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bhrgunatha  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BFV - Weekly music thread -- Thank you (ASK HUBSKI)

I also appreciated the usually terse, but razor sharp comments.

bhrgunatha  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BFV - Weekly music thread -- Thank you (ASK HUBSKI)

I say no, the last one was only 4 days ago.

I can't speak for him but I'm sure thenewgreen used the tag to notify the tag'subscribers, not as part of the series.

bhrgunatha  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Perserverance is set to launch early tomorrow morning! Stream starts at 4am PST

I can't imagine the nerves you must get for a launch. One shot for literally years of work.

Just saw a fascinating video of the self-flying drone/copter. Amazing.

I feel you. Seriously.

You've clearly considered many, many options, but I've had analogous decisions to make in my own life and there are times when an unusual and radically different approach works well.

A lot of times those huge differences arise because of external circumstances, sometimes we're forced to endure them, other times a decision you make has profoundly unexpected consequences. And sometimes you have to make a conscious choice to make a severe change yourself.

Perhaps it's time to make a radical, conscious change in your work.

An anecdote. A close friend of mine divorced which ended up being the best thing for him.

Weirdly, not long after, one of my private students broke down in class. She'd been battling for some time to save her marriage. I explained about my friend's situation but she was vehemently opposed to divorce. A few months later, she and her husband were working towards reconciling. Actually seriously considering divorce somehow spurred her into finding a way to compromise. I've left out all the details but it was thinking the unthinkable that seemed to be the catalyst she needed. Something radical,

Sorry I can't offer anything concrete, only vague unactionable suggestions that are probably unfeasible.

bhrgunatha  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 29, 2020

unusual move indeed.

shit, this makes me genuinely sad partly because those weekly music threads are a hubski staple - even if I don't post I lurk and listen to other people's posts - plus a certain hub bump from bfv if you do post..

partly because of the rest of his contributions here.

if you are lurking - come back soon.

I don't know what advice to give you. I've learned in recent years how insidious depression can be and that many (most?) people seem to think you can just think your way out of it. Here I mean depression as diagnosed by experts.

First, a very serious point here.

Have you seen a doctor/psychiatrist/professional about depression?

Will you if I ask you to?

Brain chemistry is crucial. A couple of hundred micrograms of acid can seriously fuck up you mind for 12 hours, what to say about a natural mis-balance over months or years?


"But... big pharma?"

Fuck that. My niece slashed the fuck out of her arms and torso and was later diagnosed and treated by some relatively mild CHEMICALS, MAN. Her whole outlook changed because she had a complex mis-balance of chemical made by her own brain.

It took several adjustments to the medicine she was prescribed, but it worked.

Having said that and if it's not depression or similar, I'd make a couple of counterpoints in the hope they might be useful to you.

    I see so much wrong in the world...

Yes, there are massive global problems that (as individuals) we can't control. If you can't control it, don't focus your attention on it. You always have a choice of what to focus your attention on and we're addicted to focussing on the negative. When you pay attention to anything it grows in your mind. Don't feed the mental monsters. Easier said than done, cvhangin your mental habits is a long, slow process. The only way I know to do this is to consciously choose to focus your attention elsewhere - whether that's through meditation or some new activity or when you catch yourself focussing too much on those things beyond your control, focus on something else. It takes a lot of time and mental effort, but you're giving your subconscious instructions what you want to think about and it will respond, but not immediately.

    I just don't know if it'll ever end.

Our attitude and mental state do change naturally. External conditions change too even when we have no control over them.

That doesn't make them any less dangerous or serious, but it's all in flux of varying degrees.

It can be very hard to see that when you're affected by it though, whether it's a positive state ("whoo life is great - I've never been happier, I've discovered the meaning to life...") or a negative state, like the one you;re in right now. Sometimes just knowinf that gives you a boost to see you through. Sometimes not, but it's mostly true.

Sorry, I'm not very good with practical advice, more namby pamby philosophical shit.

And I'm just a liberal wanker on the internet, but I hope it helps.


Often when I see a picture of a bird especially when the head is prominent, it reminds me of David Lynch and his films.

He has this concept he calls "The eye of the duck" - I'll let him explain...

bhrgunatha  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 392nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

That Clan Of Xymox is a shock. Still releasing music and the music sounds ... so apt for the 80s. Weird.

There a new release by by Tor.Ma in Dub

Among Aliens and Gods

If you were expecting electronic spacey dub you'd be spot on.

Still diving into South America.

Buena Vista Social Club - Black Chicken 37


Lost and Found

bhrgunatha  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

nailing it

leap by leap > step by step!

bhrgunatha  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

    Everything I touch is brand new

I suppose it's like being re-born.

    ...and incinerated once I am done with it.

Oh literally brand new!

Being told unexpectedly you're dying in the next day or two must be a hell of an emotional and mental roller coaster. I just can't imagine it.

Here's hoping for a swift recovery - a bit surprised you aren't in for several weeks after surgery like that.

bhrgunatha  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Harmonic analysis of Nick Johnston - Remarkably Human

Probably a mixture of both. I hadn't heard of him before this post but he sells a Theory Primer video on his website.

    This release features a comprehensive run-down of what I believe to be the 'need to know' of music theory. This primer comes with detailed Guitar Pro and PDF files of all material.

    Includes: Building Chords - Modes - Playing in Key - Intervals - Harmony

You could always ask him through his website.

bhrgunatha  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 390th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

For my OCD tendencies... Part 1:

Another channel I love is Kick.S.

It's more acid than techno, but it's great to get a bird's eye view of using the controllers to make the music.