Three Versions of Judas (Part 2)

The ascetic, for the greater glory of God, degrades and mortifies the flesh; Judas did the same with the spirit. He renounced honor, good, peace, the Kingdom of Heaven, as others, less heroically, renounced pleasure. With a terrible lucidity he premeditated his offense.

In adultery, there is usually tenderness and self-sacrifice; in murder, courage; in profanation and blasphemy, a certain satanic splendor. Judas elected those offenses unvisited by any virtues: abuse of confidence (John 12 :6) and informing. He labored with gigantic humility; he thought himself unworthy to be good. Paul has written: Whoever glorifieth himself, let him glorify himself in God (I Corinthians 1:31); Judas sought Hell because the felicity of the Lord sufficed him. He thought that happiness, like good, is a divine attribute and not to be usurped by men.
-Jorge Luis Borges, "Three Versions of Judas"

01. A Small Good Thing - Godforsaken
02. Pedro - Fear & Resilience
03. Hacia Dos Veranos - Despertar
04. Gotan Project - Tango Cancion
05. Rosal - Educación sentimental
06. Mary Lou Williams - Play It Momma

Note : This list is a short weekend musing about Jorge Luis Borges writing "Three Version of Judas" first seen in perc's blog entry. The songs in the list are mostly post-rock, except Mary Lou Williams. See also (Part 1)
Image credit: fo.ol


  • At 9:43 AM, April 23, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    The list starts with a pretty stark ambient. If you want something mellower start downloading at track 03. (But what fun would that be? It's the trip... man. It's the trip. )

  • At 11:55 AM, April 23, 2006, Anonymous lolo said…

    link to song 1 doesn't work.

  • At 1:11 PM, April 23, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    fixed. It should work now.

  • At 3:37 PM, April 24, 2006, Anonymous sabas said…

    I´m making it in a different way.Check it out here
    keep the good work

  • At 7:12 PM, April 24, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Hey pretty interesting way of doing it. Tho', I was trying to approach it via Runeberg's anxeity and desperation.

    The text itself, imo merely take Judas as carrier of the actual subject matter, the problem of interprating a text. In Borges case, a presentation of a text as an allegory of the bible...

    bla bla... etc etc...

    but yer right. The song list could use more obvious stuff.

  • At 9:09 PM, April 24, 2006, Anonymous sabas said…

    i think it was the right time to make this posts.And, of course, my site is called Judas too.So everything starts to come together =)


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