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Christine Kelley

Christine Kelley writes about science fiction and fantasy, popular music, radical politics, and revolutionary Christianity. You might know her for her semi-retired project Dreams of Orgonon, a song-by-song study of Kate Bush. Currently her main project is Nowhere and Back Again, a psychogeography of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Expect queerness, radical solidarity, wizardry, and the death of capitalism.Support Christine on Patreon.

4 Comments

  1. Sleepyscholar
    April 6, 2019 @ 4:24 am

    I was cheered when I noticed that this latest post had 9 comments. Then I saw them…

    This is an interesting post: especially the Patti Smith connection. For me, this song somehow encapsulates her early work. It has so many of the elements I associate with those first two or three albums: the tinkly piano cascades, the tricksy stop-start melodies, the funny voice (as against the much more varied personae she later played with) and the ‘rocky’ chorus.

    If I had to point to one song that actually best represented her in the 70s, I’d point to this one. Which is odd, because it’s very far from being one of my favourites.

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  2. Lily
    June 17, 2020 @ 3:51 pm

    Emma and George are characters from Jane Austen’s novel Emma.

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  3. Jesse
    December 20, 2020 @ 5:03 am

    So the entire point is to complain about this song. Egad, get a life.

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