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.
If you live in the UK and want an alternative to amazon etc when buying books & DVDs then Hive is great, a portion of proceeds go to independent bookshops and you can even choose which bookshop you want to support:
i might not have a darkroom or a scanner at my disposal anymore but that doesn't stop me from shooting as if i did
(three dramatic black and white photos of trails through dense woods before any foliage growth, a river valley in the distance, flattened grass, mysterious vibes)
last night i watched two movies on mubi.com - i realise many are already oversubscribed on streaming sites but if you like movies with representation outside the mainstream i can't recommend mubi enough
I'm rubbish at finding people to follow. Things I'd like on my TL: plants, rewilding, solarpunk, wild camping/swimming/climbing, urban greenery, urban adventures, DIY, crafting, carpentry, cooking, brewing, makerspaces, yoga, sewing, very basic programming (like, raspberry Pi? IDK), queer homemaking
...that you can do from an urban apartment
Jenny Odell, in her book 'How to do Nothing', describes going to see a John Cage performance made up of unscripted "noise", where the instruments included body noises, a blender and liquids pouring. She found it funny - most of the audience did. But on her way home she was suddenly aware of the screech of a tram or the hum of a traffic light. The world had not changed, but her perception had.
Funny how your relationship to a song changes over time. Here's one that started as almost a novelty, one that my friends and I used to chant the chorus to annoy people. It stuck around in my head and on a ratty old cassette, taped from the radio.
Years later I realised it was a credible early #jungle / #rave track. Now, more years later it reminds me of a night at Studio 24 in Edinburgh, dancing like a maniac to try and prove that you _can_ move your feet to each individual beat and don't have to do half time.
At 30 years I suppose this is now technically a Golden Oldie...
Oh, it's lots of Muslimgauze remixes ; collabs, nice.
(Don't want to imagine The Discourse if he was still around.)
For the first time I think, I'm having the "listening to and enjoying an unknown / forgotten album in my collection" experience in a non-physical / digital way.
I must have ripped it, I assume it's one off of the Wire magazine but I don't remember it. Whatever D.O.R. stands for, their Almanac says they had a pretty good 2004.
It might have been recommended to me by someone On Here but I'm just now getting to this from LARB on #neofeudalism and it's very good indeed:
A new article from Low Tech Magazine!
Buscando opiniones / Seeking for feedback
Stealing https://twitter.com/droog811 ’s tweet:
"I’ve asked this before but I’ll ask it again: What band is the loudest you’ve ever seen in concert? For me it has to be Dinosaur Jr. They were so loud I could feel my organs bouncing around inside of me.”
Stadium: Rolling Stones in 1994 with Foo Fighters opening, Meadowlands
Club: Motorhead in either 2002 or 2003 at Lupo’s in Providence
🦉 Coloured illustrations of British birds, and their eggs /.
London: G.W. Nickisson, 1842-1850.
I already asked this question, maybe things changed.
If I want to write a piece of music with super alien intervals like... quarter or third tones⸮😒
What music software (with a staff) can I use on linux?
Musescore can notate it but you don't have immediate feedback (there is a plugin that give some help, but I want to hear the note when I put the accidental).
Ideally I want to go up to 72 divisions of the octave (too many notes but subsets are manageable and some are really familiar).