A Human Movement
The facts of life, (how to unlearn)
Over this past weekend, I was in a situation where there were people both younger and older than me. Those older then me were probably by as much as 26 years, and those younger then me were as many as 26 years. A situation arose where a boy, who was born on May 30th, 1990 had a guitar and an amp on which I was asked to play. The boy just turning 14 was at the point of his conscious desire that he sought to play songs, and to listen to songs played on his guitar instrument. (Who doesn't remember this stage of development, where to do some 'thing,' that 'thing' could only be so as far as it modeled exactly that which you similarly desired.) Then when I cracked and popped the strings and found unisons to create eschewing warbles in air, the kid was was visibly edgy, rightly unimpressed, and I heard only "play a song" in reply. I told him to listen to everything he hears, and further to "check this out" this song is called you. Being a Grateful Dead fan, the boy could at least get into the fact that I was talking about improv-minded guitar playing and he even mocked me for it, godbless him. But luckily for me, born on May 29th 1978, the 14-year old boy left the room and along came a child of 14 months. The child couldn't speak a word but for a few, he clearly had an interest in the black guitar device in my hands and on my lap. He reached out for it and I held it closer to him. The child baby boy was only interested in the three knobs on the guitar and turned them back and forth in different ways, creating patterns he was both conscious and unconcious of. He prefered no sound from the amp, leaving my one note playing to vibrate acoustically, but when he moved the knobs to the position where the signal was loud enough to drive the amp the baby boy of 14 months would stop and clap, perhaps smile, always acknowledge what he had done and seek to repeat it some way.
What had happened in the 14 years of the 14 year old to make him listen only to his desire to find some form acknowledged and not what he was actually doing, while the baby was totally in tuned to what he was doing at all times and had no ability to express his desire for form other then in experience?
Obviously the right way is to be able to assimilate both styles of knowledge into one's guitar playing and be able to belt out Clapton licks as much as unlearned fiddling... It was a good time, enough of one to take out at least 40 minutes of my day that day.
Also odd was when an electric bass was plugged in the 14 year old replied that he did not know how to play it, but the 14 month old could rock the knobs like a seasoned pro!
Back in effect to failed gestures:
Key 1:MAN1 is named man, or 'the familiar man if.'
"what is posited" is the basis for which MAN1 claims his familiarness.
man is all people, or 'historical generation.'
god the unknown gaze of man
'omnipotent effort' is a way in which current MAN1 becomes man
can claim [express to know] no more [a highest limit perceived] on behalf of man
than what man
before called god.
(More precisely, such claims toward "realized human greatness" [the process of 'omnipotent effort'] consist in a demand for the immediate realization of MAN1
's widest vision)
needs to cast the widest net of knowledge/vision and instead of calling it something else, or even calling this effort itself, MAN1
should understand widest points of the knowledge/vision to be "what is posited."
THE NATURE OF THE CONTRADICTION DESIRED
It should be understood that all efforts to conceal the extravagance of a person seeking the 'omnipotent effort' should be concealed with the character of the appetite to know, and that knowledge itself. MAN1
may know man
through the consciousness of the contradiction in the concealment of the desire to know.
I'm starting a new project on radar:
Your Life's Profession, film about being a librarian.
A fun trip to 1947.
Note to self:
I really must stop forgetting that we are in a universe, or rather, a solar system, and that our planet is just one process in it, at a location, awash in the beyond-motion and therefor the always-alreadyness haze of sunshot gasses. Too often do I just assume that everything I know, see and act as is the universe that I ignore the big picture, that there is space outside of the effects of the sun. I see light, the sun makes it so. If I wanted to get outside of the effects of the sun, I'd have to practice being 90% hydrogen and 10% helium, with additional elements like metals present in trace amounts.NASA: Voyager I enters solar system's final frontier
"Contrary to popular belief, space is not an empty void. Rather, the solar system is awash in solar wind, charged gases that flow off the sun at supersonic speed. The wind travels at an average speed ranging from 300 to 700 kilometers per second (700,000 to 1.5 million mph)."
For more good times about The Early Universe
I have a nice peice of nostalgia before me; Vol. XLIX - No. 19, November 21, 1969 of The Blue and Grey, the campus newspaper for Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Lead story on right hand column of front page:State Attorney Speaks on Drug Problem
Drug abuse has recently become a great problem in the United States, a problem which particularly affects the youth...Mr. Roethenhoefer, the prosecuting attorney for Frederic County and Corporal Harbaugh, a state trooper who has done considerable research in the area....Which is more harmful, heroin or LSD? Answer: one is as bad as the other: one can die because of heroin or become mentally deranged because of LSD. Other points concerning LSD: If one has a "bad trip" on becomes crazy immediately; in the case of a "good" trip, the person has such sensations as seeing colors or becoming "more aware of what is going on around him." One can have recurrences of "the trip" even two years later, causing severe mental derangement or even death, if, for example, one is driving when this hallucination recurs; secondly it has been medically proven that LSD causes deformation in children born to mothers who have taken LSD.
That is how the article ends, with the deformation statement. What a fantastic and pure example of the propaganda and lies created to reclaim the brains of the young in the late 60's. I have never heard of Hood College in Maryland, but I'm guessing it was a second tier school, where it of the utmost importannce for the government to curb the growing mind expansion trend. Your better schools might not have allowed lies like this to reach their student newspapers, or else the students were to smart and were handling their LSD just fine. Nonetheless, this little article is a gem and again, I wish I had a pocket-mini-scanner at the ready to post it.
cymabls forthcoming perhaps
Subject: Re: Cheap Cymbals Wanted
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 06:38:00 EDT
ill take some pics of the cymbals. ill probably sell the hi hats and crash
as a set so shoot me an offer or how much u willing to spend. the crash
has no cracks on it it still works and the hi hats are still
the top hi hat has no crackings the bottom one has a little crack not big
i cut it off where it was cracked these hi hats still work so i
dont wanna c them go to dumpster ill send u pics tonight when i
......now what is a a hi hat beaver moustache man?
Right now this is blowing my mind: (and note the now nearing upon triomaniacal exaggerated emphasis of 'right now'
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I'm seeing a lot of Labanotation
in my day's work, and I like it. It's a form of notation for choreographic works developed Hungarian Rudolf von Laban (1879-1958.) I should get down to it, and learn more about it... especially when I find sentences that read:Labanotation is a system of analysing and recording of human Movement.
The scores are kind of nice looking, they remind me a lot of Earle Brown
's graphic score from the 1950's, here's an example of labanotation:
The importance of imposed erraticness:
John French from here.
What's funny is that I think the point here is that Mr. French did not enjoy the effects of being dosed, but if you do listen to the Mirror Man session, it's some of the best drumming he did, primarily because of loose-erraticness to it. Also the dosing during recording, which certainly did not take place before or after the Mirror Man session, might also explain the 19 minuts of Tarotplane, and the 15 minutes of Mirror Man. I'm listening to 'Kandy Korn,' for the first time in easily over a year, (I'm careful with this shit,) and again the tears are flowing on point.
...What place did drugs esp. hallucinogens play in the recording of the early works?
Don was taking a lot of LSD during my early months of tenure. Needless to say, it was difficult to work with him during this period. Confusion seemed to reign supreme. I explore this topic and try to offer my insights into the behaviour I witnessed and what effects it had upon the music, both lyrically and musically.
I was given LSD before recording some of the Mirror Man sessions without my knowledge by Don’s girlfriend, Laurie Stone. I suspect that this was at Don’s suggestion, and he could be quite persuasive. Part of the reason the drumming is so erratic in places is because of my state of mind. I feel also that there was LSD put in my tea on other occasions, but in very small doses. Just enough to keep me confused.
Recovering via Duke Ellington's "Afro-Eurasian Eclipse," which has an album cover of note:
For "The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse, " Ellington took his cue from a line in Marshall McLuhan's 1967 book, The Medium Is the Massage." "Mr. McLuhan says that the whole world is going Oriental and that no one will be able to maintain his or her identity, not even the Orientals," Ellington said adding that in his band's world travels, they had noticed this statement to be true.
It's highly digable, to the point that I am not sure what a person could amount to without a listen. It should be shared. I'm glad I came to it, the cymbals of 'Rufus Jones' won't stop, and that is good... & Not this Rufus Jones,
who wrote this sermon
seriously my minds is a landscape of urns and ball bearings, people simply have to hear the drums on Afrique
to understand, ug
New first rule of reality whereby rules are strictly non-rules, and elsewhere in mind contain words whereupon spokenness will bring about enchanted, solidified states of mind, often called beliefs, supporting the reality of goodness and the pursuit of goodness for all. These rules as non-rules of thinking are for those who are interested in goodness and not disease and ruinment of the possible purity of conception in the thought of humans.
I. Supreme being and supreme good must be conceived as identical to the limit-point of the forward march of conciousness...highest being and absolute value...thus be conceived as the absolute negation of every possible determination of individuality
I do not exist. In this way, and for this brief moment, all self-promotion efforts are equalized equally behind enemy lines, and should be considered dangerous territory if we are to want to remain concerned with goodness as highest being and absolute value.
The disease of man is NOT the constant self-referal and cravenous-safety-lust-remorse-response familiar, (that familiarness remains only so) But rather that the step to self-negation remains difficult in the mind of the self-promoter-positor. It is possible to be a non-self-promoter, and leave behind excellent effects of desire, but most actors of non-self are best conceived in the past, as their actions are produced desires. In the present these types fall into the fold of excellence, such as witnessing a tree blow in the wind and realizing that there are many more trees doing the same thing that you cannot possibly witness simultaneously. To say then: "I know wind + tree" is to self-promote in a way opposite of highest being and absolute value
Efforts taken toward 'all encompassment again' are the ones needed.
"you can't observe it, you must subserve it"
I can't believe that I haven't ever read these words, in this order before. It's such an obvious rhyme, so much so that I'm excited, I gotta be on the lookout for it, until that point that I can call it my own, I gotta mouth too. New favorite call to arms:
& get ready; "Individuality is limited to the life-cycle of the species." Wooh, that feels good to say. "Individuality is limited to the life-cycle of the species." A call to arms, for sure. Personality is too often only a recurrence of an established type!! Oh yeah, c'mon say it again now.
The question becomes; Does the fact that our culturo-time-society passes information along through generation to generation mean that we are advanced over societies that do not pass along such learnedness?
Would it be better to begin each generation with the freeness of their own? I suppose there's no point in this question, because,
because of cause we are stuck with our information-legacy-appraisals always unto, causally speaking, I am speaking be-cause.Now:
Working on digging up some digital files of Arthur Lee's 'Vindicator'
for young Sco. And I'm more then just merely honestly-integrally-maturely-yonderly mindfully-at-prime about finding a copy of 'Horse Cock Phepner'  to listen to. It's like a key to a warp dimension bastard a la "a bush recording."
C'mon now. Ok, more shrapnel.
Archives in action!
How Public Housing Transformed New York
A nice photo collection displaying the intellectual heritage of the development of what would become 'The Projects!' Good times, learning about the past. Visualised time transformations for all! There are many selections to learn from, but this one
shattered my heart the most, East 7th St. at Ave. D looking east. Oh my,
In the world of sound there is much to chose from, but if I was going out like that, I would only want this with me.
Friday's only post
My amazon order of The Gospel of Scholarship: Pierce Butler and A Critique of American Librarianship
finally showed up. Does anyone else find used books ordered through Amazon Marketplace can take up to a month to arrive at one's door?
Anyway, I dug into it only but a little, but what was dug into was immediately mind-blowing. It contains a reprint of Pierce Butler's classic An Introduction to Library Science,
of which I have before only read parts of, in a photocopy handout almost 4 years ago. More to come on this reading in the future. Also, the post below this one still needs a lot of work. One thing is for certain: Pierce Butler is one of the coolest dudes ever. One of the last true pragmatic christians, before the blood was mixed!!
Check this line out: ...In his concern for these emotional values the librarian has come to conceive his office as a secular priesthood, administering a sacrament of cultural communion to individual souls. At every suggestion that his activity be examined as an objective social phenomenon he draws back in terror because he fears that this can only be done by a sacrifice of all spirituality..."
Wooh! That is hot, sounds like a masthead of what AHM has turned into!!! Ok, I gotta work dammit. PS. Mastheads are stupid.
The challenge of the future:
When someone asks me what I want to do; I might clam up, and respond in abstract generalizations - but this doesn't mean that I do not have precise ideas of every idea I wish to forumlate upon and underneath forthwith, like a shield bearing the coat of arms of what I want to do, and fight for. A knight behind this shield is no mere knight, to be guarded with the timeless energy of unconsciousness, no swords are needed. When lightning strikes a person it is conducted over the skin, on the sweat towards the ground,
Ok, I'm not going to do the coat of arms metaphor justice right now, because I must get this down, quickly, so as not to lose it. Here goes:
Intro: Learning is the supreme act of mind, awakening to possibilities. Learning is continually robbed by things known. Perhaps they are called, or known as answers, ideas, themes, words, or explanations.
Real learning posits no such thing, instead it swiftly moves from the observed to the non-observed and back again around, it is imagination and reason simultaneous and it won't stand for lazy idea termination in one or the other. It shows how 100 things are 1 thing, and 1 thing is 100 things, or at least can be, and it does so through a rejection of the separation between sense and nonsense, when the mind is learning it rejects all "slumbering concepts" of knowledge at rest and the "verbal lids" of naming...
Secondly: How can we promote real learning (RL)? I probably spend way too much time pointing out the hindrances to RL, rather then standing up for what is right, and RL can be fostered. The fostering (of RL) would commence with the question: What is right? And the answer would always lay in the statement: The demolitioning of the idea of the savage experience! (I'll later post about the need to agree that there is no savage experience, that all knowledge is always one step away from non-knowledge and that non-knowledge is not savage, but actually shared between man as organisms, and also the way in which the foundation for the logic of the savage experience leads to the the psychology of murderous ignorance of contemporary times.)
How can we show a person the multitudinous space of existence? To not get bogged down in the petty strivings of position seeking and hierarchical recognition. Simply put, how can we work hand in hand with the horizon of human kind to let it see the relationships between all that can be thought, and has been thought and to make what has hitherto been weak, strong and further to destroy the battalions of sloth culture.
One way, I'll propose, is this:
Professionally: I believe in supporting new relationships between historical significance and then using those "new" relations to promote real learning. This is (probably) a hard step to take, seeing as though I am so young in a professional way. However, I want to stand up for idiosyncratic learning
through the use of archives and primary sources.
I am processing the papers of dance scholar and art theorist, Selma Jeanne Cohen, and there is no doubt that much of the papers I touch are not purely related to Ms. Cohen; the question then becomes, how do we get these materials into the hands of people to promote a kind of learning, where it is understood that much of what occurs in a lifetime has nothing to do with that life per se, but more with an energy at large? That which you do, resonates historical outside of your identity, and in this way what happens is not strictly owned by individuals.... (errors here)
I found amongst the mess, in its simple beauty, (and brace yourself) a Commencement Program to the 1968-1969 Bennington College Graduation.
This is a golden document of the development of the sensitive delicate, mind in American History. It lists the names of some people, and 1968-69 Bennington College was surely an entheogen enraptured time, these people listed surely created some mess that is the shadow of which we dwell(ed) in. (Again less about the history, more about the cross-knowledge promotion.)
In this document, the i>Commencement Program to the 1968-1969 Bennington College Graduation was listed an Andrea Dworkin de Bruin
and further reading on that subject suggests to me that I am in the presence of an amazing document, a real electric time slide. The problem is, professionaly, how do I point out that this document exists where it does in the library. Really it has no importance to the life of Selma Jeanne Cohen? How can I point some other person in the direction of basking in this truth of this document? If I cannot then I fail to promote RL. It will simply go unnoticed, hiding in a folder in the library.
What do I want to do: 1) I want to change the structure of the understanding of man, and also 2) create new ways of archival description to promote the learning necessary to implement 1) new ways of knowing what is through 2) better ways to promote the cross-knowledge of historical document 1) explore unknown 2) with contact to historical documents 1) time-binding????....
Next steps: Read some more Alfred Korzybski
and check out Encoded Archival Context
My name is this, this is what I want to do.
I just posted this over at Blogdial, but I am going to repost it here since it really is more of AHM post. I am very interested in discussions and comparisons of podcasting to other radio technologies, and I posted it over at Blogdial to promote discussion. But I am plopping it here because it will keep 'A Human Movement' progressing properly and up to date with some of my current thoughts.
PS. Not a day goes by that I do not wish that I lived in the time of newsgroups and message boards rather then blogging and bloggers. I find that after about 1-2 hours of reading blogs in a row, I get sick of all the ugly colors, self-expression, repeated links, and the similar and yet slightly different layouts. I long for strate text, imposed hierarchical organization amongst the many and those beautiful headers to messages such as:
Subject: BPL and failure to respond to public requests for local documents
From: Don Saklad
Anyway, Here is the post, re-posted:
I had one of the original ipods in 2002 with the rotating front, I sold it in 2003 to a friend when the screen on my G3 Powerbook cracked and broke. I am seeing more mentioning of podcasts
on internet surfs lately. At first, I ignored the word entirely because of its annoying nature, (I did not trust the aspect of the word which relied on 'one "brand" only' of portable music devices, but now come to think of it, I call all portable tape players Walkmans, so...) Perhaps I was wrong about these podcasts?
I just listened to my first podcast; it was about libraries, produced by a librarian at a librarian blog.
It amounted to nothing more then an mp3 file of a guy talking as though he was on the radio. I am curious to find out if any blogdialians are listening to podcasts? Perhaps there are some gem feeds out there with interesting sounds? (or is it all radio wannabe bore, or worse just rehashed radio dribble?) What can a podcast do that a regular mp3 cannot?
It's also odd, because I began my day reading about the earliest uses of telephone technology including the work of Tivadar Puskas
, a bloke who got conceptual with Thomas Edison and traveled to Europe to experiment with "central telephone exchange" leading to the development of telephone newspapers,
such as Telephon Hirmondo
in Budapest (which lasted from 1880-1930,) and also telephone concerts in 1880's Paris, where telephones were used to broadcast performances of the Parisian Opera on a system called the Theatrephon.
...I will spare you from my assertions of the non-advancement of man in the area of sound dissemination in the last 100 years, and also from a criticism of the capitalist marketplace which breeds in, and promotes a certain stagnation of ideas, but I still question: are podcasts, as the aggregation of time-shifted audio content through networked computers a good or bad thing?