by | 04.07.2011
In The Sublime Object of Ideology, Slavoj Žižek famously lays out his analysis of claims that we* find ourselves in a postideological age.
by | 04.06.2011
Some comments here, and also off-list, helped me think further about these issues.
by | 04.05.2011
Last week !!! played a semi-private show at New York University where they debuted this LED jacket, created by the creative and technically minded folks at Van Adams Technologies.
by | 03.29.2011
I've been thinking about Pierre Bourdieu and also about what I think are common and reductive misreadings of Bourdieu. Bourdieu says two things which will often strike people as incompatible enough that they pay attention only to the first, to wit: That acquired tastes provide those who acquire them symbolic capital.
by | 03.24.2011
This one, sung by James Blake, but written by Feist.
Free indirect style was so simple. He'd have to say something about it. How simple it was. Have to argue against Blakey's view.
by | 03.22.2011
I've been thinking a bunch about free indirect style -- I may try to incorporate this issue into a short talk I'm giving in April. Or not.
by | 03.22.2011
About a year ago, I put out on my label Brassland what I think is one of the best records I've ever had anything to do with, a strange & mysterious song cycle called The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton by a group called Clogs.
by | 03.18.2011
In spite of the recent discussion of the topic in the New York Times, I realize there is something antiquarian about my urge to think aloud about the nature of literary criticism. The decline of that role in society probably matters only to a fairly small caste of humanistically inclined readers. The implications of the decline, however, should matter to everyone.