Saturday, August 12, 2006

I have been having the, one might call it an intuition or insight, lately, that location is irrelevant. On the face of it, this is not true. It is safer to live in Fayetteville, Arkansas rather that say, Eritrea, or Somalia.

But consider two things. First, the apparent non-local nature of reality. In some sense, there is a very good possibility (there are differences of opinion about this) that the most basic phenomena that underlies our reality can be nonlocal in nature, in many ways. In other words, when you look at physical reality, it behaves in very strange ways that are nonintuitive. I find this very comforting. Also, when you consider the nature of society and world cultures over the last, say, 4 to 6 thousand years, it is apparent that a greater degree of interconnectedness is manifesting itself upon the Earth with every passing moment. I also find this comforting. Scary, but comforting.

In the end, I think that I'm in some ways very much a transhumanist. I look forward to the possibility of our species being able to transcend the limits of our physical forms, and I think that technology may someday afford us this possibility. Then again, perhaps not.

In other news, my wife and I were in Walmart yesterday and we saw two Tibetan monks.

Maybe it will take gentle boddhisattvas turning all of our demons into guardians of the Dharma to bring us to that point.

I have a son on the way. I know this. This is making me think about the kind of father I want to be, the mistakes that my own father made, what he did right. I'm also thinking about how fucked up the world is, and how unfair that is for him. I want to make the world better for him.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Holy crap holy crap holy crap. OMFG WTF?????

Go to WeAreTheWeb and watch the video. That's all I'll say.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

So, after work tonight, Shaun told me about a party that was going on in honor of Brian Moats and Meredith Martin-Moats going away to Bowling Green, because Meredith got into gradual school. Meredith is one of the members of the Early Morning Bourbon Girls, who I have not yet gotten to see live, but I hear tell that they're amazing. I also saw Gina, who is also in the EMBGs, who also used to work at B&N. I also saw Derrick, aka ill chemist, who worked at B&N here in Fayetteville until a few years ago (he's an amazing lyricist, if you get a chance to hear him rap, do it). And I also saw Martha Pettit, who also worked at B&N, although her and Derrick didn't know each other. It was a wierd synchronicity watching them meet each other. Martha doesn't appear to have a Myspace page. Maybe she's 'too good' to have one or something, which is wierd because she's totally down with Kevin Brockmeier and all that. Oh yeah, and I saw Scott Brock too! The Brockmeister. The Brockachino.

I also got to watch a bunch of half-naked white people dance like fools, which was neat. Looked very sweaty though.

Hey, want to hear some neat music? Check out Phylum Sinter. Especially baroque n consecrator. Really amazing stuff. Allen, aka the erratic ninja clued me into him.

Also, Quantazelle is the shiznit. Her stuff is so good it makes my brain hurt.

Oh yeah, the Cloudwave Network show Output 1.2 was pretty neat the other night. It started kind of slow, but eventually there were quite a few people there. I had a blast. If you missed it, then you should be sad, because it's one of the coolest things going on in Fayetteville right now. I'm not just saying that because I'm involved (although we got tired of no one doing anything this cool, so that's why we're doing it). Also, I think I'm starting to find my voice as far as what I want to do musically. Although, I do want to explore a little bit more of the pretty 'glitchy' melodic side of the whole IDM spectrum in the future. At any rate, apparently we're going to be a cover story soon in the Free Weekly, so hopefully even more people will show up for the September show. Bringing home brewed electronic music to the masses. What could be more egalitarian and populist than that?