October 18th, 2007

Superficial Reflections

“To swing with the rhythms of another is to enrich oneself — the conception of the learning process as dug by Hip is that one cannot really learn until one contains within oneself the implicit rhythm of the subject or the person.”

“(And yet crazy is also the self-protective irony of the hipster.”

“the nihilism of Hip proposes as its final tendency that every social restraint and category be removed”

“the organic growth of Hip depends on whether the Negro emerges as a dominating force in American life”


  • 1. ripley  |  October 23rd, 2007 at 1:33 am


    and I came across this bit on race and hipsters:


  • 2. curm  |  October 23rd, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    No comments from you on the Sasha Frere-Jones article in the New Yorker on indie-rock and African-American influences? Is it a hipster problem if there is a problem? Ha.

  • 3. wayneandwax  |  October 23rd, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    You’re not the first to ask, Curm. Been working on it — or, more precisely, working it into thoughts in progress. Soon come!

  • 4. wayneandwax.com » G&hellip  |  October 24th, 2007 at 9:30 am

    […] “Hipster hedonism takes many forms,” wrote Ned Polsky in reply to Norman Mailer’s hipster manifesto of 1957. “Some hipster groups,” Polsky continued, “have everything to do with motorcycles, whereas others have nothing to do with them.” […]


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