Category: Important Shit

BATTLES

BATTLES

I’d like to share a new musical discovery that I came upon recently — a New York band called Battles. I first heard of them while interviewing Jose Medeles for a podcast last November. Then, in the past few days, I chanced upon some of their videos on YouTube. Extraordinary stuff. This video in particular …

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2017 Visuals in Review

2017 Visuals in Review

A few favorite personal photos from the past year. Some definite faves come via Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. There are way too many of those to put in one post, but Marissa and I will discuss Meow Wolf a bit more in the podcast we’re recording tomorrow. “Wolf Brother,” says Chip. “Where is the …

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HAPPY SOLSTICE!

HAPPY SOLSTICE!

A roundup of wintry images from Twitter. The Darkening 📷Narikka Photography pic.twitter.com/ZQBvp1MsOR — AnnaBelle (@ab_tully) December 12, 2017 Night pic.twitter.com/4Y8278yqTg — wongsusie (@withnomoney) December 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/JhNi9xNaNk — Lou Beach (@XActo11) December 23, 2017

Important Shit: Beauty, Terror and Awe

Important Shit: Beauty, Terror and Awe

This was excellent and timely advice I stumbled upon with Instagram today. Maybe it can provide some inspiration to you as well. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. If you are struggling with the black dog of depression, or are having a hard time finding meaning in your life, take what follows as …

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IMPORTANT SHIT: Yukio Mishima

IMPORTANT SHIT: Yukio Mishima

You may have noticed on my website’s home page, I feature this quote in a sidebar widget: True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys. The line is from Japanese author Yukio Mishima. I’m not sure how I first happened upon Mishima’s work — I may have noticed author Jack Donovan reference …

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IMPORTANT SHIT: The Light That Kills as Well as Illumines

IMPORTANT SHIT: The Light That Kills as Well as Illumines

“If we can’t hear people screaming in agony, how can we hear at all?” — Henry Miller Edgard Varèse I was digging through old blogs recently and found a post that deserves a reboot. The topic of the post in question was Henry Miller’s book The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, which features some really great music writing, …

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