A Crumbling Fugue of Songs

Written by Blakbeard on March 2, 2017

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Despite all evidence, inhabitants of the reservoir of video souls can’t imagine that they are robots. How ironic is that— a robot that thinks it’s a soul that wants to be a machine? We’ve been robots all along, and yet we may not live to outgrow those filking colours we’ve been flying.

I don’t take Nietzschean eternal recurrence literally. Rather, I interpret it as a metaphor for how events in our lives unfold in patterns, often repetitive and seemingly beyond conscious control. The backstory is dark. We’re pre-programmed to suffer needlessly, satisfying atavistic urges while self-sabotaging via our own lurking, spurious entelechy. To put a positive spin on defeatism and self-fulfilling prophecy: as we mature, we become more of what we have always been. And that’s a comforting thought in a world with little continuity.

Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor if you experience fatigue, nausea, or ennui.

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Flying Colours
    Jethro Tull
    The Broadsword and the Beast
  • The Fat Lady of Limbourg
    Brian Eno
    Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
  • Red Red Wine
    Tony Tribe
    20 Reggae Classics
  • Bulldog
    Big City Orchestra
    The Beatlerape
  • None of Them Knew They Were Robots
    Mr. Bungle
    California
  • Banks of the Sweet Primroses
    Fairport Convention
    Angel Delight
  • Papa Was a Rolling Stone
    The Temptations
    All Directions
  • Mr. Knowitall
    Primus
    Frizzle Fry
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    The Slits
    Cut
  • John E. Smoke
    Butthole Surfers
    Hairway To Steven
  • I Want To Be a Machine
    Ultravox!
    Ultravox!

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