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Monday, April 21, 2008

The Bottom of Sex

posted by on April 21 at 13:45 PM

Full of sex:

Lacking sex:
Why does the image for Ophelia not have the sex that overflows from the image for Motherland? For an answer we must turn to Diotima in the Symposium. What she says in that short book can be applied here: Ophelia is about the present; Motherland is about the eternal. Sex is nothing else than our access to immortality. We are drawn to Motherland because it is charged with the infinite.

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Also, you can't see her boobs in the second one.

Posted by Abby | April 21, 2008 1:50 PM

It is not so much that her music is lacking in sex as that it is lacking in any sort of musical interest whatsoever. Whether or not she displays her breasts in the cover art, the music within is tepid dishwater.

Posted by flamingbanjo | April 21, 2008 2:10 PM

I'm waiting for the other Mudedean shoe to drop--namely, a reference to Natalie Merchant's twin Death Stars being the ultimate expression of eternity, the wonder, indeed, The Void.

Posted by Grover Cleveland | April 21, 2008 3:21 PM

she is posed with her head to the right... in painters' symbolism, the opposite direction is traditionally a less virtuous inference.

Posted by rayclaude | April 21, 2008 4:13 PM

If I'm not mistaken, Charles, you posted the same photos with roughly the same text about a year ago. Why do you feel the need to repeat yourself?

Posted by john | April 23, 2008 8:36 AM

That's my Natalie... she'd never gather apples in a plastic grocery bag.

Posted by CP | April 23, 2008 7:11 PM

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