Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Put out to pasture

Rick Moody talks to Moby about the winsome anthropology of the drum machine.

(NB though I love the coinage equestrianizing as an analogy to anthropomorphizing only for horses, I think that really an equestrian is also a person; I am tempted to suggest instead the more opaque and misleading but equally appealing hippomorphizing instead!)


  1. Yes I'm afraid "equestrianize" (to me) most strongly suggests "raise to the relevant Roman order." I like "hippomorphize"; one is tempted to suggest equinize, horsify, or even horsen, but obviously none of these sounds enough like anthropomorphize.

  2. And here I thought hippomorphizing was what happened to Morgan Spurlock.