music brain strikes again, choral style
My brain makes associations with music, a lot. Tonight the word "perishable" was on a package of cheese, and I immediately had a choir singing "and we shall perish!" The translation I learned when my parents sang it in my youth may have been different from this one:
The infamous "free speech' social media startup known for fostering an online alt-right community is making plans to integrate itself into the fediverse.
Gab is forking Mastodon and joining the fediverse https://wedistribute.org/2019/05/gab-is-forking-mastodon-and-joining-the-fediverse/
The princess kicked off her shoes. Her jewelry followed, sinking into the sand.
Her tiara was tossed aside next. Her delicate embroidered veils fluttered away.
The waves lapped at her toes as she sang an old song her mother had taught her, wrapped in a simple, passed down fur shawl.
Up in the castle, attendants searched desperately, unaware of the voices rising from the sea, welcoming home the granddaughter of their stolen Queen.
I've talked about this before, but let me do it again.
The US is more or less run by the entertainment industry.
Creating your own music, art, movies, books, videogames, podcasts, and stage plays within the US is an act that robs the established power structures of attention.
Making media is an act of radicalism, of protest, and of outright rebellion.
Support local music. Go to a community theater. get a bunch of weird nerds together in a basement and film a talkshow.
In which women's test scores rose with room temperature, and worthy of further study:
I spent significant time in my late teens and early twenties in Lutheran churches. I haven't been in one much in almost 20 years. But music and phrases and ideas stick. Sometimes they merge with other things.
Last night, for no reason, my brain ended up saying the phrase "very God of very God", from one of the creeds.
My immediate next thought was an image of the doge.
Very God. Much wow.
London police arrest man who covered face during public facial recognition trials https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/london-police-arrest-man-who-c.html
Suburban sidewalk #hiddenfaces
You knew Amazon had to be rotten at the core, didn't you?
This morning's mental soundtrack is Love is Love, from Stereo Alchemy. http://www.stereoalchemy.com/music.html
I spent my whole weekend driving across the desert on I-10. A library audio book made the miles fade away and the exits blur, and I will surely do that again. But the music I started with on my way out of California two days ago is still with me.
news, global warming
Indonesia is moving its capital city in anticipation of sea rise, as it's subsided ten feet in 30 years. With 3-8 feet of sea rise possible in this century, and lots of our cities near the coast, it is time for other cities and nations to think about how to plan.
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