With my slow shuffle behind me, it’s time for a short bendy-twisty session to stretch out ‘ol Thunder n’ Lightning after what seems like forever since my last run (Crystal Beach 5k not withstanding).  To that effect I’ve chosen something particularly extremely mellow, the ‘Bell Studies for the Clock of The Long Now‘  by Brian Eno.

cover_1914136102016_rReleased in 2002 on Opal Music, this album is a limited edition promo, sent out to wine dealers to promote Pelissero‘s ‘Long Now’  wine, named in honor of the Long Now Foundation.

What is the Long Now Foundation?

Established in 1996, the LNF is a public, non-profit organization based in San Francisco that seeks to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. It aims to provide a counterpoint to what it views as today’s “faster/cheaper” mindset and to promote “slower/better” thinking. The Long Now Foundation hopes to “creatively foster responsibility” in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

Whatever the fuck that means.

Essentially, it’s a big ass clock that’s going to run for a stupid ass long time (10,000 years) hoping that we come all come to out collective senses by then.

All I really know at this precise moment is that it is a very soothing listen which, as you would expect, is ideal for a slow yoga stretch on a mat in a quiet corner of the gym.


About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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