Why Hedonism Matters

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joet
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beers 2648 º places 109 º 09:15 Fri 5/10/2013

In Other Words: Why We Don't Rate to Style

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DietPepsican
beers 1592 º places 63 º 09:32 Fri 5/10/2013
 
joet
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beers 2648 º places 109 º 09:35 Fri 5/10/2013

it's important

 
TheAlum
beers 7164 º places 10 º 09:36 Fri 5/10/2013

I used to go to raves at the Old Brick Church.

 
hawthorne00
beers 4035 º places 49 º 09:41 Fri 5/10/2013

It's good, but only part of it:
* Oft, styles are misconceptions
* To the extent that styles don't describe longstanding regional practices, they carry no prescriptive weight at all. "This is what a <n>th Coast pale ale should be like is otiose.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1592 º places 63 º 09:42 Fri 5/10/2013

Originally posted by TheAlum
I used to go to raves at the Old Brick Church.


I've done this as well, along with another church that I think got destroyed in a tornado? Maybe. It's hazy.

Another great article by Ken BTW

 
LtDan
beers 1806 º places 65 º 09:54 Fri 5/10/2013

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Aurelius
beers 5437 º places 153 º 18:00 Fri 5/10/2013

Originally posted by hawthorne00
It's good, but only part of it:
* Oft, styles are misconceptions
* To the extent that styles don't describe longstanding regional practices, they carry no prescriptive weight at all. "This is what a <n>th Coast pale ale should be like is otiose.


Wow, "otiose" is a great word. And it describes so many things in the world...

Good writing by Ken, as per usual.

Being musically minded, I think we have to proceed into new waters with one eye to the past. In the 20th century, many composers abstracted so far from established styles that nobody but a select group of musically educated people understood the music. The result is that not many people really care for "classical" music anymore, and the contemporary pieces in the genre are often ignored by most listeners. For that reason, often the most widely attended concerts occur within a "pops" series or the revisiting of an established classic (Beethoven's 5th Symphony, for instance).

I think a lot of breweries do a good job of mixing tradition and abstraction; in my eyes it's a key for sustaining our movement.