HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ HUMAN BARBIE

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ HUMAN BARBIE

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is    Human Barbie    — a recording project out of Los Angeles whose been quietly putting out    some nice singles over on Bandcamp    (and you can catch the latest, The Village Priest, over in the HI54 MIX CD ‘  420 ≠ ALL DAY ’ )

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is Human Barbie — a recording project out of Los Angeles whose been quietly putting out some nice singles over on Bandcamp (and you can catch the latest, The Village Priest, over in the HI54 MIX CD ‘420 ≠ ALL DAY)

#1 - WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?

Jesus, so many killer tracks and albums out there right now - the answer really depends on who you are and what you’ve heard already. If you held a gun to my head, I’d say ‘NONAGON INFINITY’ by King Gizzard and the Gizzard Lizard - it’s a few years old, but it’s really the finest work by one of the dopest rock bands round right now…

The fact that it was partially recorded at Daptone Studios just makes if all the more epic.

#2 - WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?

Well, to be perfectly honest, I don’t watch a lot of TV, and I just go to see the same huge Marvel movies everyone has seen already. But I do watch a ton of TED talks - the best one I’ve ever seen is “Do We See Reality as it is?" by bio-physicist Donald Hoffman.

He basically demonstrates that it’s genetically impossible for an organism to develop sense perceptions that correlate with actual reality. ...So all that we see and experience is a kind of constructed hallucinogenic projection.

#3. I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?

You’ve probably heard of this one before, but the best book out there right now is definitely definitely ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s a quick history of the human race from the perspective of the epochal intellectual breakthroughs that have led us to become the most powerful and widespread organism on earth.

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Harari is one of the most gifted futurists alive today - and, strangely, the book is real a page turner. Absolutely fascinating.

#4 - WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?

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#5 - AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.

You gotta break out of your conditioning. Try doing or learning something new - start right now. Like, today. Could be anything. Do it for 21 days, then you can stop if you want.

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Hell yeah. Everyone reading this has to do it.


OK folks, there you have it. Things that Human Barbie thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and go try doing something new, make sure to follow Human Barbie on the Instagram and then go give ‘The Village Priest’ a listen below…

…and if you like what you’re hearing, go do some further human-barbie-flavoured audio exploring over on the Bandcamp / Spotify.


SHUFFLE UPDATE: APRIL 29, 2019

SHUFFLE UPDATE: APRIL 29, 2019

Fandcamp: 4E*

Fandcamp: 4E*