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ZenGlop
Composer and Psychogeographer
Interests: psychogeography, aesthetics, poetics, sonic structures.
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The body and the mind both look like a mountain. Listen to "86: meditation notes - like a mountain" on Spreaker. Other posts about meditation here Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2020 at ZenGlop
Some of the poems in this collection are critical of the speculative riches of the railway directors, fueled by extraction of resources and accumulation of capital. This is not one of those poems. This poem celebrates the availability of cheap... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at ZenGlop
In which I sing along with two Eurovision entries. I'm no singer, but let's say the result is charming/endearing. I believe that the years 1971 - 1981 were the apotheosis of Eurovision at least as far as entries from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at ZenGlop
Listen to "83: dream job - Eurovision orchestra director" on Spreaker. As a child I longed to be called up as the music director for the United Kingdon song entry to Eurovision. Eurovision no longer has an orchestra and my... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at ZenGlop
Tropes and Disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is May 6, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Today felt particularly prayerful in sound. I even stood up to play! I use the Lyra-8 in spare measure. Such an extraordinary synth, partnered with the Landscape... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at Music
"Time traveling Triangulation" . What were my aspirations as a young person, up against the realizations and experiences I have today, after 30 years of practice. As often happens, with reference to Messiaen as a case study. Other posts about... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at ZenGlop
Tropes and Disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is May 6, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Music
A rollicking romp. The honor of Birmingham is at stake in this poem. But shared nobility of character will prevail, have no fear. This episode is a two-fer: as well as the poem itself, you get a singalong of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at ZenGlop
Yes,that Mr. President and yes, that music... a strange fabulation about what would happen if the U.S. President stumbled across my music channel. https://www.zenglop.net/music/ Other posts about meditation here Listen to "80: meditation, my music and Mr. President" on Spreaker. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at ZenGlop
Tropes and disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is April 20, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Music
George Orwell wrote an essay called "Why I write", which I follow with "Why I podcast". Listen to "79: why podcast (after George Orwell) - 4:18:20, 2.29 PM" on Spreaker. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at ZenGlop
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All posts about Taylor Swift here Listen to "78: Taylor Swift London Boy (William Blake and Ted Hughes)" on Spreaker. Scansion and imagery in Taylor Swift's song 'London Boy'. There are several references in the show today; 1. visualization of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at ZenGlop
Tropes and Disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is April 13, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Music
Tropes and Disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is April 11, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Music
Tropes and Disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is April 5, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Music
Tropes and Disquisitions. Sonic structures recorded in the early morning to scour the senses. Today is April 4, 2020. Full collection at https://www.zenglop.net/music/tropes/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Music
This poem inspired me to talk about how automation *should* lead to leisure...a hot Keynesian topic. I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here if you want to read along. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at ZenGlop
some different ways to think about sound, music and meditation. Includes a reading from my book , talking about Messiaen. Listen to "76: meditation notes - music and meditation" on Spreaker. Other posts about meditation here Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at ZenGlop
what to do when the discursive mind convinces you that you'd rather stay in bed? Listen to "75: meditation notes - on doubting the practice" on Spreaker. Other posts about meditation here Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at ZenGlop
I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here if you want to read along. Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains Today's poem A Just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at ZenGlop
Hi Kenn - good to hear from you. I’d be interested in your response/reactions as I’m sure would many other listeners.
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A question often comes up about how long to sit at a time. Is more really better? spoiler - sometimes yes it depends what 'better' means. Listen to "73: meditation notes - how long should i sit?" on Spreaker. Other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at ZenGlop
I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here if you want to read along. Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains Today's poem: The Speculators... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at ZenGlop
I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here if you want to read along. Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains Wordsworth's poem 'on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at ZenGlop
I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here if you want to read along. Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains Listen to "70: poems... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at ZenGlop