Friday, February 10, 2012

Counting Down

Best Elevator Song Ever

Nicholson Baker wrote a book called The Mezzanine, which all takes place during an escalator ride an office worker takes one afternoon.

And yet, it's about so much more. It's the thoughts. It's the ideas. It's everything that expands and contracts in the course of a simple action.

Similarly, Keren Ann's song "101" seems to a simple list counting down from 101, inspired by thoughts during an elevator ride down from a large building.

And yet... it also contracts and expands. Until it finally becomes something much, much more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wanna be on an elevator with her!