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

S2E29

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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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

S2E28

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:

102 :: I Think I Will Cause Problems On Purpose

I Bought Untitled Goose Game at 9am on launch day last week. I’ve been going on about it to anyone that will listen. Most ‘Gamers’ in my life think the whole premise sounds dumb. But really it is they who are dumb.

Image result for untitled goose game

UGG is one of the best games I’ve played in AGES. It is a mix of Hitman 2 and Metal Gear Solid, only you are an angry Goose in a whimsically rendered simulation. Twitter unilaterally deciding that it’s set in ‘Brexit Village’ makes the game even funnier tbh.

What video games ARE and what they CAN BE still has such a huge landscape for exploration. I really hope we have a AAA winter and the industry crashes letting a 1000 small teams bloom.

Recent Additions

There’s a thing going around on Tumblr at the moment. The Top 5 most recently like tracks in your audio software. Thought I’d do the same here.

The following is in reverse order. Most recent first

Unleash The Archers – Northwest Passage

I actually tweeted this out. Unleash the archers are a melodic death/power metal band from Canada. This is their cover of Northwest Passage by Canadian Folk Legend Stan Rogers.

Their album Apex from 2017 is still on pretty heavy rotation on my phone. Basically if you have ever liked Iron Maiden you’ll love Unleash The Archers.

Good Morning – Tricot 

Japanese math rock band Tricot have a new EP out this month. This track isn’t my favourite off the EP but I hit the fav button on the EPs 2nd listen as its pretty damn catch.

Beehives Betrayed – Clive Tanaka y su Orquesta

I first found out about Clive Tanaka after they sued Niki Minaj back in 2013. I’ve been following along since. I really like new album it has some chillwave. Great glitchy bits and really good use of samples of a British DJ. Skip to about 6mins for the best bit of the track.

All Is Fair In Love And Kai Whiston – Kai Whiston

Ninja tune child prodigy had an album out at the end of last year but I only just got round to listening to it.

Superglue – GFOTY

GFOTY is one of the many musicians on PC Music. 5 years on from the breakout of the PC music Genre, the question ” is it the future of pop or ‘contemptuous parody’? ” is kinda moot. The lines have blurred so much with likes of A. G. Cook etc doing production in South Korea and SOPHIE working with Madonna and for Charlie XCX etc.

At the end of the day all these tracks have a deadpan simplicity which most pop songs can learn from.

Permanently Moved

Ritual and Storytelling

S2E26

This show was a big bite to take, make and chew within one hour but ah well:

Technology and Ritual
Ritual needs sacrifice
Storytelling and Mythos
The story becomes alive in its telling
Our ancestors would struggle to see mythology as separate from ritual


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

I think I tried to hard this week. But then again I wrote the whole thing in 35 mins so I can’t complain. It feels like the episode is the opening first halves of a two part essay.

Dipping the Stacks

Crash Course | The New Republic

50 books, 50 days and a car named Thunder: Columbus native takes cross-country trip to nation’s bookstores

The Clear Pill, Part 1 of 5: The Four-Stroke Regime – The American Mind
(CW Moldbug)

“This Shithole Made Me”: 4 Extremely Online Writers on How the Internet Broke Our Brains and How We Can Unbreak Them – Mother Jones

The Ministry

I hit 4/5 of my target wordcounts this week. So not bad.
Still need to find some work tho 🤔

I’ve started building a new version of Thejaymo.net but its going to take me fucking ages as I’m doing it on a subdomain that I’m then gonna ftp all the files over to main after nuking the current site. Im hoping to get it all done next week before I head to unsound but I’m really not sure.
This site will 301 redirect for at least a year once I’m done. But I’m not planning on leaving any content here after that.

Reading

Believe it or not. Im running out of Warhammer books to read. Its taken a year long binge but I reckon by xmas i’ll be up-to-date and just reading the books as the come out.

Music

The 5 tracks I opened this post with are all stuff I’ve listened to this week.

So heres the Flaming Lips covering War Pigs on later with Holland back in 2006

Remember kids:

098 :: Double Donald’d

I was hoping to round out this week with a DIY repair success. This morning I tried to replace the broken USB port on my Blue Yeti Microphone. My usual approach to these things being ‘Its already fucked, if I break it then it’ll be fucked some more’.

Reader. It is now double fucked.

Lessons learned.
1) Always blame your Tools: Cheap soldering iron will do for guitars, amps etc. But not fit for purpose on a tiny pcb.
1.a) Invest in a variable temp soldering iron thats more than 30watt.
2) I got the part too hot and a coper tracer popped out the laminate which i think means its double fucked.
3) Invest in a desoldering pump.

My Iron is only 30 watt so it took too long to melt the solder and I really damaged the board

I think tomorrow I’ll sheepishly go to the computer repair shop and say this has been ‘Double Donalded’ by me. “I have the part, can you repair it twice over for me?” Even if i bought better tools Im not sure I can repair the tracer without a microscope.

If they say no.. well then it was already broken *shrug* it just makes life more annoying/expensive RE future projects.

Permanently Moved

301 – 1922 – The Internet Isn’t All One Thing

S2E22
Half articulated thoughts on Waldenponding, literal content and UX verticality, the demands of the attention economy and why return to the Isles of blogging. 
Links
Against Waldenponding
Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?
Rethinking How I Use Internet: 5
Isles of blogging
 
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Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Dipping the Stacks

Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot and Psychedelics – The New York Times

Why We Love to Hate Gallery Dinners | Frieze

Do Plants Have Something to Say? – The New York Times

GrimDark: Loose Canon & Warhammer Race War Aaron Dembski-Bowden Guest Blog – Boomtron

The Ministry

I am going to be in Copenhagen in Jan talking about Land As Platform for an hour.

The panel at unsound on interspecies solidarity is taking shape.

You can see a list of talks i’m giving for the rest of the year here: https://www.thejaymo.net/works/

Reading

I read 3 more Warhammer books this week LOL. But I also finished Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. It’s an incredible book on aboriginal farming and economy. It also demolishes the racist ‘Hunter gatherer’ history of Australia. So So Good.

I’m about to start reading Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter. It’s supposed to be really good.

Music

Everglow have a cool catchy single out. Even if k-pop isn’t your thing. It’s worth watching because i bet it’ll look 99% better than any movie you have seen this year.

Remember kids:

I feel personally attacked by this meme.

094 :: One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Well, after talking how much better my mental health was last week. This week has been dark and terrible. I don’t want to talk about it.

Permanently Moved

From Blake’s London to Air to Surface Missiles

S2E19

The anatomy of an info binge.

Blake > Tennyson > 20th C Anglosphere Public Policy > Keplar > Lana de Terzi > Pearson’s Weekly

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

Bit of a filler episode this week. Still liked making it which is the main thing.

Dipping the Stacks

Artificial tongue’s nanoscale “tastebuds” can sort real whisky from counterfeits more than 99% of the time / Boing Boing

The Tragedy of “The Tragedy of the Commons” – Scientific American Blog Network

“The Greatest Menace to the Writer is the Reader” and Other Advice from Shirley Jackson | Literary Hub

Magical thinking: the history of science, sorcery and the spiritual

The Ministry

A week of basically doing zero work which was a feedback loop.

Did make some cool grooves tho

Reading

I might be getting to the end of my Warhammer binge. Im kinda getting a bit sick of it. 50 books or something tho… thats quite a binge.

Music

I’ve been LOVING this Blanck Mass track all week.

I’ve also been listening to lots of 80’s style modern synth pop. A mate and I are considering making some music together. Heres some examples

Remember kids:

092 :: Micronutrients

I’ve had the lurgy again this week. Maybe I picked it up some of whatever eve had last week but fought it off. Its been a whole week of feeling around 80% and then doing something like walking into town and having to abort the mission to go home back to bed and sleep it off.

However I slept like 12 hours last night and now feel really good today – apart from the grogginess of having slept for 12 hours.

I’ve was sleeping a lot earlier this year, it was really bad. I thought maybe it was my Anemia – A consequence of my Crohn’s disease. But even after taking my regular injection It didn’t help at all.

Holland & Barrett Magnesium with Zinc Tablets

I have been a notorious asshole in the first 10mins of waking up for most of my life. Manifesting as a period of rage that I don’t remember at all. A small window of the day where I would say the most outrageous things which were unkind and spiteful.

But then I started supplimenting magnesium and zinc about two months ago.

I’ve been taking Holland Barrett’s combined supplement as it was easy to buy. I take the full two tablets a day. Which gives you the following %NRV

  • Magnesium 266mg 71%
  • Zinc 10mg 100%

The effects were almost immediate. Within a few days of starting I was a much nicer person when I first woke up. To the point Eve mentioned it straight away. I feel way less groggy when I wake up and I’m also sleeping better (and far deeper) than I have for a long time .

Last year the NHS said that people aged 20-29 in the uk had serious deficiencies in zinc (8.6%) and Magnesium (14%) and the numbers are far higher for a slight deficiency and increase as you go though the population by age.

I’m now a magnesium and zine evangelist telling everyone that I’ve been taking it and feel much much better. 100% recommendation.

Micronutrients

It’s interesting that these are both micronutrients and the effect that supplimenting them have had on me has been so large.

One of the biggest criticisms of indoor farming (under lights or hydroponics) is that there is the lack of micronutrients they contain. When you bring this up to people who are gun ho about it being a solution to fresh fruits and vegetables in cities they dismiss it. But its a real problem. Vegitables should really be gown in the ground powered by the sun.

But even then there’s still a problem. Take this quote from Scientific American:

University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

Further more:

A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal,found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

Organic food really is the best food for us. There needs to be an explosion in small scale market gardening to bring the price down.

Permanently Moved

Fortnite World Cup Explained (For Boomers)

S2E18

This week I try to explain (for Boomers):

The Fortnite World Cup

The Size of the Video Games Market
The Upcoming Live Streaming Platform Battle

Notes:

Follow @louiscenter on twitter. He is good people

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This weeks episode was super fun to make. I feel like it’s full of power.

It’s the first time I’ve done research whilst making it. Googling for numbers figures and facts whilst making the script. It took a little longer maybe 15mins instead of 10 but is all the better for it.

I think the overall quality of the show recently has reached where I imagined it would be in my head when I started with episode 1 last year. Maybe other people would have given up by now but I dunno. I

It’s slowly slowly starting to break out of the bounds of my personal media sphere now and thats been very cool to see. (thanks Ahmet for mentioning it your newsletter!) Maybe that is because the quality is more consistent or just inevitable side effect of just having a how thats run for nearly 50 episodes.

Dipping the Stacks

Orion Magazine | Beyond Hope

McKinsey & Company: Capital’s Willing Executioners | Current Affairs

Why So Many Former Emos Are Now K-Pop Fans – VICE (SO SEEN)

BBC – Future – How to build something that lasts 10,000 years

The Ministry

I’ve written about 13k words this week including a surprise 2k words of fan fiction which came from nowhere. But it think it could possibly be a novel.

I haven’t edited anything this week as my head was stuffy and couldn’t concentrate. I NEED to get this first zine out.

Reading

Feeling ill has basically meant I’ve read loads and played Nintendo Switch A lot. I’m still on the Warhammer 40k kick. But instead of moving on to the final Seige of TerrA books I’ve read the following:

Three books in One week is reaching new levels of Aspergers binge Tendancies. Don’t think it’s been this bad for years. Plus its really nice not to be anywhere near Land As Platform related content whilst I’m writing the book.

Music

I’d like to direct you towards this extremely well written piece in the MEL magazine

Remember kids: