10 May 2009, 19:21
If any of you have read Joyce's Ulysses, you'll know it is very musical. This is especially apparent in the Sirens chapter which uses words to convey musical phrases and repetitions.
Here, I will detail music that I relate to Ulysses; recalled when reading, chapter by chapter.
Though I have not read this chapter yet, the fact Crystal Castles sample a reading of 'Sirens' in Air War
is one of the many contemporary allusions made to the book I stumbled on, inspiring me to read it.
The media 'vampires' of the Newspaper office in the Aeolus chapter suck away at the inspiration of the resourceful Bloom and imaginative Dedalus:
On swift sail flaming
From storm and south
He comes, pale vampire,
Mouth to my mouth
This reminds me of Radiohead's We Suck Young Blood
As the Professor of the newspaper office says:
We were always loyal to lost causes... Success for us is the death of the intellect and of the imagination.