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Monthly Archives: July 2008
Well… one of best kept secrets in rock-n-roll is about to blow up into the big time. As I was driving in to work this morning I heard a snippet of The Hold Steady‘s first single off their latest CD “Stay Positive” – “Sequestered in Memphis” – and thought I was listening to KEXP. When I looked at the tuner in my car, I saw… to my horror… … There’s more to read here.
Like many graduate students in the humanities since the 1980′s, our lives have been thoroughly deconstructed thanks to Jacques Derrida. His birthday was on July 15th and it seems fitting to honor him at Theology KungFu with a brief reflection on the notion of ‘center as power’ from the paper that launched him into superstardom in America – “Structure, Sign and Paly in the Human Sciences” which was published in … There’s more to read here.
OK – nothing big about turning 43 years old today. Birthdays certainly provoke the memories of things past in all that Proustian glory. For memory to be brought into awareness, memory must be formulated and awakened and is therefore perpetually engaged and therefore ‘lost’. It is this in memoriam – memory as loss – that is core to Augustine’s Book X of Confessions as well as Tennyson’s grand poem … There’s more to read here.
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