“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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Disco Deep Ecology

Daniel Birnbaum, the excellent curator of the Moderna Museet, and excellent Husserlian, told me a very interesting story. There is a relationship between Arne Naess, founder of deep ecology, and Diana Ross, via a relation of his also called Arne Naess....!

So I figure that's what I am: I'm a Diana Ross Deep Ecologist. Disco Deep Ecology.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I don't see you as "disco". More "psychedelic/garage experimental avant-garde prog-rock ambient trip-hop electronica". But maybe that's just me projecting my aesthetic preferences on a discrete being. Not very EcoSynthetic of me, is it?

Do you like British blues, or British folk-rock? I'm wondering if we also have that in common. Zeppelin keeps coming back with me, no matter how I try to cultivate anti-commercial boredom with them. Robert Plant's new stuff is brilliant and steampunkish. And if you haven't listened to Richard Thompson's contemporary stuff, you REALLY should: Celtic doom & gloom powered by snarling Notting Hill roughneck leads on a single-coil guitar (he was the only Brit in the 60s who played a Strat, because he WANTED a cold, barbed-wire tone).

By the way, just listened to Björk's Vespertine & I love it. Really liked Biophilia too. Very warm and depth-charged: booms from deep below the surface, realized as tremors up our spine. More Massive Attackey than some of her other work, I'd say.