Thursday, July 24, 2014

Repurposing Rebellion

“And [he] sailed back over a year
and in and out of weeks
and through a day
and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
and it was still hot”
― Maurice Sendak, "Where the Wild Things Are"


Jen said...

AH! I was thinking of Maurice Sendak while watching the video. I didn't read the excerpt until after. :-)

Here's a link to another video by Woodkid...

I'm not sure what I feel about it. I am consistently confused by the obsession / fascination with "The Deep South"....

Thersites said...

When I watch the Golden Age video, I'm reminded of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience". It's the boy's innocence, his "framing" of the subject untainted by the cynicism of Experience. THAT is what I miss.

I think that on one of my other blogs I posted the sentiment...

The child's toys and the old man's reasons
Are the fruits of the two seasons.

- William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

Innocence based "fantasy" mediated only by the Pleasure Principle...


FreeThinke said...

Bluesy Monday Man,
Run to catch that train
To the office. Run too hard,
Then wrack your brain.

OOOOH, White Collar Man!
Go catch that train.

Bluesy Monday Man,
Workin' hard to raise your station
Don't let them take it away
Or you'll be FREE

FREE to take up
Where you left off,
When you were a little child ––
Innocent and wild and free

(But you're afraid of Freedom.)

Bluesy Monday Man,
Run to catch that train.
To the Station,
Run so hard, you'll crack your brain.
OOOOG! White Collar Man,
Go catch that train!

~ FT's only Rock 'n Roll Song (c.1964)

-FJ said...

Very apropos! Thanks, FT!