More Than A Hipster Touchstone: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Geoff Klock at Strand Bookstore

Fri, Jun 9 at 7 p.m.   |   90 minutes

Join us for a special Olio where we look closely at the supreme poetry of the printed out lyrics for 60 minutes, and then listen to the whole album, and remember for a second what it is to be whole.


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 us 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.


Teacher: Geoff Klock

Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is a professor at BMCC-CUNY. He teaches philosophy (mostly the philosophy of art), Shakespeare, canonical poetry in English, parables, and film (mostly movies about movies, and David Lynch). He is the author of four academic books on things like television shows and superheroes and has been cited 290 times.


Venue: Strand Bookstore
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