Author Archives: Sir Barken Hyena

About Sir Barken Hyena

IT professional and veteran of start ups. Life long musician and songwriter. Voracious reader of dead white guys. Lover of food and women.

Ideology, Myth and Reason

Sir Barken Hyena writes: In the 18th century a revolution came to the world. Reason had proved itself the last word in truth for the physical, and the decadent aristocracy left an opening for sweeping change in society. For a thousand years Church … Continue reading

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Oh That Awful Madonna-Whore Complex

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I come from good old WASP/Athiest stock so I don’t think I ever even encountered this odd phrase until I was in my twenties. I thought it baffling. An early exposure was Tess. Dude she’s beautiful … Continue reading

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Random Images

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I’ve been browsing through the last few years of photos in my image folders, and plucked a few out for your potential enjoyment.

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Ideologies Are Bullshit. All of Them.

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Genesis of a Scoffer My ongoing journey to uncover the truth of everything — and maybe hook up with the occasional pretty lady along the way — has been a long one. I started as your typical lefty, if always … Continue reading

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The Genius of Neon Park

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Art of Neon Park, Last Gasp 2001 Because of his famous record covers for Zappa and Little Feat, among others, I have been aware of Neon Park since childhood, but until I stumbled … Continue reading

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Random Notes on Spengler’s “Decline of the West”

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Like a snake slowly digesting a fat rabbit, I’ve been working my way through this massive and challenging work for the last 4 or 5 years. While I’m not ready to write the Cliff Notes version, … Continue reading

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Sir Barken’s Vinyl Review: The Spawn of Minimalism

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Today I listened to some records that all in various ways reflect the influence of 50’s and 60’s minimalism. And by that I mean first the minimalism of the graphic arts but also the later musical minimalism … Continue reading

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