a pale slim ghost

is Kara Brightwell

posts tagged with music

how IN PROGRESS was made

by Kara Brightwell

album cover of IN PROGRESS by ASYMPTOTES, showing those words very large blended into a dark photo of a stream in a forest

IN PROGRESS is the new album by ASYMPTOTES (me), out now on 972276 Records DK. here's how each track just barely came together.


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weeknotes #2: a real burger made out of cow

by Kara Brightwell

1. i went to the office, and it was normal

  • i went to the office, and it was normal?
  • i've gotten weirdly good at self-administering a lateral flow test
    • Kara Brightwell: skilled at scraping her own tonsils, and inserting things too far up her nostrils
    • imagine showing that my to myself eighteen months ago
    • she'd probably go "oh okay so, uh, 'Kara', i see, that's a thing we did, okay. wanna make out"
  • i had a desk assigned to me, and it was by a window, and it was in a building that isn't my flat, and i got to go there and not be in the same 46m² forever
  • i saw like. twenty people. in an office that has capacity for like fifteen hundred.
  • i had a burger, a real burger made out of cow, from a fast food restaurant, with cheesy fries
  • it was so normal!
  • this is genuinely the best thing i've been able to do for my mental health during the entire panettone
  • i'm going back like. twice a week now, fuck it

2. trying not to burn out

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weeknotes #1: fried liver attack

by Kara Brightwell


  • hahaha funny ironic meta blogging joke

2. okay so i'm the Tech Lead of the FT.com Platforms Team now, what's up with that

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