Saturday, 8 November 2014

Terence McKenna - The world and its double

'It seemed to me that culture was a shabby lie, at least this culture anyway. If you work like a dog you get two hundred and sixty five channels of bad television and a german automobile. What kind of perfection is that? Our secular society, religion, is completely devalued and consumer object fetishism is the only kind of worth we collectively realise. I am sure you have all seen the t-shirt 'He who dies with the most toys wins.' That is the actual banner under which we are flying here and the level of unhappiness is immense."

Monday, 27 October 2014

Time Cannot Be Managed by Paul Check

"Time cannot be managed, only activities can be managed. We all have 24 hours in a day no matter where you are or who you are."

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Andy Thomas

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision [] in Hilversum. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Isamu Noguchi

"Everything was sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I considered sculpture. I worked with driftwood, bones, paper, strings, cloth, shell, wire, wood, and plastics."

-Isamu Noguchi

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Roll the Dice by Charles Bukowski (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

if you're going to try, go all the
otherwise, don't even start.

if you're going to try, go all the
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,

isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you'll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you're going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, it's
the only good fight
there is.