I was going to post a whole slew of videos that document the art and musical forms of a certain subculture. But I decided to post some videos from artists who blur genres, sometimes deliberately. I also included some acts that some major label artist use to make other kinds of music. I also relied on the fact that I get to name drop and say that I am connected to these groups in one way or another.
WARNING: these videos are not PG-13. That is why they are links, so you may choose to visit or not.
Devendra Banhart in Megapuss:
What I am not going to presume is that I know where the edges of music are located. I also am not going to say that I despise the mass music production scene or major artists. Just because something exists in an institution and is popular and is backed by a circus of money and PR reps- doesn't mean I should ignore it. The more you pay attention to media, and music and pop, etc. the more you are able to point out its own historical and artistic references, deconstruct its meaning and witness exactly what happens when pop is absorbed into a culture.