As a society, we are fascinated by fictional psychopaths. Humankind has an ‘ongoing… fascination with tales of gruesome murders and evil villain. Popular culture abounds with depictions of the mad and the bad; and aberrant psychology has proved a fertile source of such material to the novelist and the reader alike. Perhaps no single disorder holds as much morbid cultural appeal as psychopathy.
There is no question… that readers feel empathy with and sympathy for fictional characters and other aspects of fictional worlds’, yet it is difficult to see how one can empathise and identify with a character who is himself incapable of empathy. If empathy and identification are both the goal and the reward of reading literature, then we are left with a striking ambivalence which needs to be explored.
Sigur Rós Live in Jakarta - Before The Show
It’s been a week from Sigur Rós’ groundbreaking performance in Istora Senayan, Jakarta on May 10th 2013, yet its effect still working like magic on their fans. Including me (no, I mean, especially me). I, personally, still can’t believe I’ve experienced this concert. Holy mammals, it felt so real, in the same time so dreamy. As dreamy as ‘Mein Gott, no normal human beings could made music and performed it like that! Judas Priest!’. So then I found these photos and felt really happy and I believe these will make people who also adore them, happy. And now let me throw a bunch of lovely facts from a concert crew to punch you in the heart:
- They brought 8 tons cargo of the concert utilities, in total.
- They brought their stage necessities in a great detail; including their own cables and RUGS! Oh, great people.
- One of the technical production crew who worked with them said this Jakarta concert’s way better than the one held in Fort Canning, Singapore. The crew said ‘Sigur Ros and the performing players were creeped out by the crowd’s energy… in a very good way.’
Not having enough reason to forget this show? Oh, well, like hell I will forget it. I love this band so much! Argh.
All photos and comment are courtesy of @ezarupd. Thank you for sharing! We, nerds & groupies, owe you so much! x