I was recently reading the liner notes for Moby's record Innocents. In every album he has released, Moby usually includes an essay in the liner notes, and for Innocents Moby's essay was a list of random things on his mind. I really liked it, and thought it would be fun if I did something similar.
1. I find myself being more drawn to analog technologies. Writing in notebooks, talking on the phone, reading physical books, writing letters, and of course listening to records. I feel like I'm spending too much time on my phone or computer, and that it's effecting my general happiness. But I feel much more connected to life when I do things in an "analog" way.
2. Which makes me think, should I get rid of my phone? I like the idea of having an old school flip phone, so that you were forced to talk to me, or I to you.
3. But texting is very convenient, and I feel like I would miss that a lot. How do you strike a balance?
4. I'm currently reading "All of the President's Men" about the Watergate scandal, and how the Woodward and Bernstein's reporting forced Nixon to resign. I feel like in current political environment, this would be an appropriate book to read. I'm a chapter in, and I'm already hooked.
5. I've been watching a lot of Star Trek recently. Growing up, I was more Star Trek than Star Wars, mainly because more Star Trek movies and TV shows were being released during that time period.
6. I wonder if Star Trek is generating any new fans? It seems like everyone is fans of Star Wars, but you never hear individuals discussing Star Trek. Is this part of nerd culture too nerd still? If so, I'm okay with that.
7. I'm writing this blog while listening to the soundtrack of Ghostbusters II. It's glorious with its 1980s hip-hop.
8. I'd love to watch a critical essay at some point, and see if I could get it published.
9. What would I write about? Maybe I would argue that you should become fans of Star Trek.
10. I liked this blog entry. I think I might try and do this style of entry once a month.