Every few months or so I read a blog post or longform essay that animates me in such a way that I have to go back and read it a few more times or share it aloud with my significant other. “The Conversations that Cryptocurrency Killed,” authored by Bay Area writer Sonya Mann at the
LINKS David Chapman: Desiderata for Any Future Mode of Meaningness: The atomization of culture, society, and self has liquefied experience. This mode contributes the critical realization that perfect coherence is neither necessary nor even desirable. At a practical, intuitive, kinesthetic level, we have become much more tolerant of nebulosity: of paradox, volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and
MUSIC Music as a repellant — Bach at the Burger King: Baroque music seems to make the most potent repellant. “[D]espite a few assertive, late-Romantic exceptions like Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff,” notes critic Scott Timberg, “the music used to scatter hoodlums is pre-Romantic, by Baroque or Classical-era composers such as Vivaldi or Mozart.” Public administrators seldom
The girls of the All Gold Everything podcast recently invited me to guest-host a segment on their show. Check it out, por favor: I’ll be posting a Radio Cade re-purposed version of the show soon.
BIRDS A new photobook about chickens called “Chicken”: CONSCIOUSNESS From OMNI Magazine’s “Interviews from the Vault” — John Lily on dolphin consciousness: I just did a very primitive experiment — a Saturday afternoon-type experiment — at Marine World. I was floating in an isolation tank and had an underwater loudspeaker close to my head