Saturday, January 3, 2009

Staging The Delicate Ecology Of Our Delusions*

Fig. 1. Angels in America (still), 2003 - d. Mike Nichols

'I dreamed we were there. The plane leapt the tropopause, the safe air, and attained the outer rim, the ozone, which was ragged and torn, patches of it threadbare as old cheesecloth, and that was frightening. But I saw something that only I could see, because of my astonishing ability to see such things: Souls were rising, from the earth far below, souls of the dead, of people who had perished, from famine, from war, from the plague, and they floated up, like skydivers in reverse, limbs all akimbo, wheeling and spinning. And the souls of these departed joined hands, clasped ankles, and formed a web, a great net of souls, and the souls were three-atom oxygen molecules, of the stuff of ozone, and the outer rim absorbed them, and was repaired. Nothing's lost forever. In this world, there's a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead. At least I think that's so.'

"Harper Pitt" (Angels in America by Tony Kushner)

* 'Respect the delicate ecology of your delusions.' "Mr. Lies" (Angels in America)

Your Ears Will Orgasm #24: CocoRosie (MixPod Player)

1. Rainbow Warrior
2. Werewolf
3. Jesus Loves Me
4. South 2nd
5. Good Friday
6. Noah's Ark
7. Animals
8. Japan
9. Beautiful Boyz
10. By Your Side
11. Not For Sale
12. Raphael
13. Terrible Angels
14. Armageddon
15. The Sea Is Calm Again


Addendum: Kooky, Cute, And Completely Cool

CocoRosie - Rainbow Warrior