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A Guide to Iannis Xenakis’s Music: “Xenakis has said that his war-time experience informed his desire to create his new kind of sound-experience. (He described the play of sirens, gunfire, and spotlights in Athens in the 1940s as like a ‘large-scale spectacle’) Yet his music sounds, to me at least, to be purged – or perhaps

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Become Who You Are: “To become static is to be rigid, to become like a corpse. By contrast, it is the essence of life to be dynamic and changing.” Psychology Today Chess City: “A Monument To An Impossible Dream”: “[Former Kalmykia president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov] believed that chess was a force for good in the world. So he

Flight School

second lesson was today, I got to be a passenger pic.twitter.com/rqwDJqiZG3 — tundra palms (@tundrapalms) May 24, 2020

Jean Baudrillard — “America”

Taking inventory of my summer reading. Here are some favorite passages from Jean Baudrillard‘s “America.” (Emphases mine.) Driving  This sort of travel creates its own peculiar type of even and innervation, so it also has its own special form of fatigue. Like a fibrillation of muscles, striated by the excess of heat and speed, by

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Could Deer Evolve to Avoid Car Accidents? …while deer might be evolving to reduce accident mortality, it would be hard to see and won’t help much anytime soon. So if it’s a problem, one’d better hurry up with safety measures like road fencing or self-driving cars Daniel Kalder Reviews “God Save Texas” by Lawrence Wright

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pic.twitter.com/R35CBMouqM — T U N D R A N A U T (@tundranaut) December 1, 2018 Diane Arbus – Xmas tree in a living room in Levittown, Long Island, 1963 pic.twitter.com/wsOJfZsICm — mariagraziaraciti (@maraciti) December 19, 2018 Joel Meyerowitz @xavierdaniel999 pic.twitter.com/3Ndo5Paayb — Caroline (@C_Kotterman) December 19, 2018 lord of the night pic.twitter.com/xHLFEs9HM6 — The Boys

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Jacques Knight: A Promenade With The Gilets Jaunes In Paris Along with flashbang stun grenades, the tear-gas grenades were the MVP of crowd control. Securely positioned in lateral streets, riot police equipped with grenade launchers would lob instant pain into the crowd every now and then. A direct hit from a stun grenade recently cost

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China’s Belt And Road Plan To Reshape The International Order: …the West may find itself out-competed in three different areas: First, it may find itself displaced in terms of the norms of international relations and development. Second, the economic infrastructure of development itself may be increasingly under Chinese political control. Finally, the sorts of deals

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pic.twitter.com/bYamtLp4Yo — Archillect (@archillect) October 25, 2018 Marilyn Monroe in 1953. pic.twitter.com/54Zex7kfGA — The Marilyn Diaries (@MarilynDiary) September 27, 2018 Song of Swan Lam Shiu Chib.1940 Hong Kong pic.twitter.com/3ML1kplztM — louise (@eigglezaki) October 26, 2018 Sarah BlardParis pic.twitter.com/Ug369p4ZzK — Laurence (@Laurence_A_) October 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/ONu0UHsPi0 — Coline (@Coline_n_1) October 21, 2018 Moon – @withnomoney –

The Nine Bedevilments of Creativty

Just finished The Sick Bag Song, Nick Cave‘s epic book-long poem/song that is also part tour diary and travel narrative. Finding myself relating to a chapter discussing the bedevilments of creativity. As described in the book: The Nine Primary Bedevilments of Creativity are — Procrastination through fear. Procrastination through indecision. Procrastination through perfectionism. Procrastination through

This Site Now Has a Name

So, I finally went ahead and gave this site a name (as opposed to relying on the URL, bookofcade.com, which has never really been a name, per se, just a platform from which to launch ideas).. The new name for the site is… TUNDRA PALMS Why? There are some words for which I have a