Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Full Disclosure

I am an absolute failure at everything except music. And in music, there is no longer any money. At least not at my minuscule level of success.

I had a long, stable corporate career, that I threw away for magic beans, and a succession of broken relationships, broken windshields and broken bank accounts.

I have nothing left. I am at the end of the world.

I don't know what the hell can be done from here.

It seems like it's all over now.

I may or may not rally. I suppose now I don't even care.

This labyrinth of motherfucking bullshit doesn't really seem worth the effort.

Those of you sitting pretty, with money, with people that care about you: congratulations, but beware.

You could lose it all in an instant. Through no fault of your own.

The universe is abundant, but capricious.

I am just tired and broken.

There may be no more posts.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Motion Graphics

I am tired of every fucking tech thing, from phones to web to desktop being a non-stop menagerie of motion. Popping up, popping down, appearing, disappearing, et al infinity.

Some people are easily hypnotized by sparkly baubles and they are playing on that inherent capacity.


There are times to have an interface that has certain dynamics like that, BUT 95% OF THE TIME IT IS JUST WASTED CYCLES.

Thanks for fucking up the computer age and turning it into an animated video game of no worth to the struggle for human dignity.

You all should go sit in the corner for like 20 years and think about what you've done.

It will take us AT LEAST that long to recover.

Criticism of Tech Criticism in the Baffler

The Baffler makes some very insightful comments here about the tech industry and the lack of a coherent progressive critique.

Tech is just one aspect of contemporary capitalism that needs some SERIOUS analysis!

Web Pages and Videos

Does every single fucking on-line news site need to stream you a video of what you're already reading? Not to mention the text jumping all around the page as different ads load and collapse endlessly?

People wonder why no-one can fucking concentrate anymore.

When I want to read something, I want to be able to trace a line of text that is not jumping around and to not be interrupt from my reading by blaring ads and chattering news anchors.

I mean, I often turn off the sound to avoid the noise, but there's not much to be done about the data overages, and I think corporate America wants it this way.

Ad Blocker is not the answer, it's proper regulation of the industry, but that's not going to happen until people really start to feel the pain. I think it's coming, though. I hear more and more complaints every day about the weird fucking shit the tech companies are doing.

Human dignity. That's all we have above the machines, so let's start respecting it.

Walter Sobchak

(NSFW Warning!)

Walter Sobchak is my spirit animal.

I have caused these kinds of scenes a few too many times in the last 2 years.

High Tech Greed

We are living in a time of heavy disinformation and manipulation. And the worst part is, the average person doesn't even realize that these things are happening, let alone have the opportunity to adapt.

I mean, seriously, fuck these people. These are human rights violations in a box.

$$$ rules some people, but the more that are shut out of the ivory white offices, the more there will be growing unrest on the street and a rage that can no longer be pacified.

Drink champagne while ye may, you fuckers!

Meet Trump's Right Hand Man

Anyone who doesn't think that the Trump campaign is dangerous and deluded, meet Trump's main campaign advisor:

"Manafort was a principal at the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly (along with another top Trump ally, Nixon alum Roger Stone), a K Street powerhouse with close ties to the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations, as well as top Republicans on Capitol Hill.

But over the years, they made millions by representing a rogue’s gallery of clients far away from D.C.’s genteel corridors of power: dictators, guerilla groups, and despots with no regard for human rights—including one man responsible for mass amputations, and another who oversaw state-sanctioned rape."

Sunday, July 31, 2016

WOMAD Festival

The cancellation of the United States WOMAD festivals in 2001 I consider one of the low points of my experience in this country.

The musicians are not the terrorists. Anyone who can't see how ART relates to LIFE is either fucking stupid or a naive agent.

Don't fuck up your chance, assholes! LOL!