Examined Life + Dancing @ Raindogs Sept 5th
Raindogs presents Examined Life a documentary by Astra Taylor (Zizek!)
For Examined Life Taylor lets 9 contemporary thinkers discuss the importance of critical thinking and philosophy in modern times. Cornell West expounds on the joys of thinking, courage, and the need for examination. Avital Ronnel discusses Heidegger, the fascist aspects of meaning and leaving things unthought and ya know its Avital Ronnel… it’s brilliant. Peter Singer discusses morality and the free market. Kwame Anthony Appiah talks about cosmopolitanism and the implications of a globalized culture. Martha Nussbaum discusses the social contract, feminism, and disability studies. Michael Hardt (Multitude & Empire) speaks about revolution. Slavoj Zizek (sorry I’m out of umlauts) talks about… oh wait it’s Slavoj Zizek… ya know…
potentially the world’s most read theorist… old fashioned Marxist… psychoanalyst… oh man is he fun to watch. Finally, Judith Butler (Gender Trouble) one of the originators of queer theory discusses disability studies, Deleuze, and queer, but ya know IT’S JUDITH BUTLER so be
prepared for new ideas for living, thinking, and more importantly feeling.
Anyway, it’s an all star intellectual cast that’s thoughts will expand and destroy preconceptions while making Germanic terms formerly used in a half-assed ironic minor seem quite deadly serious.
Dude… it’s all about daesin.
Language: English (sorry no subtitles)
Time: 88 minutes
Starts: 8 p.m.
SHAKE YO ASS OFF/ THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BOOTY SHAKING/ WHATEVER WE’RE CALLING IT NEXT WEEK.
DJs James Alexi (England) Yes, James Alexi the down toned, but always enchanting man of the hour has returned to Bangkok for a few scant weeks. Catch his last DJ gig in Bangkok to hear the new tunes he picked up in his homeland. Dubstep, techno, minimal, and other fine
products of this electrified civilization.
Julie Lavoie (Montrael, Canada) Hailing from the same homeland as pioneering producers like Ghislian Poirier, Ms. Lavoie has collected an impressive assemblage of booty shaking tunes from New York Tropicalists like Team Shadetek & DJ/Rupture to grime infused lady MCs like Lady Sovereign and others. Electro Bounce, grime, pop art, and anything to get ya moving.
Andrew Jones (U.S.A.) In honor of Mr. Jones’ first trip back to his blood stained, guilt ridden country, Mr. Jones has decided to play MUSIC HIS MOTHER LOVES. Yes, once upon a time while watching TV Andrew’s mom got up and pronounced… Cass!! Since then he’s been collecting small slightly important caches of folk, world music, stuff he can’t think of right now, and of course nu-core sissy hop.
VIDEOS OF CATS PLAYING Schonenberg and other things.
Free, 9 p.m. to ???
Raindogs is at Khlong Toey MRT. Walk under the freeway and turn left into the small alleyway by the side of the highway. Raindogs is at the end of the street. The following blogger has a good map:
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