Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Songs in the Key of Life

Walter Benjamin asks "What form do you suppose a life would take that was determined at a decisive moment precisely by the streetsong last on everyone's lips?"1

A Radio 4 announcer writes "London Calling, by The Clash, did it for me".

Ian Paisley, Jr shouts "I am Curious Orange by Mark E Smith and his merry men set my life on its anachronistic course".

Cloud says "This Charming Man, by The Smiths, and I'm still pushing my punctured bicycle up a hillside, desolate".

1: Walter Benjamin, SURREALISM, The Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia,1929.

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