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Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday night music

In a tradition started by Atrios, I thought I'd do some late night music blogging. In honor of me getting the latest Muse album today, I thought I'd post one of my favorite songs of theirs. Enjoy.


Blogger little light said...

I feel responsible, somehow.
And that makes me feel good.

7/28/2006 11:58 PM  
Blogger Raznor said...

This is Valentine right? Then yes, you bear the brunt of the responsibility.

7/29/2006 1:09 AM  
Anonymous AW said...

That's an awesome tune. Is it Dead Star? I hadn't heard it before. I'm a big fan of the track 'Time is Running Out' as well, though all my 'Muse-fan' friends tell me that the songs on the other albums are better. They're all about 50-50 on the subject of the new album though. What do you think?

And, since I can't reply to you on Feministe, allow me to just say:

the thing is, when aw says “your community is shit” he’s not implying that he’s lucky and lives in a good community and expressing sympathy to poor ginmar for happening to live in a shitty community, he’s giving a snarky condescending comment that ginmar doesn’t know what she’s talking about. And it requires at best a willful ignorance and blinding by his male privelege. AW is a man coming into a feminist space. He has to do the work to attempt to understand the perspective of the women here, not the other way around. And if he refuses, then what can he possibly add to the conversation?

This is unfair really. I am in fact doing exactly what you say I'm not doing in your first sentence. I'm very lucky to live around the enlightened people who make up my community. It's partially self-selecting, since I'm mainly in a very large university town where I have a pick of people to hang around with, and don't have to mix with sexist idiots. But I realise not everyone else is so lucky.
And I meant what I said. Not what it was taken to mean. I genuinely think the people who have those opinion (blaming rape victims etc) are Shit. I expected her to agree.

I was also suggesting that blanket statements, rarely contain any sizeable truth, since the variety of human experience and etc is very very wide.

You say that I have to do the work to understand those women around me on the feminist website, rather than they working to understand me. And that's fair enough. And I would have explained what I meant - as I just did above - had I not been summarily banned. I tried to explain myself, but was prevented. So I hardly feel it is a case of me being willful.

Excuse me taking up space, but I felt I ought to reply to you, and this isn't really e-mail worthy conversation.


7/29/2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger little light said...

Sure is, Raznor. Sorry; I'd forgotten what name I'd commented under before, and now that I have my own space, I've just started commenting everywhere with the same handle.

7/29/2006 5:29 PM  
Blogger Raznor said...

well aw, you gain some favor with me by liking Muse, enough that I'll take you for your word regarding your intentions, but I'm still not quite convinced. I'm not used to trying to continue comments threads from other blogs onto unrelated threads on this blog - but maybe when I have time later today or tomorrow I'll post a new thread here to deal with this specifically.

7/29/2006 5:40 PM  
Blogger Raznor said...

oh yeah, and yes it is "Dead Star"

7/29/2006 5:40 PM  
Anonymous AW said...

Well I'm listening to the album now and it's pretty good. Stand out tracks on a couple of listens - Take a Bow and Map of the Problematique, and I've been told that Knights of Cydonia really grows on you.

7/31/2006 9:33 AM  
Blogger Raznor said...

My favorite so far is Supermassive Black Hole. It's like a really good Prince song.

8/01/2006 12:04 AM  
Anonymous AW said...

Yeah, I was going to say that it reminded me of Scissor Sisters in some ways. And I can't hear Soldier's Poem without hearing Everybody Hurts - REM too. The arpeggio in the background sounds very similar.

8/01/2006 9:36 AM  
Blogger dazmanu said...

Great song. Takes me back to a great time in my life. Thanks for posting it!

The Bamboo Man

8/02/2006 5:33 AM  

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