Maus Space

I've continually had a liking for the mystical, but it wasn't until I matured a little iota that I discovered John Maus!
It is currently Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:38 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:31 am 
Offline
little maus on the prairie
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Posts: 218
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/g ... -the-world


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:01 am 
Offline
hippopotamaus

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:47 am
Posts: 711
Thanks, dude!


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:48 am 
Offline
little maus on the prairie
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Posts: 218
MausterofDisguise wrote: *
Thanks, dude!
No problem. Good read heh?


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:10 am 
Offline
hippopotamaus

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:47 am
Posts: 711
Yes! JM interviews are always edifying. He’s always candid. I’m too tired these days to search for Ariel/John interviews so you’ve made it that much easier.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:41 pm 
Offline
john everymaus
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:06 am
Posts: 543
Location: Ohio
I prefer the video interviews... sometimes JM interviews are hard to read. I can't picture the manner in which he's speaking and emphasizing certain things. For some of these answers I'm not sure if it's due to editing, but I can't quite follow his train of thinking.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:36 pm 
Offline
anonymaus
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:43 pm
Posts: 46
It's a good read and yes I agree I prefer the video interviews. But in one week the ugly discourse has descended upon both John and Ariel. So this interview left me feeling strangely depressed. Like, half the runtime is given to justifying a brief collaboration with someone who turned out to be a prick. It could easily be read as John being a victim of his own trusting nature. But here his words, which are usually interestingly digressive and dense, don't seem sufficient. Probably because no words are sufficient when this contemporary malaise occurs.

Reading the tea leaves further, in a more cynical and depressed way - there is almost no doubt that if the hitpiece being written on Ariel finds its mark (the one on Anthony Fantano was easily unpicked, but Fantano is a natural combatant, whereas Ariel seems like he'd rather just be left alone) John will be asked to justify his ongoing friendship with Ariel. I'm not even an especially huge Ariel fan as it goes, and if he has been doing inappropriate things then he should probably be met with some opposition.

But you can sort of see how the future hitpiece against Maus goes - he consorted with a neo-Nazi, he consorted with an abuser, he wrote a song that seemed to mock the idea of rights for gays, he appropriated Molly Nilsson's work and made money off it. The era of Butlerian 'play' and testing the limits of the public conversation are dead. If you leave yourself vulnerable you can be shot dead. And John and his music are incredibly vulnerable to that kind of unpacking.

On the flip he seems well armoured against the slings and arrows. And his place in the pecking order of things is relatively low. But it is set to grow with this record and toue. And I just don't want to have to get to a stage where someone flips through my records and says "John Maus...isn't he that guy...[insert accusation]?"


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:58 pm 
Offline
john everymaus
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:06 am
Posts: 543
Location: Ohio
Gibby wrote: *
On the flip he seems well armoured against the slings and arrows. And his place in the pecking order of things is relatively low.
This is also what I was thinking. I believe he'll be alright, and hopefully only take part in the press that wants to discuss the music. My take away from this Noisey interview is he got involved with something because he likes Adult Swim and TV in general, and was ignorant to the alt right connection. It's not like he sought out Nazi tv shows... but I guess that makes for a better headline. :headscratch:

:rage:


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:06 am 
Offline
anonymaus

Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:04 am
Posts: 9
Gibby wrote: *
he wrote a song that seemed to mock the idea of rights for gays,
John has said in interviews that he is against Human Rights (and he was talking in relation 2 Rights for Gays) from a Marxist perspective that it gives societies of control further control over bodies and leads to western countries invading in the name of "Human Rights".
No doubt someone's going to use this in a hitpiece


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Noisey interview.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:03 am 
Offline
anonymaus
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:43 pm
Posts: 46
Gibby wrote: *

But you can sort of see how the future hitpiece against Maus goes - he consorted with a neo-Nazi, he consorted with an abuser, he wrote a song that seemed to mock the idea of rights for gays, he appropriated Molly Nilsson's work and made money off it. The era of Butlerian 'play' and testing the limits of the public conversation are dead. If you leave yourself vulnerable you can be shot dead. And John and his music are incredibly vulnerable to that kind of unpacking.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... ies-review

hate being right


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to: 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited