Night Thoughts: A Playlist

This is a playlist for insomnia.

A controlled fall through Night Thoughts- from obsessing over a copy machine to grandiose reflections on history and the universe. It is all the strangeness of drifting in and out of sleep.

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Night Thoughts

 

    1. Let’s begin literally with Shaman Shad’s Breathing to Sleep (9:17) …
    2. Move from the daily distractions of copy machines and making tea to lofty thoughts of space and perspective with Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten (9:00 / video)…
    3. From the wide view of the solar system to a dreamy collage of culture, history and magic carpets with The Magic Carpet Flight Manual by Cathy FitzGerald…
    4. Almost fully awake we come to the substantial yet dreamlike (or, perhaps nightmarish) portrait of modern Afghanistan in Adam Curtis’ documentary Bitter Lake (137:00 / film)…
    5. Slip gradually back towards absurdity with politics, dictators, killing and flower arrangements in Joe Frank’s No More Lord (5:42)…
    6. Abandon the words, the history and the stories with this two track musical interlude (5:20 / music)…
    7. And finally, let it all go and actually fall asleep Listening to Wikipedia edits in real time.

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