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Lounge11: One of the first internet viruses

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is the story of “Lounge11.au,” an audio file that is a long-forgotten example of one of the first internet viruses. Remember when this was what we meant by “viral”? The music in this video is a loop of a track called “lounge11.au” Lounge11.au used to play in a continuous loop on the Hormell Food’s […]

Posted inMusic

Music is made of time

Reading Time: 3 minutes Music is a hard thing to study or even talk about because it can’t stop moving. Aside from film, visual art tends to stand still, giving the viewer some control over the experience. But music moves forward relentlessly, thwarting any attempts to get a firm grip. Say you tell a friend that you went to a Frida Kahlo exhibit […]

Posted inMusic, Secularism

Retreat!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Along with Shelley Segal’s awesome Atheist Album, Cursive’s brilliant Happy Hollow is one of the great (and rare) overtly atheist/agnostic albums. This is (as I have posted before) one of my favourite songs on the album:   They checked the shrine and the temple but he wasn’t there They checked the mosque and the chapel; nope, […]

Posted inMusic, Politics

Raging Against the Machine

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a random Friday post about a band that I got into as a teenager but with a very veneer sort of understanding. I got the angst and anger. Sort of. But not really. Listening now, I get. My, do I get it. Perhaps you will only dig this if you were a teenager […]

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British Iconoclasm: Christmas No. 1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump, Johnson, Bolsonaro, Morrison. $£*&s are still running the world. Well did you hear, there’s a natural order Those most deserving will end up with the most That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top Well I say, “Shit floats” If you thought things had changed Friend, you’d better think again […]