After a challenging weekend where i went a bit ‘crazy’ and found myself questioning many areas of life and assessing my goals for the year ahead, i’m feeling a bit more at ease today, and I have arrived at the conclusion that i need to spend more time at university. Stepping away from the distractions of home and into a world full of facilities that can assist and promote good research habits and enhance my sense of wonder is what i need right now.
Prince is going to take a back seat for a while.. He will resurface throughout the year at numerous points, but i think ‘Concept Albums’ in a broader sense are where my true passion lies.
In preparation for my essay in Media and Communication Futures essay i have been reading up on the parallels between popular culture and religion – which has been of much interest.
John Frow’s ‘Is Elvis a God’ confronts the career of Elvis from a societal standpoint that suggests the influence his actions had on his audience were at times similar to that of a religious leader..
While ‘Star trek fandom as a religious phenomenon’ by Michael Jindra explicates the similarities between new age religions and the fan-cult and conventions associated with Star Trek. More on this soon