Thursday, March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 25

Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to the March 30th, 1891, when British Steamer "Utopia" sank off Gibraltar killing 574.
Because that's what utopias usually do. 
The antithesis of utopia, in the common understanding, is dystopia. I'd argue that the latter is rather a mirror image, distorted whenever possible, but it's not the complete opposite. It's probably almost the same ontic entity but with one tiny molecule of some quality more. It's not another quality. It's like chocolate. One may dream a world of chocolate to live in. But after some time within a world like this, having nothing more to eat or drink, not seeing anything else but chocolate flowers, one might shoot themselves between the eyes.

Here, songs, both of utopian and dystopian motifs.
I'm probably more inclined to dystopia tough, cause I'm a forever misunderstood emo.

Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence. Still one of the best and terrifying.

Rush - Subdivisions

John Lennon - Imagine. Well, I see a strong make-believe influence by C. Castaneda.

Travis - Side

Alphaville - Forever Young. Huxley would be proud.

Hawkwind - Arrival in Utopia. Well, their whole album "Choose Your Masques" has this motif. And shutup, space rock of the 80's is awesome!

Brown Eyed Girls(브라운아이드걸스) - Brave New World(신세계). Huxley is happy again. Plus, it's Queens and their awesome song!

Goldfrapp - Utopia

David Bowie - Heroes

Janelle Monáe - Violet Stars Happy Hunting!

Depeche Mode - Two Minute Warning

Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice

Zager And Evans - In The Year 2525