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  • Snake Ladder
    Wednesday, 30/08/2017


    So here’s The Snake Ladder – the finished idea from yesterday – this is about as far as I can take it myself – my engineer friend tells me it’s an interesting concept that he hasn’t seen done before. He’s going to mock one up out of two rope/ chainmail ladders joined together – that’s all you have to do – plus two levers for the “retrieval rope.” We’ll post it around on public forums in case it’s of any use…* And if they were properly manufactured – which I hope they already have been or one day will be – I don’t see why one wouldn’t be able to get down a building with them, in an emergency. Dependent of course of the presence of jutting things to hook onto…
    (Obviously out of my depth here, as with everything – but in case it hasn’t been done – here

  • Buzzword…
    Saturday, 19/08/2017


    Just back from The Edinburgh Festival and so…
    Narcissism – often attributed to millenials, often slapped on the heads of middle aged men – this is the current manipulative insult of choice from those who feel aggrieved about the actions of another, but lack the resolve or ability to improve their own lives independently. The incessant misuse of this term has led to a misunderstanding of the condition so that many people, accused, are exactly what narcissism isn’t.
    In a way, narcissism is the opposite of someone being selfish – it is instead, the complete obliteration of the self in pursuit of approval. It’s essentially a preoccupation with one’s acceptability to others. If we could read the mind of Narcissus, as he gazes into the water – we’d discover that he isn’t viewing himself through his own eyes, but through the imagined eyes of his desired audience… “I love

  • Zuckerberg
    Monday, 31/07/2017


    A piece for three pianos that just showed up, though working out where all the notes actually were on the piano took literal sweat. Writing music is usually a more drawn out and interactive affair but these subconscious pieces are sort of likably weird…
    It’s called Zuckerberg – as in – an actual Zucker-berg. It looks like a great dome thing and is actually a temporally flattened psychic representation of what it is we, the creative are doing in life – the generational dance which delivers from hand down to hand – what it is to be human. Without the reminder, younger generations would be programmed out of their natural creative behaviour, so every artist who gives up big pieces of normality in service to their various visions isn’t really missing out, rather engaging in the only real game in town…
    So what happens in the piece is – society’s there, trying

  • Universal Law, Unobserved By Society…
    Sunday, 16/07/2017


    “The Things You Make, Take” – the act of innovation draws on the human soul for sustenance – and creates a deficit in the individual, exactly equal to the volume of its creation. This is a bigger observation than it seems – it accounts for the necessary failure of technology – nature moves as a single unified organism… and developments outside that symbiosis – don’t and can’t hold – not for long. Before making new decisions for our societies, we need to observe and truly understand the dynamic of “progress” within nature on its terms…
    Let’s look at the media as an obvious example. From the moment it was switched on – perhaps at the point of language, and certainly at the point of writing – it started destroying itself – because it acted as a parasite on human energy, which proceeded to systematically destroy its host’s ability to

  • 2013 stuff…
    Tuesday, 13/06/2017


    I’ve got to reformat my old 2013 machine – rediscovered these from that year…
    Sean Hughes’s DVD, “Penguins” soundtrack – he wrote the words.  Can’t find the rest just now but this is the lead out version that he walks off stage to, which is why it goes on and on…
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    An animal rights ad campaign (It’s not as harsh as it sounds – it was like “Who do you think you are?” and then it would ask “Ethical Consumer?” and then it would show the reality of ethical farming… then “Who do you think you are?”, then on screen – “Conscious Customer”, then the reality of that product, etc. etc.
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    My favourite radio interview that year with Tim Key and Paul Foot – always makes me laugh…
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    And I have his permission to post this because I just think it’s very funny – might not be to anyone else…

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