Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Motown Owe-town Fugue

In musical terms, a fugue is a polyphonic composition in which themes are successively stated in counterpoint.  So some might give a bad rap to the concept video which is labeled a fugue.  But in psychiatric terms, a fugue is a pathological amnesia condition during which one is conscious of actions but later has no recollection of them when returning to a normal state.

Considering the counterpoints of corruption, along with moral and financial bankruptcy over the past 50 years, this could qualify as either a melodic or mental fugue. The sad part of it is that Detroit seems conscious of its pathologies yet it still expects civic affairs to go on in a normal state.

As the spot for the District of Calamity (sic) is already filled at Fantasyland on the Potomac, the Detroit State of Mind might better be applied as the State of Confusion.

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