That sugarcane, that tasted good
That’s who you are, that’s what you could
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry
– R.E.M., ‘Imitation of Life’
Take a look at yourself and then make a change
– Michael Jackson, ‘Man in the Mirror’
See by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself
– Edgar Allen Poe, William Wilson
i.e. crazy sidles out from the waiting room with a lament for lost limbs and detached love:
The Ape (Plastic Surgery Song).
Paying tribute to the world’s imitators and imposters, the mimic and the mirror and the mime, The Ape (Plastic Surgery Song) exists in a world where desire and rivalry cohabitate. Romulus and Remus, Apollo and Artemis, the unblinking eyes of a spectral wax statue – the doppelganger is both the harbinger of doom and the romantic ideal of the impersonator, the need to become one with our beloved. Lacan’s trigger of desire is the identification with the desire of another. Who am I? Absurdities abound! Beauty incubates, mutates! Is born again! Copies of copies! Who has the right? Mannequins move! Uniqueness pervades! Authenticity is dead! The siren song sings on!
i.e. crazy’s debut album Non Compos Mentis will be released on MUZAI Records in March 2017.
Written & Produced by Maggie Magee
Performed by i.e. crazy
Mixed and Mastered by Sean Kelly
Drum: Catherine Cumming
Noise Guitar: Seth Frightening
All Else: Maggie Magee
Photo credit: Maggie Magee & Sean Kelly at Bach 62