In Praise of “Stare Into Death And Be Still” by Ulcerate (#9 in 2020’s Top Ten)

As the title and cover suggest, Ulcerate’s Stare Into Death And Be Still is an invitation to meditate on the end of the universe. This is perhaps not the most edifying attitude to have during a pandemic (especially when the album dropped in mid-April) but death metal/post-rock titans Ulcerate have pondered the end of all … Continue reading In Praise of “Stare Into Death And Be Still” by Ulcerate (#9 in 2020’s Top Ten)

The Best Scene of “The Social Dilemma” (And Other Comments)

My wife and I watched “The Social Dilemma” this weekend. I wasn’t expecting anything groundbreaking or profound (and it wasn’t - these conversations have been going on for quite some time now), but unlike “The Great Hack”, I actually enjoyed this one. It was good to see Tristan Harris, whose work I’ve been following for … Continue reading The Best Scene of “The Social Dilemma” (And Other Comments)