ThinkOlio Presents: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - More Than A Hipster Touchstone
Friday June 9: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears — angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies — I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel’s seminal 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and a really good pair of headphones and God will learn what I know to be true — that because of THIS work of art, humanity should be spared destruction.
Join me for a special Olio where we look closely at the supreme poetry of the printed out lyrics for 60 minutes, and then, armed with a better understanding of what is going on, listen to the whole 40 minute album, and remember for a second what it is to be whole.
Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is an associate professor at BMCC-CUNY, where he teaches mostly comp, but sometimes film, and old school Brit Lit. 8 years of that. He is the author of three books, two about comic books and one about poetry. His new one will be about Hannibal Lector, the TV one.
The presenting beer sponsor is Sixpoint Brewery. Wine is generously provided by Maison Cubi.
Buy a ticket HERE or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.