High Fidelity then starred John Cusack as an immature, self-absorbed record store owner who, because of a recent, painful breakup with his girlfriend Laura (perf. Iben Hjejle), went on a tour of self-discovery through conversations with all of his ex girlfriends. He handles his breakup, which is the opening scene of the film, with theContinue reading “High Fidelity, Then and Now”
Monthly Archives: March 2023
Notes on Derrida 2: A Reading Regimen
Pulled this one out of my drafts folder and thought I’d finally post it. If you want to read Derrida, read the works below in the following order before you start: Plato: Phaedrus, Phaedo, Ion, Republic: Book VII Descartes : Meditations Spinoza: Ethics G.W. Leibniz: Theodicy, Monadology, Discourse on Metaphysics. See Dewey on Leibniz. Rousseau: Essay on the Origins of Language, Confessions, Discourse on theContinue reading “Notes on Derrida 2: A Reading Regimen”
U2’s Songs of Surrender: Another Creative Reinvention
U2’s Songs of Surrender give us an opportunity to love music without hype, volume, and crowds. Let it do that for you.
The Shape of Beckett’s Waiting
I recently recovered a first-semester graduate paper of mine about Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. I believe I wrote it as a final paper for a graduate class on Irish literature taught by Dr. John Warner. He advocated for my admission to the program on the basis of my senior undergraduate honor’s thesis onContinue reading “The Shape of Beckett’s Waiting”
Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song
If Dylan died tomorrow, this book would be a fitting last word.