28 January 2008

Jukebox Rodeo

"The imperatives and questions with which we are infused do not emanate from the I: it is not even there to hear them. The imperatives are those of being, while every question is ontological and distributes 'that which is' among problems."
~ Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition (1968)
[cited by Larval Subjects in a post from last Thursday: "Signs, Constellations, and Ontological Insecurity"]

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PostQueerProject mail art call: "public art meets queer identities." They also have a MySpace page.
[via Just Seeds]

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Blurb self-publishing. Create your own softcover or hardcover book, with 4-color printing: photos, artwork, and/or text. Minimum order is only one book, with prices starting at $12.95 (plus shipping) for a 7" x 7" softcover volume of 20-40 pages. Free bookmaking software available for download.
[h/t: Andy Ilachinski's Tao of Photography]

Normally I don't care to pimp for commercial sites, but this seems like a reasonably priced way to break into an exclusive medium. Let me know if you publish anything. I may have a little spare change in the kitty.

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Natural Burials: "Traditional funeral practices harm the environment; green burials let the earth rest in peace."

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"... [O]ne might 'read' a mix as simply a random collection of music. For example, listening to a tape with Van Morrison's 'And It Stoned Me,' a listener can parse this ballad as a meaningful unit unto itself, even when it's followed by another ballad such as the Beatles' 'The Ballad of John & Yoko.' But this is a very simplistic mode of listening, and hardly anyone would listen in this manner exclusively. More often than not, the mixed tape is an invitation to play a game. When loosely connected songs are set side-by side, it is easy to understand the riddle being asked of the listener: 'What's the theme of this tape?' or more to the point, 'What does all this mean?'"
~ from "Mixed Feelings: Notes on the Romance of the Mixed Tape," by Kamal Fox (in Rhizomes #5, Fall 2002)

That may be the riddle of blogging as well: What does all this mean?

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