Friday, May 13

Benjamin on Mouse

"The route taken by Mickey Mouse is more like that of a file in an office than it is like that of a marathon runner. [...] All Mickey Mouse films are founded on the motif of leaving home in order to learn what fear is."

-Walter Benjamin, from "Mickey Mouse," Selected Writings Volume 2 1927-1934

On a somewhat associative, somewhat unrelated note, here's a track from John Maus from his album Love is Real (2007), which I've been listening to a lot of lately:

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