Anews Podcast 129 – 8.30.19

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Editorial by Chisel
TOTW- Agingwith Aragorn! and friend

sound editing by Linn O'Mable
what’s new was written by Jackie and Greg, and narrated by Chisel and Greg
1) Fenessz & Sakamoto – Kuni
2) Coughs – Penal Colony
3) Yowie – Ineffible Dolphin Communion

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Thanks Jackie and Greg for writing it, and Mable for making sure intro sound is not too loud, thanks Chisel for editorial and along with Greg for snark, thank Mucho and Aragorn! for discussion. And Damo for the cameo. And for whoever chose the tasty music parts.

I had forgotten about Yowie, which I like a lot, and mention in the same breath as Hella, and Behold the Arctopus, though they are all different. Chon is also a nice band and they are also different.

Can we have a mixtape compilation of all the music TOTW has used?

To answer the question in the discussion of:
"How do [millennials, zoomers] get into anarchism if not through punk or subculture/milieu/scene?"

In my case, books and online stuff. As simple as that. Of course, there's also the matter of nature/nurture, predispositions and life experiences. Autobiographical details that I won't recount, not to conceal anything, but because they are boring.

But how did you come to first pick up a book with anarchy on the cover? What made you first search anarchy online?

Personally I came through the leftist route of political party, 'radical union', then more independent thinking that led me to t@l etc

Yeah, I had no such route. It was an uneventful path, just a bibliographical trail. I could narrate my whole life, leading up to reading what I've read, which is not much. I could date each book on a timeline, and each idea as it developed, but that's too much info that's neither here nor there.

what was the last book you read? I just reread desert. I've come a looong way from Rocker

I tend to read a lot of things a the same time, so I skim a lot and leave them half way, so the real most recent one will elude me. It’ll just be the last one I remember. I read Ted K most recent book, which was p shit. I read “Blessed is the Flame” which was ok. “Anarchism in Latin America” and “Whither Anarchism” bored me, so I just skimmed those. Lot’s of random stuff from t@l. Any given day I’ll look at the most recent uploads and read through the titles that interest me. A lot goes out one ear and out the other, it’s not as if I’m studying for a test or writing an essay. So you could say I’m mostly wasting time or killing time. Usually I enjoy some journals more than the books.

I think that's a good way of doing it because one out of every ten you skim will end up being fire. That's how I found Desert. But Fifth Estate and AJODA are still my fave day to day reads

'wasting time or killing time'

or biding your time...

Brit accent gang represent!

My parents were ignorant fascists and I chose something I considered diametrically opposite in its values.

can relate

One of my parents was a social democrat and the other was a conservative, which got me looking into non-mainstream politics. My adventures into anarchy/ism became realer when I had a high school teacher stay with me after school to read and talk about Marx, Bakunin, Mao, Kropotkin, etc. I don't think he was happy with who I preferred of what we read, but he did give me an old as hell copy of the little red book.

Lucky. The Maoist who tried to recruit me just gave me a shitty photocopy of some Avakian book. I don't know how, but somehow this dude I knew got recruited by that weak ass game. He came around a couple weeks later saying we had to call him Karl now, no joke.

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