Pity Party of One #5: “M.E.,” by Gary Numan.
For Mercer everything is easy, he thought, because Mercer accepts everything. Nothing is alien to him. But what I’ve done, he thought; that’s become alien to me. In fact everything has become unnatural; I’ve become an unnatural self.
—Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery.
—Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions.
(Suite of the Week is a five-song playlist built around a theme to give you, dear reader, a soundtrack to the working week. This week’s theme: songs about angry introversion, about building walls, moats, and crenellated towers to keep people away.)