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Michael Woodcock as God
The Instinctive Artist and Superintendent of Existence
From: Nathan Callahan
Today, Acute Schizophonia is the fastest growing disease in the US. The condition is caused by a dislocation between what you hear and what you see. Think of a dog barking at a pair of speakers amplifying cat sounds.
Listen to the Birds
And Turn Down Your Schizophonia
I read from Jeremiah, Chapter 9, Verse 10.
"Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle."
Yesterday, as I got out of my car at The District – you know, the shopping center next to the Tustin blimp hangers — my ears tingled evil at the sound of Bruce Springsteen. It was “Glory Days” squawking out of the parking lot sound system. Prerecorded. Demographied. Presumptuous.
What I’m saying is, I’m 100 yards from the box store and already The District corporate think tank consultant has chosen my musical theme — “Glory Days” — in hopes that my experience will be positively conditioned and I’ll buy shit.
Why “Glory Days”? It’s an odd choice. The singer sitting in a bar drinking away his nostalgic pity parade depression. Maybe he’s depressed because he shopped too m...
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