Our attention isn’t boundless. Our time is finite—even as we try to extract value out of every second (we don’t have time to waste). We cannot respond to every utterance, click on every link, read every post. We have to choose even as the possibility of something else, something wonderful, lures us to search and linger. Demands on our attention, injunctions for us to communicate, participate, share—ever shriller and more intense—are like so many speed-ups on the production line, attempts to extract from us whatever bit of mindshare is left.
- The newest music on my family’s label (Black Lantern Music) is from a guy called SJ Mellia. Here’s a little taste off the album:
Download the entire thing here: Fluff Skull EP @ BlackLanternMusic.com
Also, there’s a great new Eaters album too. And if you don’t know who the Eaters are GO HERE.
- Enlightening blog post from Doomtree’s Dessa about playing gigs in South Africa. Oh, and she writes some very interesting pieces at Star Tribune too.
- Cool little GIF I discovered via the SuperPunch tumblr:
- The candidaite in Maine who likes World of Warcraft… yeah, apparently she’s getting attacked for it. The Maine GOP party has written: “In Colleen’s online fantasy world, she gets away with crude, vicious and violent comments like the ones below. Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world”. This is a new level of stupidity and uselessness.