Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spurgeon’s General Warning: Freud Dude

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 8:50 AM

On yesterday's date in 1856, baby Sigmund Freud was born. Like most non-academics and non-mental health doctors, I understand the broad strokes of Freudian analysis, mostly on account of studying English and running into literary penises all the time. I am barely qualified to speak of anything regarding his work. The only people less qualified than I am are, of course, pop musicians. Let’s see what they have to say, shall we? (And stay tuned ‘til the end for a boffo bonus birthday bro!)

Madonna, “Die Another Day”

Madonna, paragon of nuance and subtlety, gives a shout-out to the good doctor in this well-whiskey version of a James Bond theme song. “Analyze this,” she sassily entreats, and even a 7-year-old in glasses holding a notepad pretending to be a psychiatrist is like “Easily done.”

The Doors, “The End”

Speaking of nuance and subtlety, here’s 14 minutes of song comprised of lyrics from a teenage boy’s journal that Jim Morrison done stole’d off a windowsill. “I think it's sufficiently complex and universal in its imagery that it could be almost anything you want it to be,” said Morrison in 1969 because of course he fucking did.

Also, yesterday was Bob Seger’s birthday. Here’s “Night Moves.”

Bob Seger rules.

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