“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lazy Idle Schemers

Greg is none of these people

My friend and next-door-office-neighbor Greg Dobbins just published his first book, Lazy Idle Schemers. It's about how laziness is not only a way of dropping out of imposed routines of work and imperialism (Greg's subject is Irish modernism), but also how laziness provides new ways of thinking about creativity.

It's a very good looking book and he's a very good bloke. He is my supplier of black metal and he knows more about music than anyone else I know. We had the best time meeting Sonic Boom a couple of years ago: a memorable evening...

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