Archive for December, 2004

Solidarity within family brings tranquillity, but threathens individual competitiveness…

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The notion of “quality of living” for local people of Istanbul, is strongly supported and reinforced by a so-called “solidarity within family”, even at the present times of widespread and harsh competition for marketable skills, that leads many members of unqualified work force to be fired from their jobs at first, and then reluctantly await for nothing in their parents’ homes…

Weird thing is that, fired people keep on consuming same amount of booze or “granted” money dedicated to games of chance, such as lotteries, sweepstakes or horse races…
“Survival of the fittest” by Charles Darwin, the rule of all times, occurs in a weird way in the modern life of Istanbul: Competing for sustainable job is not preferred by lazy local people, but abusing family home as a sanctuary from fighting in the arena of prerequisites for marketable skills…

The resource of this “undeserved social well-being” is surely financed by a solidarity and cooperation between family members of unemployed work force… This protection brings tranquillity, but threathens individual competitiveness…
Now it may be usefull to remember, what Leyla Erbil, one of the best writers of modern Turkish literature, says in her novella “The Dwarf”: “As soon as possible, you have wanted to get rid of your family, that was just a concrete sediment of being socially underdeveloped”…

Mothers, as “usual suspects” in most of family misdemanours, provide support for their “unlucky” sons or daughters, who were not preferred by heartless bosses that just strive for increasing the productivity and competitiveness of their enterprises!..

Everybody knows that family ties are strong, but how long and what for?…
Individual existantialism knocks on the heaven’s door on this earth… Without any family support…

(The picture above, called “Turkish Family II”, is a mixed-media work by Helnwein)

Dinamo Birthday Bash

One of three electronic-music-only stations in Istanbul, dinamo celebrated its first birthday with a private party in historical Liman Restaurant. I was lucky to be a guest with a friend. Fuchs from dinamo warmed up the night, and Desyn Masiello ended the night with a great set.

dinamo was born in late September, 2003 with "test transmission" jingles. It then kicked off with a party at Club Crystal in November, where its founders and djs were already residents.

After hosting Orbital on their last world tour this July, The Prodigy in September, and Desyn several days ago, now they’re going on the birthday party trio named "Dinamo Birthday Bash". Next two parties to come are:
December 17th: Damian Lazarus, hosted by Agentorange of dinamo
January 29th: John Digweed, hosted by Yunus Guvenen of dinamo

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