“‘Over The Edge‘ would never have achieved its present level of adeptness if it had not had years to develop. This aspect has allowed not only the perfection of techniques, but also evolving practices such as subtle but fruitful themes which would never occur as anyone’s first choice, returning casts of characters, regular ‘features’, a whole fictional network called The Universal Media Netweb, and countless interrelated ‘plots’ and fantasys which have developed over time. And just when all that becomes too familiar, we can pull a complete hoax and pretend to replace O.T.E. with some other show entirely. All this depends on the ability to play with regularity. (A key to understanding the effects of all transmission media.) Being somewhat interactive in unfamiliar ways, O.T.E. in particular, requires a regularly scheduled slot which listeners can become acquainted with and, over time, explore their own ways to develop a creative relationship with it. Such potentials are not always fulfilled, but they are important potentials to hold out, and there is always next week… I repeat: GET YOUR OWN SHOW.”
This is my show. It’s a blog as hupomnemata. In the mornings, I post quotes from articles, images, video and so forth that I think are interesting. In the evening, I post some kind of commentary that is usually related in some way to the morning’s post. This commentary is meant to be quick, off the cuff and written that day. The hope is that the evening writing will help integrate some of the ideas of the morning’s posts with other things I’ve seen or more generally, help inform my worldview.
Sundays are a little different. Sunday mornings are for music I’ve listened to recently. Sunday evening is an excuse to write some poetry.
My intent is to just go with the flow and see if any patterns or creative directions emerge. The tagline comes from a post from Austin Kleon, a reminder that regularity is key. Evolution requires iteration.
I don’t imagine an audience for this blog beyond myself and perhaps a few friends. But, if you have somehow stumbled upon it, then welcome. Feel free to stir the swill bucket.