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June-July 2023: Consuming and Producing

June-July 2023

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:

Flatline Constructs, Mark Fisher (finished!)

A Spectre Haunting, China Mieville (paused)


Froebel’s Gifts, 99% Invisible, Kurt Kohlstedt

How to Build an Art Town, Harprer’s Bazaar

The Unflattering Familiarity of the Alt-Right in Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies, Park MacDougald

Scotty Hendricks, 4 of the Hardest Unsolved Problems in Philosophy — And Some Possible Solutions BigThink

Julian de Medeiros, Lecture 5 and 6: plague of fantasies

US public opinion hardens on trans issue, UnHerd

Overconfidence: How to Fail Spectacularly, Farnham Street

Rob Henderson, Authenticity, Social Media, SAT Scores

Rob Henderson, Social Status: Differences in Desire and Attainment

Rob Henderson, When Men Behave Badly—A Review

If You’re Not With Us, You’re MAGA, Matt Taibi

Ross Douthat, What Ted Kaczynski, Silvio Berlusconi and Cormac McCarthy Have in Common

eugyppius, The Limits of Populist Resistance and the Nature of Western Liberal Democratic Government

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Alastair Reynolds, Inhibitor Phase


American This Week (Racket to Go)

  • Episode 46 — “America This Week,” With Matt Taibbi and Walter Kirn
  • Episode 43 — “America This Week,” With Matt Taibbi and Walter Kirn
  • the McCarthy Reboot
  • Episode 41 — “America This Week,” With Matt Taibbi and Walter Kirn

Acid Horizon

  • The Devil — Who the Hell Is Satan? With Vernon W. Cisney
  • Bataille Contra Deleuze — Sadism and Masochism With Tiger Liu
  • Ask a Left Nietzschean Feat. Devin and Justin
  • Michel Foucault — the Utopian Body
  • William S. Burroughs — “The Limits of Control” and Its Influence on Deleuze

History of Alchemy Podcast

  • The Illusion — Alchemy Reborn Through the Occult Revival

Plain English w Derek Thompson

  • Why So Many Young Men Are Lonely, Sexless, and Extremely Online

Philosophize This!

  • Episode #180 … What if Everything Is Consciousness? – Phillip Goff on Panpsychism


  • dope Lemon
  • Peach Pit
  • War on Drugs
  • Portugal. The Man

What I am streaming this month:

  • The French Dispatch #HBO
  • Silicone Valley #HBO

Youtube history:

outdated, will update soon



What I want:

Just jonesing for stuff I don’t need. I even thought about buying leather working tools, but I have nowhere to make anything. Also, started looking at the Glock 43X MOS for no reason at all.

What I got:

  • SM7 microphone screen for Shure SM7b
  • custom lego man in New York City
  • Cormac McCarthy, The Passenger and Stella Maris
  • Battery charger, booster, for truck
  • Swing Case storage for truck

What I produced:


Step 76: concrete universal (trash and art)
Step 76: concrete universal (trash and art)

Step 76: Concrete Universal

Art Show

Roswell, New Mexico


Life Stuff

I was travelling a lot… went to Roswell, Houston, Fort Worth, and back to Birmingham. Got off my meds a bit, and really messed myself up for about a week. hooray.

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