The End of the [World] a.k.a. La Petite Mort
Updated: May 18
Watch or Listen to The End of the [World] aka La Petite Mort
The three things I think about the most: Death, Sex, and French Fries. And they are all related.
In this mix, I've gathered songs and video for the end of the world that also function as reflections on intimacy, love, broken hearts, depression, and death. What ties it together is the idea that, looking at La Petite Mort, French for the little death, is a reference to orgasming.
Yes, the French call orgasms the little death. Why? Because we are closer to death during orgasms than we are during any other state of being. More than sleep!
So we experience death with sex, something that is way more associated with life. But talking about death and dying is another form of intimacy.
Just like french fries are. You share french fries with friends, loved ones. Sometimes, you have them by yourself.
While french fries only make one appearance on this visual tape, the rest is laced with death and sex. Tracks include Flying Lotus (of course), N.E.R.D., Childish Gambino, Tony Bruno, Gnarles Barkley, and Amy Winehouse. Footage is cut from Last Night, End of Evangelion, Fujiko Mine, and Final Fantasy VIII.
TL;DR: I'm always in a perpetual, dual mood: I want kiss. I want to dead.
Thundercat feat. BADBADNOTGOOD and Flying Lotus - King of the Hill
Flying Lotus feat. Denzel Curry - Black Balloons Reprise
Nymano - This Girl
drugsta - Lust // OBSESSED
Childish Gambino - Flight of the Navigator
The Notorious B.I.G. - Me & My Bitch
N.E.R.D. - Sooner or Later
Platina Jazz - Thanatos (If I Can't Be Yours) [Cover from End of Evangelion]
Françoise Hardy - Message Personnel
Anna Wise - Precious Possession
Tyler the Creator - Earfquake
World Brain w/ Sean Nicholas Savage - Everybody Dies
Gnarls Barkley - Going On
Amy Winehouse - In My Bed
Tony Bruno - The Grass Will Sing For You
Pete Seeger - Guantanamera