King Crimson – Pushing the Envelope of Rock Music

King Crimson pushed rock music forward in ways that, in the late 60s, few thought was possible. Their music discusses mature themes that have retained their relevancy for nearly 50 years. In the Court of the Crimson King is a timeless classic that set the tone for not only the coming progressive rock revolution but the alienation and fear that maintains a grip on our minds to this day. Continue reading King Crimson – Pushing the Envelope of Rock Music

Princess Mononoke and the Value of the Unknown

A forest is a bizarre place. Not many things simultaneously inspire explorative wonder and paralyzing terror. The feeling spawns from unknown discovery. You might find something to play with, some inspiration, a cool looking rock, or something that will kill you. Continue reading Princess Mononoke and the Value of the Unknown

A Chronology of Postmodernism

Postmodernism emerged in the middle of the 1950s from the ashes of humanity’s century long frantic, hubristic search for objectivity. But according to theologian Thomas Oden it was born in 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell. Yet many others claim the age of postmodernism began in 1968 when numerous counterculture protests shut down universities around the world. Like the ideas contained within the term postmodernism, its origins are muddy and no one can quite agree on what the truth is regarding them. Continue reading A Chronology of Postmodernism