Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

re-currence.

sincere apologies for the difficulties in communicating with us recently - whether on a business or private level - as the server where our machinations are relayed from has been missing in action for the last lot of days.

more news as it comes in.

[update]

it seems as if there is no response from anyone that knows anything about the situation. we have lost many personal and business contacts and opportunities over the last week, and people waiting for product may wish to contemplate how hard this has hit us. the whole situation is out of our control.

sincere apologies to anyone who has been unable to reach us over the last last week, and we hope, earnestly, that some good news may be posted soon.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

'as it 'appens, guys 'n gals...

oh yes! we squeak again! 


via Skype: 


freeconferencecallhd.5308811400 / access code 196300


via telling bone:


Conference dial-in number: (530) 881-1400

Participant access code: 196300 



timefix: 20:00 Tallinn time (in about 3.5 hours, ladies and man.)


bring that unscratchable itch, and we'll see what we can do...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

like the people of the Beltane.

the DREAMACHINE: and so it came to pass that the project was deemed to require subtitles. no simple task, this, due to the passage of time and presence of much mumbling, verily, and never let it be said that the grass grows under this side of the fence. time-consuming, but almost excruciatingly clear to both sides of the beast in that which we call Man, delighted people everywhere will sing its praises on eventually being allowed to view said item. this year, coincidentally (or not) marks the 30th anniversary of Mr. McKenzie meeting Mr. Gysin. so that's what caused all the trouble, then. 30 years of The Hafler Trio this year, too. is there dancing in the streets? not from the view out of this particular window, it seems...

it is indeed official: the project "'''''''" as premiered in 2009 in Aarhus, Denmark is to be assembled and re-animated in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 24th until July the 5th of this year, at the studio known to initiates as EMS. the very lovely Rúnar Magnusson and the equally delightful Tommi Keränen will be skipping along with your friend and humble narrator to pastures Scandinavian for the duration, in order that wonders should never cease. moves are at hand and afoot to ensure that this also takes place in other places, some of which are nearing "my word! 'pon my soul! it's going to happen!" status. are you one of those lovely souls that would love to have this dream of superbness come to a place that you occupy in your waking hours? then get in contact, as young people are wont to express it. truly a project to inspire and instruct: teaching all sorts of marvels in order that the piece can finally be performed, it allows both academic and real, direct learning as well as hedonistic experiential modes to be equally engaged, simultaneously, madam.

the Simply Superior website is, at the time of writing, down. this also means all email communications. bah. tish. puh, fuss, bother, and itch. why this is, we know not. could it be that the search for real web hosting has failed, finally, and we are without means of obvious support? we sea shell. [update] back up again. oh, indeed. erraticism increasing.

VENJULEGA is nearly done. oh yes. you read that correctly. the truth of the matter is at hand. more images and some sounds will be posted at the Behance portfolio, and for being such patient, resilient creatures, a special added item will be included in the dispatch. this is one mighty project, and has cost not only technical time and effort, as well as resources, but a personal draining to a level not hitherto experienced by the author. assurance is here guaranteed that this is a major Hafler Trio release, even if only 7 people ever get to experience it.

plans are afoot to have Simply Superior and The Hafler Trio set foot on soil belonging formally to the U.S.A., to carry out creative work for the first time in this territory for almost 25 years. this scandalously long lapse has been a trying one, to say the least - quite a few initiatives have foundered in the intervening period. when these plans are unveiled - as they surely will be some lovely day in the future as seen in this particular crystal ball - we will of course be inviting bandwagon-jumping as much as decently allowed. your children's birthday party this year may well be unforgettable, it would seem.

is there more? undoubtedly. which of these things s more important to you to ask here, in order that it might be answered? well, you know, of course..

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

surveys.

As David Ogilvy once said, “The trouble with research is that people don’t think what they feel, they don’t say what they think and they don’t do what they say.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

wonder, disbelief, waiting.

a scene from one of the crimes
yes, this is what we are going through - or rather waiting for - here at Simply Superior Mansions, surrounded by loyal minions waiting to do our every bidding, our every whim their joy to fulfill. but what is this, pray tell? why, 'tis the evidence that things can be a bit slow here, and this would explain some delays, would it not? witness, friends and fellow travelers on life's sordid path, a tiny piece of the DREAMACHINE project rendering, and the time taken to compete roughly half of that piece...? er...well, look for yourself, dears.

multiply this by several projects, and many pieces, add to this the possibility of crashing (start again), add to this the possibility of it/them not being a successful composition that is thus rendered (start again), and you too will understand what we mean by 'unavoidable delays'. tipping the hat to all and sundry, we remain. oh yes we do.

[update]

and here it is, all finished. that's ONE section.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

told you so.

http://jn.physiology.org/content/83/6/3548.full

and so what we and our associates have been saying for a very long time starts to look less silly, n'est c'est pas, mes enfants?

Friday, February 24, 2012

tangling, weaving, and eating.

a delightful lightning visit by our long-time associate and all-round top-notch person Carl Abrahamsson is sadly past: much of Simply Superior relevance was discussed, including, but not limited to practical noodlings in the near future with himself, Edda, The Fenris Wolf,  Grounded Mag, and other major delights. stay tuned to this particular Bat-Channel for more on these things as they emerge from the collective fevered but diamond-sutra-like focused brain spaces.

Carl continued to snap his cobra-like lens at some silly things, including the face of Your Humble Correspondent. we await with bated breath the results of all this wanton use and abuse of technology. He also was kind enough to spread the word:


























...for which we are delighted and most grateful! feel free to add to Carl's Facebook page comments and peruse his activities....






the Simply Superior Complemation Academy has also been raised to prominence in more and more people's thoughts these last few days, including perhaps a small beginning - a trial run, so to speak - in Tallinn, Estonia. a treatise, a tract, a discourse of modest proportions is forthcoming.





"Vous avez dit ethique?"
Deja le murmur s'amplifie en rumeur.
Soudain les roses ne montrent plus des epines. 
Sans doute le sujet est-il brulant.
Il est aussi d'actualite

Monday, February 20, 2012

just because we need it.


"To understand, to get to the basis, the root or hidden meaning, is the
wrong tool to bring" to our own work. "Perhaps interstand [or better yet
intra-stand] is what we do, to engage with the work, to mix with it in an
active engagement, rather than 'figuring it out.' Figure it in'" Knowledges
are not innocent representations, but inter-actions of natures-cultures;
knowledge is about meeting the universe halfway.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I came, I saw, I made a soufflé.

yes, ladies and men, we have: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/03-september-2011/id492173397?i=110648342 - may the streets be filled with the happy sound of multitudes rejoicing. or at least smiling a little bit. not steam-driven in the slightest, we will have you know, now and at least forever.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

gauntlets and brimstone.

HERE we have the beginnings of something. perhaps. no responses as of the time of writing.

an association of great magnitude with Hljódklettar has begun. O joy unending! more details as we see fit to print. appropriate as we now enter the final straits of VENJULEGA.

squeaking of which, the data rescue is now being wiggled though, comparing files that say they are full of delightful wonders and are not, with those that say nothing and yet are. a fitting metaphor for the subject matter, indeed.

KUNDABUFFER will be making use of, among other things, Vivid Thinking methods. exciting stuff.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

a part of the past is not all of it.


technology update:


the large Seagate disk contents have been examined - took almost a full week - and there is weirdness galore: some folders are empty, some are part-full, some files are missing, and some files are 0kb. on further examination, some of the files are not even 0kb, but, wait for it, wait for it...NO SIZE AT ALL! how this can happen is as big a mystery as sausage. current hypothesis, cooked up by ourselves and the Russian data recover person, is that the file contents table got damaged in a way that not many humans have seen before. if you know, or know of anyone that knows how this might be addressed, do not hesitate to reveal!

if the data was enclosed in folders that still 'exist', the chances are high that some if not all of the data can be retrieved. we shall see. as some of the files have no trace either on the image of the disk at the data rescue place or within the mass of data delivered after the recovery process, and we have no catalogue of the previous contents, we can only guess at what is really missing. all that can be seen is that approximately 80% of the DREAMACHINE project is intact, but until we can open up the project files and see what is missing, we won't know. the caveat about that is as follows: we can see that at least two of the project files are missing (there are something like 15 or 16 in total). hmm.


something like one third of the VENJULEGA fles are missing or 0kb.


so, we await any last gasp attempts by our new friends at http://estoniadatarecovery.com/ that might alter the state of play. meanwhile, reconstruction efforts are now in action. yes, the usual news as it comes in footer is inserted here.

and again we push buttons...

http://www.simplysuperior.org/ <--- updated! yes!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

fragments from a situation more real than appears at first glance.

Hafler Trio soundtrack on this video fragment: Zikzira Physical Theatre: "Eu vos liberto" ('I set you free') 2007/8 http://vimeo.com/35696026

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Agent request: please forward


(from a recent mailout: please forward and circulate as far and wide as possible. comments, suggestions for improving this document as well as questions heartily welcomed.)

greetings and salutations of the highest order.

please forgive the mass mailing of this text, but as the object here is the maximum effectiveness of operations for all, it must be sent to as many individuals, and reproduced in as many places as possible in order that the effectiveness sought might be actualised.

after you have looked at this for more than a few seconds, please, should you not feel able to take on such a role yourself, seriously consider assisting us greatly by passing on or otherwise displaying for others to see the following request for an Agent for Simply Superior. at this time, the best way forward in our endeavours would be the engagement of such a person or group of people, and to that end, we intend to make this happen by such requests via you, or anyone associated with you.

as always, any comments, suggestions, pointers, or offer gratefully received, and will be responded to with the same gratitude.

“To action alone hast thou a right and never at all to its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive; neither let there be in thee any attachment to inaction”


-----------CUT HERE-----------------


Simply Superior is actively seeking pro-active agents for the investigation and research, booking and execution of arrangements for Simply Superior events and activities on a generous commission basis. the 'pro' part of this cannot be stressed enough, and this means that this is a unique opportunity to be financially rewarded for real, creative application and expression of ideas, strategies and methods that benefit all.

in addition to payment on a commission basis for the successful applicant(s), we are also offering a handsome fee for the procurement of the Agent(s) themself/selves. this means: when you find us an Agent, and that relationship becomes an actuality, we will pay you for this.

the successful applicants will have self-motivation as a prerequisite, as well as excellent communication skills, insight into practical application of techniques, perspectives and approaches from any discipline to any other, or a willingness to learn or further investigate this, and a willingness to be open to the very real possibilities that exist within this position.

close liaison will be required with Simply Superior itself, although the hallmark of the actions we are inviting is compassionate autonomy.


  • Who? Simply Superior: http://www.simplysuperior.org
  • What? A pro-active Agent for Simply Superior activities: http://www.simplysuperior.org/events.php - many of these have been carried out already with great success in several countries
  • Where? location unimportant, in terms of the Agent's physical presence in the world
  • When? immediately, if not sooner ("the immediate is no longer fast enough"!)
  • Why? the current resources of Simply Superior are aimed at developing various items which will expand, embrace and transcend previous activities; however, these resources are needed more and more exclusively for these items ends. we believe that the person best suited for the job is the person who has the will to make the job work for everyone, and feels the deep connection between what they personally wish to achieve - where their goal lies - and that of enabling something larger than themselves in a dynamic, developing and fulfilling way.
  • How? contact us at your earliest opportunity, and let's take it from there!


not to Russia, love or no, and not back in any SSR.

Russian visit postponed, due to madness of a fairly high order leading to red tape (pun intended, darlings) which binds the feet of the organisations on both sides of the bullet-proof glass. sad but true. more news as it comes in, from our people on the spot.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

the inevitable in search of the impossible

yes, another hard disk crash, shipmates, and a bad one at that: 2TB of luvverly, luvverly data gone AWOL, and it seems like no way to bring it back. this means, yes, you perceptive devils, more DELAYS. not a lot of fun from where we presently are sat sitting down. we are now considering, contemplating and indeed ruminating ferociously upon other strategies, and trying to keep the staff from mutiny. more on this soon. [update] disk on main CPU now inaccessible, and so all work now halts. more on this when the sheer disbelief at the technological impediments fades to the point that speech and more extended writing becomes possible once more.

yesterdays teleconference a delight. many thanks to all concerned. podcast problem still not sorted. if biting the apple in the Gaden of Eden was "the beginning of all the trouble", then perhaps the adoption of such a logo is fitting. we leave that as exercise for the student, as teachers say when they don't know themselves. chiz, chiz.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

no, these windows don't open

yes, this is what awaited the aspirant Happy Traveler on seeking a Visa. wondering has been persistent ever since as to whether a country can actually close for the holidays, and further, will certain appointments be kept? and how long can such a way of doing things continue? the answer is very likely to be "a very long time", to be sure, the bureaucracy possibly outlasting the cockroaches after the inevitable mushroom cloud that blotted out the sun of many youths no longer so.

the CORONA SDK decision is now being questioned, and the same painted horse keeps leering every time it comes around. not sure if the organ-grinder will ever stop.

composing another text dealing with the most highly desired, necessary, and 'right' Simply Superior asset-to-be, the Agent (or Agents). more on this soon, arr, Jim Lad.

new Rupert Sheldrake interview here. new book sounds like something that should be looked at.

prospectus for Simply Superior COMPLEMATION ('complementary' + 'education') underway.

have been promised new, dry wood for new lids for DJARTKLOM  in 2 weeks. and that should be the end of it. more breath not held.

podcast non-news (and non-explanation prize for this month):


Subject: iTunes Store Podcast Rejected Notification
Dear Podcast Owner
The podcast located at the URL shown below has been blocked or removed from the iTunes directory as a result of technical problems with the feed.