Tuesday, 28 August 2007

"Look. We don't believe, we fear."


"Following the work of Martin Seligman, many psychiatrists now characterise depressed people as suffering from Learned Helplessness. Seligman's theory arose from the observation that dogs which were repeatedly given electric shocks over which they could exercise no control became listless and helpless - in many ways like depressed human. Studies of normal humans also revealed that they became helpless if given no control in experimental situations and he hypothesized that people became depressed as a result of being placed in situations where whatever they do makes no difference to what happens."

(Oliver James, Britain on the Couch, p50)

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(In the collection of Richard McCabe, London)

Friday, 24 August 2007

O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me?




There's an Ingmar Bergman retrospective showing at Prozacville's cinema at the moment. RIP, Ingmar.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Of Montreal play Prozacville

Feel really indebted to John-PlanetSounds-Earls and Petra (aka The Whole Megillah) for taking me to see Of Montreal playing Scala last week.

Am currently exploring their back catalogue and lovelovelove this song.