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🌑 Lightplay 019 – We Need A National Gun Violence Memorial
In this episode of Lightplay, host Jasper Nighthawk presents the essay, "We Need a National Gun Violence Memorial," which addresses the question, Could a space to mark our grief and gather for action alchemize a long-needed change? Then the writer Lisa Locascio Nighthawk recommends Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. (28:11). Then Jasper shares three motes: The Birth and Bust of Phoenix Jones, Nothing But Respect for MY Dune, and Urban Driftwood (29:58). The show finishes with a Land Reminder (33:14) and a Benediction (34:24).******Please take five minutes and fill out the Lightplay Reader Survey.The post is available online in the Lightplay archive.Learn more about the story of the Muwekma Ohlone from the Cafe Ohlone menu, in this Forum interview with co-founder Vincent Medina, or in this great KQED article.Buy Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, as recommended by Lisa Locascio Nighthawk.From the motes: Listen to “The Superhero Complex” by David Weinberg. Watch Jodorowsky’s Dune. And don’t miss Yasmin Williams’s Tiny Desk Concert
🌑 Lightplay 018 – The Old, Weird Internet (Never Died)
In this episode of Lightplay, host Jasper Nighthawk presents the essay, "The Old Weird Internet (Never Died)," which addresses the question, Can a retro-looking blog platform help us express our feelings? Then the writer Lisa Locascio Nighthawk recommends Vladimir by Julia May Jonas (28:49). Then Jasper shares three motes: Get Out There, So Long Kinga Browser, and 7x7 Reading (30:59). The show finishes with a Land Reminder (33:32) and a Benediction (35:03).******The post is available online, with pictures and a written recipe, in the Lightplay archive.You can read my essay “Music and Power” in that archive as well.Here are links to multiverse.plus, my page there, and my friend’s cool trippy post. You can also visit kickscondor.com and weiwei.place, the websites of the multiverse’s founders. Here is the evasive joking on a Hacker News thread and the cursed archive of Kicks Condors’ site. Here’s the link to the site that’s sort of like StumbleUpon.If you’re interested in the 7x7 event at Beyond Baroque, here’s the event listing. I invite you also to read my collaboration with the artist Corinne Chaix and to watch the recording of the panel discussion I participated in at Beyond Baroque.Buy Vladimirby Julia May Jonas andOut Thereby Kate Folkon Jasper's affiliate page at Bookshop.org.
🌒 017 – Taco Story
In this episode of Lightplay, host Jasper Nighthawk reads his essay, "Taco Story," which addresses the question, What drives us to cook the same foods over and over and over? Then, the writer Lisa Locascio Nighthawk gives a book recommendation. Motes include "Hope in the Forest," "Miyazaki in Los Angeles," "Miyazaki Swag," and "Sex-Positive Sex Ed?"******The post is available online, with pictures and a written recipe, in the Lightplay archive. You can read my “Lost Travelogue” and my thoughts about returning the National Parks and much more to the tribes in that archive as well.Get involved in protecting Jackson Demonstration State Forest at savejackson.org.Buy New Animal, the Miyazaki show catalog, and Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art on Jasper's affiliate page at Bookshop.org.Listen to my Seed Field Podcast interview with Dr. Theodore Burns.
000 – Lightplay Trailer
A teaser of things to come, featuring a conversation with host Jasper Nighthawk's grandmother, the sound of his purring cat, and the very first Lightplay bendiction.To subscribe to the email version of Lightplay, visit jaspernighthawk.com/writers-diary. You can also read back-issues of the newsletter there.Find Jasper's other podcast, The Seed Field Podcast, at theseedfield.simplecast.com
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