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Traveling the interstellar space ways tonight:
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Here's the infamous Bruce Howard giving a fiery sermon on...truth? Perhaps he's speaking in a language that still needs to be deciphered. You let me know if you can make heads or tails of it.
Robert Anton Wilson
Damn, the FB groups for RAW are a tire-fire. Most of the flame wars I see on there are when folks use maybe-logic relativism as a dogmatic cover for dubious politics and bigoted opinions.
For instance, the common hobby horse seems to be piling on leftists as authoritarian, for believing something like speech having consequences. Or that evidence-based science functions too much like religion, is dogmatic, etc.
There also seems to be this carefree weirdness that everyone seemed to be doing in their videos too. Even 'serious' groups like Soundgarden seemed to be on that bandwagon.
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Then there's some interesting fashion choices. Bucket hats + JNCOS + skater shoes + monotone stripe shirts seemed to be all the rage back in 96 or something.
And I'm talking about non-grunge music here, like mainstream pop. I think what's most fascinating here is the neo-psychedelic aesthetics that feature in so much in these videos.
Not sure if that was strictly an influence carried over from house, rave or psych revivals that half-way broke into the mainstream again (e.g. shoegaze, Britpop).
Synth porn; Bach
Leonard Bernstein introduces the Moog, playing Bach's "Little Fuge in G." Plus others playing variations on the same piece.
Also makes me want an analog synth even more.
Great analysis on the Fall and their music's relation to working class aesthetics and representation. Also a great model for how I've been thinking of approaching my blog writing.
OneNote > Word
I've been writing more in OneNote for some time now, and I find it less cumbersome to work with than Word, except for editing/formatting purposes, and far easier to work with.
Maybe it's the plug-ins or something, but I'm just sick of having to deal with Word continuously crashing for no reason.
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