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OCTOBER 2019





Yet another Museum Safari completed. The exhibition of the German Renaissance master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472−1553) at Sinebrychoff Art Museum was fascinating. At Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the video works Hexual Spellings by Timo Vaittinen, and The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson, were the winners.



  


“Many a slip between cup and lip”. Right.



  


Haven’t read Hunter S. Thompson in a few years. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is a good way to return to Thompson’s writing. There are interesting similiarities to the upcoming 2020 elections, and the desperate need to get the crook and his minions out of the White House.



  


Once again, I'm being a lousy sleeper.



  


As of late, Spotify app has been infuriatingly slow on macOS.



  


This utterly miserable weather doesn't exactly inspire me to go out, unless I'm being faced with a pressing emergency. Normally, autumn is my favourite time of the year, but not this time. Those bright and crispy days have been missing in action most of the time.



  


Reading the biographies of Frank Zappa and Greg Lake has prompted me to revisit King Crimson, ELP, and Zappa albums from the late ’60s and early ’70s that I haven’t listened to in a long time. I must say that many of those albums have aged quite well.



  


It's entirely possible that I didn't wake up last night.



  


I've managed to activate myself a bit on IG, and start posting pictures again.



  


It's almost a 100% certainty that when musicians, whose careers span decades, start running out of ideas, they begin making these dull "back to basics" albums with barebones production values. Every song basically sounds the same. No effort, no diversity, only the meat-and-potatoes grind. These albums satisfy no one.



  


Dead Musicians Afterlife Band, line-up #3: Lemmy - bass & vocals, Eddie Clarke - guitar, Phil Taylor - drums



  


”Divide and conquer”. That’s what the deeply divided people of the West make me think of now.



  


This tumultous Age of Unreason has sadly proven that a large part of humans are not in any way more intelligent than our simian cousins living in the wild. Quite the contrary. The very concept of reason and rational thinking seems to terrify many. Wilful stupidity would appear to be humanity's defining attribute.



  


Where did this year go?



  


Last night, I was prompted to consider about the murky depths of that can of worms.



  


Dead Musicians Afterlife Band, line-up #2: Allan Holdsworth - guitar, Jaco Pastorius - bass, Miles Davis - trumpet, Jeff Porcaro - drums









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