Oblique Strategy of the Day…
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Attention all Africa Express fans! Previously unreleased tracks made during the recording of Maison Des Jeunes in October of last year in Mali have been made available to download… for free! One of the tracks was produced by Jeff Wootton, live guitarist for Gorillaz during the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour in 2010, and more recently in 2014, bassist/guitarist for Damon’s solo band The Heavy Seas! Here’s a link: x
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The Manual for Civilization is a crowd-curated collection of the 3500 books you would most want to sustain or rebuild civilization. It is also the library at The Interval, with about 1000 books on shelves floor-to-ceiling throughout the space. We are about a third of the way done with compiling the list and acquiring selected the titles.
We have a set of four categories to guide selections:
- Cultural Canon: Great works of literature, nonfiction, poetry, philosophy, etc
- Mechanics of Civilization: Technical knowledge, to build and understand things
- Rigorous Science Fiction: Speculative stories about potential futures
- Long-term Thinking, Futurism, and relevant history (Books on how to think about the future that may include surveys of the past)
Our list comes from suggestions by Interval donors, Long Now members, and a some specially-invited guests with particular expertise. All the book lists we’ve published so far are shown here including lists from Brian Eno, Stewart Brand, Maria Popova, and Neal Stephenson. Interval donors will be the first to get the full list when it is complete.
Today we add selections from science fiction authors Bruce Sterling, David Brin, and Daniel Suarez. All three are known for using contemporary science and technology as a starting point from which to speculate on the future. And that type of practice is exactly why Science Fiction is one of our core categories….
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The Interval is open daily to all on San Francisco’s north shore, in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge
(via longnowsalon)Source: longnow.org
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Tony Allen Teams Up With Damon Albarn For His New Song - Konbini
"Tony Allen first started working with Damon Albarn in 2007 Blur‘s frontman project The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Tony joined an elegant supergroup also composed by The Clash’s Paul Simonon and The Verve’s Simon Tong to create a splendid historical LP.
Six years later, the Nigerian drummer releases his first solo album since 2009, Film of Life and obviously calls Damon to sing and play piano on a his main track.
Go Back is a beautiful and elegant song, sublimed by a moving video paying respect to the African refugees on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Tony Allen was formerly known as Afrobeat most renowned band Fela Kuti‘s drummer.”
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