My life has turned into waiting. Again. I can do things, sure, I can write, there is some work I can do but what has been the main content of my life for so many years is in a pause position. Again. No concerts, no club nights, no live music events that bring people together. […]
#MakeAmazonPay and build alternatives. I’m all for the movement to support their workers and to make Amazon pay all kinds of taxes instead of doing some charity of their choice and at the same time I believe consumer shaming isn’t the way. Especially the ongoing pandemic season with lots of lost income and more need […]
Book review The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin I have just finished Jemisin’s Broken Earth. What a world builder she is! The protagonists and dialogue are not even that well written but it all holds together and makes for a fantastic and – as the climate catastrophe reshapes how we perceive our planet – also […]
“Fingers of thought are raking the space behind the cushions, looking for loose ideas, finding nothing.” Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store The few weeks got pretty dark. After the fire at our venue and after Ninja the cat’s death, I withdrew myself a bit from public life and focussed on work and […]
RIP little car (?1997 – ⚰️2019) “I think that the 20th century reaches almost its purest expression on the highway. Here we see, all too clearly, the speed and violence of our age, its strange love affair with the machine and, conceivably, with its own death and destruction. What is the real significance in our […]
I love starting a book without any before knowledge, as I have done with the audiobook of Vernon Subutex 1 that I have just finished. For a while it got me cringing and going “geez, why are you doing this to yourself?! Just turn it off.” At first it sounded like yet another deeply cynical […]
A german version of this post has been published here and tl;dr version will be published in print, in Analyse & Kritik. “this is not a book about the alt-right. It is an anti-Left polemic.” Jordy Cummings “‘the centre’ – as a proclaimed area of shared, sensible assumptions about the values, needs and possibilities of […]
I have recently rediscovered my total fangirling love for Alan Cumming via being the latest person on this planet to watch The Good Wife. I now have cringed my way through Instinct, his latest show, in which he plays Dr. Dylan Reinhart. It has Naseem Andrews (Lost, Sense8) and Whoopi Goldberg in it, too, so […]
A book about language, understanding, about individuals and collectives, about colonialisation, how hierarchies rise and fall, about a living city. It took me a bit to get into Embassytown by China Mieville but then I didn’t want it to end.
On Carla Bozulich’s new album Quieter and sudden hearing loss.