DESERT KENOSIS

[The symbolic life is a prerequisite for mental health]

‘When a man comes across something that intrigues him, even though to others it may seem dull and inert, a mere stone, he should suspect that this stone contains for him a spirit.’ – Esther Harding, Psychic Energy, 1963

John Bertram http://bertramarchitects.com

Why Do You Think They Call It Dope?


A summer closer that recalls musical releases 20 years earlier. A time when down-tempo, lounge and rare groove were emerging to a weary listeners delight. Carry it with you for another 20 and into old age.

The PocketRadio Cassette Recovery Project - Funky Fat Jazz



The beginning of what we hope becomes an ongoing dive into the world of pre-digital mixed cassettes (personal or "commercial").
Unearthed from various collections, these time capsules recall a visceral urgency and nostalgia for sharing music assembled by hand
and labled at the local Xerox shop. 
Here then is our first offering. An absoulutey thick and FUNKY rare groover bought in Camden Lock Market / London around 1997. 
Mixed by Gerald and held tightly ever since. 

The Olympic Thaw


The winter that was summer that was winter that was spring that was winter. A hint at brighter skies to come. JP . Sping . 2014

Music includes Miles Davis . Egg . Ivor Cutler . Overton Berry Ensemble . Plus




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