Order is Not Sufficient
In Appreciation of Skinny Lister:
A Rowdy English Folk-Punk Band
“Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific in the process of creative achievement. Humankind must be stirred up.”
— Alfred North Whitehead
The rowdy English folk-punk band shows up at the NPR Music offices bearing lots of beer, some mysterious alcohol in an even-more-mysterious jug, and an assortment of instruments. Barely controlled mayhem ensues...
Bob Boilen of NPR
Order is not sufficient. What is required, is something much more complex. It is order entering upon novelty; so that the massiveness of order does not degenerate into mere repetition; and so that the novelty is always reflected upon a background of system.
Alfred North Whitehead