The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or


The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time? ❴Reading❵ ➶ The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time? Author Jason Hartley – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Admittedly, the Advanced Theory had unpretentious beginnings Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman invented the concept in at a Columbia, South Carolina, Pizza Hut From those fast food ruminations, however Admittedly, the Advanced Theory had unpretentious beginnings Genius Theory: PDF É Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman invented the concept inat a Columbia, South Carolina, Pizza Hut From those fast food ruminations, however, grew a great hypothesis, perhaps best expressed by Chuck Klosterman, who wrote the foreword for this book When a genius does something that appears idiotic, it does not necessarily mean he suddenly sucks What it might mean is that he s doing something you cannot understand, because he has Advanced beyond you The Advanced eBook ½ With that insight, you can take the great leap forward into this provocative and let s admit it extremely entertaining paperback original Editor s recommendation.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time?
  • Jason Hartley
  • English
  • 13 July 2019
  • 1439102368

About the Author: Jason Hartley

Jason Hartley is a writer, musician, and Genius Theory: PDF É online marketer based in Decatur, Georgia Originally from Columbia, SC, Hartley s career has been as varied and unpredictable as some of the luminaries he writes about His artistic and professional endeavors have taken him from the study of dance and choreography at the American Dance Festival, Dance Space Inc and Movement Research, to professional catalog writing for the likes of Martha Stewart Hartley also has written, performed, and recorded music professionally in The Advanced eBook ½ Spigot, Toenut Tyro, and Thank You Super among other bands In his spare time, Jason has always been a writer of nonfiction, novels, and short humor His writing has been published in Esquire, Spin, VH s Best Week Ever blog, and on his own website, advancedtheory He currently maintains a fulltime job as an online marketer at i that is of course, when he is not working on his writing.



10 thoughts on “The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time?

  1. Casey Casey says:

    It wasn t until I read the Klosterman foreward that I remembered his Esquire column on Advanced Theory The column was confusing so it s helpful having the theory explained here by one of the pizza fueled creators so I won t try and explain it myself The book is a fun pop culture read and zips through many notable musicians, filmmakers, actors, and artists of the later half of the 20th Century.It seems like disagreeing with the sometimes arbitrary theory is part of the fun considering it is It wasn t until I read the Klosterman foreward that I remembered his Esquire column on Advanced Theory The column was confusing so it s helpful having the theory explained here by one of the pizza fueled creators so I won t try and explain it myself The book is a fun pop culture read and zips through many notable musicians, filmmakers, actors, and artists of the later half of the 20th Century.It seems like disagreeing with the sometimes arbitrary theory is part of the fun considering it is designed to encourage debate about people whose greatness or fall from greatness is generally not debated The theory is very artist friendly, almost to a fault due to the fact that it ascribes artistic vision to almost every endeavor and ignores greed I think there s a weird balance that a lot of these artists fall into where they re artists with an advanced goal mission but they also need to keep up their rich dude hobbies that their overt period have afforded them All in all this was a good read and probably the most enjoyable book I ve won through first reads Jason has a funny voice and presents some concise minibios here in service of his theory He also signed the free book I won pretty overt move though

  2. Ray Charbonneau Ray Charbonneau says:

    A college bull session strung out to book length It s, to use it s own terms, highly Overt The thesis is sheer, 100% BS, but entertaining nonetheless And the conclusion that we re better off looking for reasons to like, rather than reasons to dismiss, is good however you get to it.

  3. John John says:

    This a fun book in which Hartley uses a few criteria to determine artistic geniuses, mostly in the world of music The criteria 1 You must have done great work forthan fifteen years 2 You must have alienated your original fans 3 You must be completely unironic 4 You must be unpredictable 5 You must lose it Spectacularly.Hartley picks out Lou Reed and Bob Dylan as prime examples of advanced geniuses It s amusing to see what other artists Harley chooses, and how he justifie This a fun book in which Hartley uses a few criteria to determine artistic geniuses, mostly in the world of music The criteria 1 You must have done great work forthan fifteen years 2 You must have alienated your original fans 3 You must be completely unironic 4 You must be unpredictable 5 You must lose it Spectacularly.Hartley picks out Lou Reed and Bob Dylan as prime examples of advanced geniuses It s amusing to see what other artists Harley chooses, and how he justifies the picks I was particularly impressed to see Hartley buck the usual critical trend and explain why Paul McCartney and not John Lennon was the Most Advanced Beatle , and while the Rolling Stones are generally credited with being the bad boys of rock n roll and the Beatles are seen as the cute, harmless ones, this is all wrong

  4. Ben Ben says:

    The author excludes women from his theory with the exception of two where on the bubble of being advanced In all other places, women were either trivial supports for men or completely ignored in the following realms stage, screen, writers, fine artists, sports The author uses the ignorance excuse for music advancement might be justof a male thing , but he fails to give any excuses for why women were not considered in the other realms As such, his theory is flawed and incomplete The author excludes women from his theory with the exception of two where on the bubble of being advanced In all other places, women were either trivial supports for men or completely ignored in the following realms stage, screen, writers, fine artists, sports The author uses the ignorance excuse for music advancement might be justof a male thing , but he fails to give any excuses for why women were not considered in the other realms As such, his theory is flawed and incomplete

  5. Aaron Aaron says:

    What if Brian Wilson s lost rap track, Smart Girls, isn t awful, but just so brilliant beyond our grasp that we are below and cannot accept it Jason Hartley s The Advanced Genius Theory Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time covers this and many other similar pop culture queries While I absolutely do not agree with these sentiments, this was a really fun read.

  6. Clint Clint says:

    Thetime that passes since I read this book, theI start to disagree with it I REFUSE to believe Lou Reed s Original Wrapper is not god awful compared to, say, Sister Ray I don t think he s so advanced I just do get it, it s just awful Hahaha The book doesn t take itself deadly serious, so there is plenty of room to disagree with the writer The premise is, mainly, that there are certain kind of genius artists the book focuses mainly on musicians of the 20th century, but other Thetime that passes since I read this book, theI start to disagree with it I REFUSE to believe Lou Reed s Original Wrapper is not god awful compared to, say, Sister Ray I don t think he s so advanced I just do get it, it s just awful Hahaha The book doesn t take itself deadly serious, so there is plenty of room to disagree with the writer The premise is, mainly, that there are certain kind of genius artists the book focuses mainly on musicians of the 20th century, but other people in other mediums are also covered who seem to lose it or go mainstream or whatever, but what s really happened is that they have advanced to a place that is far ahead of us in time our hive mindedness to correctly perceive Jason Hartley gives as the best examples Bob Dylan and Lou Reed I love Lou Reed, can t stand Bob Dylan, so I was already both agreeing with and hating everything in the book, but in a very fun, visceral, engaging way The entire theory apparently was created when two friends were eating pizza I think in college and were just talking about how people once so great became so bad The general theory someone starts out as overt, which means they are purposely trying something new and innovative because it s new and innovative, then they find success, then they do something that really pisses off their original fan base and ruins their success, then years later are usually seen to have made a comeback There are lots of other things in there, a propensity for female backup singers and Caribbean or world rhythms the best do it , he says , finding religion at some point, doing Vegas shows which Jason Hartley calls the most advanced city, my old home of Austin, Texas was called the most overt, hahaha When he mentions something found in James Brown s second autobiography, he notes that it s very advanced to have two autobiographies, hahahahaha Of the standards set out, it seems to me that Prince was the most obviously candidate for the title of advanced I ve been a huge, rabid Prince fan almost my entire life, and even I was completely flabbergasted by some of the artistic and career decisions Prince made in the ten years between 1993 and 2003 And just as predicted will generally happen, that s when Prince made his comeback I read this book in one day, I just loved loved loved it It reminded me of long music conversations I used to have with my friends in Austin, haha , and the book is written in that engaging, conversational way By the way, I think the book was written before Lou Reed did the Lulu album with Metallica, in 2012 I think THAT is EXACTLY the kind of thing Jason Hartley s theory would have us expect the Advanced to do I would like to suggest to him that Glenn Danzig is advanced He made a techno album and two classical albums, one based on Paradise Lost for Christ s sake Maybe Dave Mustaine, who really pissed his fans off with a pop album, and also found religion, and made a comeback, but Dave is still in a band, so he s not eligible Donald Fagen, like Elton John, never went far enough off his perceived trajectory to be advanced, though uber talented I think Robert Smith is the same way, we was way too consistent to be advanced Devin Townsend He s got gigantic bands and tons of back up singers and pissed off metalheads when he started making pop and acoustic records Hmmm I think Devin Townsend is for fucking sure Advanced

  7. Alison Tamen Alison Tamen says:

    The book was definitely an interesting read, however I found it somewhat frustrating that the arguments seemed to be based on the authors personal tastes The refusal to examine female artists as advanced because he simply didn t like very many of them with the exception of Madonna was a bit of a disappointment, however I can appreciate that he wasn t going to put an artist up for debate if he didn t have enough of a formed opinion on them Now that I ve finished the book, I can make my own ar The book was definitely an interesting read, however I found it somewhat frustrating that the arguments seemed to be based on the authors personal tastes The refusal to examine female artists as advanced because he simply didn t like very many of them with the exception of Madonna was a bit of a disappointment, however I can appreciate that he wasn t going to put an artist up for debate if he didn t have enough of a formed opinion on them Now that I ve finished the book, I can make my own arguments I really would have liked to see the inclusion of Frank Zappa for debate, and was surprised to see his name not mentioned once While I often didn t agree with the authors opinions regarding Advanced Vs Overt, I did enjoy the ability to stop think make up my own mental argument for or against the one presented He made me think, and I always like that in a book I ve also learned that I m likely very, very overt

  8. Bob Bob says:

    Absolutely ridiculous Completely pointless Does not solve world hunger or make you a better person or maybe it will Those are all reasons this book was fun Imagine you re at a college party and you re drinking and talking with a fellow nerd about music film books whatever You come up with a ridiculous theory that helps explain how you can like all the crappy records your favorite artist has released It s kind of a joke Yet you develop the theory for 15 years Then you write a 252 page Absolutely ridiculous Completely pointless Does not solve world hunger or make you a better person or maybe it will Those are all reasons this book was fun Imagine you re at a college party and you re drinking and talking with a fellow nerd about music film books whatever You come up with a ridiculous theory that helps explain how you can like all the crappy records your favorite artist has released It s kind of a joke Yet you develop the theory for 15 years Then you write a 252 page book and get it published All on the basis of absolutely nothing but a desire to like the unlikeable That s this book Funny Stupid Contradictory Pointless Probablytrue than most people would like to admit It s all of these and .I was going to give it 3 stars But then that felt overt I decided the book may be Advanced so I gave it an extra star for being so awesomely dumb

  9. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    This was a tough book to read as I was very interested in a theory that purported to examine why geniuses often do things which are confusing to the public at large Unfortunately, it s one long opinion on who the most Advanced author s capitalization artists of recent generations are, mostly focusing on rock and roll musicians Hartley is dismissive of critics though he is one and his criteria for Advancement, muddily explained early, often fails as his actual criteria for Advancing someone This was a tough book to read as I was very interested in a theory that purported to examine why geniuses often do things which are confusing to the public at large Unfortunately, it s one long opinion on who the most Advanced author s capitalization artists of recent generations are, mostly focusing on rock and roll musicians Hartley is dismissive of critics though he is one and his criteria for Advancement, muddily explained early, often fails as his actual criteria for Advancing someone His theory can t be used to make predictions even within his selections , which means it fails a basic tenet of scientific philosophy.Although Hartley s obvious interest knowledge centers on rock artists, he ventures into other areas, such as fine arts and politics The author himself sums it up best, saying I ll stick to just a few that I feel strongly about, knowing well that there will be somebody who knowsthan I do who can demolish everything I write One wonders, if he knows this, why he bothered to write the book at all, as it suffers greatly from its lack of inclusiveness.I could go into a long explanation of the logical errors he makes Suffice to say, this is NOT a book for those familiar with Giftedness, twice exceptional Giftedness, Occam s Razor, intersectionality, confirmation bias, the backfire effect, congruence bias, outcome bias, and several other common biases that people understandably present when they don t examine their own evidence for fallacies or alternate explanations My reading progress log gives some specifics.One problem I must mention the whole book and opinion theory is terribly misogynistic Hartley claims that women don t aspire to Advancement without providing any evidence whatsoever First, one must have a better definition of a principle to aspire to it and secondly, it slikely that he didn t look at enough evidence than that 50% of the population simply doesn t fit his opinion As if that wasn t enough, there are numerous comments throughout the book dismissing the morally corrupt behavior of many of these male examples, much of it with women and sometimes girls as victims Objectifying and stereotyping half the population doesn t sound Advanced to me.Towards the end of the book, Hartley states your believing the Theory makes it true I think it s pure opinion with pseudo scientific support based on the lack of evidence presented, so does the author This topic should have been confined to his blog until it matured through some serious devotion to research and bias examination Not recommended I received this book for free through the Goodreads First Reads program The opinions expressed are my own

  10. Scott Scott says:

    This book is a fun and interesting read, especially for those who are interested in pop cultureok, it is geared ONLY toward those who like pop culture and maybe those who kinda like philosophy Hartley is a good writer and his voice is so appealing in this book that it feels like he is a good friend, one whose opinions count and can be trusted.I do think that there s some value in this theory, one that essentially labels artists as either Overt or Advanced I like that he presents an anti e This book is a fun and interesting read, especially for those who are interested in pop cultureok, it is geared ONLY toward those who like pop culture and maybe those who kinda like philosophy Hartley is a good writer and his voice is so appealing in this book that it feels like he is a good friend, one whose opinions count and can be trusted.I do think that there s some value in this theory, one that essentially labels artists as either Overt or Advanced I like that he presents an anti elitist and pro populist read on pop culture In other words, the critically acclaimed pop artists are generally Overt Hartley argues that when an artist becomes Advanced the critics turn their backs on him or her though it seems to me that it s the other way around Hartley really only qualifies someone for advancement IF the critics dislike him her I like Hartley s contrary voice here, a pop culture enthusiast who is willing to argue against the mostly arbitrary designations of entertainment critics My only two issues with the book and these are not Hartley s fault by any means, just my own opinion For good or for bad, anyone who reads this book is likely a Chuck Klosterman fan in some capacity It was Klosterman, after all, whose seminal article essentially allowed this book to happen, so there s no getting away from the comparisons I ultimately find Klosterman s writing stylesatisfying and witty than Hartley s though Hartley s, perhaps, isreal and less critical than Klosterman sdoes that make Hartley Advanced and Klosterman Overt.Also, nowhere does Hartley claim his classifications of some artists as Advanced and others as Overt as being objective He does set up a useful typology of how one can be classified as Advanced, after all And yet, after reading the book for a while, it does become apparent that really one becomes Advanced simply for being one of Hartley s favorite artists, and not really because he she meets all the criteria that Hartley sets forth in the book.Overall, a fun read

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