Saturday, January 08, 2011

TOM CLARK: Geronimo in Exile (Edward Dorn: Recollections of Gran Apacheria)

they had not invented Mind
and as we know
their domain was by Mind over-ridden...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

The authority of any doctor depends on their ability to name a patient’s
suffering. For patients to accept a diagnosis, they must believe that
doctors know—in the same way that physicists know about gravity or
biologists about mitosis—that their disease exists and that they have
it. But this kind of certainty has eluded psychiatry, and every fight
over nomenclature threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the
profession by revealing its dirty secret: that for all their confident
pronouncements, psychiatrists can’t rigorously differentiate illness
from everyday suffering...

Sunday, January 02, 2011

electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire Recordings
Delia Derbyshire's "Dreams"

"Dreams" was made in collaboration with Barry Bermange (who originally
recorded the narrations). Bermange put together The Dreams (1964), a
collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of
electronic sound. Dreams is a collection of spliced/reassembled
interviews with people describing their dreams, particularly recurring
elements. The program of sounds and voices attempts to represent, in
five movements, some sensations of dreaming: running away, falling,
landscape, underwater, and colour...