although i like the idea of music as content, there were some more ideas:
the suffering of christ is a symbol of hope and is traduced as a means to keep us going. so, why not play people’s opinions about why life is good?
the german magazine jetzt (which exists only as an online magazine for a while) has a “lebenswert” (== worth living for) podcast, where people talk about what they love about their life. why not listen to living people instead of long time dead?
people talk about their feelings in their blogs. they feel misjudged, exploited, they are made fun of, they watch their loved ones suffer and die – and they write about it.
i am using the built-in reading function of adobe reader to generate audio output from this. here’s a blog entry found on technorati while searching for “verleumdet”. listen
the same principle works on google news, too. i like the unintentional collage-technique applied by the excerpts chosen around the keywords. the reading has a hypnotic quality which is brilliant for meditation… honestly, after listening to it for hours… listen and listen