Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Around the World in 80 Songs

Song 1: “Teardrop” – Massive Attack


In August 1998, I presented a paper at the International Society for the Study of European Ideas conference “Twentieth Century European Narratives: Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Haifa in Israel. One day, while sitting on the beach drinking beer, eating watermelon with feta cheese, and chatting with other conference participants, I heard this song for the second or third time. In the sun next to the green, green Mediterranean, with blisters on my tired feet.

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