Discipline

Brilliant video interpretation of a classic King Crimson song.

There’s actually a long and convoluted back-story to this relating to the subversive theories of mechanistic hazard as a means of creative evolution put forward by the English philosopher and polymath J.G. Bennett (via Gurdjieff, Ouspensky and Liebnitz), but I won’t bore you with that.

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10 responses to “Discipline

  1. Eh. I prefer ‘Court of the Crimson King’.

  2. Different iteration of Crimson, but also classic…

    When I was a kid I thought this was very “deep” and liked to imagine it in the context of paintings by Gustave Moreau.

  3. I thought they used the song quite well in ‘Children of Men’. It’s a song that lends itself quite well to the background – but in a good way.

  4. Indeed. I’ve only seen the clip with the KC track from that movie but haven’t watched the whole thing. Seemed like an inspired, rather off-beat choice.

    I believe the only other film in which a Crimson song has appeared was Emmanuel which illegally appropriated the title song from Larks’ Tongues in Aspic.

    Ah, the trivia we know…

  5. Heh. If only we could apply it constructively, like to win money or something.

    BTW, I recommend watching the full ‘Children of Men’. I thought it was quite well done.

  6. I like to think of trivia a the spice of life. Kind of like putting some pepper, a bit of oregano and some chives on your fried eggs… Hardly necessary, but a nice flourish nonetheless.

    I wanted to watch the movie this weekend, but… well, long story involved there as to why I couldn’t, but I definitely intend to catch it at sometime in due course.

  7. Pft – excuses, excuses…

  8. Yeah, yeah… I know. Maybe I’ll watch it on Megavideo tonight at sleep time.

  9. Yes – sacrifice your sleep for entertainment.

  10. “It is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering.” — J.G. Bennett

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