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David Weller @davidweller ?

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  • David Weller commented on the blog post A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thank you, Lisa, what a kind thing to say.

  • David Weller commented on the blog post A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    gotta correct myself. I just read the New York Times editorial. There’s also nothing racist in that.

  • David Weller commented on the blog post A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thanks for the clarification, Robin. I don’t know his distant past, and I do know he says some valid things, but he’s been rich a long time, and that means a lot in American culture. Plus, and more to my point, he’s still a woman hater.

  • David Weller commented on the blog post A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    From this response to the many insightful, intelligent criticisms of your original post, I gather you are not really interested in music as an art or in the perspective of the artist, but only in large American cultural phenomena that have nothing to do with the art itself. You have a lot of legitimate criticisms [...]

  • David Weller commented on the blog post Wow, that Lorde song Royals is racist   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    It’s a beautiful song, rich harmonies, simple, compelling rhythms, and she’s got the strongest, deepest voice of any sixteen year old I’ve heard. The song’s about growing up poor in someplace that’s not New York City. To write criticisms that fail to understand that is just myopic and bigoted. It’s not at all about hip [...]

  • David Weller became a registered member   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

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