106 :: The Last Post??

*If* providing everything goes well next week. This should be the last post on this blog from me. Apparently the RSS transfer *should* be seamless (I still need to contact wordpress.com customer support to make it happen). When I’ve put the new version of thejaymo.net live I will post here to say HAHA I’ve “permanently moved“.

Basically I’ve spent all week up to my elbows in WordPress. 14-15 years ago (oh god I can’t believe I can say that and it actually mean I was still an adult) I used to build web websites for money. Back in the days of WP 1.0ish. Before that I used to be an admin on a PHPBB so I’ve had some latent skills laying around to pick up again. I built the one page website thats currently on thejaymo.net back in Jan of 2018 and I’m still happy with it and I’m glad I semi reacquainted my self with WP back then.


I’ve had simple one page websites with my face on them for the best part of the last decade. BUT now I needed something more, I think its finally time to pull all the various disparate parts of my web identity (which I deliberately kept separate) into one place. Because I’m freelancing and doing all these talks and shit I need to have a one stop shop/semi web cv that lays it all out.

I’ll write more next week on my NEW blog :D about how weird its been pulling the last 10 years of my life together.

For now tho here’s the front page as the site loads:

*looks down* I’m literally wearing the same thing today as this photo I snapped in the spring

I totally get why websites are so fucking expensive. I’ve been hitting my head against a brick wall a lot this week trying to solve the simplest of problems. A mix of fighting the theme limitations vs the actual php settings. Most of my issues are revolved now except one. But I’ll continue to check and uncheck boxes and delete my cache and reload and see it its resolved over the weekend.

Also this week I went to see Holly at the Barbican. The world and his wife were also all in the foyer. Was was cool!

I wanted to go to the pokecentre shop launch yesterday at Westfield but I saw there was 6 hour queues on twitter and noped out.

Permanently Moved

 Inspiration and Setting Bigger Goals

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Still thinking on the same thread as last week about being inspired by other people in my life, and wanting to do more ambitious things.

Links:

Enemy’s Review of Holly Herndon @ the Barbican : https://www.nme.com/reviews/live/holly-herndon-live-review-barbican
Utopian Drivel : https://huw.substack.com/

Bad Gays : https://badgayspod.podbean.com/


Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Website: https://www.thejaymo.net/
Podcast: http://permanentlymoved.online
Zine: http://startselectreset.com

Dipping the Stacks

The Millennial Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive – The Atlantic

Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities, Venturini, Degirmenci, Morales

Why Is Warhammer 40k’s Fandom Filled With Fascists? | The Mary Sue

Warhammer, Explained: How a Game About Fascism Shook the Trump Era

The Ministry

WEBSITE. ITS ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT. I HAVEN’T HIT ANY WRITING TARGETS THIS WEEK.

SHOULD I DO NANOWRIMO?

Reading

I basically have like 10(?) books left to read until I’ve read 1/2 of all the Warhammer 40k books available to buy and 100% of the books I actually want to read.

This years 65+ book binge has done weird things to my psyche fo sure. You would have thought I’d have got genre fatigue or something but there seems to be no signs of that – or slowing down.

This week I read Talon Of Horus. I’m reading it’s sequel right now.

Music

Planet Mu is re-releasing Greg Hates Car Culture by Venetian Snares as a 20th Anniversary edition. I can’t express the influence this album had on my life when I first heard it as a 15 year old in 2000. I bought GHCC the same week as I bought Sunn 0)))’s ØØ Void. These two albums changed my life for the better.

It’s wild to think that this Album kinda sounds fairly pedestrian to my ears 20 years on – compared to (if I may say so) the shit I used to DJ in a gassmask and robes back in the late noughtys. But at the time, this was and still is one of the most ‘raw’ records from venny snares hands down. I do think that the Winnipeg Is a Frozen Shithole album is more ‘brutal’
As I listened to this album on 20 year old MP3s this week, I could see the old OG pallid off green renoise tracker interface scrolling passed my eyes at warp speed.

I’ve also listened to this single a few times. I’m not sure why I like it so much. BUT I’m really in to the bassline sound and gonna try and replicate it this weekend in renoise.

Remember kids:

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105 :: ‘Solar Punk, a framework for hopeful futures’

When I was at Unsound Festival last week I bumped in to Journalist Jacobo García from Spain based Clot Mag. He told me over the deafening noise of Dreamcrusher that an article based on an interview I did with him at Sonar+D Festival was now online.

According to Jay Springett, one of the most regarded SolarPunk theorists, there is a set of cardinal differences between SolarPunk and traditional Sci-Fi. Solar Punk is born on the internet and it’s developed there, without a central authority or a literary canon defining the background and rules of the universe. Only a small corpus of books have been printed, mostly collections of short stories. Being originated on the internet, the visual component is as important as the writing itself. Browsing through SolarPunk dedicated websites, Tumblrs and forums one can observe a mixture of real-life images taken out its usual context. Stills from movies and video-games, every imaginable type of fan-art -even sketches and designs – all put together framing a concept-art narrative. 

Right now, SolarPunk kind of lives in financial limbo, still underground. But given its horizontal and open ethos (where everybody can contribute by starting its own website), there is a real concern of losing the central values of the genre. It’s not difficult to imagine a literary company appropriating it for-profit or a video-game being released using the catchy name, eliminating on its way the defining values of SolarPunk.

‘Solar Punk, a framework for hopeful futures’ by Jacobo García

What I hope comes across in the article is how I think of Solarpunk as a Memetic engine. It’s a world first, a set of books, and narratives second.

Here’s a slide I’ve previously posted from my talk at Unsound:

You can read the whole thing here

104 :: Unsound Festival 2019

This week I went to and from Unsound Festival in Poland.

It’s my second time in Krakow. It’s such a lovely city – wet & cold this year tho. Compared to glorious 20+ degrees last year it was a bit of a different experience.

Regardless, it was still good. I got to hang out with a cool and inspiring bunch of people (I speak about it on the podcast this week).

My favourite artists I got to see were Lingua Ignota

Lingua Ignota

and Dreamcrusher!!!!!!

Dreamcrusher

Can you believe I took the photo above on my phone!? Wild.

No photos of the panel on interspecies solidarity or the solarpunk talk I did. Everyone was too rapt to take any I think LOL. I’ll ask for the official ones once the festival is over. I’m sad not to have seen the main shindig as I could only make the early part of the week. I’m Missing Lyra, Sunn o))), Holly etc. Ah well.

Listen to the this weeks show for more details.


I really want to recommend the second season of Shane Dawson X Jeffree Star documentary ‘The Dangerous World“. First Episode below:

It really doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen the first series at all. The whole documentary is intertextual with the previous one. Cutting backwards and forwards in time to related scenes. Especially related to things Jeffree said last year that is contextualised in this show.

You really also don’t need to know *anything* about Youtubers or the Fashion/beauty world. The whole documentary is an exposée of the makeup world. At one point 700% markups are mentioned and you can see Dawsons eyes pop out of their sockets.
There’s also a moment in episode 3 where he is talking money/profit splits on Merch like t-shirts and hoodies between him and Star’s company and the sort of deal they could offer him as a creator with 20million+ subs – its incredible. Basically Dawson cries and says that he’s been getting absolutely fucked over his entire life.

I think its important that you do know going in that Jeffree Star was the queen of myspace originally. So he’s like a generation ahead than Shane Dawson. Star basically got tired of being fucked over and built an apparell / makeup / business empire themselves. One that takes a much fairer cut as a supplier to other creators.

Also seeing the whole thing about Dawson being accused of fucking his cat in a mega shit storm online. It happened over a very old joke he made on a podcast. seeing someone on the receiving end of that level of of the cancellation is fascinating is quite emotional.

I can’t wait to watch the rest of the season.

Permanently Moved

Back From Krakow

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I just got back from Unsound Festival in Poland yesterday. I talk about the panel and talk I did, and some of the artists I saw live. Also being inspired by hanging out with inspiring people.


Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Website: https://www.thejaymo.net/
Podcast: http://permanentlymoved.online
Zine: http://startselectreset.com

Dipping the Stacks

The ‘OK’ Hand Sign and the Hate Symbol Trap | MEL Magazine

Formal objection to island fish farm lodged by a group of underwater fairies

California’s massive power outage is a wake-up call for the whole country | Popular Science

Counter Mapping – Emergence Magazine

The Ministry

After last week working so hard on the talks I decided to do something different. This week I switched gears. I started work again on the ‘audio’ comic adaptation of a short solarpunk story I wrote last year. It’s er.. MUCH harder than I thought it was going to be going in. Learning a lot about it tho. We’ll see how it goes and if I can keep noodling away at it. I have a long way to go before I can even think of recording it.

I have also decided to christianise my meditation book. This is quite an extensive re-write but one that will make it a better text.

Reading

I read two books this week:

And started a second Warhammer 40k book. lol

Music

TBH I’m still buzzing from the HEAVY AS FUCK Dreamcrusher set. Check this fucking track out.

Remember kids:

103 :: Two Birthdays

I’m in Poland for Unsound Festival. I’m writing this from my hotel room. Full report next weekend. I <3 this city

I’m giving a talk titled Solarpunk – Life In The Future Beyond The Rusted Chrome Of Yestermorrow on Wednesday.

Tuesday I’m moderating an informal panel on Interspecies Solidarity, with Author Luke Turner and experimental nature film maker Amy Cutler.

Here’s a slide from the solarpunk talk:

I also wen’t back to the chalk for my Mums birthday during the week. We went out for lunch and it was really nice. They are also off to Asia next week with my Aunt to see my brother for his 30th. I think they are going to have an amazing time. Also my Dad bought a coat in the M&S sale for £4.50!?? WTF

At the weekend I went out with a bunch of folks and had fancy Thai food for a friends birthday. It was ok.

NOTE: As soon as I’m back from Poland I will continue work on migrating this blog to thejaymo.net

Permanently Moved

Every Week

S2E27

This weeks show is just me sitting down talking about stuff I want to talk about. Which is basically what this show is anyway.


Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Website: https://www.thejaymo.net/
Podcast: http://permanentlymoved.online
Zine: http://startselectreset.com

Dipping the Stacks

Formal objection to island fish farm lodged by a group of underwater fairies

The Social Media Lives of Men on House Arrest | MEL Magazine

THE MANUFACTURING OF GRETA THUNBERG – FOR CONSENT: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE NON-PROFIT INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX [ACT I]

A Calculation is Not a Judgement – Giles Lane – Medium

The Ministry

One of the key things I’ve learnt this week is an important one. Preparing a talk that is 1h long is way way different than writing a 20min long talk. Which is in turn very different from writing/making the 5min information dense essays I do for the podcast. Been fun to work on tho. Learnt a lot about myself and the process.

Reading

I read the brand new Warhammer 40k book Belisarius Cawl: The Great Work. It was actually really good.

Image result for the great work belisarius

Music

Please enjoy this extremely 90’s live concert from Jean Michel Jarre in Barcelona. I’ve been watching it once a day pretty much. I’d have loved to have been there. IMAGINE

Remember kids: