Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Disappointed



This is without doubt the most magnificent and joyful way of telling someone to fuck off I know. Use it wisely. Sickening goth major–minor sliding, chorusing and heavy guitars. The right sort of hard drumming. And of course John Lydon. It has some of the absolute best lyrics too:

Promises, promises / Old tired worn out second-hand sentences / One thing with you is certain / You're a really sad person...

This one has Spanish subtitles and is from the actual album 9, which is best. Without stinking ads. Play loud.

2 comments:

Henry Warwick said...

Here's another version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzmjRoXzWYM

strings. brushes on the drums. someone who can sing. very odd - very pretty and somehow "darker" and even more "cheerful" than the original. I dunno. I need some coffee...

Peter Muller said...

Bless your mind Tim, but please indulge mine, as your post urged the little dharma troublemaker in me to take a stroll…

How does offering an effective way to tell someone to "fuck off" sit alongside the cultivation (and I would assume, maintenance) of Bodhicitta? From various things you've said here and there, I've gathered that you're treading more of a dzogchen-oriented path than a lam-rim one; and while that level of dharma practice might posit a certain degree of transparency with respect to the recommended mandates of a "graduated path," it would appear that choosing this kind of negative dispatch wouldn't accord with the compassionate approach (and here I'm also assuming we're not confusing the "fuck off" with another well-worn inspiration called "tough love")… unless -- you're positing Lydon as a bodhisattva? (That would be spiritual bypassing, mate... :-)

But taking the dzogchen cue a little further here… is it perhaps depending on the sense that even "non-virtuous" action is somehow simply another "display of wisdom mind"? I could almost agree with that, except for the matter of: the intention which generates the action. There's the clincher, eh?

BTW, can't wait for Buddhaphobia...