Everything we blog, everything we Tweet, and everything we click is a public act of making media. We are the new editors. We decide what gets attention based on what we give our attention to. That’s how the media works now. There’s all these hidden algorithms that decide what you see more of and what we all see more of based on what you click on, and that in turn shapes our whole culture.

This is a wonderful, short little talk about how our behaviour online shapes the culture we live in. 

Dubious Kate Bush Project - Hello Earth

Based on ‘Hello Earth’ by Kate Bush. The intro of ‘Hello Earth’ contains a sample from the radio contact during the first landing of Space Shuttle Columbia, 1981, Edwards California. Sample @ 0:34. The song that follows is by Hamlet Gonashvili & Ensemble Rustavi - ‘Tsintskaro’, which is the same chorus used by Kate Bush. It’s a Georgian folk song from the Kartli-Kakhetian region. Its title loosely translates as, “By the Spring.”

The blond is distracting me from my work by baking topless. The recipe book is set on the table right across from me.

The blond is distracting me from my work by baking topless. The recipe book is set on the table right across from me.

Just a few of the random musical instruments we were allowed to play with and create musical landscapes for theatre in the workshop organised by JOLT yesterday. Really turned out to be a very interesting workshop in so many ways. 

Just a few of the random musical instruments we were allowed to play with and create musical landscapes for theatre in the workshop organised by JOLT yesterday. Really turned out to be a very interesting workshop in so many ways. 

Hitting up nearly all these workshops this week.

Hitting up nearly all these workshops this week.

"go to bed
the priests are dead now
no one can call you bad
go to bed
the priests are dead
finally you found him”

“It’s inspired by a man with integrity, such deep integrity that I married him. It’s about having someone heal your whole life. I’m talking about the times when lines have been crossed by men. Men can be dangerous, like in the song Datura about how sometimes they can bring you gold and sometimes they can be the bearer of poison. The plant Datura is a hallucinogen and it’s like men. If you get the right amount you’ll walk into the garden and become a woman, but if too much seeps in in the wrong way and at the wrong time — it’ll kill you. So yeah, Merman is that. When I was touring last year and Matthew Shepard got murdered I was dedicating it to him. A lot of guys were asking me to sing it for him and it just kinda took a life on of its own.”
– Tori; Attitude Magazine (UK), November 1999

how many pairs of converse do you own? and can they survive in the wet Galway weather?

- Asked by Anonymous

Currently just one pair. Brown leather, as those are the only ones that survive in Galway. I’ve owned many pairs over the years, and they might survive summer, but they won’t survive the winter. 

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