What is the importance of space exploration in our society?
I think it’s so important because of how the human race has objectively fucked up the natural balance of the world. Maybe we could learn from our past mistakes in the near future, instead of pretending they don’t exist. And maybe in that time, we could find a new place to go and think of a way to un-fuck up the beautiful place that we destroyed!
Do you worry about the heat death of the universe?
Nah. Just don’t make me sit through another Ice Age movie!
Donald Trump is a tangible example of increased absurdity (aka entropy) in the universe, can you name other examples?
Sure! PC Music (no shots here, either, maybe some would agree?). The evolution of Mark Kozelek’s career. The evolution of news media and its prevalence in daily life. The evolution of music journalism, in general. Borat, and the success that followed it?
How do you manage ennui?
I solve everything through music. Anytime I’m feeling down or depressed, I kind of think of music as a puzzle, and it’s like “wait, you still haven’t finished this puzzle” and i HATE puzzles but this puzzle is especially lovely. it’s worth doing your part in solving it.
Sartre considered contemplation a luxury, do you?
Nah. I think it’s a large part of a lifestyle some people are born into — if anything, I would call it a privilege over a luxury. Some people don’t have the time.
Do you think trends are accelerating faster than ever ?
Absolutely! I think that was bound to happen with the invention of the world wide web. Access to information, trends included is quicker and easier than ever. People can literally become trends overnight. But I also have a theory that we’re slowly realizing our cultural peak was the 80s and every new trend to come will be some homage to an 80s staple.
Are you afraid that everything will happen?
I’m only afraid of being forgotten.
Don’t forget to come see Skylar Spence at Eastroom in Chicago this Friday.