~ Music to face yourself to, chit chat to give it some play ~ A broadcast about not-knowing, facing the void unafraid, and celebrating the wisdom of Sun Ra ~ to the inexhaustibly curious!
*Q#6* Guest: Lev Abramov -- Charlie Parker and the the wonders of jazz
*Quarantine episode #6 -- Broadcast from home via Instagram Live*Don't you find it thrilling to do a thing you don't understand? To not be able to quickly answer the question "what am I doing right now?" Today guest Lev Abramoc joins the show--jazz stories to come! Originally aired and recorded 4/22/2020
*Q#5* Am I just a bloviator, or is this a babble of agency?
*Quarantine episode #5 -- Broadcast from home via Instagram Live*Wouldn't you prefer things to be infinitely deep? Not knowable and known? Can you create order from chaos without thinking no other order could have been? Something about concluded thoughts gets me real skeptical.What finds satisfaction in not-knowing? Improvisation! Can we agree that people lean excessively on knowing? I think it becomes oppressive, and absurdly so---those claiming to "know best" are definitely drowning unacknowledged unkonwns. just let go of it! Then we can get on the same page and have some sincere and cognitively consonant discussions. Originally aired and recorded 4/15/2020
*Q#4* Guest: Paul Carter -- John Cage wants full unemployment, what about King Tubby?
*Quarantine episode #4 -- Broadcast from home via Instagram Live*Do you find yourself asking yourself: "If I'm a doctor, can I know anything about health?" Or, "if I'm not Miles Davis is it even worth playing music?" Well we can't all be ballerinas but I don't think that should stop us from dancing. How plain, to imagine one "best" and measure everything in relation to it. John Cage and today's guest Paul Carter have some thoughts on these topics. Originally aired and recorded 4/08/2020
*Q#3* Do Joe Exotic and Peter Ivers have anything in common?
*Quarantine episode #3 -- Broadcast from home via Instagram Live* What do Joe Exotic's GW Zoo, and Peter Ivers' New Wave Theater have in common? Lofty ideals! Why stop thinking when you could start thinking? What starts you thinking? There's such pressure on language, I'd like to release that pressure, to lower expectations -- expect less from language. Please come relax with me, let yammering be yammering. Originally aired and broadcast on 4/1/2020
*Q#2* Cleaning is as creative as anything, ever heard of erasure??
*Quarantine episode #2 -- Broadcast from home via Instagram Live* When you cook, do you clean as you go? If you do, have you ever regretted it? If you don't, have you ever resented being asked if you do? This got me thinking about ecosystems, detritus, and engineering -- I don't think a design should be considered complete or beautiful if it hasn't accounted for management of its own waste. Originally aired and recorded 3/25/2020
*Q#1* There're more unknowns than knowns, aren't there?
*Quarantine episode #1 -- Broadcast from home via Instagram Live*A part of a thing is never the whole of the thing. That's easy enough to get behind, just don't forget that anything constructed is necessarily partial. So you can spend your time thinking about anything you want, just don't make the mistake of presuming you now know it all. Things are changing everyday! Originally aired and recorded 3/18/2020