Arvo Part – Fratres
Lana Trotovsek, violin and Yoko Misumi, piano
Nazamba – Africa
Substance – Cruising
PSA: watch your monitor level, this is heavyAF!
JK Flesh – ‘Paranoid Archetype’
one for the god botherers?
Radioactive pianos from the Chernobyl exclusion zone?
hope they include a geiger counter articulation 😉
“uncollected, unconnected, loose leaf, and blown.“
a beautiful read (thanks Vessel via lines)
wow this is great, an alternative to the Thunder Sheet: Bristol Old Vic’s thunder run
(thanks Justin via Twitter)
Maybe of more interest to locals, but I love seeing comparison photos and these two photos of the Wellington waterfront are seperated by almost a century….
2019 Oriental Parade shot with medium format Linhof Technorama 617
1923 R P Moore gigapixel panorama shot with Cirkut 10 camera
While I was out recording yesterday I came across this, and it took me a while to work out what exactly I was looking at…. Some little shits had burnt out a car and this was the residue left behind. Above I think is the wire threads that are part of a car tyre…
The remnants of this car wreck appeared at the same place I did some recording a week ago, and at that time I noticed a couple of dead trees which had been left in the same area. Those puzzled me also, but the road is very narrow and overgrown in places so I presumed they had fallen and been cut down to avoid being a traffic hazard and were left to be picked up later….
But now those same dead trees were all burnt & charred – did the same fckwits intentionally try to set fire to them to? The whole area is surrounded by a huge beautiful forest… It is likely the same or similar mentality of people who dump rubbish anywhere they like, and it seems the only way to counteract those is with plenty of signs saying: THIS AREA IS MONITORED BY CAMERA!
I know this shouldn’t even need saying but…
In recent times I have had the experience of coming across three newly released products with ‘borrowed’ names. And by ‘borrowed’ I mean they have used pre-existing IP from some other person or companies unique brand. How does this happen?
The most unbelievable example was for a new digital product/drum instrument, which used the exact same name as an earlier synth hardware product. But the strange thing was that otherwise the two had nothing in common, and as they were someone I knew, I asked them why they chose that name?
Their response: they did not even know of the existence of the original hardware.
Reason #1: ignorance.
But what it actually reveals is that despite the fact they had worked on making their product for months and months, they never even bothered to google their proposed name! This seems incredibly foolhardy… And maybe a mistake that could be naively made once, but never again, because then it would become wilful ignorance and we all know where that leads.
The other two examples seemed to just presume it is ok to borrow someone elses product branding, and are surprised to learn that actually it isn’t ok. Legally, very NOT ok & if we all wanted to help lawyers grow rich then such avenues could be pursued. But I personally think there are two aspects more important than ‘the law’ and those are (1) ethics and (2) creativity.
Actions speak louder than words, so what does it say about someones ethics who makes supposedly original products, but doesn’t respect the original idea and work from another? If they do not care about ethics, does that mean they will also keep their ethics on hold when someone comes along and does exactly the same or worse to them? It feels both naive and ill advised.
But the creative aspect to me is even worse. There is a saying that is sometimes trotted out, ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ but I beg to differ. Something being an influence or an inspiration or even a reference is not ‘imitation’ and it certainly isn’t directly copying. Referencing or being inspired by something means you may take it as a starting point (you could argue nothing is orginal per se) but the entire point of creativity is to duh, create, i.e. to evolve to such a degree that you own it – it becomes a new idea, a new concept and furthers the art.
Imitation and/or copying to me infers an impoverished soul. They do not attribute any significance to originality. Such short term thinking is toxic. So for the second time, this shouldn’t need saying but…
If someone else has already used that unique name, and the term isn’t generic, then please,
FIND SOMETHING UNIQUE OF YOUR OWN.
It is so easy to (a) check google and then (b) use a thesaurus
Ignorance is not bliss.
even better example: Comedian buys Destiny Church’s new political party’s domain names