Month: October 2017

XXII. 07/08/17-15/10/17; better distractions

Entertainment forced on you at the airport: first at the queue for the security check-in, later in the plane itself.  A dark mirror mounted on a column in front of the x-ray machines shows a superficial likeness. Why is music needed here? Who decides, who benefits? We may soon see neuroses and allergies developing against certain music, psychological equivalents of nut allergies. Mozart writing music for fluteplaying clocks and Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory written for Maelzel’s pan-harmonicon… good God Vaucanson’s flutist! actually played the flute? Because that’s where it came from, there the technology came from right down that paper roll with the holes in it where the computer came from, you see? Just take a minute to explain all this computer madness besotted by science besotted by technology by this explosion of progress and the information revolution what we’re really besotted by is people making millions, making billions… William Gaddis Tiredness moves the self aside. Words become automatic. Consciousness becomes a bit detached. First, wear sunglasses during morning exercise outdoors. This will reduce the influence of morning light …