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A recording diary - click opera
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Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 01:35 am
A recording diary

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)

Oh, I quite agree. But there's a body / mind issue here -- it does take this crowd of trivial details and experiences to provide the material from which we refine and select our biggest, most abstract ideas. We aren't brains in jars.


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colinmarshall
colinmarshall
Colin Marshall
Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)

Did you ever read the Eno diary? I'd sure be interested to hear what you thought of it.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)

Yes, I read it! It was one of my books of 1996.

I was more interested in the diary entries than the "swollen appendices". I liked to know that he messed around in Photoshop, or had a falling out with U2's manager, or whatever. I thought it was quite courageous of him to publish it, and I thought it was a more interesting format than your average rock star memoir.


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colinmarshall
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Colin Marshall
Thu, Dec. 18th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)

The fact that his primary Photoshop activity is (or then was, at least) "enlarging bums" did much to endear him to me. The fact that the diary is littered, perhaps unsurprisingly, with examples of forgotten mid-90s technological fads also makes for serious amusement.


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