Category Archives: Psychoanalysis

Spectacular Consumption

The images detached from every aspect of life fuse in a common stream in which the unity of this life can no longer be reestablished.  Reality considered partially unfolds, in its own general unity, as a psuedo-world apart, an object of mere contemplation.  The specialization of images of the world is completed in the world of the autonomous image, where the liar has lied to himself.  The spectacle in general, as the concrete inversion of life, is the autonomous movement of the nonliving.

– Society of the Spectacle, Chapter 1

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Psychoanalysis: The Duke, The Roach, and the Madman

It starts off like a rocket: a sizzling bass line is interrupted by a recklessly efficient drumbeat and then wonderfully dissonant piano rears its head and demands attention.  This is certainly not your father’s Duke Ellington record.

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Weird Nightmare: An Afternoon Meditation on Charles Mingus

“In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.”

– Charles Mingus

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