A Not-Stupid Playlist (For A Change!)

NIHILISM

“…There is an idea of Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel my flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there. It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My conscience, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever did exist. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this-and I have, countless times, in just about every act I’ve committed-and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant nothing…”  -Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Heroin- The Velvet Underground

Sunken Treasure- Wilco

The Shadowlands- Ryan Adams

Lost Cause- Beck

Bodies- Smashing Pumpkins

1969- The Stooges

How to Disappear Completely- Radiohead

Black Mirror- Arcade Fire

Black Angel’s Death Song- The Velvet Underground

The End- The Doors

Dark, I know. Sorry if this made you cry.

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One Response to A Not-Stupid Playlist (For A Change!)

  1. Julie G. says:

    I really liked that playlist, a mix of great music.

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