Sunday, 21 December 2014

"Institutions have done us about all the good we can stand."

Monday, 1 December 2014

Whitland (and Zappa)

If you're in the audience and like what we do...
We'd like you to know that we like you all too...
But as for the sucker that writes the review...

...if his mind is prehensile (mind is prehensile!),
he'll put down his pencil (put down his pencil!),
and have himself a squat on the cosmic utensil! (Cosmic utensil!)
...go on, give it all you got on the cosmic utensil! (Cosmic utensil!)
...sit and spin until you rot on the cosmic utensil! (Cosmic utensil!) he really needs to squat on the cosmic utensil! (Cosmic utensil!)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Bede & Vicky & OK-Jazz

"The present life of man, O king, seems to me, in comparison of that time which is unknown to us, like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the room wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your commanders and ministers, and a good fire in the midst, whilst the storms of rain and snow prevail abroad; the sparrow, I say, flying in at one door, and immediately out at another, whilst he is within, is safe from the wintry storm; but after a short space of fair weather, he immediately vanishes out of your sight, into the dark winter from which he had emerged. So this life of man appears for a short space, but of what went before, or what is to follow, we are utterly ignorant. If, therefore, this new doctrine contains something more certain, it seems justly to deserve to be followed."

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

“No matter how long you work, it’s always going to end sometime. And there’s always going to be things left undone. And it wouldn’t matter if you lived until you were seventy-five. There would still be new ideas. There would still be things that you wished you would have accomplished. You could work for several lifetimes….Part of the reason that I’m not having trouble facing the reality of death is that it’s not a limitation, in a way. It could have happened any time, and it is going to happen sometime. If you live your life according to that, death is irrelevant. Everything I’m doing right now is exactly what I want to do."

Keith Haring

Thursday, 23 October 2014

"You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind."- Timothy Leary

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


"It has been assumed till now that so long as everybody is hypnotised by the same isolated sense or spell, the resulting homogeneity of mental states will suffice for human association."

...which then led on to...

Sunday, 28 September 2014

I dream that I have found us both again,
With spring so many strangers' lives away,
And we, so free,
Out walking by the sea,
With someone else's paper words to say...

They took us at the gates of green return,
Too lost by then to stop, and ask them why-
Do children meet again?
Does any trace remain,
Along the super highways of July?

- Roger Mexico (in Gravity's Rainbow)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The universe is intelligent in so far as we are intelligent. The universe is infinite response.

-Maurice Nicoll

“All doubt means is that 'I'm shopping, thank you.'” - TM

"I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt."- Marshall McLuhan

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

"You should view the world as a conspiracy run by a very closely-knit group of nearly omnipotent people, and you should think of those people as yourself and your friends."

Robert Anton Wilson

"A road is a flattened-out wheel, rolled up in the belly of an airplane."
Marshall McLuhan

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Monday, 4 August 2014

When asked on his religion for Dweezil's birth certificate, Zappa listed his religion as "musician".
John Taylor Gatto- Seven things school does to children.
  1. It confuses the students. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials that programming is similar to the television, it fills almost all the "free" time of children. One sees and hears something, only to forget it again.
  2. It teaches them to accept their class affiliation.
  3. It makes them indifferent.
  4. It makes them emotionally dependent.
  5. It makes them intellectually dependent.
  6. It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts (provisional self-esteem).
  7. It makes it clear to them that they cannot hide, because they are always supervised.

God hides in bad mathematics.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Hitching around Norway. Got stuck by a roundabout in hell the other night when dropped off by two drivers who told me about a great camping spot in paradiset.
Two evenings and about 800km later and I'm one island over from paradiset so will hopefully get stuck there for a bit to balance it out.

Monday, 7 April 2014

"The school system, custodian of print culture, has no place for the rugged individual. It is, indeed, the homogenising hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing."- Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

We glide through that chaos.

"It's so like a line, or, the difference is so powerful."

"That simple notion, a coincidence among coincidences is all one needs to know." 

 "Drawings of a geocentric solar system, when we meet them in the books, make us avert our eyes. Heresy is heresy."

"Giordano Bruno- I think they burned him. He was too positive.
Fight fire with fire."  

-Robert Ashley, The Backyard

"Myth is the mode of simultaneous awareness of a complex group of causes and effects."- Marshall McLuhan

"Truth is a ratio between the mind and things."- Marshall McLuhan

"Imagine that you have died. After many years of being away, you are allowed a single glance eathward. You see a lamppost and an old dog lifting its leg.
You are so moved, you cannot help sobbing."
-Paul Klee, 1905

"It mounts the sun-barge and may take me with it."
- Jung on transformation, Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious

Thursday, 27 February 2014

No one you can order around is worth having around.

P.S. Looking through the archives to dredge these up, found a good Marshall McLuhanism:

"The 'content' of a medium is like the juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind."

Friday, 24 January 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

"What are you going to do with your life?"
                                                                        "Die at some point, that's as far as I know."

"Why not now?"

                                                                    "It's Thursday. Only suckers die this side of a weekend."