plain drunkenness
22 Apr

After an extended absence, here I am. I know most of you don’t care, but that’s not the point. I find Tumblr to be most disengaging so I almost deleted my page but„„„ I’ve decided that Tumblr is like a scrap book of all the things I’m engaged in creatively. It allows me to map my journey of the soul. this leads to some kind of catharsis that I don’t understand, yet I’m sure it’s good for me.                                                                                                                                          Lets engage!

22 Apr
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8 Mar Best podcast ever! Fuck NPR! 
http://www.wtfpod.com/
10 Feb
8 Feb http://www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-black-spider/
8 Feb
2 Feb via the best literary blog this side of the Mississippi River!
http://biblioklept.org/
Existentialism has been accused of being defeatist and depressing (and Sartre didn’t help his cause with terms like ‘abandonment’, ‘despair’, and ‘nausea’). But Peanuts also demonstrates the optimism of the philosophy. Why does Charlie Brown continue to go out to the pitcher’s mound, despite his 50 year losing streak? Why try to kick the football, when Lucy has always pulled it away at the last second? Because there is an infinite gap between the past and the present. Regardless of what has come before, there is always the possibility of change. Monstrous freedom is a double edged sword. We exist, and are responsible. This is both liberating and terrifying.
From “Sartre & Peanuts” by Nathan Radke.

http://philosophynow.org/issues/44/Sartre_and_Peanuts
29 Jan http://tomwaitsmap.com/
The Tom Waits Map: A Mapping of Every Place Waits Has Sung About, From L.A. to Africa’s Jungles
via http://www.openculture.com/
27 Jan https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/va-sorrow-come-pass-me-around
A collection of spiritual and gospel songs performed in informal non-church settings between 1965-1973. Most are guitar-accompanied and performed by active or former blues artists. “Most records of black religious music contain some form of gospel singing or congregational singing recorded at a church service. This album, though, tries to present a broader range of performance styles and contexts with the hope of showing the important role that religious music plays in the Southern black communities and in the daily lives of individuals.” – David Evans, from the liner notes
via Dust To Digital