- bartadamleyscouted3 months ago
anti libraries for the win !!!
Read books & lots of ‘em
As I gravitate more & more to the ideas of the long-term I have found the ideas of Stewart Brand to be quite helpful.
His text “The Clock of The Long Now” is very informative on why it’s important to understand the world’s “pace layers” & the importance of studying history.
This article is a great introduction to this bent towards long-term thought.
Language is key.
If we don’t have the language for something, it will no longer remain in our memory… what in our lives is really worth remembering? And how can we best practice a “daily remembrance”
Shoutout to the Readup Archives for resurfacing this one 🔥
Valuable insights for any aspiring musicians out there
- bartadamleyscouted7 months ago
Viewing everyday life as an opportunity to create genuine tracks as time stamps of creative inspiration… something that I’d like to try my hand at as well…
Highly recommend reading Balaji’s “The Network State” as a precursor to this.
However, reading Vitalik’s response is just as informative as that text.. all be it in lighter form.
This whole idea of people coming together virtually alligned around one goal in particularly… deciding on collective values from there is very interesting to me.
Now the transition of being merely a network —> to becoming a state is still a bit foggy to me. But I do appreciate Balaji going through that thought experiment in his text.
Clearly, we are all spending more time online than ever.. and there’s this really strange, yet powerful phenomena of these internet tribes essentially gathering in physical spaces. Crypto Conferences such as (ETHDENVER) & Comic-Cons are wonderful examples of this.
My question from here is when does your network decide to throw down on a physical meeting space?
Balaji states that there is an easily identifiable founder for your online community but I’d side with Vitalik on noting it’s not the importance of one sole individual…
But instead a group of 5-10 people that really give a shit about what it is you are building together.
Regardless, the next 5 years are about to feel like 50 years. And the more you start to see “networks” everywhere manifesting more & more into the physical world… the more you realize the craziness/excitement we are headed towards.
Link to Network State GoodReads page. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60643059
It might finally be time for me to read Rene Girard.
Anything we spend time with is a LARP, especially when mediated by digital technologies..
We could use more polymaths in the world!
The internet encourages this sort of learning more than ever… now.. if only we can pay attention long enough.
Now is a time for hunkering down & continue building value in order to survive…
You can bet that’s what I’ll be doing in the midst of these strange times.
- bartadamleyscouted9 months ago
Trade unions for DJs? Hmm i like the sounds of that.
First & foremost, to have a spot where DJs, Producers, Curators, Venue Owners, Booking Agents, Singers & etc… can actively reach out to one another forging alliances 1:1..
How to build more open & honest collaboration within the music & events industry amongst all actors is the main question.
- bartadamleycommented9 months ago
Keep fighting the good fight!
There’s no possible way I would have read this many articles the past 3-4 years. Proud of the team for making a tough decision & will continue to support in the coming future 🙏🏻
- bartadamleyscouted9 months ago
I am trying to be a good musician so please forgive me for being a bad correspondent at times.
- bartadamleyscouted10 months ago
Reading this for some sanity as I’m embracing my first foray in a great crypto crash.
However, I ultimately still believe in the technology as well as overarching industry. Volatility is a friend, not a demon. Hindsight is 20/20.
- bartadamleyscouted11 months ago
- bartadamleyscouted11 months ago
Another really excellent piece by Eyal.
Understanding the dichotomy between distraction and traction (a word I never knew) is super helpful for framing productivity.
Traction is any action that you do with intent.
Today, I’m going to intentionally write my newsletter.
DAOs are the future of freelance work.
It’s fitting that NYC could become the “crypto capital” of the world given its history in finance.
The more planned ones day is, the easier it is to do the unthinkable.
Build structures for your day, to ensure you have enough time for spontaneous play.
Education & The Art of DJING all in one article. This is a match made in heaven for me!
Really neat perspective on how delivering lifelong education is very similar to performing an exquisite set as a DJ
It’s hard not to see the correlation between double entry bookkeeping & distributed ledger technology’s early adoption for artistry… keep your eyes peeled.
As more & more artists hop into the crypto space, as there are more “bankers” than ever involved funding creative works. Whether by virtue of purchasing an NFT or buying a token.
I actually just bought my first NFT & was surprised by how much I enjoyed the process.
My advice with regards to crypto is don’t knock it until you try some of its applications.
- bartadamleyread1 year ago
Gotta be a student of music, if you are trying to make it as a musician!
It may seem academic at first, but the basic characteristics of sound are relevant at every stage in the lifecycle of a song. It may seem academic at first, but the basic characteristics of sound are relevant at every stage in the lifecycle of a song.
A whole new world of terms that I now will have to define, as well as study with more intent in the coming months. Hopefully, you'll be able to hear it in my new music :)
- bartadamleycommented1 year ago
The magic in music happens when you feel that you understand another person through music.
I still haven’t drank in 2022.
Maybe this is the year I commit being completely sober?
Time shall tell. This is an article for the sobriety curious
Short and sweet.
Understanding the dichotomy of web2 to Web3 is simple.
Web 2: Data is held by a single company.
Web3: Data is permissionless, meaning anyone anywhere at anytime can look deeper into what is happening on the blockchain.
I do wish i could see its books though.
A sincere breakdown of Helium & the promises of incentivizing decentralized computing power.
An artist as an early adopter? I am not surprised!
Once Ethereum is developed I think we can even share computing power.
I think that’s helium?
CBDCs sound like a nightmare. Happy to read some more of Snowdens writhing!
Web3 provides a unique opportunity for the musicians to actually shape the route in which their music may take… as it relates to its internet travels, ownership, consumption & so on.
This article is a great example of the current questions being asked.
Artists actually have a choice.
What an inspiring time to rethink the ways in which we redistribute our music especially as we post our creations to the internet.
Rewarding our fans with scarcity, as well as treating music more like traditional art, will be great for everyone.
I am definitely going to be exploring what I can do to release my first music NFT, as I continue putting in work on my debut album.
I have a new song coming out on December 30th on all streaming platforms… and will definitely be thinking of how I can integrate NFTs into this process.
RAC is one of the first movers within the music x crypto scene.., leaving a lot for early musicians like myself to consider.
How to build something together with those that believe in us 🤔
Tokens create an interesting way of rewarding those who have been supporters of us since Day 1.
This is what has an increasing amount of musicians so stoked about the possibilities of web3! Myself included :)
The latest “innovations” with social media isn’t truly an innovation - it is merely the byproduct of making it more TV-like.
As the way in which we “consume” content is like channel surfing on the olde tube tv.