After your Master's in doodling

A leftie Australian news/opinion site called (naturally) Independent Australia just published a Facebook interview by Carl Scrase of independent musician Brian Ritchie.

It is all screen grabs of a Facebook conversation and since FB changes its design every 5 minutes I haven't a clue how to find the original. Scrase – who was involved in Occupy Melbourne – mentioned to his interviewee an essay about "Musical Improvisation and the Complex Dynamics of Group Creativity". Ritchie replied "This interests me because I am starting a Ph.D. on improvising soon." A white person twofer: pointless academic study and jazz. To be fair to Ritchie it is Scrase who comes across as the complete prat.