Tag Archives: Evolution

Everything is Not Fine

It’s the complacency that infuriates me most. In academia, you will hear learned, well-read, peer-reviewed, intellectual debate about where ideas come from and why they represent the world as it is: perfect, timeless, constant and immutable. The sheer arrogance behind … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Compete

They tell me that the best thing about Capitalism is that it’s best at creating fierce competition, as if that’s the only way to make anything good. They claim this is the only way to cause progress. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Untold Stories

It pains me to write this post and I’m not exactly sure why. I think it’s mainly because I sense a yawning vacuum, but don’t have a robust proposal to fill it – just some vague, sketchy pointers to a … Continue reading

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Is Art Disposable?

It seems that humanity has a schizophrenic attitude toward art.  Some works are considered scarce, valuable and precious and definitely not disposable, whereas other art forms are happily, gracelessly, casually trashed, without a care in the world.  We have funny … Continue reading

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Chasing Your Tail

Have you ever seen a dog chase its own tail?  It’s a spectacle that is both bemusing and somewhat alarming.  Here is a supposedly sentient creature engaged in something that is utterly pointless and completely impossible.  If they ever catch … Continue reading

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Here Is the Reason I Make Music

The reason I make music turns out to be deceptively simple.  I only just realised it.  It probably applies to all of my creative endeavours, if truth be told. The thing about life is that you can fool yourself into … Continue reading

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What Do You Care About?

I used to think that nobody cared.  That’s not quite true.  Lots of people care, but it has to be said that the world is also quite full of people that don’t care.  They’re indifferent.  They’re not concerned.  Some actively … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Purpose of Heavy Metal

I’ve been watching something interesting.  It’s a show called “Metal Evolution”, which traces the roots of Heavy Metal, and its two hundred or so sub genres.  What I found remarkable is that while the popular stereo-type of the heavy metal … Continue reading

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How Flies Fly

We all know that time flies, but have you ever stopped for a moment and watched how flies fly?  I have and it turns out to be really interesting.  We expect flying things to maintain a smooth trajectory through space … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Bauhaus

Bauhaus design and the aesthetic it embodies are problematic for me.  I both love and hate Bauhaus at the same time. On the one hand, I like the idea of the built environment, the furnishings and the art within being … Continue reading

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