>here we go
drum roll.blog alert.my solution to life the universe and everything (no,really)
the watsons out there will have deduced my vocation as that of one ensconced and exposed to the people one serves very directly,the public.thats why the NHS pisses off every other sector and why politicians hate doctors.cuz doctors ,for all their flaws,dont care about quantity ..(unless theyre epidemiologists maybe,and maybe some microbiologists,which is why other doctors ignore them too…;)
the concept of the public does not exist in the profit dependent workplace,there are only customers.and it is even less clear who is actually being served in this interaction.
so that interaction is gradually itemised and broken down to its perceived constituent parts which is a series of socioeconomic transactions that ,considered in that way,can be more or less automated , (as was the concept of risk in banking) and thus reduced to an impersonal and thoroughly unconvincing artificial virtual encounter.
This affects not only the quality and value of the encounter in its actual detail and subtlety but ultimately dehumanises both sides’s concepts of each other…
and thus follows armageddon where LIBOR is played around with like a pakistani cricket ball (heights that an english football could only mastubate about reaching)
Office detachment,emails replacing 5 strides and Boredom are one of the indirect tools necessary for dealing throughput-ly and turnover-ly to help generate quantity as a substitute for (lack of) quality in matters of huge responsibilty ( and subprime mortgages and credit default swaps and the like) in a profit-centric universe where all that matters are the 100,000 Stone Roses tickets and not the crowd management.
and its closely related and highly esteemed and much more trigger happy fascist military cousin General Detachment has blossomed into all facets of the profit sector since discovering the alchemy of turning real human trust between individuals into a calculated derivative of trust ( in institutions,governments and promisory notes and further trust in the trust entrusted in those trusts ad infinitum pro quid quo quis custodiet ipsos custodes ad infinitum tai kwon do et al ) that is isomorphic to money itself.
there is no law only lawyers ,I like that one,from the Reith Lectures
Sufficient Proliferation of Detachment will always eventually force it into close quarters with Real Life at which point Real Life (being the only entity with Real Feelings) will be the main loser (primarily because It is the only one with Real Feelings)
so what is it with thom yorke and his voice infiltrating all manner of detached and disembodied automatonic substitutes of music?
once before (in bandcamp) i mentioned the sheer enthusiasm with which some members of the illustriously self proclaiming and self regulating pop gods of the universe have embraced their take on the dishevelled humility of the pathetically ordinary human form
well ol thom has ceased to be visible altogether,he’s just this whiney mopey voice that seems paradoxically suited to the inhuman medium of electronica (ugh…i actually SAID that) and it works..as opposed to when you could actually get irritated by him (it? the voice? ) in Radiohead’s videos
now he’s taken up residency on Planet Mu.Very good choice I daresay,
I dont think that label produces music though,I think it is producing a different morse code for aliens to communicate in,through endlessly different permutatory (can i say that?) explorations of beat structure and waveform alteration.
right up ol thom’s street I suppose