About time someone did a metal song called "Bring Me the Head of Varg Vikernes." Cuz fuck that fascist murderer's persistent grip on metal communities. Bonus: song proceeds go to a Scottish rape crisis center: https://necrotisingfasciitis.bandcamp.com/track/bring-me-the-head-of-varg-vikernes
I think it's "assessment creep," a reflection of how colleges now need to justify their existence by quantifying everything...
I have colleagues who evaluate every little thing students produce. And I'm like, "This doesn't seem healthy for the students or the faculty."
I often wonder if undergraduate life has gotten more difficult since my own college days. And I'm not even thinking of the pandemic. Students nowadays have to do all this time-sensitive work on multiple platforms. Their work process is also intensely monitored. I think back to my college classes & remember professors being like, "I'll lecture. Take notes. Or don't. Pass this paper in by the end of the week. If you do that, we're good." This no longer seems the case.
On a gloomy Monday morn, I'm finding Underdark, a Nottingham anti-fascist black metal unit, a fitting office soundtrack: https://underdark.bandcamp.com/music
jenny hval, "girls against god" quote
"Imagine if churches hadn't needed to be burnt or gravestones toppled, but instead black metallers had reconsidered the craft and the traditions. Imagine if they had broken into churches and redecorated them to make spaceships, radical pirate radio stations and queer clubs...or maybe dropped a glitter bomb."
Reading Jenny Hval's novel "Girls Against God" right now & holy hell it's awesome: feminism, horror, black metal, meditations on the nature of writing. I'm only about a third into it, but already I'm like, "Check it out!": https://www.versobooks.com/books/3631-girls-against-god
Reanimated dadaist corpse.
Community college professor.
Base: Congaree River, SC.
Languages: EN, ES, PT, IT.
"I have nothing to say & I am saying it & that is poetry as I need it" - John Cage
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