087 :: [Media property name] isn’t your friend

It’s been such a weird week. We got back from Benedict and Mina’s wedding on Tuesday afternoon. So I was wandering around on Wednesday thinking it was actually Monday, then Panicked and dove into the mountain of stuff I put on my list..

Here’s some gratuitous snaps from the Hagia Sophia for your eyeballs.

Sunset
Virgin and Child
Dome of Heaven

Here’s John Romers 3 hour Byzantium Documentary.

Last night was the launch of The Brazen Vessel 10 years of Collected Works from Alkistis Dimech ☩ Peter Grey of Scarlet Imprint at Treadwells.

I forgot to take any photos at the event but here’s a snap of the paperback. I can’t wait to dig in. Especially their earlier writings.

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[Media property name] isn’t your friend.

We need anti trust laws for culture. I take a dump on Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Roll your own culture.

(Yes the podcast cover is my teenage bedroom)

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Dipping the Stacks

History: “The Power of Trees” (1855) – SANDRA RENDGEN

Why are England’s roadsides blooming? – BBC News

The Afrofuturists with designs on African architecture | Financial Times

Heavy rain forces evacuation order for 800,000 in southwestern Japan

The Ministry

I’ve had some really interesting comments and feedback on the first 27 pages (10k words) of the meditation book. A lot to chew on.

Been working hard on the text for the first zine. Should be Ready to go in August at the latest.

Been talking with the folks at UCT (apodcastfornow). we’re doing a collab together.

The most important thing that happened this week tho:

Reading

I’ve been reading more Warhammer and A LOT of PDFs on UK public policy documents on land use this week. Nothing really to report.

Music

CATNAPP X MODESELEKTOR “THE MOVER”

This track is dark and square wavey as hell. I love the suction they have achieved on the kick drum. It feels like the billowing of a sail.

Remember kids:

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085 :: 5 Favourite Tracks of 2019 So Far

I am beginning to hate twitter threads with a passion. My pinboard bookmarks are full of them and its a little confusing despite diligent tagging. Why can’t folks just have a blog? I always think to myself, scrolling though an epic 50 post thread on a super interesting topic.

The question is rhetorical however as the answer is that the logics of Twitter demand that attention be kept inside the high walls of the network – but still. There are so many places on the internet to hangout.

I keep wondering if RSS readers are too much effort in 2019? or is that there are no decent free options? Rolling your own culture/internet is what it has always been here for …

Anyways I posted this list to Tumblr the other night. I had forgotten how rich Tumblr looks compared to Twitter. Despite being a heavy tumblr being an admin on solarpunks.net.

WordPress is obviously still the least worst option. But I like that I can just embed the whole post below. Perhaps I’m warming to Gutenberg … Perhaps.

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.

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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.

Remember kids:

061 :: The Future Starts Today

“The universe is but a corpse puffing up.”
― Liu Cixin, Death’s End

Well, It seems that I forgot to hit publish on my blog post from last week so you get two posts in one. As I sat down to type this morning there was about 5 minutes of confusion. Where exactly did all the time go? But I just hit post on last weeks post, and now I’m sitting down to type this weeks missive/update.

I don’t know who many of you are even reading – let me know in the comments if you are – but i’m not particularly bothered. This is the first time I’ve ever kept a blog up for this long ever. Now i’m in the groove of things its nice to sit down every week and type.

Speaking of typing.. I suppose the biggest news in my life is that I’m typing this right now on my new mechanical keyboard :@)

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It is an AUKEY G3. The cheapest backlit mechanical keyboard on amazon. I got it for about 33 quid. (It was reduced – but I also had a £6 off web voucher that was going to expire at the end of the month). It was a great deal quite frankly. I already know what I’d look for if i was ever going to get a more expensive one.

I musty say tho. It is certainly strange typing on a proper keyboard again. After 9 years on a mac keyboard. A 105 key layout keyboard reminds me a lot of my old job working in spreadsheets. Which is something I quite enjoy.

It is also strange that sitting in front of a keyboard like this as it instantly feels more like business. It feels like ‘I am here here sitting in front of my laptop about to do something as opposed to clicking around wasting time’. Even the sound of the clicking the keys make, makes you feel a bit more like you are doing work, not just watching words appear on the screen in front of you.

In many ways this is what i was hoping for. I’m going to be spending November and December typing. Thats it basically: just typing. I think I have about 100k words (minimum) that I want to get out of my head before the end of the year. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all those words, but it should form a core set of materials from which to build from next year. That’s my justification for buying this incredibly LOUD and obnoxious keyboard basically.

Eve told me within an hour of coming home from work and hearing me use it that she hated it LOL.

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Episode 27 – The Future Starts Today

This episode I talk about the MOD’s new Global Strategic Trends Report – 6th Ed.
Its called: The Future Starts Today and is really interesting (the report not the podcast).

Global Strategic Trends Report (Sixth Edition) assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governme…n_1_.pdf

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Dipping the stacks

5 Hour livestream of accelerationist experimental theory and politics. Well worth your time.

Decolonizers of the imaginary

The Ministry

I have a few ‘obligations’ coming up.

I’m in a bit of a holding patter to be honest, I cant give an excuse like I’m recovering form unsound or whatever.

But finally after a whole year of reconfiguring my life around things I want to do, things are finally starting to come together. I may not be talking about getting a job, but I do mean I’m about to move into a new phase of being me.

I’m about to do this huge push on writing. The podcast project (not permanently moved) has moved a few inches forward. And it’s looking increasingly likely that very soon in a few months or so, that I’m going to end up becoming a content production machine. With deadlines spread though-out the week etc. I’m looking forward to it. I’m actually thinking of doing the whole Patreon thing from day one. So I’m going to ride it and see where it goes.

Its always good to remember that old punk phrase i grew up with: “The reason you aren’t a sell out is because nobody is buying”

Reading

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM is complete crap. Don’t bother reading it. Knock it out of the hands of people who are.

This week I sat down and read the whole of Death’s End. It took me about 5 days cover to cover. It’s about 600 pages – A beast. But I am really glad that I finally got round to reading it, but sad that the experience is all over.

Now I’m reading RED MOON Fuck Yeah

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I am about 1/4 of the way though so far. It’s really cool to be reading KSR in such a near future.

Music

I’ve been listening to a lot of late 70’s electro recently. Love this Teardrop Explodes B-Side live performance.

Remember kids:

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039 :: Unspool

Wizard Prang was threatened by toast. He knew that he was supposed to eat breakfast. It was good for him. But eating was exactly what he did not want to do early in the morning.

Chronicles of Wizard Prang by Stafford Beer

Narrative

This post is three days late. It did briefly cross my mind about 8am on Saturday that I needed to post something but i was A. too tired (no one seems to sleep in berlin?) B. too busy and had to run out the door for a breakfast engagement, followed by brunch, then get to Trust for my p2pWeb talk, then after that was drinks, dinner, then more drinks.

So in short it was kinda busy.

I’m frantically preparing for my next round of being away from home due in Rotterdam on Thursday. Conversations I took away with me from Berlin have caused it to pivot some what a a major re-write is in process.

It is now Tuesday and it’s nearly 30 degrees so i don’t want to spend all day inside either.

Permanently Moved

Episode 7: Eugh what a drag to get this done today! Thanks for listening everyone! Please stick with me, really not feeling this one today.

Dipping the stacks

I don’t want to talk about it.

The Ministry

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Reading

I finished invention of nature.

Music

TarLung had an album out last year and i missed it. Sludgy Doom FTW

Remember Kids:

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038 :: The Dithering

Narrative

Been a good week since list time we spoke. Got most of my veggies out in the garden last weekend and i’m about to go outside and get a bunch of salad seeds in trays.

Seen a bunch of friends including Alex Fradera (who has just compiled the last decades of blogs into one place and started blogging again), had a few beers with Mr Benedict Singleton, and also local friends yesterday and I’m a bit fluffy today.

I also had a bunch of calls with people catching up. Its so much nicer to speak to someone on video chat you haven’t spoke with in a long time for 20mins than spend a couple of hours chatting to them over text.

So today we found out ABBA are back together. This is awful news.

Can you imagine the world being over joyed in 1972 that a band from 1926 had got back together? No I cant either. Fuck Abba. The best wedding reception I’ve ever been to was the one where it played drum and bass all night.

The ABBA news further strengthens my opinions about the stagnation of popular culture around us. Im not sure historians will look back and call this era ‘The Long Emergency’ it’s probably more like ‘The Dithering”. Maybe Fukuyama was right. Even Black Panther is from 1966. Anyway its 2018, K-pop is reaching the cultural zenith of perfected pop. Who needs ABBA when you’ve got Red Velvet ? I also BET that K-pop bands will still put up bigger numbers on their newest MVs than ABBA will.

I’m also secretly hoping that the new ABBA will be only slightly better than shit, and boomers will have a Ghostbusters/Starwars “you’ve ruined my childhood” backlash moment.

Permanently Moved

Episode 6. A quick chat about how I’ve been making this thing, My up coming talks in Berlin May 5 and Rotterdam May 10-11 , GoogleDocs Dictation Feature and thats about it.

There’s about 50 people listening to it now which is a reall nice surprise thank for you listening if you are.

My close friends think I’m mad and haven’t listen to it but hey they speak to me IRL all the time.

Dipping the stacks

KANYE 2024

The Ministry

peer to peer web Berlin walk is done, i just have to make a few slides better but i’m happy with it and i suppose i should practice it.

Rotterdam talk is about half done i know where its going but i think i’ve pulled to much material from the Uber deck/book plan to fit into 25 mins so i need to rethink that.

Got a few work calls next week before I head off, and also need to catch up on a few things that I’ve let drop off the radar.

Work wise things really are getting more tangible in terms of what I want to do this year and routes to getting it done. Which is good because we are 1/3 of the way though. I’ve also been throwing the dice on the medium term in my mind a lot this week as a result. I wonder how its all going to work out.

Im thinking of getting a rescue time app as i’m still wasting way to much time on youtube and its depressing.

Reading

Still reading Retrosuburbia its massive.

Music

Not new, but new to me:

Twice have catchy new single out, if your following along with the K-POP thing. The video is full of easter eggs for the TWICE fandom.

Remember Kids:

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037 :: Who Else Wants To Enjoy The Sunshine?

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Narrative

Been the best weather ever this week. Been on some mega long walks with with friend Ben who’s also funemployed. I’ve basically spent four days outside away from the computer and today will also be no exception.

Eve went to Scotland and back this week and mentioned to me this morning that she’s spent over 24 hours on trains in the last week which is a lot.

I’m typing this out quickly as possible as I want to get out in the garden before the sun moves round the trees and makes it to hot to shift all the ivy/crap I cut down out there that was coming though from next door.

Permanently Moved

This weeks episode is me being super honest about how I experience the world. I try but sometimes find it really had to talk to people at this deep integrative/experiential level. An ex colleague messaged me to say “I should probably go see a neurologist”. LOL

In Episode 5 I talk about my experience of the world. I hope you find it interesting. It was my first attempt at drafting a script before recording which meant I was only left with about 20 mins to read and record what I wrote down. I’m not sure if I like it. It sound better towards the end but the opening few minutes just sound flat to my ear, and not what I’m going for. You live and learn I suppose.

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Dipping the stacks

  • There’s a palpable sense of an oncoming storm here in the UK.
  • Everyone’s on edge but can’t explain why
  • Its amazing that May is still in office

The Ministry

I wrote almost all of my peer to peer web Berlin talk in my head this week whilst walking along with Ben not saying anything to each other (we’ve been friends for longer than a decade so long silences are totally expected and normal and he’s not exactly chatty at the best of times)  pleased about that. should have the slides done by Tuesday.

Offer to write for a magazine about stacktivism and smart cities. I accepted.

I (re)wrote about 3k of a solarpunk novella over the mornings this week and i’m feeling pretty good about it.

I’m thinking of writing a separate talk once the two I’m working on are finished to explain why I hate the term The Anthropocene beyond it being a fractal rant of a discourse in the humanities with seeming no objective beyond critique for critique’s sake.

Reading

It’s a tome. The Goetia of Holmgren now Mollisons passed. It’s VERY good, but super pricy to get shipped from AUS but what you gonna do.. borrow mine I suppose?

Music

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois – Mag11 P82

Just perfect.

So is this… Summer – The Blow from their new album Brand New Abyss

Remember Kids:

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