A full week this week. I had to have a small day surgery operation on Tuesday which required me to take an inordinate amount of laxatives over the bank holiday weekend last weekend. I can’t say I enjoyed the whole experience but I’m glad its over. The knock on effect is I may be able to come of some of the medication I’ve been taking since I was 17 so thats a massive win.
I spent the day with my brother who is back from halfway around the world for 10days. I wont see him again till Christmas. We went for a long walk along the Thames. Caught up and hung out.
Yesterday I hung out with Mr vickers. We had brunch in soho and then walked though a bustling Regent’s park and chatted about how the universe works.
After that I jumped on the train and went to my old housemates birthday there were many dogs. All attempts at ballgames were swiftly abandond.
I talk about what ‘The Mainstream’ means for me with regard to the Dark Forest Internet.
“Friends shouldn’t let friends go into the woods alone”
Note: I overwrote the script a little bit and had to cut about 5 seconds worth of pauses and breaths out of this episode so the delivery is a little manic. (Soz)
The book launch was at the oscar wilde temple. Totally wild time tbh.
Lastly I went clay pigeon shooting. I had a nice time and happy with how well I did.
Permanently Moved – Chernobyl
Reflecting on the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and bullet pointing the things I remember from the visit I made to the site in 2011. — You can subscribe to Permanently Moved in itunes: permanentlymoved.online/itunes or search in all your favourite podcatchers. Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo
Happy with this one. Still not sure about the EQ-ing but i think the audio quality continues to improve now I’ve set up some preset patches.
Sunn O))) Life Metal came out. Just been blasting that in my headphones. I’d like to go for dusk evening walks with the album this week and get inside it. ØØ Void is still my favourite Sunn O))) work. But very few things are going to the the same influence on you as an adult as the first EP you pre-ordered when you were 15. But Monoliths & Dimensions also needs a mention
The length of your breath is the length of your life.
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) .
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. – Uncle Al
Had an enjoyable week.
I went in a fucking helicopter with Eve and my Dad. We flew from Thanet to Dover along the coast. Eve flew it and hahaha they gave her a pilots log book so she can work towards he licence.
Went to a lake and had a picnic with Eve, Jenny and Mr Chit.
I ate so many Radishes and our home made beetroot hummus
Went to see Vickers in conversation with James Bridle at the goethe institut london. Got him to sign my (read) copy of the book because I’m a sucker for friends publishing things and putting their names on/in them. I’m also hugely grateful for being listed in the acknowledgements – thanks James!
Mr Vickers and James
Went for a walk yesterday after finishing up the last episode of the expanse with Mr Chit and then went to an old colleagues leaving doo. Saw so many old colleagues – I don’t know what it is about office workers and leaving doos but I boarded the Jaeger train with much reticence.
Crypto drinks tonight at secert location in London. Got keep fairly straight as we’re going hiking in the surrey hills tomorrow and 30 degree hangover hike doesn’t really sound like fun.
My first attempt at a book review of sorts. A review of James Bridle’s new book New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future and the event I attended at Londons Goethe Institut last night – James was in conversation with Mr Ben Vickers.
I also quote from Jaya Klara Brekke’s newest publication: I Saw the Blockchain at the End of the World, Turned Around, and Walked Back.
An embrace of indeterminacy seems to be in the air.
Dipping the stacks
The Paul Kingsnorth stuff earlier this week was interesting to watch unfold.
I’ve done a bunch of writing this week. Spoke to a wonder woman from the US about solarpunk which I’m excited to see what hapeneds next.
I spent all day one day this week looking in to the various Etherum non fungible token stacking protocol proposals. Exciting things could be built in the next 18 months or so.
I read James’ book in less than two days. See my podcast for a review.