12-Tone Music For Mediocre Bloggers


As things got a little too serious here, I think we have forgotten the main inspiration behind this blog – to equip you with enough knowledge to join the interweb with your own effort at blogging.  Now, one of the most essential attributes of a mediocre blogger is the ability to mention and quickly describe very complex ideas in order to make an appropriate impression.  However, sometimes one needs to actually know a little bit about that complex idea in order to create the appropriate illusion of expertise. This is where we come in – take, for example, a 12-tone music – it is always cool to mention it as an example, because the majority of people would assume not only that you are a sophisticated person, but also that you know your musical harmony.  Here is a video from always helpful New York Times that explains to you in 7:48 mins everything you need to know about 12-Tone Music – enjoy and you can thank us later when your opponents are convulsing at your feet because you struck them down with your cunning mention of Schoenberg and the 12-Tone scale.

9 thoughts on “12-Tone Music For Mediocre Bloggers

  1. You’ve got this all wrong. Let me help:

    Now, one of the most essential attributes of a mediocre great blogger is the ability to mention and quickly almost accurately describe very complex ideas in order to make an appropriate utterly inappropriate impression.

    Hope this helps.

  2. ahhh so it seems, scott, that the gap between a mediocre blogger and a great blogger is apparently not as unbreachable as we were lead to believe – indeed, i think you are correct in your spectacular use of what looks like some kind of a Derridian writing under erasure, or a deceivingly simply use of a secret blogging (great blogging?) technique…

    i will start spreading the word about this proximity and breachability immediately as soon as i grasp the awesomeness of this discovery and its full impact on humankind blogging community

  3. A first-year student at UCI once demonstrated his fealty to Foucault by writing author under erasure for 25 pages.

    It was, as you can imagine, a sad display.

  4. i think that, in all seriousness, that under erasure stuff is rather silly, even if it is incredibly important philosophically or otherwise – if i did indeed use it though, i’d like to be able to do it with a cross-out – there is no way to do it in the blog, is there?

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