Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression

From a conversation with Yancey Strickler  Art Art is good; self-expression is great. What it isn’t is a substitute for political action to transform the world and challenge power. Art is a very good way of distilling and describing the world and the mood of a time. Some of the painters who painted the wives Read more about Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression[…]

Undoing Yourself With Energized Meditation and Other Devices By Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION by Robert Anton Wilson, Ph.D. The one sure way to make yourself unpopular in the United States these days is to mention the fact that Christianity and Democracy have been among the worst disasters to ever befall the human race. Nonetheless, as all students of history know, Christianity has been the bloodiest and most Read more about Undoing Yourself With Energized Meditation and Other Devices By Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.[…]

Blaming or Defending Disco? Analyzing the historical development of the mainstream journalistic discourse about authenticity of electronic music in Germany during the decade 1975-1984

by Ambra Cavallaro The Work of Music in the Age of Electronic Reproduction With the description “a unique phenomenon of a distance, however near it may be”1Walter Benjamin defined the concept of aura. In his essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936), he observed a loss of the exclusive nature Read more about Blaming or Defending Disco? Analyzing the historical development of the mainstream journalistic discourse about authenticity of electronic music in Germany during the decade 1975-1984[…]

The Laws of Magic

The Laws of Magic Excerpted from Authentic Thaumaturgy by P.E.I Bonewits The Laws of Magic are not legislative laws, but, like those of physics or musical harmony, are actually fairly practical observations that have been accumulated over thousands of years. These laws describe the way magic seems to behave. The LAW OF KNOWLEDGE This is Read more about The Laws of Magic[…]

Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture

I will always believe in “The Revolution”. But I am becoming very frustrated with modern “activist” culture. First of all, I’m tired of watching people turn into pretentious assholes who think their activism makes them better than everyone else, even those oppressed and marginalized groups with whom they claim “allyship”. If you’ve ever worked in Read more about Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture[…]

AlieNation: the Map of Despair.

  In the modern world, control is exerted over us automatically by the spaces we live and move in. We go through certain rituals in our lives–work, “leisure,” consumption, submission–because the world we live in is designed for these alone. We all know malls are for shopping, offices are for working, ironically-named “living” rooms are Read more about AlieNation: the Map of Despair.[…]

boogey-boogey-boogey: the Archons!

Big scary, intergalactic, inter-dimensional entities. Sleazy, insectoid, sci-fi boogaboos. Toxic, carcinogenic…they them bad spirits what feast on all the ill stuff, the sickness, the utter depravity. Mass executions, genocide, child molestation–all forms of power, control, subjugation and exploitation, that’s what them guys, errr things, the big scary Archons is all about son. What, don’t you Read more about boogey-boogey-boogey: the Archons![…]

Splatterkore Lunar Cult

I was asked by Extrem a simple question about our use of the lunar cycles to release music within ‘Splatterkore,’ (Splatterkore.blogspot.com) the alternative electronic music community project I manage and co-founded in 2008. However, there is not really a simple answer… There exists within Nature a dynamic of male and female/the divine masculine and divine Read more about Splatterkore Lunar Cult[…]

Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist?

  Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist? Ben Davis, Thursday, January 14, 2016 Rachel Rose, still from Everything and More (2015), on view at the Whitney Museum, from October 30, 2015 to February 7, 2016. Photo: Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art. On my end-of-the-year “Best Shows” list, Read more about Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist?[…]