74 :: Lord of the Rings is better than Game Of Thrones

I’m currently writing this on Easter Sunday. Back on the chalk spending time with my family. My brother moved to Taiwan whilst i was traveling. It is i must admit a little strange not having him around.

The rents are currently packing to go away to morocco and they are giving me a lift back up to town. Which is nice.

The weather has be glorious. Not quite as warm as London but down here we get the added bonus of the sea, the horizon and the coast. the beach has been absolutely packed each day we’ve walked along the clifftop.

We also visited the family graves cleared them and said hello to the fam. A Lovely day.

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Lord of the Rings is better than Game Of Thrones. The significance of sailing to ‘the west’ and its place in the modern collective unconscious

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After the disaster of last week. This episode redeems itself. I spoke with Mike Rugnetta on twitter for some advice and got some cool tips on improving the audio quality easily and I put them into action. Really quite happy with how this episode sounds.

The content of the episode has annoyed a bunch of people which was kind of the point. That said tho i think my argument about Tolkien installing mythic archetypes in to our collective unconscious is a novel reading of LOTR to be sure. And if I say so myself… A good one.

If you listen to it LMK what you think, or share it around.

Note: I’ve run out of space in my soundcloud to post any more episodes, so from now on I’m just gonna be posting the direct libsyn link *shrug*.

Dipping the Stacks

The Food of London’s East End Is Nearing Extinction – Eater London

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul – BBC News

Diego Garcia: The “Unsinkable Carrier” Springs A Leak | Zero Hedge

The Witch of Loddon and Changing Perceptions of Witchcraft in Victorian England | Inner Lives

The Ministry

Got a couple more rejections on trying to sell my first story co-written with Andrew Dana Hudson. But a story about a drug dealing queer solarpunk getting in to imperial entanglements with a Fash snapchat demagogue seems to be a hard sell… We’ll keep trying. The version of the story we have now is way better than we first wrote it. Im really happy with it. We’ll just have to keep trying.

Im thinking about submitting a talk to the London Science Fiction Research Community’s conference on crypto and solarpunk. But need a good angle. *puts on thinking hat*

Reading

I’m still reading Wounded By Love before bedtime. And I’m about 1/3 of the way though Wilding by Isabella Tree. I reckon i’ll break the back of it on easter Monday.

Music

Most of my train ride home on Thursday was spent listening to Aretha Franklin’s Young Gifted and Black album. Rock steady is such a tune

My old housemate and very good friend and collaborator Andrew Brown recentlymade me aware of Adult’s album holy pinto. It is extremely 2019 UK emo band of the best time. I’ve loving it.

Remember kids:

Be this guy.

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73 :: blah blah blah one take wonder.

Last week was super busy, not with work but personal stuff. We drove down to Dorset to attend a wedding and stay in an airbnb. Our little fiat 500 was packed to the gunnels: 3 suits, 1 dress, backpacks, food, booze, and 4 fully grown adults. It was quite a drive on the way down but we made it in on piece.

Deep Country

It was a lovely wedding and the miserable rain and wind from the day before cleared and they were blessed with glorious sunshine. It was the first wedding that our friendship group have attended with all the kids. there were a lot of em running around. It was cool.

On the way home we stopped off in the New Forest and saw the ponies

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S02E05

Update on a few things going on in my life, A film recommendation and a comment on Dune. Total SNAFU’d when recording of this episode but never mind!  
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It’s funny. I massively fucked up this episode. I spoke way to fast. Ironically enough at the wedding I had a long conversation with a friend who works In local radio in Bristol about how i need to improve my ‘tracking’. Becuse the whole conceit is to write and record and edit in one hour i really don’t get that may takes (three at most for a sentence really) so i need to imporve my natural sounding speech when recording, I’m hoping this will come, as it will make and future forays in podcasting easier an more professional – blah blah blah one take wonder.

Dipping the Stacks

Black metal has a real Nazi problem | The Outline

Apoliteic music: Neo-Folk, Martial Industrial and ‘metapolitical fascism’ – A Blaze Ansuz: Antifascist Neofolk

Amazon Prime’s astrology “shopping horoscopes” are not amusing to real astrologers.

Traders Are Paying Close Attention As Farmers Live Stream – Bloomberg

The Ministry

I’ve begun work on a creative project that to be trendy I should probably give some code word to.

I’m also happy to announce ill be speaking at Sonar+D in Barcelona in July

Reading

I’m still reading Wounded By Love before bedtime. And I also burned thought the Warhammer 30k Garro Series in the Horus Heresy.
I’m just about to start reading Wilding by Isabella Tree. Its the story of the Knepp Estate (see video below)

Music

Wimbledon Championship Tennis Sega Mega Drive Genesis Complete Soundtrack OST

Im totally in it for the slap bass.

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072 :: Do it anyway

Nothing to add this week personally tbh. It is extremely galling to me that you spend your entire life trying to arrange it in such a way as to avoid doing things that you don’t want to do, and yet you still have to do them anyway.

That aside we are off to Dorset for a few days from tomorrow for a friends wedding. AirBNB in the middle of nowhere about 15mins drive from the venue kinda deal. Should be good!

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S02E04 The life and times of the Priest Mermaid: Robert Stephen Hawker


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Dipping the Stacks

Battery Power’s Latest Plunge in Costs Threatens Coal, Gas | Bloomberg NEF

The Third Phase of Clean Energy Will Be the Most Disruptive Yet – Ramez Naam

The Rockefeller Foundation ends 100 Resilient Cities

The Ministry

Had a few meetings and a call. Saw some friend for drinks but I have been ‘Extremely Inside’ the last week or so.

Reading

I’m currently reading Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios

It is an absolutely fantastic book. A real eye opener. I never thought anyone could write this way tbh. He went to the Holy Mountain at a very young age, and it seems he never lost that child like wonder at the world. I’m very much looking forward to reading more.

Image result for Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios

I’ve also burned thought the first two books in Games Workshop’s Horus Heresy Series this week. Only like 52 more books to go to catch up. After reading *all* of dune earlier this year I thought I might as well start/try and do something new.

Music

New BlackPink single is litaf. The video has 128 MILLION views in 4 days! The size and scope of K-pop as an all conquering media force continues apace.

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071 :: Garbage

I really hate the new WordPress Gutenberg layout. I still can’t for the life of me understand why they changed the input. It is no where near as intuitive as medium or ghosts interface.

The tweaks they made to make it more like a blank sheet have improved it somewhat but have you actually tried moving one of the ‘blocks’ it creates if something ends up in the wrong place? Garbage.

It has added a cognitive workload that has to be surmounted before i can be bothered to post a new blog post.

Last week was shit – thanks for asking

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A brief history of the aphorism “May you live in interesting times” and a little about what to do about it. 


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Dipping the Stacks

How Will Temporary Possessions Make Us Happier? | Society for Cultural AnthropologyForget Your Middle-Class Dreams

Forget Your Middle-Class Dreams

Seven Laws of Noah – Wikipedia

The Ministry

Been burning though my usual writing schedule but nothing to report

Reading

I finished Tim’s Infinite Detail. One of the best near future/cyberpunk novels I’ve read in a long time. Chock full of amazing ideas and a good multi perspective angle on the same even’t. If you haven’t picked it up yet -Do.

Music

The game that this track is taken from looks amazing

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070 :: No Marxist Disco

I think Mondays may be becoming the day for posting this diary/blog thing. Weekends are getting a little bit busier than they were last year. Party due to the fact that my anxiety has reduced massively. Leaving the house feels ok – not great but ok. However the complete apathy to ‘outside/away from the flat’ has gone away. This aside I am still extremely happy with the amount of travel and various things I forced myself to do last year.

The week since my last update has been quite fun.

I sat in on the Trust.Support community call. If you don’t know Trust is a community/co working space in Berlin. It is ‘a space for platform design and utopian conspiracy’. They hosted Terr0’s flower tokens experiment, and also P2P web that I spoke at last year. If you are ever in Berlin, check out the space and their events. there’s always something going on. Following the call it sounds like even more will be happening at the site.

I also went to see Tim Ingold speak at the Monsoon [+ other] Grounds Symposium hosted at University of Westminster . He was speaking on ‘What is the ground’ and was extremely Ingold-ian. I loved it.

It was also a nice surprise to bump into two landscape architects i know in the audience, I am supposed to be writing a chapter for their book (Publish ETA 2021) .

Tim Ingold ‘What is the ground?’

That was super fun.

I hung out with some friends on Friday night who I haven’t seen properly in a while which meant I had a massive hangover in London the next day early doors seeing Mr Vickers.

I took a photo of him, but i don’t think im going to post it here. BUT Ben has shaved his head and got some cool glasses, so he’s moving swiftly towards becoming Mat Dryhurst who amusingly messaged me whilst we were hanging out. The conversation as always was fantastic. We spent most of the day in the sun in Regent’s Park amongst the cheery blossom in the Japanese garden.

After leaving Vickers at the RA I swung by some friends who were on the (remain/peoples vote/revoke article 50/whatever it was about) March. And then went home. Had a great week for socialising.

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Review of Monica Gagliano’s: Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants Buy It!!

I’m really proud of this episode, If you like it too please like,share,subscribe. This year i’d like to try? and move it beyond just friends and family.

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Dipping the Stacks

Belief in aliens could be America’s next religion | The Outline

A Manifesto for Revolutionary Demonology | NERO Editions

Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prize-Winning Physicist Says – Scientific American

The Ministry

Happy to announce I am now a speaker with They Are Europe

I also have a few speaking things lined up already one in The Hague and another in Barcelona during the summer, Announcements for that shortly.

I was encouraged by Mat Dryhurst the other day to push out some more content. He has convinced me to post the transcripts of ‘greatest hits’ of Permanently Moved from last year to medium or whatever. I think this is a good idea tbh. I might just well do that.

Reading

I am still reading Tim’s Infinite Detail. I haven’t been able to focus on it for some reason and have only been able to grab it in snatches of 5/10 mins. Though if the weather stays nice this week, I’ll take it with me to the park or sit by the river.

Music

So much good stuff came out in the last few weeks. Im catching up. Firstly:

DroneFlower – For the Sun Project is about to drop soon. A collabo between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky from Cave In.

Green Lung – Call of the Coven

They are a sludgy/stoner band from UK playing occult-y groove music. The whole album is fantastic – A bit Sabbath, Maiden, Orange Goblin, plus lyrics about letting the devil in – Fucking A! It’d totally be in a band like this.

Last but not least I would be lying if I didn’t say i’ve been listening to a fuck ton of Billie Eilish. Bury a Friend is her finest achievement todate. Cant wait for the album

I suppose I should mention Grimes U/Acc concept album announcement but i’m not going to.

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069 :: Nice

I missed posting last weekend due to being super busy with a friends engagement party and the subsequent hangover. It’s Wednesday now and I can barely remember what went on…

*looks at diary*


I had an MRI on Wednesday. Just a general check in after 16 years of Crohn’s Disease. I had to drink a ton of laxatives so that meant the rest of the day hanging out with the squirtle sqaud.

Oh yeah. Had a great time in central on Monday at a social thing full of internet weirdos.

I met with the founder of a super cyberpunk real estate project for Lunch on Friday. Hung out with some old/former colleagues over coffee and then went to see a show and tell from Common Knowledge at newspeak house

Dipping the stacks

Five Indonesian Authors You Should Read | Literary Hub

Meet Romania’s Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community

How do we use Neighbourhood Planning to fight climate change? – Shared Assets

The Ministry

Check out Common Knowledge (A not-for-profit workers cooperative)
They are Activists and software developers designing platform-level tools to grow the grassroots left.


Having been to their public sprint review, I am extremely impressed at the high level of operation going on in this outfit.

Reading

I finished Dune. Not the first one, but book 8 – of the whole main chronicles series. I’ve read all 8 of them since Jan and quite frankly I’m all dune’d out. I have some notes towards doing a podcast on it soon.

I just started reading Tim’s Infinite Detail. It has one hell of an opening.

Image result for infinite detail

Music

This performance of Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no.2 by Anna Fedorova is incredible.

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068 :: Happy New Year!!

Its March but it feels like the new year.

We got back from our grand tour a little over a week and a half ago. Life is already back into full swing. It is nice to be approaching familiar tracks and paths with new eyes.

If you were close enough to me to be following along on instagram you know that Eve and I had a lovely time. Asia and Australia (especially Indonesia) are places that I never thought I’d go. So the whole trip had an added kind of surrealism wrapped around it.

I remember seeing a thing on Blue Peter once as a kid. About how the water goes down the plug hole in a different direction in the southern hemisphere – and it blew my mind. The first thing I did on arriving at the AirBnB in Indonesia was to turn the tap on and witness it for myself. A Miracle. A wonder of nature. It’s always the small things.

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301 – 1901 – 1000mph club

This is literally just me talking about going away and getting back from my holiday. New year same old me. Trying to ease back in to making this.

Notes: Occulture Podcast – Solarpunk

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Dipping the stacks

The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day

(Literally me. I eat the same breakfast everyday for months sometimes years on end)

California family furious after hospital uses video call to tell grandfather he’s dying

Why It’s Important to Consider Whether Dune Is a White Savior Narrative

The Ministry

I’ve been encouraged by a few people I admire and value in private conversations since I got back to publish, publish everything, push all ALL the content.

It is apparently vital that I stop waiting for the threads of the future come to me and push out things to make the hustle of what i want to do with my life viable. With this in mind I’m going to do so.

I’ve been extremely worried – perhaps since the earliest stacktivism days – that publishing things that i think and believe on the internet is going to get me canceled. This is the main reason i haven’t ever just pushed out content at pace. The other reason is as an artsy person/under student the one thing that I feel university should have taught me (to ditch perfectionism) didn’t.

But its 2019 and I have so much to do and get done. The only option is to push stuff out and move on. Only Forward.

In other news I was on an episode of Occulture Podcast talking about SOLARPUNK with Gordon White from Runesoup recorded whilst staying with him in deepest darkest Tasmania in Feb.

Reading

I’ve read 16 Books so far this year. 5 Of them Dune Novels. I will also be writing a review of Thus Spoke The Plant v.soon. TLDR is its one of the best books i’ve read this side of the year 2000

My Goodreads profile is below:

Music

Holly just announced the release of her new album and released the newest single. I can’t wait for this. Holly, Mat and everyone else involved has been working on it for a long time. Can’t wait!


Pop Princess Kim Petras has two singles that came out since I last posted. One Featuring SOPHIE the other being a Power Pop Banger. Both embeded below:

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