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SATURDAY MIXTAPE: For magicians

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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

[Cosmos, Part 11: The Persistence of Memory (1980)]”

20JFG – For magicians

Black friday

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Black Friday is great. It’s a chance to buy that Nicolas Cage Morphsuit you always wanted. Online today i saw an advert for a £250 item reduced to £50.  Unlike another member of the xxjfg hive mind I’m not an economist, and thus have no idea how that is possible. One thing i do feel is that while as a consumers I love to pay less for something  as a workers I need to get paid a living wage to survive – or i’m going to have to start eating people.

Eating people might not be too bad if they are already dead (see soylent) or rich but as a lifelong vegan its going to be a hard change – even if meat is grown from a petri dish or wants to be eaten.

A living wage is important. Consumerism doesn’t make you happy. One of the xxjfg hivemind is getting married today to someone they love. This is the stuff that makes us happy, so here is a happy mixtape.

20jfg – Black Friday

As for Black Friday, it seems to have infected everywhere and gone global so i’m renaming it Black Planet. The day when all the goths go shopping.

 

 

PODCAST: Katie Gately

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This week’s podcast comes in the shape of a deeply lovely surge of sound comped together by Katie Gately.

If you missed our guest feature by Prayer (aka Joe Houpert), where he interviewed Katie on animals, biodiversity and monster worlds, then you should read it RIGHT NOW.

Katie Gately – Red Wine mix

If you think you know the tracks in Katie’s mix, then ID them in the comments section! It’s a game, sort of.

Buy Katie’s Pivot 12″ here

(art is Splatter Painting 1983 by Hermann Nitsch)

PODCAST: Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky

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Earlier this week we ruminated on the Glass/Reggio visual poem Koyaanisqatsi.

This podcast is an audio time capsule of what other sounds were being made around the time of that masterpiece:

XXJFG – If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster

Don’t ask for track list! We ain’t gonna give you it. Stick it yourself into that comments box!