Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Philosophy of Boredom

This is almost a completely non-music related post, but nevertheless, I came across this video this week and found it quite interesting. It is the edited highlights of a lecture by Norwegian philosopher/writer Lars Svendsen talking about his book "A Phiolosophy of Boredom", which I cannot confess to have read. Since I am from what is apprently the most boring city in the world, boredom is of particular interest to me.

But perhaps to link it to music and to even replicate the themes of the prvious posts (ie. Japan and Norway...) we can have a track by the Boredoms, one of the craziest and most original bands ever to emerge from Japan or anywhere. This video is an excerpt from their concert 77 Boadrum which featured 77 drummers (most of them "normal" people but several being in other bands) playing at 7:07pm on the 7th July 2007 (7/7/07)at  Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York.

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