“Fevers of Curiosity”: Charles Baudelaire and the Convalescent Flâneur
This month marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Baudelaire’s birth, the French poet famous for his descriptions of the flâneur: a man of the crowd, who thrived in the metropolis’ multitude. Following Baudelaire through 19th-century Paris, Matthew Beaumont discovers a parallel archetype — the convalescent hero of modernity — who emerges from the sickbed into city streets with a feverish curiosity.
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How is it that I just now ran across the Open Book? What a beautiful design!
Insidious earworm, pandemic adjacent, YouTube link
Spitting Image’s Chicken Song (1984) as a metaphor for 2020.
Is sticking a deck chair up your nose a prediction of uncomfortable Covid tests? Who learned to speak Arapaho during lockdown? Are you singing this song for weeks despite hating it? In this essay I will
Such a brilliant album.
I almost always prefer Peel Session versions of songs.
Really captured the live band sound.
Great to have this in hi-res, after I gave away all my vinyl.
"I'm in love with extreme mental torture..."
My First Week of Librem 5 Convergence
"I put away my personal Librem 13v1 and tested out whether I could replace it with a Librem 5"
Oncology Nurse. Former sysadmin; webdev; techie; bicycle-courier. Likes two wheeled transport; books and real life.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko