Monday, October 7, 2013

Body Talk, Pt. 2

Context. It's so important. A hair can be a lovely thing when it's attached to the head of a beautiful woman, or rather repulsive when you find it sticking out of a glazed donut. An ostrich can be a remarkably ridiculous thing when seen from the other side of a fence or it can appear to be your ungainly imminent death, as Johnny Cash once nearly experienced.

And when a quote from one of Paul Simon's best and most famous songs pops up in the middle of an indie band's ethereally gentle love song, the unexpectedness of the context turns it from a gleefully absurdist coming-of-age tale into something painfully introspective and redemptive and gorgeous.

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