long, meta, pretentious explanation of why this "place" is different Show more
This is an archipelago.
It's not one place but a series of islands of differing sizes and closeness. You've landed on the shores of one of them that you like and set up camp. You can always hear what your neighbours are talking about and you get parcels full of the messages sent out from neighbouring islands.
If it seems too quiet, you can venture out to look at some of the other islands. They each have their own unique culture. Some speak languages you don't understand; some speak your language but use it in ways you don't understand, yet. Some places they seem to talk of only machines, or politics, or music. In others they make art for their neighbours to enjoy. Some are ruled over by a laird, others are democracies. All islands display their rules clearly; most enforce them justly.
You're not tied to the island you're currently on. You could set up a home on another island, many other islands if you please. Perhaps here you will write poems, while over the horizon you will learn how to repair a broken computer. Argue vigourously on one island, return to another to enjoy the views of your neighbours' gardens.
All these places are accessible to you. You can befriend people on any island and receive visitors or not, as you choose.
This is our achipelago. It is Free and you are welcome.
stanstead 15, uk politics Show more
they're raising money to cover their legal costs - if you can chuck a few quid their way, please do. https://chuffed.org/project/end-deportations-charter-flight-action-trial-related-costs
Rachel Grimes's new project The Way Forth looks interesting:
"From the Wilderness Trace to the battlefield, from a dastardly land deal to building a fort, from indentured servitude to the meadowlands, from a one room schoolhouse to the university, from birth to love to rape to murder, and back around to a ham breakfast with a patriotic parade: What did these women see and feel? What was in their hearts and dreams? Inspired by a treasure trove of family photos, documents, and letters, The Way Forth is a folk opera and film that weaves through voices of generations of Kentucky women from 1775 to today."
#piano #folk ##opera
If you are in #Pasadena and want to go to a #choral concert, one of my pieces will be sung at this one:
8pm PST Sat, December 15, 2018
St Philip the Apostle Church
151 South Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Solar-Power/ - #upcycle salvaged smaller panels (e.g. lawn lights)
https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-high-powered-solar-panel-from-broken-solar-/ - #recycle broken panels/factory rejects
https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2016/05/how-to-go-off-grid-in-your-apartment.html - make your solar work harder with a DC power system and other tips
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2016/05/how-to-go-off-grid-in-your-apartment.html - backup for the above if it's cloudy in Barcelona
http://libre.solar/ - #OSHW components for solar power
stansted 15 (----) Show more
properly gutted by the stansted 15 verdict, was not expecting it
burn down this shitty country
And those singles were released on Stereolab's Duophonic label which means I associate (time & soundwise) them with this sideproject featuring Laetitia Sadier. 2 and a half minutes of pop beauty.
The band Dymaxion that i mentioned a couple of days ago don't seem to have much on Youtube. This one is closest to the singles I have, though slower and less punchy than I remember.
Hey if anyone likes community radio stations
I'm building a little app for listening to them in the browser. Kind of like a car radio dial but for the world.
or on dat
nothing fancy but there's 500ish radio stations there most of them work
PRs to this file if you want to add stations
or edit your local dat version directly
a field of clouds
#tokyocameraclub #photo #landscape #Japan #Photography #日本 #東京カメラ部 #風景 #nikonjp #saitama #chichibu #mountain #nikon #city #橋 #kantou #D850 #seaofclouds #bridge #iamnikon #nikonindonesia #秩父市 #埼玉県 #longexposure #長時間露光 #雲海 #朝焼け https://mstdn.tokyocameraclub.com/media/coTA0zVhHxpCCpGrFkc
Oh, and this one puts me in mind of Yummy Fur crossed with [band name I can't remember began with D, isn't dianetics, has something to do with Buckminster Fuller no I will not go crate digging to find out no I won't).
Bamya "Jolly LIttle Rococo Death March"
Oh no, I just discovered a cassette label from the west coast and I'm really liking what I hear. This could be expensive. (Thanks @douginamug !)
Greater Lanarkshire Auricalualr Resrach Council, http://glarc.net/
Ecco, "Wet Courage"
This is tagged "experimental" but definitely at the approachable, off-kilter pop end of that.
Lush video and lucid music from a small Scottish group I sort of know, just released. Imagine a sort of cheerful and melancholy, celtic soundscape...
holidays Show more
Because my parents very seriously thought modern Christmas carols contributed to weakening moral fiber, the music that means Christmas to me was an album of medieval Christmas carols. I never knew the actual name, because ours was a burned CD that just said CHRISTMAS in sharpie. For the last couple of years, I’ve scoured the internet for it to no avail. GUESS WHAT I JUST FOUND ON SPOTIFY