Five reasons why I created an Onlyfans account

posted 11 December, 2020

If you would like to spend $4.99 per month to see me post biweekly video essays about music and other things on my mind, please go to and subscribe to my Onlyfans. $1 of that goes to Onlyfans; $1 I will donate to the Democratic Socialists of America; the other $3 will go towards maybe buying myself a tripod or some better gear.

This video trailer will explain why I am breaking character and trying this out. I apologise for asking anyone to give me money to talk about records. This commercial intrusion will likely stay atop the icewhistle/ website for some time given how rarely I post here, and being that the previous post announced a set of books I released in January 2020, one might think that I have gone totally 'mersh'. In reality, I am just looking to spice up my life with a little dance on the darkside, by which I mean commercialism. 

We apologise for this intrusion.

Subscribe to Acedia!

Acedia is an email newsletter I send very rarely, no more than once per week (but more like a few times a year), which details my thoughts, observations, media intake, and other news.
See past issues

Your email address:

Previous posts...

I published three books.

posted 26 January, 2020 21:17

I'm pleased to announce the release of a three volume book series, Seventeen Years of Media Consumption (2002–2018), on Scarlatti Tilt. Details, sample pages, and ordering information can be found on the Scarlatti Tilt website.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Read more

SI audio podcast #4: Dispatches from 'block that chain'

posted 12 October, 2019 11:34

photo: 'Block That Chain' worklab, Graz, October 2019. It's way more fun than it looks, I promise!

This episode of the Serious Introspection audio podcast talks with several members of the block that chain worklab that I participated in in Graz, Austria. block that chain is a week-long worklab hosted by the wonderful to explore the questions, problems, and deeper issues behind blockchain technology. I was delighted to be part of this, as it drew together a mix of artists, hackers, musicians, theorists, and sociologists for an intensive programme to...

Read more

Latest tweet:

@stuart_macrae Wow that’s a blast from the past. I have fond memories of that session though none of what it actually sounded like!

Even older posts...

SI audio podcast #3: Andy Beckerman remembers the wild kindness of David Berman

posted 18 August, 2019 13:23

photo: the host + the guest, sometime in 2004 or 2005.

I dusted off the microphones to record the first Serious Introspection audio podcast in over two years. Sadly, the occasion was the passing of David Berman, poet and musician, whose death has affected me immensely. I called up Andy, a comedy writer and proper podcaster based in Los Angeles, to talk about Berman's work and what he meant to us and to so many others.

Even if you weren't a Silver Jews fan, you might enjoy our conversation. We talk about public mourning, avatars of America, the America that...

Read more

Serious Introspection special episode @ Nida - 'The Shutout'

posted 10 July, 2019 10:50

There's some cliché about old dogs and new tricks that I always mangle, but clichés are better when stated incorrectly. It's been over three years since I (John) hosted a regular live talk show with Justin and Ernest, but we brought the act out again for a special reunion performance at the Nida Art Colony's ninth inter-format symposium, 'On the Fluidity of Humour and Absurdity' in Nida, Lithuania. It was fun to do it again, and we were joined by guest Dafna Maimon, old friend Vytautas Michelkevičius, and some random people from the audience. This was presented as the...

Read more

Serious Introspection returns!

posted 21 June, 2019 10:57

For the first time in three years, Serious Introspection will convene, this time at the Nida Art Colony 9th Inter-format Symposium. The full lineup of host John, hype man Justin, and meta-media specialist Ernest will be there, as part of the Error Collective 'lounge' on Saturday, 29 June. The theme of the symposium is absurdity and humour, so I don't really understand why they invited a show about seirous introspection. Anyway, the symposium is a closed event so there's little point in advertising it here, but we'll try to videorecord and post it, just like the old days.

Read more is the website of John W. Fail since 2007.

Contact via email link on site footer.