kthread spins: in memory of eve kosofsky sedgwick
To my way of thinking, all podcasts in memory of someone should inspire dancing and, possibly, a wake.
Earlier this month, gender theorist Eve Sedgwick died; her last book, Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (2003) influences the way I think about collective action through online networks.
Those familiar with her work will understand the selections; would that I could listen to this with my brilliant friend Ben, perhaps at Michael’s Bistro in Charlottesville, as he locates invitations and meaning from her theories and others as nimbly as he forms arguments employing the work. I do think an event with bourbon, critical inquiry, and all the theory geeks I used to drink with is in order the next time I pass through Virginia (Sean B., your presence is required).
I’m listening closely to the background of “Mrs. Love” (recognize that band?) and especially grateful to all of you for sending and pointing me toward specific musicians lately—this is for you too.
Electrolyte – Chico Fellini
In a Dream – Skybox
Electric Feel – MGMT
Now We Can See – The Thermals
Five Step – Radiohead v. Dave Brubeck
Wishing Well – The Shangri-Las
The Charming Man (The Smiths cover) – Stars
Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed cover) – Jesse Malin
Champagne – Allure
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
Mrs. Love – Disco Ruido
Fields of Fire – Big Country
Another Noon – Jon and Roy
Requiem – M. Ward
She’s a Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
What songs need to be appended or reordered? (I submit this as a draft.)