To quote Daniel Lopatin AKA Oneohtrix Point Never:
"It's a variety show!"
Playlist: Edge of the Wedge 1986 Suntory time Tao Lin looks for taco bell Bill Clinton plays the blues ultimate warrior goes nuts on mean gene Cocteau Twins Pink Orange Red Sting-Shadows in the rain (rehearsal France 1985) Trailer for House aka Hausu (1977) John Cassavetes, Hollywood 1965
Bio: Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of Brooklyn-based experimental musician Daniel Lopatin, whose album Returnal was released by Editions Mego in June 2010. Lopatin's music is composed and performed primarily on vintage synthesizers, and has been described as drone or ambient music, gentle eddies of sound, and like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past.
Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American philosopher, psychonaut, researcher, teacher, lecturer and writer on many subjects, such as human consciousness, language, psychedelic drugs, the evolution of civilizations, the origin and end of the universe, alchemy, and extraterrestrial beings.
Terence McKenna was an Ethnobotanist. He loved plants and was fascinated with the relationship between humans and plants. He conducted fastidious research on the similar molecular structures of the active ingredients in certain plant hallucinogens and neurotransmitters in the human brain. For his research into Time and the I Ching, he worked with his brother Dennis, also an ethnobotanist and ethnopharmacologist. Because Terence openly admitted to acquiring many of his insights while under the influence of hallucinogens, much of his work is often trivialized or minimized. This is due to personal opinions around drug use. It is unfortunate since Terence was a genius doing serious work, his most original being his work with Time and the I Ching.
For Terence the psychedelic journey was a shamanic tradition. He believed if a person journeys into the otherworld made evident by the hallucinogenic experience, they go as a representative of our species. They are not going for their own pleasure, but for the benefit of their culture and community. They are shamans retrieving information, interpreting it and bringing it back to the community as something useful.
In 1971 Terence and Dennis Mckenna took a trip to Colombia to try to explore the landscape made evident by the psychedelic experience more fully and came back with information about Time and the I Ching. This journey is explored in the book, True Hallucinations.
Though often thought of as a simple divination tool, Mckenna called the I Ching one of the “oldest structured abstractions known.” I Ching symbols have been found scratched on the 6,000 year old shoulder
Long Island bouncer Chris Langan has been called, perhaps rightfully, the Smartest Man In America. Errol Morris entertains his notions of "the theory of the relationship between the mind and reality"; the potential global benefits of curtailing the population growth of the insufficiently intelligent; and the telling proportion between one's IQ, and the size of one's skull.