Once again John Boswell over at Symphony Of Science has crafted an inspiring bit of music-science mashuppery.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
Boswell uses parts of the extraordinary TED talk given by Jill Bolte-Taylor recounting her personal insights into how the brain functions – as well as footage of V. S. Ramachandran’s TED talk although I preferred his more indepth (and lengthy) Reith lectures on The Emerging Mind.
All good stuff. I give it a nine for the beat, Dick.
Carlin doesn’t really need to be mashed up – his words are music enough on their own – but it’s always fun to see the brilliant, scathing, clever, insightful curmudgeon doing what he does best: fuck with language.
P. S. Well, this is weird – I was going to attach some links to my previous blog posts about Carlin (I’ve made a few) but they all seem to have disappeared. Please tell me I wasn’t just hallucinating these past few years and that I actually did write stuff about Carlin. But if so – where the fuck did it go?
Having a blog fills me with a sense of obligation – and resultant despair when I fail to oblige. I used to plough out 3 to 4 posts per day when I first started my blog a few years ago but that has since tapered off to a more reasonable 1 per day – or so.
Lately I’ve been remiss and haven’t kept up with the flow of information across the smoothed rocky shores of my mind. I like going to that water’s edge to draw a drink for you to share but I haven’t been able to the past few weeks because I’ve just been so damned busy.
I am still working on the post for the Ruffus The Dog Christmas Carol – and I’m writing scripts for a children’s series for a friend because it’s fun and it pays the rent – and I was working on a proposal for a new web series called My Kitteh! which is a collaboration with my talented wife Karen Valleau which promises to be lots of fun – and I’m making plans for another production which I hope to fund and put before the cameras before the year is out.
And I’m also looking for other revenue generating work.
So, as you can see, it’s been challenging to do all of the above and follow an exercise regime I’ve convinced myself is necessary to stay alive and mobile and keep up with the blogging too.
This week requires a great deal from me but next week I should have enough free moments in my usual ADHDay to plant some brain seeds here for you to watch grow into something resembling a better metaphor than what I attempted to make work at the beginning of this sentence.
See? I can’t even write.
P. S. Speaking of monkeys – here’s Jonathan Coulton’s “Code Monkey” – enjoy!
I'm going to be slowly making some changes to the website both in format and content - and I'm pretty sure even the URL will change.
It's going to be more of a personal news aggregator with a featured video blog from yours truly. We'll see how long that lasts. So bear with me - thanks.