Friday, February 06, 2009

Terence McKenna - Surfing Finegan's Wake

Terence McKenna is a figure whose name rumbles and grows daily among the cultural underground. Coming from the generation that saw the birth of punk and hip-hop, I'm always thrilled to see these things happen, this emergence of new ways of thinking and new paradigms free from the control of global corporatism. It's good to see that the kids can still figure out that authority is a sham and raise lots of questions.

Anyway, you should know who Terence McKenna is, and have a sizeable amount of his raps and lectures sitting on your iPod. Heck, I've considered getting an iPod just to play McKenna. How's that for a killer ap?

I've been listening to this long lecture today. He begins talking about James Joyce's sprawling and confusing masterpiece Finegan's Wake. Eventually, the rap changes direction and veers into Marshall MacLuhan, his thoughts on Joyce, and then his commentaries on media past, present, and future.

You can listen to McKenna on his "official" website here. Be sure to bookmark this site and spread the word, yadda yadda.

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