July – August 2021
A list of books, audiobooks, podcasts, television and more that I am consuming.
A list of achievements, articles, or plans in the shop to showcase my producing.
This series also maps my consumer habits, and how my time on Youtube and Instagram leads to shop projects and purchases, as well as influences my thoughts.
What I am Reading this Month:
What I am listening to this month:
- Philosophy for Our Times: The infidelity of beliefs Graham Harman, Hilary Lawson, Anandi Hattiangadi
- Philosophy for our times: How dangerous are your beliefs? George Ellis, Carlo Rovelli, Philip Goff and Shami Chakrabarti
- The Philosopher’s zone: Mathematical Objects
- The Philosopher’s Zone: Structural Injustice and Individual Responsibility
- The Philosopher’s Zone: Neitzche & Transfiguration
- Talking Politics: History of Ideas: Wollstonecraft on Sexual Politics
- Talking Politics: History of Ideas: Hobbes on the State
- Talking Politics: History of Ideas: Shklar on Hypocrisy
- Philosophize This!: Episode #155 Emil Cioran – Absurdity and Nothingness
- Making Sense: #256 A Contagion of bad ideas
- Making Sense: #255 – THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE
- Making Sense: #254 – THE MATING STRATEGIES OF EARTHLINGS
- Under the Skin: #193 Prepare for the Apocalypse
- Under the Skin: #194 The Jungian Perspective
- Under the Skin:: UFO’s?? Why? Jeremy Corbell
- The Knowledge Project: Episode 115: Danny Meyer: Hospitality and Humanity
- The Knowledge Project: Jeff Immelt: Leadership In A Crisis
- The Knowledge Project: Episode 114: Noreena Hertz: The Crisis of Loneliness
- Acid Horizon: A reading of Nick Land’s Fanged Noumena
- Artholes: Caravaggio, Ep 3 of 8
- Artholes: Caravaggio, Ep 4 of 8
- ArtHoles: Caravaggio, Ep 5 of 8
- ArtHoles: Caravaggio, Ep 6 of 8
- ArtHoles: Caravaggio, Ep 7 of 8
- The Partially Examined Life: #273 Friedrich Schelling’s Foundationalist Idealism (pt 1 and 2)
- The Partially Examined Life: Fichte’s Idealist Theology
- The Partially Examined Life: Johan Gottlieb Ficthe’s Transcendental Idealism
- Tim Ferris: Dr. Andrew Hubbard
- Tim Ferris: Anne Lamott on Taming Your Inner Critic, Finding Grace, and Prayer (#522)
- Tim Ferris: How to Reinvent yourself Chris Bosh
- Tim Ferris: Q&A w Tim #518
- how to Human Podcast: Finding Grace with Paul Williams
- History of Philosophy: 375, Paul Richard Blum on Nicholas of Cusa
- Invisibilia: American Slow Radio
- Naval Podcast: The Beginning of Infinity
Article that had an impact:
Decolonozation is not a metaphor, Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
Last Exit to Socialism, Slavoj Zizek
You don’t have the right to believe whatever you want to, Aeon, Daniel DeNicola
What I am watching this month:
- Regular Show (Hulu)
- Tomorrow War (Chris Pratt) (Prime)
- Black Widow (Scarlett Johansen)
- Infinite (Mark Wahlberg)
- Ted Lasso (recommended) (Apple)
- Loki (Disney) 1 episode. I think that’s all I needed. Ugh.
- “See” 1 episode (apple)
- Grizzly Man, Herzog (prime)
- Jolt (prime)
- Lo and behold, Herzog (prime)
Note: What’s the deal with needing a sword of some kind, jumping onto a plan or helicopter with a motorcycle, and then using the sword to slow your momentum. It’s seriously in every lame action movie now.
What I am consuming online
- Broken Social Scene
- Black Keys (Delta Cream)
- Godspeed you black emperor!
- Ra Ra Riot Maroon 5 (JORDI) – Spatial Audio on Apple
- *repeat repeat
- the raveonettes
- lords of huron
- black angels
- chet faker
- Sfujan Stevens – Tonya Harding
What I want:
A new 1,200 sf shop in the backyard… still…. Contractor is having some troubles, which translates into delays. Finally getting the permitting through.
Oneida Supercell Dust Collection system might be nice… I’m not sure yet. Long ways to go before I can upgrade dust collection.
First, I have to build an office in my new shop, which will be a September/October thing, and then I can start fussing with the tools.
Pipe Dream: Kubota Mini Excavator and a K-Truck. I just think they would be cute together.
A new thing I now think I can’t live without:
I am having to play catch-up to stay ahead of the somewhat steep learning curve on this one. Mostly, it just seems there are smart ways to do this, and I don’t want to clutter it up with my dumb ways.
What I got:
An art Residency, Stoveworks, Chattanooga TN
Aeropress coffee maker. This little thing is amazing. It makes really good coffee, is quite forgiving, and easy to use.
I got it because I bought really nice coffee in Chattanoga, VELO Roasters, but didn’t want to be reliant on drip brewing or pour-over coffee. It just lacks the density of rich flavor I like, which is somewhere between a shot and an Americano, more like a long black. The Aeropress delivers the density of an espresso shot (though not quite?) in about one-third the time it takes to make a pour-over.
What I produced:
1 podcasts this month.