“but what is the secret of orgone, that which men would give their lives for?!?!”
– The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison, is totally mad. It’s like Michael Moorcock took his most sideways Jerry Cornelius yarns and made them all into a Vertigo comic book. I don’t think that Moorcock’s influence on a generation of British authors can be overstated.
– David Byrne is a bit of a fruitcake, but his discussions about the music industry make for good reading.
– I’ve been having ideas again. It would be nice if there was a way for me to track and order the music that I actually end up playing when I DJ, as opposed to the music I take with me to each gig, as opposed to my music collection as a whole. And then sort them by most played, least played, etc. Traktor / Serator people, do your browsers do this?
– More ideas: My desktop since I moved back to Victoria has been a pair of fairly abstract images from Desktopography 2. I’ve also noticed the rise in widgets and counters and information-at-a-glance. OS X deals with them by hiding them until you summon them up. What if they were integrated directly into your background though? A really cliche implementation would be an ocean image that gets stormy as the weather gets worse. I think a purely abstract version would be better. Colors & shapes represent your RSS feeds, your friends lists, the weather, your agenda, CPU stats, etc – and they’re all pretty and subtle, but are right there if you need to look at them.
– Tide Pool Is Love is this Thursday evening at midnight. You should tune in.