Started by Tenebracid, January 15, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
Quote from: Jordan on April 15, 2013, 08:06:56 PMStanding In Two Circles, and though I've read many of the articles elsewhere, I must say that writing is NOT Mr. Rice's forte. The article on Savitri Devi has at least four paragraphs that lead with "Whether you love her or hate her, agree or disagree..." and leaves you feeling like you've just read a schoolboy's book report.
Quote from: Levas on May 21, 2013, 08:54:38 PMNot reading, but just noticed this book. Seems to be quite weird/interesting.David Rothenberg Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and NoiseIn the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket's wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-year beat.In listening to cicadas, as well as other humming, clicking, and thrumming insects, Bug Music is the first book to consider the radical notion that we humans got our idea of rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the world of insect sounds that surrounded our species over the millions of years over which we evolved. Completing the trilogy he began with Why Birds Sing and Thousand Mile Song, David Rothenberg explores a unique part of our relationship with nature and sound—the music of insects that has provided a soundtrack for humanity throughout the history of our species. Bug Music continues Rothenberg's in-depth research and spirited writing on the relationship between human and animal music, and it follows him as he explores insect influences in classical and modern music, plays his saxophone with crickets and other insects, and confers with researchers and scientists nationwide.This engaging and thought-provoking book challenges our understanding of our place in nature and our relationship to the creatures surrounding us, and makes a passionate case for the interconnectedness of species.
Quote from: andy vomit on June 05, 2013, 02:16:59 AMand i downloaded the koran, that should be an interesting read
Quote from: vyrixin on June 07, 2013, 12:39:30 AMI often find myself coming back to the Amok Journal - http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/187892303XIt has essays and reports about self-mutilation, auto-erotic fatalities, trepanning, cargo cults etc. There are some great first-hand accounts of self-emasculation in there as well.