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Aug-Sept 2022: Consuming and Producing

Aug-Sept 2022

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 production.

This series also maps my consumer habits: my time on media can lead to more projects and purchases, as well as influences my thoughts.

Reading :: Listening :: Watching

Wanting :: Getting :: Making


What I am Reading this Month:

Same as last month, but I dropped Bataille and am reading a self-help psychology book about parents.

Anthony De Mello, Awareness (Read this last year in July, re-reading again in July)

Slavoj Zizek, Sex and the Failed Absolute

Articles that had an impact:

  • Nassim Taleb, On Christianity

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Arkady Martine, A Desolation Called Peace (recommended)

James Islington, The Shadow of What was Lost & part II An echo of things to come

Becky Chambers, The Galaxy and the Ground Within


Podcasts:

99% Invisible

  • 500 Vernacular
  • 503 Vernacular 3

Acid Horizon

  • Georges Bataille and Lev Shestov — Lost in the Labyrinth
  • The Commodity Screams — Adorno, Moten, and Marx

Ezra Klien Show

  • The Mid-Century Media Theorists Who Saw What Was Coming

Joshua Citarella

  • Meme Insider — Joshua Citarella and Aidan Walker
  • Are Millennial Leftists Aging into Right-wingers? w/ JJ McCullough

Outsider Theory

  • The Role of Midwits, Brian Chau
  • RIP Reality

Philosophy for Our Times

  • Public policies in pursuit of happiness | Paul Dolan

The Philosopher’s Zone

  • Skye Cleary on Authenticity
  • Art and hate speech

Reading McCarthy

  • Episode 29 — BLOOD MERIDIAN panel, Part I

The Knowledge Project

  • #144 Gary Klein — Insights For Making Better Decisions

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc

  • Understanding Human Creativity feat. Marcus du Sautoy
  • We Must Stay Curious feat. Ian Leslie


Music:

  • Caliphone
  • Oliver Tree
  • Harry Styles
  • Killers
  • Spacemoth
  • Mars Volta
  • Metric
  • Superorganism
  • Grouplove
  • Idles

What I am watching this month:

  • Orville #hulu
  • The Day Shift #amazon
  • Sandman #amazon (recommended)
  • The Colony #netflix

Youtube:


Consuming:

What I want:

Nothing? A new truck? I don’t know.

How about any company that can ship me a toilet bowl without breaking it? Or a mini-split that doesn’t leak refrigerant?


What I got:

  • Leigh Dovetail Jig D42R
  • Wera adjustable wrenches
  • Woodpecker Thin Rip Guide
  • Woodpecker Auto Align Drill Guide
  • Sony a6400 (my company wants the company camera back, a Sony a 7 II, so I need to replace it for streaming/video/photo work.)
  • Solar Cells on the Roof of the Shop

Tech stuff

I had a hell of a month resetting the internet, then getting the bridged wifi back into action, while having mine and my wife’s mini-splits go out.

Lately my nanoleaf lights have a fauty controller.


What I produced:

Podcasts:


Art Stuff

Wrote an article

Still working on little art shields.


DIY Stuff

Built 3 mobile walls for Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Plumbed my bathroom, rented a ditch witch, had lots of problems, overcame them.

Turned my ‘brick’ table top into a sink.

Drywalled part of the shop for an art wall.

Took a trip to Lubbock for family. Is that DIY?


Other Life Events

Sue Anne had her birthday party.

I am now on anti-depressants.

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