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Fear of a Blank Plant

SCHOOL CULTURE AND FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET – BY DISHI PHILLIPS

This is an essay written by Dishi Phillips when she was a final year student in Education Studies at the University of Northampton.

It was written as an assignment for the Education, Culture & Society module (EDU3004) that Dishi studied during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Dishi’s essay can now be found at The Flow of Ideas website:

Phillips, D. (2011) School Culture and Fear of a Blank Planet, an essay written for EDU3004 ‘Education, Culture and Society’, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, 10th January, online at ‘The Flow of Ideas’: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=contributions&sub=School%20Culture%20and%20Fear%20of%20a%20Blank%20Planet%20-%20Dishi%20Phillips

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The Incident

The Incident

PORCUPINE TREE – ‘THE INCIDENT’

 

My favourite band, Porcupine Tree, will be releasing their tenth studio album on 21st September.  It will be a double CD on Roadrunner Records. The title track takes up the whole of the first CD!

You can find out more about this at: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/page/News?news_id=78705

On the titles for the various sections on the first CD, see: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=61819211&blogId=495769004

Porcupine Tree official website: http://www.porcupinetree.com/

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Insurgentes – Steven Wilson

 

 

As those familiar my MySpace Blog, Wavering on Ether* will know, I am a keen fan of the music of Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson. I bought Wilson’s first solo album Insurgentes two days ago and have since been entranced by the music. I recommend most highly this album; not only to PT and Wilson followers but to all those that like beauty, towering craftsmanship, social edge, prescience, glorious dreams and images, and care and advanced skill with production in their music.

 

The words “musical genius” can sometimes be thrown around lightly. However, for me, they would not be misplaced regarding the works of Steven Wilson. Insurgentes includes the dynamic and kaleidoscopic percussion work of Gavin Harrison, and a most welcome contribution from Dave Stewart on one track.

 

Eighteen months ago, I wrote Fear of a Blank Planet Revisited. This was inspired by and, to some extent based on, the lyrics of Porcupine Tree’s Fear of a Blank Planet album. The article shows how the B Generation of policymakers and lawgivers have visited chaos and burdens on the youth of today**.   

 

Steven Wilson’s MySpace Profile – where you can here clips from Insurgentes, the ‘Harmony Korine’ (a track from Insurgentes) video and an extract from the Insurgentes film, directed by Lasse Hoile:

http://www.myspace.com/therealstevenwilson

 

Steven Wilson – Insurgentes, on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krtkPF1OpOU

 

Press Release for Insurgentes is at: http://www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/insurgentes/press-release.html

 

Steven Wilson’s official web site is at: http://www.swhq.co.uk/

 

Porcupine Tree MySpace Profile, at: http://www.myspace.com/porcupinetree

 

Porcupine Tree official web site, at: http://www.porcupinetree.com/

 

*Wavering on Ether: http://blog.myspace.com/glennrikowski

 

** Rikowski, G. (2007) Fear of a Blank Planet Revisited, 12th November, at ‘Wavering on Ether’: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=14758904&blogID=327677941&Mytoken=44CF619A-7D98-4C30-AB4BD3DEC05464CF51361335

 

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