Monday, July 09, 2007

"witness-bearing surrender"

The amazing David Dark,
in an amazing section ("Very Resurrection")
in an amazing chapter ("Bearing Witness: The Tired Gladness of Radiohead")
of an amazing book
("Everyday Apocalypse : The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, the Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons") ,

tips us off to this video by Unkle (actually moonlighting members of Radiohead) He offers that though "the pattern of (the main character) being knocked down and getting up...and the graphic nature of the pummeling is exhausting to watch...."; it morphs into an "apocalyptic metanarrative for the age" and the crufixion scene and subsequent "witness-bearing surrender" suggest that we believers are..if we dare to believe it, "whole and unbreakable".

Here it is:

excerpt of the chapter

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