Posts Tagged ‘Anarchy’

Playlisting: Ashes To Ashes

June 22, 2014

1. Ashes To Ashes- David Bowie

2. Believer- American Authors

3. A Taste of Honey- The Beatles

4. Bigger Than Love- Benjamin Gibbard

5. Crank- Catherine Wheel

6. All Or Nothing- Dirty Vegas

7. For What Reason- Death Cab For Cutie

8. Relax, Take It Easy- Mika

9. Go To Sleep- Radiohead

10. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth

11. Caring Is Creepy- The Shins

12. Sex and Candy- Marcy Playground

13. Slow Hands- Interpol

14. Cactus- David Bowie

15. Funky Days Are Back Again- Cornershop

16. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

17. Skulls- Bastille

18. Blue Jean- David Bowie

19. Late- Ben Folds

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I’ve been trudging through a volume of works

June 4, 2013

I’ve been trudging through a volume of works by Aldous Huxley.  I remember having an okay enough time getting through Brave New World, but so much of this other stuff is incomprehensible to me.  I would shrug off the handicap here as me not having ever done LSD, which he was quite the champion of alongside the likes of Mr. Timothy Leary.  But I think most of his works and his words came before this event occured. Don’t quote me on that, I could be wrong.  But the gems I did gleam from my perusal of what I deemed to be unnecessarily wordy and high falutin’ even by my standards, were very strong in my mind.  In one of his essays he talked about self-government and the possibly world changing implications of such systems.  Of course it all seems a bit dated, but he goes into the whole idea, that society is become more and more chaotic as we place ourselves within systems that are bigger and bigger.  We seem designed to interact better within smaller groups, dinner parties that tend not to exceed more than ten, a coven of witches numbering no more than 13, etc. As we moved from the small villages and towns into the cities, business became more corrupt and those of us left in the smaller towns were left by the wayside to cope with things.  He thought it good to decentralize businesses and place them more within the small towns and such, which from my reading, as the observer of an earlier time, it seemed well and good, but thinking how disgusting megalithic companies like walmart, are run by the worst sorts of businessmen imaginable, while pretending to cater to and help out small town America, You get the idea. He ended that particular essay by mentioning how the tiny governing bodies that are the essence of self-government could come together through other things like Co-ops and still be able to be their own governing bodies. If only stuff like that would be feasible in reality. He also mentioned in another piece, how Politioians carry out things in relation to the long term but are too short-sighted to see far enough ahead to do much good. It’s still true, and It’s still getting worse. Let’s fix it.