I'm not sure what to write about because I didn't really listen to sun ra, or stockhausen... I did listen to some dub music and I guess I could include that, but still. I think what I'd rather talk about is what I have been listening to.
It's been raining a lot lately, and it's been hitting my window when I wake up. Also, I've noticed that no matter where I go in the bay area, you can hear the freeway slightly. I'm still of listening to the sounds around me.
yeah, I guess that was a shitty introduction. But that's something. As far as sound in the musical sense, I've been getting back to my teen roots, or something. I get on these brief periods of obsession with certain bands that I listened to in high school. Right now I'm back into Minor Threat. Or in specific, Ian Mackaye. I've always really liked what he's had to say, but I haven't really paid quite as much attention until now. I forgot that back when I thought everything was hopeless, he lifted my head up. I guess the same thing has luckily happened, and I've had my life changed again (as cheesy as it sounds). His music has always been a reminder to stay level-headed and do what you know will change things. Instead of advertising the way he thought things should be, he lived them. That's been important to me in not losing sight of my goals ideologically, politically, etc.
Another important thing he said was that people are people and they shouldn't belong to these groups that have been set for them (punk, hippie, hipster, blah). That's important to me too, I s'pose. The whole 'poser' thing bothers me within the ~subculture~ world. . . . .... .subcultures are weird because they're still apart of culture.
anyways, there will probably be subsequent posts that will relate more to the reading, but until then...