mean, I know I'm a zealot and all, buuut really now... To reduce the argument specific to the varying things either of us have written about around SM (see also in those posts: rockism, playlist meme, SM's unconcern for the last 50 years of black music) down to that I think dude's ish on race and music is questionable because he doesn't like Beyonce is to miss the point entirely.

Lastly, I resent being called a journalist. I'm not and never have been.

PS: Carl Wilson, ever-sage, weighs in nicely. And, also Pogo Princess goes queer theory on Slate.

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