Sunday, February 10, 2008

Jai guru deva, indeed

In memoriam of the Maharishi, who died last Tuesday leaving a powerful footprint on western culture behind--most notably through the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Donovan and David Lynch--I take you to the foothills of the Himalayas, hanging over the Ganges for a fab four love fest...



On a related note, to mark NASA's 50th anniversary, space cadets beamed "Across the Universe", er, across the universe, directing the song towards Polaris--431 light-years away--last week. Scientists at Arizona State University were concerned that the broadcast could provoke an attack by aliens. "Before sending out even symbolic messages," a researcher told Harper's, "we need an open discussion about the potential risks."

P.S. Thank you Hilary, for telling me about "Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity" on audiobook. I will be listening David Lynch's glorious voice as he describes transcendental mediation and the creative process on my ipod at every spare moment.

3 comments:

Matthew said...

remember: INLAND EMPIRE would not have been possible if it weren't for cheese.

catch that big fish Amity!

amityb said...

Cows Matthew. It's all about the cows. If there were no cows, there'd be no cheese, no cheese in the entire Inland Empire!

matthew said...

for your viewing pleasure:

http://defamer.com/hollywood/david-lynch/david-lynch-and-the-cow-the-video-213927.php