Tag: The Pixies

Ghost in the machine

When I was 17 I read Arthur Koestler’s ‘Ghost in the machine’ (1967). I didn’t understand half of the book, but it still left a big impression.Taking the relationship between mind and body as a starting point, Koestler tries to explain why people have a tendency towards (self-)destruction. According to him it all boils down…


Death to the Pixies

This is not about how great and influential The Pixies were and still are. Check Pitchfork’s best albums of the 80’s if you really want to know. Or just listen to Nirvana’s ‘Smells like teen spirit’. No, this is about adolescent folly, about missing events and experiences for all the wrong reasons. Some of my…


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