28/04/2011

Virtuous Prick


(Songs of Nietzschean virtue)




On Spotify Here

1. HONESTY


"No Children" by MoGos
(or "Honest to A Fault" by At the Drive-In)



2. COURAGE


(Bizarre amount of Nietzscheanism in the Shins, it's worth an essay.)


Shins, "Sleeping Lessons" and Manics, "Judge Yrself"

3. EXUBERANCE

"I don't know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish to be more than a dancer."




"I See the Light" by Paradise, "Customer" by Replacements

4. HUMOUR




5. HEALTH




(!)



6. FATALISM
"Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait
Ni le mal, tout ça m'est bien égal
..."




7. AESTHETICISM






8. HARDNESS





9. GENEROSITY





10. POLITENESS





11. FRIENDSHIP





12. PRIDE



("I'm So Glad, So Proud" by Link Wray, and Electrelane. Honorary mention for absurdity: "Forefather")

(Also, Pride comes before the Fall)



13. SOLITUDE






(All illustrations randomly generated here.)


1 comment:

  1. Nice post.
    Glad you picked the Replacements for exuberance, that's the best summary of them I've ever read.

    I didn't know you knew of Immortal Technique, thought he was fairly Untergrund and a league beneath your radar... Your radar is alright.

    Would Nietzsche really like the Shins, though? ......

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