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Christine Kelley

Christine Artemisia Kelley writes about science fiction and fantasy, popular music, radical politics, and Christian theology. 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.

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  1. Sleepyscholar
    February 28, 2019 @ 11:58 am

    Conceptually Idle may not be a good choice to host her on SNL, but given her oft-stated and expressed interest in British comedy and comedians it makes perfect sense to me. One of the fascinating things about the Experiment IV video was that it was a bunch of comedians playing it straight.

    I thought I was immune to the ‘weird Japan’ reaction, having lived here for nearly 28 years, but that Sound in S clip got me. Curious that they renamed the song: perhaps because of the pronunciation difficulties of the original title.

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  2. bombasticus
    February 28, 2019 @ 4:11 pm

    Love this series of course. (I Envy Del as we say.) I wonder whether your reading of this song changes if it’s a satire of guru seeking if not “spiritual materialism” altogether. After all, you don’t need no crystal ball and the video takes the piss out.

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    • Sleepyscholar
      March 1, 2019 @ 3:00 am

      I must say I always tended to take it as tongue-in-cheek at the very least.

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