long, meta, pretentious explanation of why this "place" is different
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.
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Anybody know any English-language articles about the #author Cristina Morales? She just won a prize(*) and I'm feeling too lazy to read about her in Spanish.
(* -- https://elpais.com/cultura/2019/10/22/actualidad/1571739915_331313.html)
the list of ID3v1 music genres is my favourite bad taxonomy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ID3v1_Genres
The film''s on the internet archive:
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More Gizeh records exploration. They've an upcoming soundtrack to #SilentFilm classic Nanook of the North, for piano and hang drum:
uk amazon alternative
Just found a website that functions similar to amazon but supports independent bookshops instead of bezos’ offshore accounts.
It gives you the option to choose a bookshop to support, so if you live miles from your favourite radical bookshop and they don’t sell online you could in theory support them this way.
I haven’t used them yet, but I heard about it through the Reading Solidarity Centre so it seems to have the support of independent shops.
Hot Pol Take, not my dadgum comrades
Hating parents and hating children (not being grossed out by or finding them annoying, but hating and openly disparaging kids) is gross and extremely shortsighted and your revolution is meaningless, WORTHLESS, if you don’t include parents and kids. Children are people, it’s not ok to seethe about them any more than one would about any marginalized group. Parents are hit the worst by class oppression and it has immediate, vast consequences for our future.
A Featured Album of the Month:
"Arenig" is a work of art that is as reassuring in its quality for modern folk music as it is confident and entertaining...it cannot fail to dazzle in just about every way.
A week in and out the shop: fighting truculent tuners, exhibiting at Oggcamp, learning about digital guitars for the less-abled, and random other musings.
And this, from Glissando is lovely and pay what you like as well.
Perfect for autumn evenings, a warm blanket of strings and voice with gentle percussion.
For the rest of the afternoon I'm going to be getting to know Gizeh Records, a #diy label based in #Manchester.
They have an equivalent of the old label sampler albums as a pay what you like download at Bandcamp:
This weekend was the second of three Mountain Leader training weekends. We were in the Lake District, starting at the bottom of the Hardknott Pass (steepest road in England!)