check this shit out. it’s called the medulla transmissions and it’s fucking genius. i was bumping this super tough in december back when i was feeling super warped out by the seattle chill. i love the writing in “the truth behind your nightmare” and “pilgrim’s progress” especially, and jahon’s production just goes there… like, out there. nod your head as it breaks free of the orbit.
peep my girl madlines’ review below as she puts the release in context to seattle. let’s, uh, focus on the innovations in local music and stay listening and sharing, instead of doubling back on the same story, prying significance out of something for the sake of spectacle, shall we?
THE MEDULLA TRANSMISSIONS: Self as Universe
I have this theory that my city—Seattle, Washington—has more artists per capita than anywhere else in the country. I could care less about the actual statistics. All the folks that I grew up with were trying to stay sane in an urban…
A little positive thought I had before going to sleep. Feel free to share this.
‘The door to Hell’. In 1971, Soviet geologists drilled into a cavern of natural gas near the Turkmen village of Derweze.The ground gave way beneath their machinery, forming a 230-foot-wide sinkhole. In order to control the emission of gas from this new aperture between us and the underworld, they decided to burn it, expecting the fire to use up the fuel in a few days. It’s still burning today. via
If an urge to explore rises in us innately, perhaps its foundation lies within our genome. In fact there is a mutation that pops up frequently in such discussions: a variant of a gene called DRD4, which helps control dopamine, a chemical brain messenger important in learning and reward. Researchers have repeatedly tied the variant, known as DRD4-7R and carried by roughly 20 percent of all humans, to curiosity and restlessness. Dozens of human studies have found that 7R makes people more likely to take risks; explore new places, ideas, foods, relationships, drugs, or sexual opportunities; and generally embrace movement, change, and adventure. Studies in animals simulating 7R’s actions suggest it increases their taste for both movement and novelty. (Not incidentally, it is also closely associated with ADHD.)
The people who keep this spirit of playful engagement with the possibilities of the moment closest at hand—the Cooks and Tupaias, the Sally Rides and Michael Barratts—are the explorers."
Restless Genes – David Dobbs on how we evolved to explore.
Complement with Neil deGrasse Tyson on why we’re wired for curiosity.
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