Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Catching Up

After having thoroughly plundered the vaults of recent musical history for a few weeks (Yesterday my ears even started to ache from having listened too much, but then again that could also have been a direct consequence of listening to Coil's ANS), I think I'm gonna spend my time this week with some reading. Today I walked into the bookshop and found to my consternation that Dantec again has come up with another 800 pages of though metaphysical science fiction. And in a friend's bookshelf I found a translation of Sokal & Bricmont's Fashionable Nonsense, a book I just have to read given my fundamental suspicions about postmodern thinkers/writers/wankers. Rather a coïncidence then that I bought my first Zizek (The Universal Exception) a few weeks ago. It sure will be fun to compare the world views of Lacan-haters and Lacan-lovers. Also still waiting for a read: another three Philip K. Dicks (The Penultimate Truth, Time Out of Joint and Eye in the Sky) and Greg Bear's Blood Music. And this week a new Ballard too. So much books, so little time.

listening to: Vangelis - L'Apocalyse des Animaux

4 comments:

OMC said...

Oh, Blood Music is great.
Sokal & Bricmont doesn't live up to the hype (interesting too how most people don't read the introduction. ;)

Fire in the Mind said...

i must agree after having read the first chapters, although I've had a real howl with the texts by Lacan and Kristeva. pure comic relief.

OMC said...

I never understood why Lacan felt maths were necessary in psychoanalysis. :)

Fire in the Mind said...

i never understood why psychoanalysis was necessary :-)