25 July 2006

A Sign

Every now and then I get (or, rather, interpret) a sign that I've been reading too much academic writing. Today's was when I heard the following lyrics from a song by Mason Jennings:
when all the world turns into hospitals and jails
i can always count on your love to be my bail
and my very first thought was, "It's a Foucauldian love song!"


  1. For posting this you deserve discipline and punishment.

    jeff ford

  2. Tigerlily O'Reilly7/25/2006 11:19 PM

    ...although there are always songs that are literally about academic matters, as Scritti Politti's immortal "Jacques Derrida": "I'm in love with Jacques Derrida/Read a page and I know I needta [er...]/take apart my baby's heart...I'm in love with a militant/Reads Nietzche, reads Avanti...I'm in love with a heart of steel". This was before Derrida's liberal turn, of course.

  3. I really enjoyed your Philip Dick post and plan on responding to it.


  4. Reminds me of the poor graduate student and his take-out menu.