I’m going to be in those Turrell pieces a-looonnnggg time.
So here is the definitive source for the Culture Project plus a sheaf of things that will be helpful, if you take advantage of them.
Here is the assignment: Culture Project Assn
Here is the song list: 25 Songs list
Here is a compendium of articles, etc… that may be helpful in exploring the stacks underneath the cultural forces that are at work in your song. The articles have been collected by me over the past year and are organized by categories. Feel free to use what is helpful, just remember to give author and title after the quote.
The compendium: Article collection
Finally, a few reminders: NO late work; NO digital copies – hard copies only; NO printing in LA209 (my printer died this morning anyway).
It’s a big world, you’re smart, start exploring.
For what is coming, you are going to need this article. Need as in you will need to do things with it for a grade so bookmark it, listen to it, explore it, and come to class to find out.
Of books – if you read, if you like books, if you think of yourself in some way as literary – then you should read this. She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s opinionated, and she loves books. It’s like a little treat – try it, you’ll like it.
Here in a small version is a lot of what Gilbert was talking about. It also neatly encapsulates why thinking about how you came to know something is significant for the thing that you think you know.
Let me frame it this way: this is the most accurate thing I have read about choosing a mate that I have read. Show it to the parents and see if they agree.
You could read this as “See Mr Whiteside, at least I’m not doing drugs”
“I am hooked, and I don’t even know on what – just whatever this device pushes on me.”
It does make me think about Marx’s line: “Religion is the opiate of the masses” and how completely he underestimated technology.
This is for all of you that feel that I give pop culture the shrift. Plus it’s just kind of fun to think about (hint: avoid judgement).
And finally, double-plus, it’s about one of the greatest and most influential bands that has ever played – not to mention one of my personal favorites. Every smart person should spend a little time with the Velvet Underground – it could change your life.