"Like the study of science and art, accounts of historical events can be intrinsically fascinating. But they have a wider significance. I believe that people are better able to chart their life course and make life decisions when they know how others have dealt with pressures and dilemmas---historically, contemporaneously, and in works of art. And only equipped with such understanding can we participate knowledgeably in contemporary discussions (and decisions) about the culpability of various individuals and countries in the Second World War. Only with such understanding can we ponder the responsibilty of human beings everywhere to counter current efforts at genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia to bring the perpetrators to justice."
"...we humans are the kinds of animals who learn chiefly by observing others---what they value, what they spurn, how they conduct themselves from day to day, and especially, what they do when they believe that no one is looking."
----Howard Gardner, from The Disciplined Mind, published in 1999

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Oh, One More Thing; or,Same as It Ever Was



captain corky said...

I like this song, and I'm glad the guy is such a freak! LOL!

neroli said...

Corky, (great to see you---I'm liking the green shirt) I'm really glad for his freakishness as well!
It's been a comfort to many people, I suspect, for many reasons, at one time or another in their lives.

Pelicano said...

Wow! Just recently my best friend- moved/lives about 2 hours away- had been having a David Byrne obsession and was sending me cd comps peppered with his stuff- this one included. I love this song; he's such a free thinker and amusingly nutty from an interview (Red, Hot, and Blue project) I've seen. He did a recent track with Thievery Corporation on their recent album.

neroli said...

Oh dear, it's no fun when good friends move away---
I love this song as well for so many, many reasons...and I like the fact that he et. al. were art majors back in the day.
It's too funny that your friend has been sending lots of Byrne....
Seems as if synchronicity is the order of the day over here at my place...
(or Brownian motion just doin' its thing ;-)!