Sunday, February 27, 2005

Music for this period

days I've been writing my dissertation proposal. I don't have time, so
I admit that it sucks.

I will post it when I have some time to edit it.

Let me put some music I've been listening these days:

Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps

David Eugene Edwards & 16

Eugene Edwards

David Eugene Edwards is God: I've been listening to his album as Woven Hand and it is probably the
best music I've heard lately.

Iron and Wine: another one
man band, another american weirdo.

Iron and Wine

Ani di Franco: the only
woman, but so good. Unfortunately she plays in fuckin Coventry.

and the biggest weirdo of all: Devendra Banhart.


I found out about this festival,
so I am thinking of going there for camping in the end of august, after
i have given in this dissertation

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Ecologists United?

As the no-persons who read this blog will know, I am trying to post and publicize thingies against gmos and similar stuff.
In this period (until the 3d of march) i don't have the time (and will) to comment on methodological issues for my dissertation.
so, did all the ecologists of greece joined forces? it seems doubtful, and as far as I know the mentioned groups have only marginal influence, being rather personalised sects rather than popular parties.

And here's a link for a woman i'd really like to know:
by catie mccarthy. Link

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

GMOs in Cyprus

A rather small post today, since i forgot to blog some picture on the weekend. rather hard weekend, now that i think of it.
GMOs in cyprus. the article is revealing, but doesn't provide evidence. how am i, if i were a layman, to believe their accusations? how can i believe that my "elected"government doesn't check the imported seeds and food?
why don't people care more for their rhetoric when criticizing sth?
Is cyprus considered to participate in the greek antigm movement? is the place mentioned in the article important as the source is a greek ecological ngo? how is space manifested in the internet?
How can i trust this source, the ecologists as credible informants and actors, knowing how ridiculous they are in their views and their tv channel?
for just a look for the greek speakers.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wit, Exile, Silence and stuff (4-part list?)

I give a quote that determines my thought:

"The starting point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and 'Knowing thyself' as a product of the historical processes to date which has deposited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory".
Antonio Gramsci, Selection of the Prison Notebooks.

This quote lies above my bed in my room here in lufbra.
It is evident of the idea of the historical construction of identity and personality, that the historical circumstances shape us more than we can and care to understand.

another one, this time from James Joyce:

"I won't obey something in which I don't believe any more,whether it is called my home, my country or the church. I will try to express myself in whatever way of life or art I can, in the most free and complete way, using as my defence the only weapons I allow myself: Silence, Exile and Wit."
James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist at a Young Age.

Unfortunately, the lousy transaltion is all mine, from Greek, as I didn't receive the copy of the book yet. I just read this as an extract and it impressed me.
So, I dedicate it to the unaccountable, uninspired persons who, with the institutional power to mark essays can influence the future of students on the sole reason of diverting from the accepted anglo-saxon views for social science, in fact their views on social science. Who can determine which issues are noteworthy and acceptable only on behalf of their power and lousy organization.
Wit, exile and Silence. I would add the irony also.
cheers, then.