Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Doublespeak: Seen and Not Seen

Talking Heads: Seen and Not Seen


Doublespeak - the practice of using ambiguous language… in a deliberate attempt to disguise the truth

That is the definition from Our theme is not bound by it, and it probably should not be. But the word doublespeak seems relevant to the song Seen and Not Seen. The title suggests a pair of opposites which are present at the same time. That completely fits David Byrne’s meditation on personal appearance and reality. The song ends with a wonderful punch line, so listen for that.

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