There is always money for, there are always doctorates in, the learned foolery of research into what, for scholars, is the all-important problem: Who influenced whom to say what when? Even in this age of technology the verbal humanities are honored. The non-verbal humanities, the arts of being directly aware of the given facts of our existence, ale almost completely ignored.
I’ve got a mechanism for seeing called eyes, for hearing called ears, and for speaking called a mouth. But they feel disconnected. They don’t work together. A person should feel like he’s one individual. I feel like I’m many different people.
-We don’t think you’re slow but on the other hand, it’s not like you go to museums or read books or anything.
-You think I don’t want to? It’s those TV networks, Marge. They won’t let me– one quality show after another, each one fresher and more brilliant than the last. If they only stumbled once, just gave us 30 minutes to ourselves. But they won’t! They won’t let me live!
The Knife finally created a new album, which seems to be great even by their standards, at least at the first glance. This time the music really gets out of control.
A rather disturbing video for ‘Full of Fire ‘ is what could be expected from them, including big city problems, social issues and all those damaged people just outside your everyday landscape. Check it out, the sooner the better. Good old ‘Pass this on’ can’t keep us entertained forever (unlike Infinite Jest).
… a mad crackpot genius named Wittgenstein who believed that everything was words. Really. If your car would not start, it was apparently to be
understood as a language problem. If you were unable to love, you were lost in language.