"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Some folks have been wondering...


Good question. Perhaps this video can help...



Sorry about that. I've been busy trying to confront my existential anguish with a little artistic creation, and that's all I've got so far. (Such are the limits of the Self-Taught Man.) Now if you're willing to slum with a Scientologist, we can kick Sartre up a notch and take on our purposeless reality with a little funk (one reviewer assures me it is of the broken porch variety).



Nausea for the masses - with a beat you can dance to!

(For those who'd like to shout along with Beck at home - and in case S.T. is up for a review - here you go.)

3 comments:

S. T. Karnick said...

That dude really gets around. Very clever.

Is Beck a scientologist? I didn't know that. I think the song is good, actually. It reflects a certain unwonted angst that has been flowing around lately, but that's a common enough feeling. He certainly expresses it will. The accompanying video is silly but well made.

Matt Huisman said...

Oh, I'm with you on the song - Beck gets it done for me. I just think it's hilarious to see a rock star grafting so directly from philosophy. If his audience only knew.

I'm not sure what the puppet connection is - because that's not the official video - but they seem to have been embraced by the band and have been integrated into their recent performances (including Saturday Night Live).

S. T. Karnick said...

Hey, Matt, philosophy is very popular today. Think of all the great philosophers who appear regularly on Fox News and CNN and who host Saturday Night Live. Oh, wait, you're right. . . .

I agree with you about Beck being very good. I saw his performance on SNL last weekend and liked it a lot. Very amusing. The second song, with the kitchen-table percussion, was also good. Very clever chap, it appears.