BOOK: Eno, "A YEAR with swollen appendices"

Steve Witham (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 02:11:26 -0400

I recommend Brian Eno's new book, "A YEAR with swollen appendices".
It's his diary from 1995, with articles added at the end.
ideas (lots)
events (interesting)
his two daughters
their company
his friends (lots, but including Bowie, U2, Stewart Brand...)
trips to lots of places
London, New York, Bosnia
producing records
rule-generated art and music
the meaning, purpose and value of art and style
how to make creativity happen
defence [sic] spending as a way to hide command economy within "capitalism"
"Why am I doing this? Why am I doing this?"
computer software (he thinks most of what exists is crap)
user interfaces (likewise)
CD ROMs (likewise)
KidPix (NOT crap)
Stained Glass (likewise, but discontinued by Berkely Systems)
magnifying body parts in PhotoShop
Art shows, installations, museums, curators
a wild fashion show
War in Yugoslavia
War Child and other aid projects

Btw, don't expect a libertarian.


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