(knock on wood)
Get a starling vocalist over that bread machine beat and you might just have something
TIL that an older, more metal name for garden beets is "blood turnip". https://hsl.gardenorganic.org.uk/seedlist/beetroot/dewings-early-blood-turnip
I cannot describe this experience without sounding like a pretentious maniac, forgive me. But when I was a kid, I used to listen to Music from the Hearts of Space secretly late at night, and it was like entering a sonic dreamscape that mediated a star voyage. This is like a dreamscape that mediates a return to earth.
Listening to these was an interesting experience. It *is* banjo improvisation with Zen poetry. It took a minute to adapt to that fact. And then— beautiful and warm.
In that experience of moving from "What" to "Yes" it was like listening to Harry Partch: I resist intellectually, and then I go through a sort of invisible membrane, over to the Partch side, and it's marvelous.
Banjoist/multi-instrumentalist Holland Hopson and Southern Jewish Zen poet Hank Lazer have collaborated on a set of "field recordings", pairing Lazer's poems with Hopson's improvisations, spun out over photos from the beautiful Duncan Farm in AL.
If this chart doesn't make you want to read an article by Japanese academics about how the brain responds to music with a strong "groove rhythm" component, nothing will.
Josh texted me this URL and scooted into the room to watch me watching it. Sound on. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CaI0FAYOxuA/
“It’s not a problem of getting people to express themselves but of providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves but rather force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and ever rarer, thing that might be worth saying.”
- Gilles Deleuze
"So what we're gonna have to do is, we knock out this wall—"
This is some bean recipe.
Thesis: director Philippe Decouflé predicted Twitter in 1987
Hey, so this is super cool.
Google has been collecting call and messaging data about who you talk to or send text messages to for years. There's no opt-out, no notifcation in their TOS they're doing this, and you can't see the results of that collection in Google Takeout.
All my chickens have roller derby names.
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