Song of the Week: “Lost Wisdom” by Mount Eerie w/ Julie Doiron
Consider art like maggots: rummaging through the body, taking what is useful & abandoning the scraps, how a song can say so much more than a mouth can. And then be over. So that you have to hit play again & again. So that art becomes the parasite of the human experience. Negri talks of art as “An event which cannot be other than revolutionary.” However, in this song Mt. Eerie says “You showed me the river. I saw me.” This song wallows in the mystery of sadness. (& isn’t human vanity still the most heartbreaking, addictive & most destructive force?) It’s a reminder that some art needs to eat the dead flesh away from you.
Mathias Svalina is the author of one book of poetry, Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center), & one book of prose, I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur (Mud Luscious Press). With Zachary Schomburg & Alisa Heinzman, he co-edits Octopus Books.
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