on life, music etc beyond mainstream

2018 7 Okt


von: Ian McCartney Filed under: Blog | TB | 5 Comments


„The Danish town planner Steen Eiler Rasmussen first popularized the idea of London as “a city of villages” in the 1930s, and the description long ago became a cliché.“ (Ian Jack, NY Review of Books, September 27 2018.)

Accretion, agglomeration. But at the quantum scale – time (possibly) goes both backwards and forwards. This is yesterday, and so is tomorrow. Psychogeography is alive, RIP psychogeography.

„And then, a bird of like rarest spun heaven-metal, or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now, came the violin solo above all the other strings, and those strings were like a cage of silk round my head.”

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  1. Aljal:

    Great text, thank you Ian.

  2. Nehcoj Tyner:

    Great picture as well …

    (seems the future has already arrived)

  3. Ian M:

    Aljal – thanks for the kind words!

    Nehcoj – thanks also. Picture is Crossrail Place – first time I’d seen it at night. Half expected to see Rutger Hauer on the roof talking about tears in rain!

  4. Uli Koch:

    Sometimes it seems as if a dystopic reality is overtaking fiction for the price of a factual future. And then – what a beautiful picture – all the strings become like a cage of silk around my head.

  5. Ian:

    Uli – it’s Anthony Burgess, from A Clockwork Orange. Real poetic prose!

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