Christian Payne
A curious journal in search of novelty, exploring what we share, how we share, and where we’re going.
Created 22 Aug 2018
  • Sinusoidal Time [309]
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    Winter is coming. Hats, scarves, gloves and boots. Hip flasks on a misty hill and dark melancholy pints in front of a log fire. Bring it on. Let the seasons mark time and the gathering shadows shepher...
  • The highest expression of yourself [308]
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Fresh back from Spain and currently on a day trip with the family. Normal service will resume shortly. #TheAction Pandemic based rituals are invisible when holed up in an isolated Spanish villa. Every...
  • Kenopsia [307]
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 4
    There is an eerie, forlorn atmosphere in a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. There must be a word for that. There is also no internet. You are reading this than...
  • Reminiscing loops [306]
    15 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Life goes on. And is never boring. #TheAction Paris, as you can imagine, was a blast. After working with James Barisic and his students for a few days I got to play tourist and wander the streets look...
  • A casual elegance [305]
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    On the road again. Or at least the rails. #TheAction Looks like I’m officially out of early retirement. At least that’s what the last year or so has felt like. I’m certainly happy to be travelling aga...
  • A Parisian commute [Audio 037]
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 9
    Greetings. I am dropping this here as there is a chance I’ll not get out of this classroom till late. Expect a Friday email. Just perhaps a little later than normal. Thanks for listening. Christian @D...
  • Range Anxiety [304]
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    When things are continually weird, it’s not weird anymore. #TheAction I won’t bore you with tales from the house of covid. A good chunk of you will have heard my audio ramblings on the current situati...
  • Isolation Sounds [Audio 036]
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 6
    We have an unwanted visitor at our house. It’s been twenty one months since Covid 19 made itself known and although late to the club, we now feel very much involved. Not long after his school dropped ...
  • A sunshine state of mind [303]
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    The sun shines kindly and beckons me to lie on the grass with a hat on my face. How many lazy, crazy, hazy days do you think we have left this year? Read more
  • Zoom F2 Field Recorder Test [Audio 035]
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 12
    Are you ready to disengage from your frenzied day with 45 minutes of audio actuality? The audio above is recorded with the Zoom F2 field recorder. Wanting to kill two birds with one stone, I turned on...
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