The Spooky Art
“In everything any man wrote...is contained...the allegorical idea of his own future life, as the acorn contains the oak.” – Arthur Rimbaud
Strange but apparently true: songs can be predictive. They process the hidden impulses and undercurrents at work in a songwriter’s life, sort through the evidence, and make eerily accurate prognoses of what will come to pass. Perhaps the creative side of the brain, the night-side, knows what is before us, even as our waking consciousness cannot or will not acknowledge portents of the catastrophes ahead.
“Sometimes songs are postcards from the future,” Rosanne Cash wrote in a blog for the ...