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From Wine to Vinegar: resisting mass-culture

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007


For all the talk of terroir, and the argument over its importance, I can see no better argument in its support than Britney Spears.

You see, when choosing the music you want to keep in your collection, you best know that the music has roots and that your collection will one day make you nostalgic for your youth and not make you cringe. I honestly never felt easy about Britney Spears, and throughout her career can proudly say that I boycotted all her number ones. This is not because I’m some sort of sage who could see into the future and know that my potential patronage to the pop-starlet could potentially leave me in support of an umbrella wielding maniac. Rather, knowing a thing or two about vineyards, with -sense comes an understanding that origin is a big part of appreciation. (more…)

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