musicology #441


Fragments #7

(Gil Scott Heron – Inner City Blues)

“Four vital functions as basic as the four elements: Sexuality, sociality, ideation and glory. Or: pleasure, speech, thought and prestige.
Being deprived of any of the four leads to stupor and death.”

Final piece of the Fragments selection..could have gone on for a while longer but new inspiration is knocking on themusicologist’s door so tomorrow I’m rolling out a new theme…just like to finish the ‘Fragments’ by paying a final tribute to Baudrillard for delivering such profound insights into the age of banality that we find ourselves inhabiting..for me the Cat penetrates some dark corners with illuminating observations.

What better way to wind up this session than with a combination of Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott Heron..I’ll say no more and just leave it up to the two of them to lay it on you.

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3 thoughts on “musicology #441

    1. The Torch…can never get too much of it…love that Mikkel Rude Cardigan got a very similar 60’s Arran one that I like to sport.. and the ‘Proper Style’ post .. priceless.
      really pleased to hear from you..
      another piece of Gil Scott lined up this week.

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  1. hmmmm..aren’t those 4 functions what the advertising industry have manipulated (successfully) to get us to buy lots of unnecessary sparkly things!

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