Three Little Words

My thoughts lately have been occupied by the meaning of these three little words: Kill Ugly Radio. Exactly what do they mean, philosophically speaking? We know the definition of the individual words, but does knowing these components help us? We can guess as to why they were initially uttered. Why did Barry choose these three particular words, beyond their FZ reference, that is? What do these words mean to you? To me? To them? To anyone? The PHILOSTOPHER’s door is open. Speak your piece.

5 Responses to “Three Little Words”

  1. jabbatheprawn says:

    if your music is real spiffy ,and i’ts 1967 . and the only way your going to get to a wideder audience. is if your music is given air time. and it is not being played. the the only thing you can think is *KILL UGLY RADIO*

  2. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    To this Philostopher/Chef, Kill Ugly Radio is a verb-phrase that means “don’t be a lemming, dare to leave the mainstream, expand your intellectual boundaries”…
    Now, pass the basil; thyme is on my side.

  3. Jeroen says:

    Remember folks: it’s not ‘turn of’ ugly radio, it’s ‘kill’.
    That means something. This phrase goes beyond ‘leave the mainstream’: it’s about liberating the masses from consumerism. It’s a cry for information revolution. We’re not talking about peaceful coexistence here.

  4. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    What SOFA says. I’d add to it the notion of “signal vs noise”: to act as a sort of filter — one at both ends of the spectrum even…

  5. urbangraffito says:

    If Kill Ugly Radio truly means to “leave the mainstream, expand your intellectual boundaries” or “about liberating the masses from consumerism” or even to “act as a sort of filter” — how many of us truly do this as we charge off to purchase the latest red iPod, or rabidly adhere to nostalgic modes of thinking (something of which I have been often accused, and on certain occasions, even guilty of) and listening. To me, Kill Ugly Radio simply means to break down mental and intellectual barriers of resistance to allow the free flow of creative thoughts and ideas (including music, art, literature, etc.). Sometimes noise is just as cool and interesting as the signal, don’t you think so, Barry?

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