Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Skies Are Still Speaking

So a new movie popped up on Netflix, one I'd actually been waiting to see. It's called The Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs and it's a documentary about a California-based filmmaker and musician named Christo Rappolo who's been taking videos of strange objects in the sky in his hometown of Monterey.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Legion and the Trauma of Metaphysics

It's just about ten years ago that I finished my manuscript for Our Gods Wear Spandex and the perspective that I spelled out in it has become, if not the dominant pop cultural paradigm, then certainly a predominant current within it. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The OA and the Metaphysics of Trauma

If you pressed me for an adjective for these times I'd have to go with "bleak." The Obama era opened with so many promises and ended almost exactly as they began, with a nation bogged down in war abroad and dangerously polarized politically and economically at home. The Trump Administration and its discontents are only exacerbating the process.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hazy Cosmic Jive: Bowie and the Starmen, Part Three

OK, this is where things get a little strange. A little more synchy.

In part one we looked at the established history of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (more or less) and Bowie's superhero-oriented project that directly anticipated it. We also looked at the influences that fed into Bowie's seminal creation, not the least of which was Bowie's lifelong obsession with UFOs and extraterrestrials. 

Monday, February 06, 2017

Hazy Cosmic Jive: Bowie and the Starmen, Part Two

"I always had a repulsive sort of need to be something more than human. I felt very very puny as a human. I thought. 'Fuck that. I want to be a Superman.'" -- David Bowie
In part one we looked at David Bowie's seminal creation Ziggy Stardust and the history behind it. Or at least the history as it's known. 

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Hazy Cosmic Jive: Bowie and the Starmen, Part One

 "If I'd been an original thinker, I'd never have been in rock 'n' roll. There's no new ways of saying anything." David Bowie, Rolling Stone interview, 1976

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Shock Doctrine Comes Home to Roost

For the past 25 years, at least, Americans have sat by and watched as country after country were invaded, subverted and generally fucked with by the Globalist oligarchy, all in the name of the Neoliberal world order.