"It’s really simple…with telephones."
One Hundred Live and Die
Arsenault’s prolific output of photos of his workplace, his friends, and himself tells a story of this moment in time in Southern California.
Eerie-exploitation low-fi soldier submission.
Taken, and re-narrated/edited from VHS film about straight young Soviet soldiers man-handled for cash circa the late 1980’s. (Potro Films)
Edited/Curated by photographer Mikel Marton
Track “Weregild” by Grimes
So cool. Sexy, but mostly just sad.
Via Patrick Kelty: Benjamin Bratton looks at the ongoing pseudo-intellectual schlockfest that is TED, which stands for “middlebrow megachurch infotainment.”
Instead of dumbing-down the future, we need to raise the level of general understanding to the level of complexity of the systems in which we are embedded and which are embedded in us. This is not about “personal stories of inspiration”, it’s about the difficult and uncertain work of demystification and reconceptualisation: the hard stuff that really changes how we think. More Copernicus, less Tony Robbins.
My thanks for your hospitable grip,
the muffle of my downward ohhh.
I write to say I have not yet splattered.
I have not bitten the dust, or otherwise
choked on it. You’ve let me plummet
in peace and for that, in thanks, may I release
this bottle rocket for you? May the sparks
Amazing poetry, free for the taking.
Poems “written” by text generated from What Would I Say? Better to say, “Poems written of text generated by bot.”
I wrote another poem consisting of posts generated by that handy little what would I say bot.
This one is about … being in one’s mid-20s???
Danced to be a part of Saturday.
Today would happen if she wants it badly enough.
Small wonder, then, that 32 was some faroff planet.
"Kill everyone now!"
patrick cowley - nightcrawler.
"Nightcrawler" was originally recorded by Patrick Cowley as a student attending City College of San Francisco at the Electronic Music Lab in Winter 1973. Patrick sold his college music to Fox Studio, a gay porn company in Los Angeles, and his music was used in many films during the late 70s and early 80s. Hear the rest of the track on "School Daze", a 2LP reissue coming out on Dark Entries/HNYTRX in October 2013.