March 31, 2009
Ascesis – n. the practice of severe self-discipline. Ascetic – adj. characterized by the practice of severe self-discipline.
See Asceticism for the Wikipedia treatment.
Not surprisingly, the word ascesis comes up frequently in religious contexts. Asceticism is a virtue especially in very devout religious circles. But, unfortunately, not very interesting to read about. But if you have a few moments and are curious enough, you could always watch this video that describes asceticism.
Something more interesting is Ascetic Records, which, if you enjoy indie/prog rock sort of stuff, might just tune you in to some good new music. I think they’ve got some good bands under their wing.
And by some crazy coincidence, if you’re more interested in French hip-hop then Ascetic Music is the website for you.
Who knew asceticism was such a big part of the music industry? Ha.