Apocalypse and 'surreal new realities'
“Songs are what we carry, even when we have nothing else”
“One shouldn’t differentiate between all that breathes.”
"Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."
Embracing a bit of magic can be useful.
"Poems and pictures cannot by themselves save anyone"
Individual actions are everything.
"A society’s laws and policies change, because the hearts and values of people change."
"We don't all need to be Greta Thunberg"
“The orcs have taken hold of our Scythian gold”, declared Melitopol’s mayor
Kate Samworth's "search for some sort of divine reasoning for the shitshow we’re creating".
Sneaking off for a break this week. - Bill
"I think I find the sharp contrasts between people and the world we’ve created most interesting: why have we made ourselves a world like this?"
"What the times ask is a change of consciousness"
"How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times?"
Nothing could be a more profound commentary on our broken relationship with the environment than our desire to leave it.
"Fukushima is a radical break from centuries of the cultural understandings of nature, landscapes and mankind’s relation to them."
"The music world is full of creative minds and when those minds get turned to environmental and social causes, all manner of wonderful things come out."
Maybe that will be a kind of new creative canon, winter as an enchanted ‘before-time’ when you could savor fleeting moments with a benevolent sun.
“A work of art is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion.”
"One February morning everything changed in ways I could never have imagined."
I'm glad someone is treating future-music like the punch in the nose that it maybe needs to be.
We interrupt our normal programming. Today is only about Ukraine. I'm thinking about the people I met in Kiev on New Year's Eve 2004-2005.
“This is a violent time to be a human. How do we stay present, how do we intensely feel joy, and not just the crushing weight of it all?”
"Though months have passed since the expedition, I still sometimes see polar bears in decaying windows before my eyes when falling asleep."
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