The Selfcleaning World

stories & images from a world on the edge..

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Destroy Clocks

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Destroy Clocks.  Abolish time.  Break the chains of causality.  Really, how badly do you need time?  For precise social order, for appointments?  Peel off the temporal dimension.

Destroy Clocks is my new band and I’m stoked to be playing shows and sharing the recording of our 6 song EP.  Stream or download it for free from our bandcamp page: http://destroyclocks.bandcamp.com/

Destroy Clocks crashes the barricades, spills through walls and pushes exploration to the brink with hypnotic and arousing jams.  Drawing from shoegaze, jazz, doom, hardcore and psychedelia among other inspirations, the group’s free form mind will draw you in and turn you out.  Fusing ambient keyboards, volatile guitar and propulsive rhythms the trio calls forth bewitching grooves from the percolating chaos.

Non-Recreational Camping

I have a story in The Satirist called ‘The Occupational Hazards of Occupying’ – an exposé of the rise and fall of Fred Zamtoit, leader within the Occupy movement:

http://www.thesatirist.com/stories/The_Occupational_Hazards_of_Occupying.html

This is a satire based on observations of Tent City in downtown Ottawa, Ontario.

Life at Tent City acquired a rhythm and direction.  A man known as Drumbaba led the daily drum circle.  A roundtable was held almost every afternoon.  The group maintained that it was a collective of peers, nonpartisan and open to all, with every voice accorded value.  In practice it was Zamtoit who set the agenda, it being implicitly understood that all matters of importance were deferred to him.

Of all the challenges perhaps most grave was the approach of winter.  The incessant growl and tang of diesel generators wafted through the ever more forlorn encampment as leaves accumulated on the ground and night came on earlier, the dedicated core pacing, pacing, shivering, pacing.  There were rumblings of dissent and discussions of how long they could reasonably be expected to confront the elements.  Herb Morganta, leader of the conspiracist faction and a significant rival to Zamtoit, insisted that government Illuminati had planted sowers of dissent within the group, and a general purging was in order.