Monthly Archives: June 2012 Mixtape #3

My experimental alias Inventor Mr Fox was featured on’s 3rd mixtape! Six Bars is track number 5. Also, I created the playlist.

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Rooftop Bluegrass Violin Party Jam

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Stairway To Heaven Live Sample Freestyle

The best type of friends: those who heed the weekend battle call to CREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!!!!

Thanks Matt and Evan.

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My finishing stamp. Go over to A Show by Ze Frank to find out how to make yours or watch it below.

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Title / Summary

I have a tattoo on my back. It’s a sun and a compass, wavy, representing the directionlessness of the enlightened man. Who is this person? I have a guidebook, the Philippines, I went there last year. I drink orange juice, and it’s ok if it’s only 50%. I open Ableton Live, my music creation software, and I spend hours making melodies and rhythms nobody ever hears. I do it for myself. Who? I want a ponytail, and long hair. I have Skype contacts I never call. I want privacy. I deleted all my photos online. I eat dumplings when I get home, a little drunk from the neon glow, because they’re easy. I live in Korea. My apartment is small, and easy to clean. I clip my nails before I practice the violin. I play always. I want to be good, but I’m almost 31. But I don’t care, I keep practicing. Nobody knows. I find plectrums in the pockets of my wardrobe jeans. I play guitar in a band, sometimes in the night, when people are free to dance. We play original songs, and people say we are good. I always agree, reluctantly. My ponytail hairband is red. My tattoo needs more work, because it always seems incomplete. I love my girlfriend, thousands of kilometres away. I want to travel with her. My face is kind of handsome, but I’m getting old. I have a sixpack, and I am kind of vain when I dry myself in the mirror. I covered the mirror with a mask, to remind myself that the word “person” means mask in Latin (per sona = that through which sound passes). I want to be a professional musician, but I feel my path is more broad, based in comedy and creative arts than the purity of musicianship. Perhaps I’m mistaken about my talents. Perhaps I’ve been paying too much attention to my admiring friends. I have few friends, but I appreciate them for their closeness. They’re Canadian, Irish, Korean, South African, American. Amazing people, all of whom have left their land behind to be a teacher here in this weird place. I respect every one of them. I called my ex-girlfriend tonight. She’s in Spain. I am still inspired by her ability to travel free, and her reckless disregard for anyone who doesn’t benefit her directly. How do you do that? Beyond all, I love my life. I perform sun salutes and shower every morning, meditating on the simple truth: how you spend this moment is how you spend your entire life. It’s something Ben told me. I will live by it, now and forever.


The Safety of Clicktivism

This post is brought to you by a kinda ghetto-looking Mahatma Ghandi. Be the change you want to see in the world. Fortunately for you, the world is a big place. So feel GOOD about feeling good rather than doing good. Where would we be today if we didn’t say “what’s in it for me?” right? Buying an iPad makes your click count double.

Avaaz Feelin Gut For 5 Minute Before Ze Reality Comedown, Ja?

Surely this is a joke.

Why Kony 2012 Sucked Ass.

On A Scale Of One To Whatever, Are You To Blame For Global Warming?

So dependent on digital gimmicks that revolutionary potential is constrained.


Six Bars

New sounds for the keen ear. Kinda proud of this one!

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Episode 8 Show Notes

Andy Müller-Maguhn
Jeremie Zimmermann
Jacob Appelbaum

3 basic freedoms
1. communication
2. movement
3. economic interaction

ten years ago, the idea that intelligence agencies were monitoring the private communications of average citizens was paranoid. now the cost has decreased – standard practice

politicians asked to sign without understanding the technology

militarization of cyberspace

state-sponsored surveillance – does it undermine democracy – private surveillance – google

3rd party

facebook makes its business by blurring the line between privacy, friends, publicity

government – corporation line is blurred. expansion in military sector. NSA from ten primary contractors 10 years ago to 1000 today

twitter case?
court says you have no expectation of privacy when you reveal information online

the reward of sex through knowing relationship status

fb: democratized surveillance.

privacy by policy vs privacy by design

they’ve made the economic choice: more important to collaborate with the state by selling out the users and to become institutionalized alongside the state – to be part of the system of control – than to resist it

2nd amendment – right to bear arms. a few individuals standing up to the superpowers with cryptography

global totalitarian surveillance society

the last free living people are the people who understand how to use cryptography to defend against the total

there’s a market in privacy that has been mostly unexplored

rubber hose file system

tim may
political storytelling (fear of terror, child pornographers) relies on emotionality and short timespan


what matters is people getting involved in that narrative and changing it while they still have the power to do so

governed through consent?

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