Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lohba vlog encourages one to not be ashamed of minor weakness or eccentricity. Foibles are not a problem. In fact, they could be interesting. Two of Lohbado's foibles were his tendency to be an extreme loner and to speak slowly, with long pauses, something his father used to do as well when he got older.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
|Kangirsuk, Coop side about 2006|
|about -40 C|
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Over the past few thousand years, many models of experience have been discussed. Sense organs contact sense data. The tongue tastes an onion. Taste data is transmitted to higher functions of the brain which unify the sensory point instants into a form. Another mind function assigns the word onion to the form. On top of that, one could make a subjective judgement. Do you like the taste; do you not like it; or are you indifferent? Sometimes one might turn one's reaction into a moralistic platform proclaiming that old onions are bad and should be tossed. Or one might decide they have interesting possibilities in certain culinary preparations. Or to the artist, perhaps an old onion has a kind of beauty evoking impermanence, decay and the cycle of nature.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Lohbado tries to sort out sights and sounds in the city of Montreal, while doing his best to find lost cats and to let sleeping dogs lie. In this video, Lohbado contrasted the high decibel roar of city streets with the relative quiet of indoor moments. The percussion track was made by recording a recycling truck outside Lohbado's front window. The truck made a dramatic drum-like sound as a metal arm lifted a bucket and dumped contents into the back of the truck. Lohbado also tried recording a truck as he stood in a phone booth. Playing with sound is something Lohbado began at 13, using a cassette recorder with builtin mic. When Lohbado finally got a computer in about the year 2001, he began creating a sound library.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Lohbado woke up spaced out. Being spaced out made him yearn to wake up and be aware. Awareness is its own reward. Life becomes richer and more alive when one pays attention to details. Path is the Goal is the title of a book on meditation by Chogyam Trungpa.