Yawny at the Apocalypse: Andrew Bird’s Ambiguous Apocalypse

Not much I can say about this instrumental song

although the song and album titles provide some hints

in the pervasive atmosphere of ambiguity:

“Yawny at the Apocalypse”

“Armchair Apocrypha”

an apt description

of postmodern life

life

Many thanks to Andrew Bird

 BMC @ Manifest Propensity, 2015.

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Two Postmodern Prophets: Walter Becker & Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)

I have always liked the line in “The Sounds of Silence” where Simon & Garfunkel sing “the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls.” Thankfully, sometimes they are also written in songs, such as this one from the exuberant 1975 album “Katy Lied” by Steely Dan: Continue reading