Culture? What the fuck is culture?
by Chelsea Carter
2013 is over and gone, dead and buried, and here we are on the first ever day of 2014 with a clean slate ready to be dirtied at the hand of culture across the world, and this year I plan to be here, documenting, reviewing and commenting on as much of it as I can.
“Good for you Chelsea, but I don’t care about culture…” I hear you sigh, but, before you delve deeper into the abyss of the internet just hear me out. I reckon you might know more about culture than you think;
PORN; DOGGING; MDMA; COCAINE; K-HOLES; IMMIGRATION; HIP HOP; DUB STEP; HOUSE; WESTFIELD; TWITTER; THE DAILY MAIL; FACEBOOK; INSTAGRAM; HIPSTERS; HASHTAG; YOUTUBE; GOOGLE; MALALA YOUSAFZAI; MILEY CYRUS; ONE DIRECTION; TUMBLR; JOHN LENNON; YOKO ONO; GRAYSON PERRY; RADIO 4; HARRY POTTER; HARRY STYLES; SHAKESPEARE; ESSEX; KARL LAGERFELD; CABERNET SAUVIGNON; CRISPS; BIKINI BODIES; THE OFFSIDE RULE; BREAKING BAD; FIFA; DOCTOR WHO; ROAST BEEF & GERTRUDE STEIN. And if all that isn’t enough to get you riled up, then I’d love to hear what does in the comments (be as wild as you can, I dare you).
For all of the above things have importance culturally – in that we see it on the news, we talk about it at work, we catch ourselves dwelling on it when we can’t sleep at night, and in turn it becomes part of our lives. But, we also become a part of it; it would be nothing but a fleeting moment without us and thus as time goes on it is ingrained in our society for better or for worse.
And so, like it or loathe it, this blog is going to actively participate in feeding the ego of culture until it’s fat and juicy enough to sink the teeth of your mind into.