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Saturday, October 29, 2005 

We're only human

Everything Scott Tobias says here about critics changing their minds is 100% true - at least for me.

I mean, I own a t-shirt that says "Remixing a song is like admitting you were wrong." I love that t-shirt, but I think people have the wrong reaction to it. The point of course is that admitting you were wrong isn't a bad thing, and can in fact be great.

I loved that admission and the whole comment thread afterwards, especially the quote by Emerson. Consistency is a texture, not a philosophy. I need to post a 'reserves the right to change her mind' clause on my forehead.

The comment thread (and quote by Emerson) are indeed great, although most of threep's points about music vs film are quite frankly bullshit.

In a better world, we wouldn't need that clause on our foreheads; in this one, you might as well get a tattoo.

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