BACK TO HIPSTER MUSIC
Callum and cousins, Eugene, OR.
Pacific Crest Trail
Hipster music virtuoso Sufjan Stevens has taken much out of the complexity of his early work, which made everyone buy a banjo and increased sales of the forgotten instrument. The new songs remind me of the way Elliott Smith used to sing. Not the singing exactly but how it is dramatised.
Well, my siblings and I were raised like tenants, to be honest. There was a total absence of intimacy in my family, though there was still a great deal of camaraderie among the kids. Things were set up almost like a business, and it had to be managed that way because we were really poor, and there were a lot of mouths to feed. My dad and stepmom never had real, consistent careers. They were just always making ends meet. There were rules and regulations and chores, but very little time for casual enjoyment of each other’s company. I don’t know if that sort of ideological approach to parenting was intentional, but it’s a little ironic that my closest fatherly companion is Lowell, a man who has no blood relation.
Never change a winning team.
r8 Pacio Riversi
Chimps are exceptionally cautious when they cross the busy road in Uganda’s Kibale National Park. Ninety-two per cent of them looked right, left, or both ways before or during crossing, and 57 per cent ran across – showing that they knew the value of reaching the other side as quickly as possible.
During puberty one may allow oneself irritation as a living reproach to self-esteem. So be it. You are pushed into the water with the approach of puberty and exposed to a great experiment that is not of your choosing.
Was Holden Caulfield suffering from low self-esteem? No, he was tuned in self-conception and had a sharp mind of great clarity.
I prefer self-conception over self-esteem. It goes without saying, is self evident, comes natural and generates itself without a thought. You need not bother, its automatic. I favour laziness over business.
Since 2006, when for the fifth time, I tossed a small fortune, this time with the buy of real estate into the Berlin river Spee. A million Euro credit and six years later, my self-esteem still must regenerate. My self-conception is not affected. In the contrary, I know what to think of myself and worse, what to think of others.
Thomas Meinecke, excerpt from the “Sprengreiter-Poem”.
The web allows us to work at a pace we find fitting, even when we are slow. It’s a slow internet. I don’t come from the web but from hypertext. A technology that enables the web’s world wide spread. Hypertext holds skittischness and loss of context to its effect. It fragmented before fragmentation took place in the physical world. It’s visualisation resembles animations we have come to know from popular science classes. A sparkling diffusion of neurotransmitters when impulses pass the synapses by way of association.
Motivation is not social its shaped of capitalistic origin and upbringing. A paradox. Yet the commercial use of the web protects us from accusations of acting selfish and in vain. The author with a blog is less dirty since she promotes sales for her book. With western coinage it is considered noble and its imitation is recommended.
All falls into place if everyone looks after themselves.
“What must be done for the internet to develop into a valid and valued culture technology?”
Peter Kruse, known as speaker for the German language web (Source).
You may refer to your web activity, your blog perhaps, as your web presence. Alas, the web is no presence media. Even the thought of being able to buy presence is absurd – no one could afford it with the depth and extend of the platform. On the web its all about resonance. The formula for success, “the more persistent, so much the better” won’t work. Instead try, “the more activating, so much the better”.
Peter Kruse, the spokesperson of the German language web has been absent for quite some time. Now an interview appeared in the current issue of brandeins, the German economy magazine. Kruse comes to the aid of ideas that do, coined by Gareth Kay:
"How can we stand in the light of discovery and not act?" pic.twitter.com/JBssyMijhC
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 17, 2015