Tuesday, February 05, 2008


I was on Front, our weekly embarrassingly-contrived-wannabe-hip arts TV show tonight - 9:30pm, Tuesday, Arts Central. Missed it 'cos I was at a poetry slam at Velvet Underground.

The topic of the story was "Is rap the new poetry?" I'm not sure if they recorded the bit where I say what a retarded question that is.

Anyhow, it oughta be rerunning on TVMobile all of this week. Stay tuned.


Michelle said...

Apart from the lack of nuance in the question, which I imagine is usual since they're just trying to use it as a starting point for discussion, what do you find retarded about it?

Ng Yi-Sheng said...

It's the implication that other forms of poetry are displaced by the existence of rap. I guess you feel that implication isn't very overt? Maybe I'm too defensive.