Hickey on love songs

“We need so many love songs because the imperative rituals of flirtation, courtship and mate selection that are required to guarantee the perpetuation of the species and the maintenance of social order — that are hardwired in mammals and socially proscribed in traditional cultures – are up for grabs in mercantile democracies.” – Dave Hickey
Photo: ©À bout de souffle (1960)

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