26 Proteus 1 year ago Oh no doubt. Making bad art is a basic human right. Is a successful fail actually a success? Or is it still a fail?That said, art requires context. Maybe if there was some thematic connection between the song/lyrics and the possibly-defensibly-ironic destruction of surroundings rather than the instrument...I'd buy it as (bad) art.That is, normally when we see guitars slung and bashed into things, cultural conditioning tells us it's an anti-materialist attempt to destroy the instrument in abhorrence of consumerism. There might be humor and/or some "statement" in turning that around. Or it's supposed to literalize the guitar as an instrument of cultural destruction. But it's about 50 years too late for either of those notions to have much meaning.And she does look stupid. But, to be fair (and I really resent having to be fair to "music" that isn't even good chaotic noise), the presentation we get of the performance does nothing to stage or enhance any serious intention. It looks like they're in a school cafeteria under daytime fluorescent lights, and it seems to be a smart-phone video casually shot from a random vantage point...and the shooter doesn't even finish out the song.It's possible that the same sort of performance, presented theatrically with approriate lighting, and shot from a more center position, with decent sound (if the band indeed produces a full spectrum) might be a bit more impressive. In such a context, there might be some artistic fitness to the display of something like aggression, and even Lil Waifer's gradual weakening might take on some meaning.But this looks like a Jr High band of self-conscious misfits set up unaccountably in the cafeteria during lunch hour, and going insensibly about their half-hearted display of witless and impotent ... anger? aggression? angst? nihilism? ... while everyone else is pretty much as oblivious as they should be. If you think about it enough (see footnote), you might be able to gen up some pathos that these poor kids can't even attract and keep attention as anything other than an incidental spectacle, even when they do their best to commit some sort of supposed outrage.Or is it we who are jaded?It's not. This is just pathetic and stupid. As either Igor Stravinsky or Samuel Johnson said, it's pointless to criticize an unresisting imbecility. FOOTNOTE: Which either only I do, then feel stupid for having invested time and braincycles in said imbecility ... or everybody else processes immediately and I'm just slow on the uptake. I'm good with either analysis.