079 :: Last Word Is Rejoice

I only posted a blog 5 days ago due to the illness last week, but here I am posting again today. Still got a lingering dry cough which is annoying AF.

It’s the bank holiday weekend here in the UK and I can’t drink or eat any nice food as I have a small operation on Tuesday to check on my Crohn’s so I can only eat boring food and have to drink plenty of water. It’s a bit annoying but I decided that I’d rather have it done sooner rather than later.
Once i get the results I’ll find out if I can come off some of the medication I’ve been taking every day of my life since I was 17 which will be a big change. Mentally rather than anything else.

Permanently Moved

S2E10

A brief discussion of the ol’ venerable Bedey and I talk at length about one of the best bands ever: Mineral.

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Dipping the Stacks

No longer a conspiracy theory: MIT scientists confirm they possess technology to beam voices into your head

Saving My Neighbor – Just How Connected Are We? – Glory to God for All Things

Magic: The Gathering” is officially the world’s most complex game – MIT Technology Review

Daigo’s New Controller Causes A Stir In The Fighting Game Community [UPDATE]

The Ministry

Wrote a couple of 1000 words of LAP this week and drew out about 5 more pages of crazy man mind maps in the note book.

I started plotting my talk for Bordersessions amongst other things

Hopefully getting involved in a cool solarpunk audioproject. more soon.

Reading

I’ve gone back to reading more warhammer horus heresy books. there’s 50 in the series so far and i thinki’ve read about 15 of them – all this year. I’ve decided that i’m not going to read them all but pick and choose a few more before I start reading ‘the seige of terra’ which is the 6 books finale. The first one solar war was published this week. I think i have about 5 more books i want to read before i start that series.

Music

As I said in my podcast this week – I went to see Mineral on Thursday. Whilst i was at the gig I saw about 15 people i knew! All 00’s emo kids. I could probably post about 10 bands that they have all been in over the years. But instead i’m just going to post my two favourite Mineral songs

Remember kids:

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078 :: Dispatches from a sick bed

I’ve been sick since last Wednesday Night/Thursday morning. chesty cough, fever sweats the whole she-bang. I haven’t been sick like this since we were traveling. A similar thing – but this time without the full on death rattle in my chest when trying to breath laying down.

As such, a bunch of things including important emails I was supposed to reply too were put on hold, and today (Monday) I’m trying to catch up on life. I did fulfil my social obligations at the weekend which I perhaps shouldn’t have done in order to make a more speedy recovery. But ah well!

Permanently Moved – NA

Didn’t make a podcast as i felt so crap on Friday. Had i made one, it would have been on Old Town Road’s music video and just how amazing it has been watching Lil Nas X meme the whole thing into existence.

Dipping the Stacks

On the Link Between Lyme Disease and Bioweapons | Literary Hub

The Cost of Misusing the Term ‘Emotional Labor’ – MEL Magazine

Rules and Rhythms – e-flux Architecture – e-flux

Features the good Mr Vickers talking on Unmonastery

Cosmic Church – Feather & Scale

The Ministry

I have a new talk to add to the list of talking i’m doing this year but can’t talk about it yet. Writing Land As Platform has gone out the window since the 16th and I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch up with the word count.

Reading

I read all of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Ruin from my sick bed over the weekend.

It is a fantastic sequel to his 2015 Children of Time.

Children of Ruin is a direct follow on from the previous book, using tricks and narrative devices to tell a new story in the same universe of a new world touched by humanity in the long distant past. It plays with cognition or even perhaps the idea of the soul in places. I highly recommend reading both the books if you haven’t started the series at all.

I did fine that because Children of Ruin is the sequel it didn’t blow me away as much as the first book, as many of the ideas that are the coolest are already introduced. However that being said, this allows Tchaikovsky to push them further and develop them in exciting ways. Can’t wait to wait 3/4 years until the next one comes out.

Music

Remember kids:

077 :: Cat In A Box

Had quite a sociable week last week. Spent one afternoon hanging out with my cousin and his wife in their place in Stoke Newington. Josh and I played a game of games workshops shadespire.

I played as Gloomspite Gitz the Night Goblins (All hail the Bad Moon). The game is quite fun. I really enjoyed playing my first game of it. The goblins had more complicated rules so it was a little slow going learning it. I think if I played as them again I’d do a bit better tactics wise.

Hung out with a few friends on Friday. They brought their Shiba to the pub. He’s a good boy but also a menace.

Maddox the menace.

The weekend was the Surbiton festival in the square outside my house. So 10 steps over the road all weekend was Beer, good vegan burgers etc. Its nice that after a decade or so Surbiton is forging a community via yearly events.

Permanently Moved – Never Tried To Put A Cat In A Box

“Mr Schrodinger I thought, had obviously never tried to put a Cat into a box before.”

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Dipping the Stacks

Good vibrations: I purified myself in a sound bath | The Outline

Locations Can Be Characters Too : Women Writers, Women’s Books

Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests? | Aeon Ideas

What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right

The Ministry

Still moving forward with the first draft of the book. Though i’m finding it difficult to hit the world count. Im not in a nanowrimo kind of mood with the sun shining outside. Instead i’ve reduced my daily target but also re-opened some old projects and i’m grinding them at 300 words a day. So making progress on multiple fronts.

I’m also happy to announce i’ll be speaking in The Hague at @Border_Sessions in early June. My talk is titled // Solarpunk And The Great Unfolding: Building Keystones Of Continuity

Reading

I’ve started re-reading ‘What is a dog’ by Lorna Coppinger and Raymond Coppinger

And Kenneth Olwig’s  new book also arrived which I’m excited to dig into.

Music

Holly’s new album is out and I’ve had it on repeat since it dropped on Friday. Also the new Tim Hecker album.

Remember kids:

076 :: Unfolding

More and more people seem to be drastically reducing or curtailing their social media usage.

My feeds are almost all useful links and information once again. Perhaps the fact that I don’t have retweets turned on that its so ‘clean’. By the same token I don’t expect anyone to RT my own stuff i post as I just assume no one is going to see it anyway.

I’ve seen a few people here and there bemoan the drop in social media use and the return to the private sphere ‘But I want to know whats going on in your life, we’re friends’. I really understand the sentiment which is why I’m so pleased about the uptick in personal blogging again. For example: A friend from home I haven’t seen in a long long time posted a blog update for the first time in about 5 years the other day. It turns out he now has a kid – but still retains his good taste in music.

On my part, I’ve now sustained the longest regular blogging even ever over here on this feed and it feels good even i’f its this semi news letter format – It works for me. If you ever wanted to know whats going on in my life then between this blog and my podcast they contain far more personal information than I would ever post to the socials. Even during the height of the millennial social media madness in the early days of Facebook in ’07ish.

I still don’t wish I was on whatsapp at all even tho its beginning to become a serious problem with regard to getting invited to things.

As folks also seem to drift away from facebook and instead create channels (groups?) for events in the green chat app i’m totally fucked (cut out). Eve as my long suffering social coordinator is starting to get to the end of her patience with it too – it is an open question about what I do. I’m hoping that Facebook ruins whatsapp with that integrated ID thing and everyone moves over to signal or telegram in the near future.

Permanently Moved – Unfolding


I struggle to articulate some of the ways that my mediation practice has made me go mad. “You don’t enter this world as a bright spark of consciousness – you emerge from it.”

Link to Episode 1805

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Speaking of personal information…

This episode is basically Experience Part 2. An update from last year. In it, I try to articulate what all the fucking meditation and prayer I’ve been doing has done to my mind. Sometimes you think that you are not getting any where at all apart from grinding away on the mat. But then you look back and suddenly realise that you now have a completely different view of time (of all things).

Unfolding is perhaps my western brain trying to reach for a word to describe the surface between manifest and non-manifest.

I’m not trying to brag or come across as special or whatever at all – that is totally not my intention. Im just trying to articulate things that are happening to be. Besides if you want spoilers about whats next its all in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali written down about 1600 years ago.

Dipping the Stacks

Good vibrations: I purified myself in a sound bath | The Outline

Open letter on climate-related financial risks | Bank of England

Arab Futurism, Faith & Inclusivity Across the… – Secrets of Dune

My Marie Kondo fail – I really tried to throw things out – The Globe and Mail

I haven’t been commenting on these stacks links in a while but there are so many articles like this one: ‘Marie Kondo doesn’t work for me’ yet in the article they write “Snubbing the prescribed KonMari Method of decluttering clothing first, I purge my jumbled drawers and shelves” WTF ?? just follow the damn steps.

The Ministry

Crazy Mind Map Book

Reading

The only thing I’ve read this week was the new White Dwarf from Games Workshop LOL

Music

Obviously the only thing to link to this week is Holly’s newest single Frontier. Solarpunk Sacred Harp Alien Abduction Soundtrack.

Remember kids:

A joy that heals despair and grief.