A CURE FOR THE BLUES
Experimental Musical Syllabus for A Cure for the Blues
PREREQUISITE: SCANDAL AND BULLSHIT. We discuss the song "PUMPED UP KICKS" as an example of scandal and bullshit.
It is odd that in a world where entertainment consists so predominantly of violence,
a song like Pumped up Kicks which is trying to tell some of the truth behind that violence in a simple way, gets banned from radio.
We conclude that it is because our culture is not only full of violence, it is full of bullshit.
A THEORY OF BULLSHIT
A retired philosophy professor wrote a famous essay on this in which he proposes a theory of bullshit.
Parhelion University recommends this essay as required reading before we launch into the CURE FOR THE BLUES course.
As part of our homework we will try to draft a theory of bullshit for public use.
This essay can be easily read in a couple of hours
even if you look up Augustine's essay on Lies and some of the Wittgenstein material too.
Click on Harry's pic for the text.
WEEKS ONE THROUGH FOUR: INTRODUCTION
You can put the blame on me
- Gone Country: Homegrown Honey
- Bully Talk: Rumors
- Am I wrong?
- Your lips are moving.
- Let's Do This
- This Time for Africa
- I love Rossini
- Copper Line
- Who says you can't go home?
- You're Cooler Than me
- Pumped Up Kicks
- Crooked Smile
- Where is the tenderness?