Thursday, April 13, 2006

Baudelaire on Choppers

Generally, determined by 'riding(dis)position' rather than performance, the 'chopper' exhibits a 'Baudelairian' sense of style. The poet writes 'the rider recognises before all else: not that is, the need to be original, but the need to make ones 'chopper' original'. To this end, Baudelaire describes the negligent grandeur offered by the customisation process; in that practicality is often the reprisal for a stylish disposition.


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