I’ve written about the pain in my wrist a few times before.
Looking though the archives (googling site:thejaymo.net wrist) It seems I first mentioned it in August 2020 during the pandemic lockdown. Then again after that years nanowrimo, and then several times again in 2021. Just because I haven’t mentioned it since, doesn’t mean that it went away.
On and off, (with varying degrees of intensity) since summer of 2020 I’ve experienced a sharp sharp pain in my right wrist if I tried to put any weight on it at all. Every day things like squishing cardboard to make room in the paper recycling bin was a painful activity. Let alone trying to do press-ups or planks, or yoga.
That was until this week. …
If you can see the comments under my tweet (and the quoted tweet), lots of other people are also going though the same process. Same happened in my DM’s on insta when I reposted the video there. I can’t quite belive it myself.
3 years of wrist pain undone in 20 seconds with a simple movement and some pressure applied at the wrist? Wild. An instant life changer. The other evening I was nearly in danger of being a little emotional!
I hope someone reading sees the video above and has some success too!
In other news, I was on Ghost in the Tome recently to talk about one of my favourite chaosmagick/cyberpunk/magicalrealist/sci-fi novels: Only Forward.
I also recently gave a talk and long Q&A about Solarpunk with participants of the Musicville New European Opera. “A project between Slovenia, Croatia and Austria running from 2023 until end of 2024 that aims to transform the classical European musical form of Opera into a new, innovative, and creative collaboration”
The Cybertruck of 2035 will be a mundane part of everyday life. Most of the stuff around us today – is going to still be around in a Solarpunk future. To foreshorten the Gibson quote: “The future is already here”.
Full Show Notes: https://www.thejaymo.net/2023/10/28/301-2335-solarpunk-cybertruck/
Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded by @thejaymo
The Ministry Of My Own Labour
- I’m behind on work all of a sudden.
- Calls, workshops, invoicing, unexpected deliverables
The Creative Independent interviewed one of my favourite writer/artists, Adam Gnade.
One of the most important things that you could have in any facet of your life, writing or anything, is to be consistent. Put in the work. Do it every single day. For a writer to develop, to get publishable, and find an audience, you have to do it like clockwork. Keep pushing forward every single day and don’t take time off. This may not work for everybody, because I’ve personally structured my whole life around this, but I think you need to just completely live it. Everything in your life should be geared toward, in some way, furthering what you’re trying to do.
“This is not a zero-sum game,” adds Endlesss’s Tim Exile. “We’re seeing double-digit growth in the number of people making music every year.
For two decades, Google Search was the invisible force that determined the ebb and flow of online content. Now, for the first time, its cultural relevance is in question.
The last slide projector ever made rolled off the assembly line in 2004. The inside of its casing was signed by factory workers and Kodak brass before the unit was handed over to the Smithsonian. Toasts and speeches were made, but by then they were eulogies, because PowerPoint had already eaten the world.
Our entire existence is movement, in one form or another. Yet most of it is unconscious, without attention, just happening as our routine patterns. But how about if we treated the everyday as a movement practice?
Is someone yelling ‘New York City glizzy’ into an iPhone on a streetcorner a sign of the apocalypse?
Genefather by Guy Haley
I smash though the audio book of this newest book in the 40k series. Set during the same period as the Dawn of Fire series. Genefather is a direct sequel to Haley’s 2019 book ‘The Great Work‘. I enjoyed it. John Banks doesn’t another stand up job as narrator and the plot skips along nicely. This book manages to move the wider 40k universe plot onward a second or two which I nice. A good distraction from all the stuff i’ve been thinking about work wise!
I started reading Mary Harrington’s Feminism Against Progress. It’s a lot slimmer volume than I was expecting given its outsized impact. Lots of people seem to really hate this book. So I’m interested to dive in.
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Lambrini Girls – You’re Welcome EP
A friend from Brighton told me about Lambrini Grils last year after I wrote about Petrol Girls. But they only had one single out at the time. But this week’s Webcurios newsletter brings news of the ‘You’re Welcome EP‘.
6 songs of hyper aggressive political punk fucking rock in 16mins an 28seconds.
The video for Boys In The Band is absolutely awesome. Unapologetic. I hope they end up being massive.
Fuck Wet Leg, this is how you do it.