Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ze postmodern cesspit


Whilst sitting my repeat exams I actually got to study something that made some sense to me! I'm usually left in complete bewilderment at the abstract modules we have to take but I came across an interesting essay by Zygmunt Bauman called Life in Fragments: Essays in Postmodern morality. Anyway having lived here for 4 random years and expecting to depart next year his 'rules of thumb' kinda made sense if you want to be able to adapt in the world. So here they are:

Rules of thumb for the Postmodern individual
  • Do not plan your trips to long - the shorter the trip, the greater the chance of completing it.
  • Do not get emotionally attached to the people you meet at the stopover - the less you care about them, the less it will cost you to move on
  • Do not commit yourself too strongly to people, places, causes - you do not know how long they will last or how long you will count them worthy of your commitment
  • Do not think of your current resources as capital - savings lose value fast, and the once vaunted 'cultural capital' tends to turn in no time into cultural liability
And above all DO NOT DELAY GRATIFICATION

Whatever you are after, get it NOW; you cannot know whether the gratification you seek today will still be gratifying tomorrow.

Basically he says that because cultures and societies change so rapidly we opt out of 'strings attached' situations and avoid long-lasting consequences as a means of survival. So we'll end up disengaged and disenchanted loners with no attachments to to anything or anyone. Bliss.

It's a little extreme but it does make some sense!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Definitively speaking


mu⋅sic

1. an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.

So here's the tune list of the day....

1. Glass Candy - Geto Boys
2. Junior Boys - Hazel
3.The XX - Blood Red Moon
4. The Chromatics- Hands in the Dark
5. Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource
6.She and Him - Why do you let me stay her
7. The Do- Playground Hustle
8.Memory Cassette- Surfing (there other stuff is good too!)
9. Wild Beasts -Hooting & Howling
10.Silversun Pickups - Lazy eye

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Talking Heads - This must be the place




This song is one of my favorites. David Byrne is a legend.

War is caused by bad fucking.


I watched a documentary on Doc Paskowitz, an American Jewish Doctor who legged it off in a bus with his ladyfriend and produced a shoal of mini surfers. He opted out of traditional society and created his own bizzAARRE life philosophy. At first it seemed like he was a cool dude, super fit and still surfing at 80 years of age! Ridiculous! He goes on this journey of self discovery and takes a trip to Israel after two failed marriages.... blah blah blah. It's all typical nostalgia and then boom....

"I met this Jewish girl named Ellen, we kinda got together and she taught me to eat pussy....and that changed my life a great deal."

Ohhhh right Doc. Yeah, your life changing experience was learning the art of cunnilingus. And he's sitting there saying this as an 80 year old man. It gets even more bizarre as he explains that fucking is in fact the word of god! And that bad fucking is the cause of war. In his words...

"Cultures that are fucked up about sex and about fucking are the cultures that will decline and in the process of their decline they will cause wars."

Right.

The Doc and his wife raised their kids out of school and brought them all over the States surfing everyday. There were 9 kids... 8 boys and one girl all living in a 24ft bus. You can only assume the hideousness of this scenario but she says that they "all have scrupulously clean assholes". That's good to know.

When it came to sex the Doc and his wife did in front of everyone. Geeeed. But Mama Paskowitz reassures us that her children (who are now all slightly off-centre adults) have the greatest sexual etiquette. "Always be grateful if someone will fuck you. Always say thank you very much, the next day you say hello and you know not just wham bam thank you... You have to be nice and respect the person that is giving you this gift."

Awwww isn't she a dote.

Funniest and weirdest documentry I have seen in a long time. It's called Surfwise and I would suggest you check it out.

So in the words of Marvin.............."Let's make love tonight"

Sunday, August 2, 2009

One Hundred Thousand Legal Junkies

Always follow packet instructions and consult your GP.

BENZODIAZEPINE
,codeine, xanex, VALIUM, BENZODIAZEPINE, PROZAC, BENZODIAZEPINE, codeine, xanex, VALIUM, PROZAC, SENAKOT??????

And apparently this all down to the recession... We're all drug addicts! But what about those 'boom' times when we're all coked off our heads. Now the black market medication is way too expensive! Fuck your local drug dealer... get high on your medical card!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

And the music don't feel like it did when I felt it with you


So listening to my beloved radio today I heard a band I had not yet been acquainted with... THE XX. Some beautiful tracks coming off there album so let them intoxicate your ear drums!!!

It's truly pleasurable.

And they also do an amazing cover of one of my favoritissst Womack and Womack songs Teardrops. They're on youtube so check it!

And there from Lahndahn!!!