Friday, September 9, 2011

On Retromania, Simon Reynolds (2011)

Standing on the soldiers of giants leaves me cold. (R.E.M., "King of Birds," 1987)
 p. 369 "One of [Portuguese poet Fernando] Pessoa's major preoccupations as a writer was boredom, or 'tedio' in Portuguese. In a passage describing the oppressive ennui that descends upon him during late afternoons, Pessoa writes ... "I don't know what I want or don't want ... I don't know who I am or what I am."

"King of Birds", Kahn & Selesnick kahnselesnick aeroplastic

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