NiK Richards and Baudrillard: Chillin’ at Pool Bar

At first blush, Pool Bar might be a strange place to interview Jean Baudrillard, maestro of the hyper-real. But hell, Jean suggested it so I agreed. I mean it does sorta make sense. Pool Bar might be the world’s first simulated Dive Bar.

So Bauds and I meet over luke-warm Harbin beers and braved the acrid urine stink. Here’s our little chat. Turns out he thinks I’m just a simulation of a simulation. I sorta think he’s a pretense laden wanker who’s just ripping of Heeter.

 

NiK:

So hey dude, what’s happening? What’s up? Why the hell are we at Pool Bar?

Baudrillard:

If you have to ask, I’m not gonna tell you. I mean have you read “Fatal Strategies?”

NiK:

No.

Baudrillard:

NiK, It’s time to give up and let the visceral swirl of images swoosh over you! The sublime is here.

NiK:

It smells like a Yak pissed all over the Pool table…

Baudrillard:

Actually Not There is a prime example of the Ecstasy of the pOst-mOdern sublime. You are a Fatal Strategy.

NiK:

What?

Baudrillard:

What? You people are damn simulacrum. A hologram. Just a bunch of flesh & blood Zombie DJs. You don’t play music, you play the image of music making images of itself. Neener. Neener. Neener.

NiK:

What the hell are you talking about?

Baudrillard:

Let me break it down for you slowly. You people play dance music.

Nik:

Right.

Baudrillard:

Dance music was made by DJs. DJs sampled their stuff from like those Northern Soul Collections and like some Amen Break or something. You lot, with your digital & analog synths and your fake 4-on-the-floor…you lot are totally just simulating a DJ.

NiK:

Ergo?

Baudrillard:

Ergo you are simulating a simulation.

NiK:

Deep.

Baudrillard:

Totes.

NiK:

Are we done here?

Baudrillard:

Wouldn’t you like to hear my take on the Carsick Cars? Talk about a coin with no face…

NiK:

Um. I have a date or something.

Baudrillard:

Laters. See you at No Filler on September 15th at Yugongyishan!

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2 responses to “NiK Richards and Baudrillard: Chillin’ at Pool Bar

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