Saturday, November 24, 2007

I Don't Know (And Neither Do You.)





This is something that has bothered me the greater part of my life... so chances are writing a blog post about it isn't going to change much. But here goes.

Death and God share nearly the same epistemological quality. Put another way: people only demonstrate how full of shit they are when they speak of certain knowledge about either.

There is, by definition, no one alive who has any experience of death, (dying is another matter), and the same is true - by definition - of God.

This just goes another step to demonstrate that the entire history of the West is based on pompous arrogance; we can't help but share in it, since it's our heritage. The only exception to this are those rare individuals who recognize that the creed is only validated by its function. You don't need to have first-person experience of God for "do unto others as they would do unto you" to be (potentially) beneficial or meaningful. It's beneficial, or not, based on its practical application.

By that yardstick, let me tell you, I'm not putting Pascal's "smart money" on a Jainist God, that's for sure.

When it comes to "knowing God," or any transcendental experience, all I can say for certain is that the mirror can be tinted or warped any number of ways- that doesn't change the fact that the face staring back at you is your own.

Guess this is why I generally don't open my mouth about religion. I don't know - and neither do you.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Gspot Episode 18





G-Spot Episode 18

James Curcio
gives us another podcast episode of
Postgenre Blues, this time talking about inadequate copyright laws, the media war, remixes and a Microsoft takedown notice sent to the Alterati.net crew.

Wes Unruh gives us a talking to about DIY television, the struggle against media monopoly, and converses on the subject with Freeman.

Joseph Matheny brings us another mini episode of the resurrected Gpod, digging in the archives with the Chicago
Underground Industrial Tape Scene.

And Jason Lubyk reads, channels aliens and fucks with your mind.

(Listen.)

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Also On Alterati:
Blog:


A Conversation With Adam Gorightly - Jason Lubyk

In the first of this two part conversation with writer Adam Gorightly - author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy and Death Cults among other books - Jason talks with Adam about his trip to Conspiracy Convention 7, potential government infiltration of
conspiracy and paranormal groups and the curious life and origins of James Shelby Downard.

Unquiet Mind - Wes Unruh.

This is a continuation of a series he started three years ago.

The Reruns of Brisco County, jr. - Wes Unruh.

Gunslinger television show starring Bruce Campbell involving science fiction themes. With ongoing plot lines like a time-traveling madman bent on world domination and a mysterious orb that bestows superhuman powers, this show was much more than a flashy update of the Wild Wild West.

Ripple #6 - Ray Carney.

Ray Carney and Ari interview Alexis Marshall of Daughters about their album Hell Songs and touring across fucking Europe.

Altertube:

William S. Burroughs Nike Commercial.

The Three Trials.

Problems with Professor 105.

Torrents:

Richard M. Stallman gives a speech about copyright issues.

The Free Voice of Labour: The Jewish Anarchists.

2012 Timewave zero software - Terrence Mckenna and Peter Meyer.

Hunter S Thompson - Audio Books and Lectures.

Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Me I'm Not

Just finished a remix of the NIN song Me, I'm Not (NIN) with Nate Sampsel. This "remix" is about half new parts or seriously tweaked out synths. It'll be running in the upcoming Ripple Saul Williams interview, running on Alterati.com December 1st. Worth listening to, Saul had some really interesting things to say.

(Listen.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

And now for something completely different...





So, I'm sitting around musing to myself- videos on YouTuber will get 4,000 views, and 70 comments. And many of our Altertube videos will have the same number of views, and no comments. Now if those comments are as dumb as most YouTuber comments, I think that's a good thing, but it's interesting.

So as an example of this phenomenon I pull up this video. Which is something like spiritual, emotional, and moral ipecac.

We are all going to hell, etc.

Peter then kindly clued me into this video, which is the best worst thing I've seen in a long time. Wait for the chorus. Seriously.




If you're wondering. That apparently wasn't a one time outburst.


I've been editing the Alterati / Ripple interview with Saul Williams all night, I'm out.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

More sneak peeks.

There's a hell of a lot going on behind the scenes here.

Most of it I can't make public yet- but here's a taste. The 2nd edition Fallen Nation cover:







Expect the first episodes of the Fallen Nation theatrical audiobook, the website, and the 2nd edition on Amazon by the beginning of '08.

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