Archive for the ‘Cheap Trick Fun’ Category

Works and the comfort of the non-human

January 11, 2012

Works are myths. The album, the song, the piece, the performance, the film, the book. Humans are frail, fragile, unpredictable, so often in disappointing ways. Works comfort and coddle us, so often in extremely pleasing ways. They opppose human friction with quasi-human symmetry.

Myths are based on a transcendental condition; a non-contextual, essential, ingredient.

Inscription – the process by which works are represented/mediated/signified in the mind of the audience – is a process of myth creation.

Can Hauntology operate in the comedic register?*

August 15, 2010

*Probably not.

The web has its ghosts too…

July 24, 2010

Teddy Bear Adorno

June 23, 2010

Anyway who has read the Mann-Adorno correspondence will already be aware that the latter’s distinctly ungenerous, even misanthropic, mass culture critiques do not have, at least, a biographical leg to stand on. This picture seems to confirm that, showing Teddy to be as fawning in the face of social power as he is powerful in the face of social fawning!

Debussy to a Disco Beat

May 9, 2010

This is wonderful, whispering of Boards of Canada but sepia toned, hinting at other times and places whilst maintaining spectral affinity with the original.

Closer and closer in ever-increasing circles…

The Young Cricketer

February 12, 2010

“There is this quality, in things, of the
right way seeming wrong at first.”

Music as Speculative Realism

February 9, 2010


“A hill without a name, veiled in morning mist”