triumph of the wills

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i took this photo in hefei, china, in 2013.
it’s a fucking baby with a gun.
i call it, “american dream.” 

i took this photo in hefei, china, in 2013.

it’s a fucking baby with a gun.

i call it, “american dream.” 

Confucius advises us to give the enemy a bridge over which to retreat. Instead, the west’s hawks are having a field day, deriding Putin’s paranoia as if to goad him into doing something worse.

simon jenkins

this is wonderful. it distresses me how stupid the average person is, particularly about recent history. does no one remember the cuban missile crisis? this very advice was what saved the entire planet.

From Albion to Shangri-La: A Review

beatdom:

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From Albion to Shangri-La consists of collected excerpts from Peter Doherty’s journals, circa 2008 to 2013, with an added selection from his tour diaries, all rounded off with a previously unpublished interview with editor, Nina Antonia – the rock journalist’s rock journalist, no stranger…

http://www.beatdom.com/?p=3270

alright. this is the first and only gif i’ll ever post on tumblr. and here’s the reason:
yrs ago, i signed up for google plus. it was shite, so i quit. then i came back because ppl kept adding me and, hey, when you run a small publishing company you really need all the social media help you can get.
anyways, today i went to falkirk and tested out my new phone camera (it’s a huawei ascend y300, in case you’re wondering). i took photos of the new kelpies (see previous post) and the falkirk wheel (see gif). 
i came home and wondered how i’d back up my photos. given that the phone runs on android, i went for the obvious choice: google plus auto backup. 
i’ve got to say that i was thoroughly impressed when it mashed together a couple of photos into this gif. obviously i wasn’t planning on doing that, and so it’s comprised of very few images, and is thus quite poor quality, but the fact that it was intelligent enough really blew my mind.
given that twitter and facebook have both swindled me out of a lot of money this week, google plus has now worked its way into my favors. hurray for google plus! 

alright. this is the first and only gif i’ll ever post on tumblr. and here’s the reason:

yrs ago, i signed up for google plus. it was shite, so i quit. then i came back because ppl kept adding me and, hey, when you run a small publishing company you really need all the social media help you can get.

anyways, today i went to falkirk and tested out my new phone camera (it’s a huawei ascend y300, in case you’re wondering). i took photos of the new kelpies (see previous post) and the falkirk wheel (see gif). 

i came home and wondered how i’d back up my photos. given that the phone runs on android, i went for the obvious choice: google plus auto backup. 

i’ve got to say that i was thoroughly impressed when it mashed together a couple of photos into this gif. obviously i wasn’t planning on doing that, and so it’s comprised of very few images, and is thus quite poor quality, but the fact that it was intelligent enough really blew my mind.

given that twitter and facebook have both swindled me out of a lot of money this week, google plus has now worked its way into my favors. hurray for google plus! 

wow. maybe facebook’s data collection isn’t quite as good as we expected…

wow. maybe facebook’s data collection isn’t quite as good as we expected…

beatdom:

Beatdom #15 is finally on sale! You can now buy it for the very reasonable price of $8.99 on Amazon. 
This issue is all about WAR. People think of the Beats as post-war, entirely separate and disinterested. But we disagree. In this issue we explore the relationship between the Beats and war, from Kerouac and Ginsberg in the navy, to Burroughs’ intergalactic battles, to the influence of postmemory, the British Beat movement as growing out of WWII, and we also talk to (Colonel) Gordon Ball about Allen Ginsberg teaching in the U.S. Army. 
Here’s a sneak peak at the contents: 
Essays
The Beat Generation at War – David S. Wills
War all the Time – Neil Reddy
War Upon War – Katie Stewart
Everything Changed After the War – GK Stritch
Borne Out of War – Philip Willey
Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago – Pat Thomas
Howl of the Abject – Pamela Kidd
Poetry
The Pickle Shelves – Holly Day
Cold September Air – Marc Olmsted
Morning on my Island in these Times of War – Chris Astwood
GodCop – AD Hitchen
Taxes – Brian Kuhr
Fiction
Blood Drive – Michael Lund
Fringe – Larry Duthie
Interviews and Reviews
Gordon Ball Interview – David S. Wills
The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs – David S. Wills

beatdom:

Beatdom #15 is finally on sale! You can now buy it for the very reasonable price of $8.99 on Amazon. 

This issue is all about WAR. People think of the Beats as post-war, entirely separate and disinterested. But we disagree. In this issue we explore the relationship between the Beats and war, from Kerouac and Ginsberg in the navy, to Burroughs’ intergalactic battles, to the influence of postmemory, the British Beat movement as growing out of WWII, and we also talk to (Colonel) Gordon Ball about Allen Ginsberg teaching in the U.S. Army. 

Here’s a sneak peak at the contents: 

Essays

The Beat Generation at War – David S. Wills

War all the Time – Neil Reddy

War Upon War – Katie Stewart

Everything Changed After the War – GK Stritch

Borne Out of War – Philip Willey

Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago – Pat Thomas

Howl of the Abject – Pamela Kidd

Poetry

The Pickle Shelves – Holly Day

Cold September Air – Marc Olmsted

Morning on my Island in these Times of War – Chris Astwood

GodCop – AD Hitchen

Taxes – Brian Kuhr

Fiction

Blood Drive – Michael Lund

Fringe – Larry Duthie

Interviews and Reviews

Gordon Ball Interview – David S. Wills

The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs – David S. Wills