All Along the Watchtower

Like most Bob Dylan songs, All Along the Watchtower is better when other people do it. Here’s XTC with an original take: But this is still my favorite version: If someone can explain to me why I like Bryan Ferry so much, that’d be workin’.

The Tragedy of Horror

Listening on the way to the office today was Philosophy Bites’ interview with Alex Neill on the Paradox of Tragedy. Basically the problem is this: if pity and fear are unpleasant emotions, then why do people write and watch/read tragedies? The answer, perhaps predictably, is that it isn’t really the pity and sorrow and all…