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Ecology: to be at home in a world.

Queerness: the strangeness of being torn asunder; what it means to be at home in this broken world.

Urban: second, third, or n-th nature, an abject sediment of ever settling dust blown on the hot wind of history.

This city or that, all these sicksweet theaters of friction where we are tugged and shoved into forgetting that we make it as much as it makes us.

Thrown, torn, displaced;
landed, permitted, professionalized;
sucked, spat, and swallowed.

Queer urban ecology speaks of these movements and of the rest.

The rest I find in incessancy.

I empty my bags. Travel is over for now. I put on my face while nobody is home. One wants to look correct while one is pronouncing to no one in particular. Now it is time to sing and dance beneath an indigo cloud.

The committee is coming.
The committee is coming.
The committee is coming.

I’m going underground to write comps for a while. And, in celebration of the acquisition of concert tickets, I’ve decided that my first set of précis papers will be framed and secretly structured by The Knife’s, “Shaking the Habitual.”

And that’s when it hurts
When you see the difference
It’s a raging lung
And a difference
What a difference
A little difference would make

––Raging Lung

Our hair is out.
We have made some decisions.
We want to fail more, act without authority.
Plus there’s something phlegmatic about the world state don’t you think?
There’s a blood system promoting biology as destiny.
A series of patriarchies that’s a problem to the Nth degree.
What about hyper-capitalism, this homicidal class system, the school system that’s kaput?
[…]
No habits!
Of course we’re growing restless.

––From the press release for “Shaking the Habitual”

Ta for now.

Shaking the Habitual, the perfectly titled new album from the incredible Swedish duo The Knife is streaming here. (Thanks to MM for sharing.)

Also, if you want more context for their return to producing music as The Knife after several years, there’s a great piece in the Guardian. Judith Butler is a named influence on the conceptualization of this album.

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