Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015


Never had it? Never mind : ) Here is something almost as good. Listen carefully. I was listening to this on the express train to Edinburgh (passes through Wigan.... : ) ) . Baby Ford's album is titled OOO--how object oriented it that?!

1988...punks on e...

Syriza is not "radical left"

AP, nor is it "anti bailout." It, like the European Central Bank, is opposed to "strict" "austerity" ie acting as if Keynes never existed.

Nice one Greece!


Hotel Volkswagen

Jón Gnarr's play was read in Houston at Studio 101 yesterday afternoon. What a treat. If you're in Houston you should totally go to see it tonight--last chance. It's here! Absurdist, painful, hilarious, brilliant, playful--like a fresh wind blowing through you, as Jón's wife Jøga puts it.

Gnarr is the Best Party founder and part of the extraordinary group of anarcho-surrealist punks in charge of Iceland. Which is one reason Iceland is the best!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Edgar Froese RIP

I've been listening to your music since the early 80s. Loving the early Tangerine Dream, and some of the later TD too. And your solo stuff such as Aqua. Right now I'm listening to Electronic Meditation and I intend to go through them all by tomorrow...

You carried the flame for AMM and all the electronic composers of the age.

You got atonal, improvised, electronic music in the charts. Need I say more?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Björk NYC

Off to NYC in early March for the opening of her show at MOMA. Our Thing will be on sale there. Wow it looks so cozy and cuddly! And breathtaking.

Obviously you should go there.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dorothy and William Wordsworth

My colleague John Mulligan has made this very interesting website on interactions between Dorothy Wordsworth and her brother William. His students did a lot of interesting stuff this last term. It's very nice to click on the words and phrases and see so much detailed explication.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Arca 2


You know who doesn't suck? The lovely people who work with Björk right now.

One of them is the extraordinary Alejandro, aka Arca, who has worked with Kanye West and who has the most incredible thing, Xen, which you must hear.

He just sent me a special copy of it!! I'm so honored by that!!

In my humble opinion he is a genius and from our conversations so far I'm convinced he could do my job. Easily.

Transcendental Geology

Thank you whoever or whatever you are!

How's this for an OOO airmail sticker:


"Our minds can be wonderful, but at the same time they can be our very worst enemy. They give us so much trouble. Sometimes I wish the mind were like a set of dentures, which we could take out and leave on our bedside table overnight. At least we would get a break from its tiring and tiresome escapades." --Sögyal Rinpoche


Monday, January 19, 2015

Forgot One Thing

That tune, it starts with a sequence of 9 notes split over 2 and a bit bars. So it's also out of phase: check!

Where Has This Tune Been All My Life?

Suspensions: check. Cimbalom: check. Modulation to the subdominant key so that the main riff appears to emerge out of this beautiful widescreen cloud, as it had been enfolded within it secretly: check. Major key with sadness: check.