Is nostalgic sentimentality the condition of a self which in its distance has grown indifferent to things & is therefore only capable of the most superficial kind of emotion, only capable of being moved in the instant, only capable of cheap, theatrical sentimentality? ~ from Technology as symptom and dream by Robert Donald Romanyshyn
New Year 2012, Nostalgic for Past Fantasies of the 19A0s
Blouse: "Time Travel" & "Videotapes"
Grimes: "Oblivion", "Vanessa", "Fragments of the Future"
SLEEP ∞ OVER: "World is Night" & "Romantic Streams"
Puro Instinct: "Stilyagi (Feat. Ariel Pink)" & "Silky Eyes"
Public Transport: "Strangely Free"
McLuhan on Nostalgia, Rearview Mirror
Fran Lebowitz on Artists and Nostalgia
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: "Round and Round"
“Every age creates as an Utopian image a nostalgic rear-view mirror image of itself, which puts it thoroughly out of touch with the present. The present is the enemy. The present is the—and this will delight you Norman—the present is