Fanfare Ciocărlia | A Retrospective
A quasi-review and sample songs from all eleven Fanfare Ciocărlia albums [part 6/6]
Mar 31, 2017 13 min read comments
Fanfare Ciocărlia | A Retrospective
From the Gutter of The Lounge Lizards' Confidence Schmuzic to Fanfare Ciocărlia and the Peak of Music
With an array of musical styles, 2000+ concerts given, and incessant criss-crossing of the globe, Fanfare Ciocărlia may very well qualify as the peak of music [part 5/6]
Mar 27, 2017 13 min read comments
From the Gutter of The Lounge Lizards' Confidence Schmuzic to Fanfare Ciocărlia and the Peak of Music
Bands of Gypsies, Assisting Us in Achieving Harmony in the Face of Collapse
By being seeds of music, can bands of Gypsies help bring harmony and light to the world, particularly in what appears to be the coming years of darkness? [part 4/6]
Mar 21, 2017 13 min read comments
Bands of Gypsies, Assisting Us in Achieving Harmony in the Face of Collapse
Onwards to Mars, or Onwards to the (Ten) Fields?
No, we're not going to Mars, but perhaps the (wedding) music of Fanfare Ciocărlia can help us make our way back to a marriage with the fields [part 3/6]
Mar 15, 2017 12 min read comments
Onwards to Mars, or Onwards to the (Ten) Fields?
Imposing Limits to Music in the Age of Limits to Growth
With Spotify's “infinite” catalogue providing the equivalent of the musical one-night stand, might it be worthwhile to think about placing some limits to music? [part 2/6]
Mar 08, 2017 11 min read comments
Imposing Limits to Music in the Age of Limits to Growth
The Music Industry: Aiming for the Singularity But Hitting Collapse Instead
The music industry managed to stem its piracy-induced hemorrhage. Nonetheless, and like the rest of industrial civilisation, it's on its way to collapse [part 1/6]
Mar 01, 2017 10 min read comments
The Music Industry: Aiming for the Singularity But Hitting Collapse Instead
Mars (The Live Experience) Meets The Limits to Growth, E.T., and Chocolate Bacon
How absurd is this idea of colonizing Mars, you ask? Put it this way: have you ever heard of chocolate bacon?
Feb 22, 2017 5 min read comments
Mars (The Live Experience) Meets The Limits to Growth, E.T., and Chocolate Bacon
Book Review | Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence
A review of Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed's excellent big-picture take on what he calls the “crisis of civilization” (as opposed to a “clash of civilizations”)
Feb 13, 2017 10 min read comments
Book Review | Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence
Melbourne's Donald Trump Protests: Harbinger of the Rise of Pauline Hanson?
How does Australia prevent its own far-right insurgence? Possibly by outflanking them. In other words, by rescinding its slipshod Multicultural Policy
Feb 03, 2017 14 min read comments
Melbourne's Donald Trump Protests: Harbinger of the Rise of Pauline Hanson?
Movie Un-Review | Wendell Berry, the Not-Quite Rock Star Seer
To see, or not to see the new Wendell Berry documentary, that is the question
Jan 20, 2017 14 min read comments
Movie Un-Review | Wendell Berry, the Not-Quite Rock Star Seer