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John Frusciante about Inside of Emptiness

Inside Of Emptiness 10.26.2004

Inside Of Emptiness was made in Los Angeles by Josh Klinghoffer, engineer Ryan Hewitt and myself. My favorite records at the time, in terms of the production, were White Light/White Heat by Velvet Underground and Lust For Life by Iggy Pop.

The first song is called “What I Saw” and it was written in New York. We distorted the fuck out everything on it. It is very dirty. The second song is called “The World’s Edge” and it is a good example of why I think Josh Klinghoffer is the best drummer in the world. The third song is called “Inside A Break”. It was written in Japan. This song contains a guitar solo by Josh that is being electronically bent out of tune.

The fourth song is called “A Firm Kick” and continues my series of A songs (“A Doubt”, “A Corner”). It contains a noisy guitar solo that I did by beating the fuck out of my guitar. “Look On” was written in Paris, France and is a look back at the 70’s and long guitar solos.

“Emptiness” was inspired by the little known group Empire. They were an offshoot of Gen X and they made brilliant original music that was completely ignored by the public (how unusual!).

“Emptiness”, “I’m Around” and “666” were all written while I was reading a biography about Aleister Crowley. Each of these three songs, in their own way, are the result of me thinking about him and his life.

“I’m Around” contains our first example of what I call joined guitars. Toward the end and in the second chorus Josh and I played intertwining Johnny Marr type guitar parts through the same amp which causes the two separate parts to be perceived by the ear as one part.

The title “666”, aside from being the name Aleister Crowley often signed letters as, is also a reference to the chorus’ three bars of six which are interjected into the otherwise 4/4 feel of the song (something that was unintentional and subconscious).

“Interior Two” was written the same day as “Inside A Break”. It is inspired by early rock n’ roll. I love that music and those types of lyrics and it is fun for me as a songwriter to juxtapose music that would have sounded current in 1958 with lyrics that go in surreal or nonsensical directions that didn’t exist in music back then.

The last song is called “Scratches” and we think the Rolling Stones should buy it off us.

We are greatly indebted to the Rick James episode of Chapelle’s show, the watching and quoting of which helped give this record a happy atmosphere.

Thank you for listening.


Navicula pendant lamp by David Trubridge

The Navicula pendant lamp is another nature inspired design by the New Zealand based designer, David Trubridge. The lamp, that just recently got recommended for the Darc Award 2017, is inspired by the many microscopic diatoms that float in the ocean. It is illuminated by a row of LED pin point lights at the inside of the skeleton, that is made of CNC cut Bamboo-Plywood.


Revolights Bike Lighting System

There is a bicycle light on the market that substantially increases the side visibility and clearly identifies the cyclist. It is called the Revolights Bike Lighting System, and it is mounted on the bicycle wheels with the help of special hardware. These are actually LED ring lights which ensure 360° visibility for bikes thus increasing cyclists’ safety. And they are perfectly legal. Men’s Journal called them “the best bike lighting system in the world”.

1/100 • 25.04.2017

Started setting up a new bullet journal since I’m not satisfied with the one I’m using right now. This is one is already looking a lot better so I’m pretty happy.

I’m going to try and do the 100 days of productivity challenge, I want to be more productive and I also want to post more, so this is a win-win situation.

✧ 8TEEN - Khalid ✧

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Neon Scribbles | Cerith Wyn Evans

Almost two kilometres of neon lighting shaped into sharp lines and sweeping forms create this installation by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans, which is suspended in the Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries.

Forms in Space… by Light (in Time) is a major new installation by Wyn Evans, created for the Tate Britain Commission and supported by auction house Sotheby’s. The lighting is structured in three parts, emerging from a single neon ring before developing into a collection of three discs.

The forms appear as scribbles and rough drawings, similar to “light writing” with a torch captured by a DSLR camera on a slow-shutter-speed setting.

Jutting out from these tangled marks are sharper and more purposeful shapes and symbols, framing the perimeter of the forms. These maze-like lines are intended to mimic physical and kinetic gestures, like footsteps and folding material.

Wyn Evans describes these three forms as “occulist witnesses”, referenced by artist Marcel Duchamp in his sculpture The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) (1915-23), which was donated to the Tate’s collection in 1975.

When walking through the long Duveen Galleries, the suspended sculptures appear to move with the viewer as the patterns created shift with their changing perspective.

Between the bursts of curves, loops and jagged straight lines, the suggestion of kinetics in the light sculptures reflects the artist’s interest in choreology – the practice of translating movement into notational form. Wyn Evans also drew influence from the codified and precise movements of Japanese Noh theatre for Forms in Space.


05.04.17 24/100 days of productivity
Lil physics flashcards 🗂🦋Trying to gradually condense your notes on a module is a really good method of picking out what you need to revise more thoroughly vs what you’re confident on!

AGE: 30
CHARGE(S): Second Degree Criminal Trespass, 60-day sentence
ADD. NOTES: Worked at a dept. store; is married; suspicious lack of background info on him. Can apparently sew pretty well; Is always laced-up, which scares people; Best beat-boxer; Best source of pod information.

AGE: 23
CHARGE(S): Third Degree Assault, 1 year sentence
ADD. NOTES: Former combat medic; was studying law at Columbia University; has family in London, England; Gets himself into a LOT of unnecessary fights; Has a phenomenal R&B voice; Keeps a sketchbook on him, draws mostly turtles; Regularly complains about the fact that jails don’t provide drinks.

AGE: 19
CHARGE(S): Resisting Arrest, 60-day sentence
ADD. NOTES: Immigrated from Nevis at age 17; First LT in the US army (under Major General Washington**); has no known living relatives. Uses an extensive vocabulary; Talks too much; Has an amazing girlfriend; Spends most of his time reading/writing; Free-styles like nobody’s business.

CHARGE(S): Fourth Degree Criminal Mischief (Vandalism), 1 year sentence
ADD. NOTES: Immigrated from France last year; knows only basic English but learns quick; worked at a local bakery. Is a surprisingly fast rapper; Always goes out of his way to celebrate on July 4th; Shows impressive strategic skills; Seems pretty chill most of the time.

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68/100 days of productivity: nine pm on a friday night and i’m writing a paper on oedipal desires in renaissance tragedies 😪