Single Halve, Double Take
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This song is a prayer to the senses for forgiveness. A confession to the body gods that not all thinking has been critical. Not all conclusions based on logic. The spirituality of the scientific method, the clinical rituals and calculated risks, controlled studies and epistemic evidence, is often too daunting, too fanatical to maintain. The extremist calm, the reasoned zealots speak with certainty that nothing promising is a promise, that nothing solved is true. Forgive me, logic, for ever thinking everything was possible, for ever thinking anything was done. Life is work and work is long but both will soon be done in time. [TEEN on myspace]
Junip is having a video contest. Make a video for their song "Without You" and submit it to their youtube page.Posted by Dan at June 9, 2011 12:49 AM
Really enjoyed that, Dan. Nice post.Posted by Kevin at June 9, 2011 1:32 PM
Agreed. this was excellent.Posted by Karin S. at June 9, 2011 6:04 PM
What is the name of that song from the video? It's fantasticPosted by Ari at June 10, 2011 8:42 AM
the song is "Better", the band is TEEN, the video is cut from footage of Quicksilver (1986)Posted by Dan at June 10, 2011 10:54 AM
wonderful song, great video, good words - what more does this summer want?!Posted by sean at June 10, 2011 5:23 PM
I loved this video, and the writing even more. Thank you.Posted by Tom at June 10, 2011 5:45 PM
how do I find out more about this band? Their myspace is confusing. I want more, please!Posted by Joanna at June 15, 2011 10:05 PM
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