Why Education Matters

So I was reading a review of the Japandroid’s new album and I came across this:

“Mr. King’s recent inspirations have been mostly literary. Named for the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector’s 1943 debut novel, “Near to the Wild Heart,” which is itself named after a line in James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” the third Japandroids album represents a blossoming for a band that has willfully committed to developing a different kind of career at its own speed.”

The real reason you read what you read in school is so you will understand what is going on in popular culture. It’s all part of Eno’s “compost theory of art.”

via Japandroids: Shriek-Along Punk. Literary Lyrics. – The New York Times

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