Jazz - That indefinable something, that all-encompassing concept, that peak of technical ability, that twat in the corner with his eyes shut clicking his fingers
Why do people get so annoyed with Jazz?
Is it because for a younger generation bought up on pounding pounding techno music, Miami Bass and power slides, the slick tap of a brush on a snare drum and the sudden, syncopated ejaculation of a saxophone just seems to take itself too seriously?
Or, is it because the muscians honestly don't seem to give a damn about the audience, but are more interested in achieving the most difficult sequence of notes in the shortest time possible?
Finally, is it for the simple reason that the only place everyday folk actually hear Jazz are in the places that we feel most uncomfortable - waiting rooms, shitty restaurants, malls and elevators?
Dan na na!
In all likelihood, it is all of those things, and more. However, credit should be given where credit is due. Jazz is associated with practically everything that is considered 'cool' nowadays (even first using the word 'cool' to mean 'good'). Things such as:
Fuck you Usher, fuck you so hard