The Fifth Utility

The Fifth Utility


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There is a sect of Tibetan monks, high in the Himalayan mountains, who routinely perform a most astounding ritual of focused meditation: they will spend the night, outside in the cold and snow, with nothing but a large wet towel to protect them from the elements. At sunset, each monk places his towel on the snow, sits on it, and wraps it around himself, and then must meditate to a trance-like state where he can generate enough heat to live through the night.

Amazingly, by sunrise, almost every monk is still alive, and almost every towel has been completely dried by the heat generated by its wearer. More amazingly still, some monks produce so much heat that they have melted all the snow around them, and are now sitting on dry ground!

It is possible, however, that even this level of focus could not apprehend every note and every nuance of Ultra Nylon Life of Ease on the first listen, but luckily for you, this is an un-timed excersice, and you will not be required to share your results with the rest of the class.

Listen carefully ...


Ultra Nylon Life of Ease -- 2004
Misanthropolis -- 2001