"I began to recoil from guitar riffs in favor of guitarscapes, from twangs in favor of horns, from back beat in favor of space, and, in large part, from the effluent of my own mind and problems, in favor of trying to interpret the poetry of others."

— Pop, Iggy [James Newell Osterberg, Jr.] (b. April 21, 1947)


Date
September 2; September 6, 2019
Metaphor
"I began to recoil from guitar riffs in favor of guitarscapes, from twangs in favor of horns, from back beat in favor of space, and, in large part, from the effluent of my own mind and problems, in favor of trying to interpret the poetry of others."
Metaphor in Context
In early August, the eponymous d├ębut album from the Stooges, which Pop helped form, in 1967, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. In September, Pop will release "Free," his eighteenth solo album. "Free" is his most surprising record in decades, and one of his most collaborative. "I began to recoil from guitar riffs in favor of guitarscapes, from twangs in favor of horns, from back beat in favor of space, and, in large part, from the effluent of my own mind and problems, in favor of trying to interpret the poetry of others," he writes in the liner notes. Two of his writing partners on the album are Leron Thomas, a jazz trumpeter from Houston, and the composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate, who records as Noveller.
(p. 30)
Categories
Provenance
Reading Amanda Petrusch, "Just a Modern Guy: The Survival of Iggy Pop," New Yorker (September 2, 2019): 30. Link to The New Yorker.
Citation
Quoted by Amanda Petrusch, "Just a Modern Guy: The Survival of Iggy Pop," New Yorker (September 2, 2019): 30-7.

Iggy Pop, Free (Caroline International, Loma Vista: September 6, 2019).
Date of Entry
08/29/2019

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.