Monday, January 29, 2018

The Grammys, Fallen Angels and the Never-Ending Ritual


Jesus, the Grammys. Why do I do this to myself? 

You know, sometimes I wonder about people who feel compelled to amputate their own legs or eat broken glass or tattoo their eyeballs. Only not so much when I force myself to watch things like the Grammys. 

Who am I to judge, right?

But there are emerging archetypal dominants-- which is just a fancy way of saying "occult totems and icons" -- to glean, so here we all are.



Now, the boring old crap we've been used to seeing for the past decade-- the fusty old crypto-Masonic stuff and the dopey Satanist shit-- is over


Sure, it might still still be bouncing around the lower rungs on the ladder of the spectacle industry (see above), but the needle moved forward because the next phase of the program has fired up.

So get your notebooks out, because there was quite a bit of it to be found Sunday night.

Let me say this: you all out there are getting in on the ground-floor with this new symbolism, which seems to be settling in much sooner than I anticipated.  So strap in. The ride is going to be getting bumpy in the near future.



Let's start with Watson, the IBM AI that CBS is using to "explore" Grammy history. Whatever the hell that means. Besides "die, meat puppets, die," I mean.

This shitshow was MC'd by James Corden, whose fame just absolutely stultifies me. Especially since I can't decide who he looks more like; Chaz Bono or the guys I used to see in Artist Alley who specialized in softcore Disney Princess and Teen Titans pinups. 

Maybe I should flip a coin.

Speaking of ephebophiles, here's noted cradle-robber Jerry Seinfeld playing along with one of Corden's usual lame gags. What a trouper. 

Or maybe he's just laughing at the blatant Sirius reference.

Now, you know the Grammys sucked when only Lady Gaga and Childish Gambino's performances interrupted my telepathic pleas to the Vegas to please nuke us all from orbit now, I mean tonight, It's all over, the experiment failed, just wipe us all off the planet now. 

 
Oddly enough, the formerly-funny Sarah Silverman agrees with me.


Though given the fact she was accompanied by a Victorious NFLim Giant at the time, she may be working off inside information.

That being said, I admired Gaga's act more than I liked it, having been raised by a professional singer/keyboardist. It's about the craft of it. 

But I do keep wondering if Gaga isn't actually the genespliced progeny of Madonna and Freddie Mercury, since she has the latter's talent and the former's looks and desperate, grasping need for constant, unyielding attention. It's not like you'd have to work hard to get DNA samples from either of them back in the 80s.


Childish Gambino was a surprise for me, since I hadn't heard much of his work before. "Terrified" is very sleek and stylish old-school R&B, with traces of New Orleans voodoo-funk and postpunk atmospherics. 

Kind of like if one of the Delfonics heard The Cure and Joy Division while he was up at some freaky witch-chick's apartment in late 1979 but was kind of high and couldn't really recall any of the tunes. 

But he really felt like all that crazy-white-boy guitar jibed with his mellow and the freaky witch-sex, so he wrote it into a few songs for the other fellas to try out.

"An actual angel"

SZA was also kind of interesting, maybe not so much for her performance (with the weird Matrix graphics) but more so since I sense developing Fraserling tendencies in her music. 

And I encourage them. We'll get to the angel stuff shortly.


But I really couldn't wait for October 1, 2044 to arrive after hearing tired old corn like DJ Khaled (Ricky Martin called, Khaled; he wants his 90s backing tracks back) or that incoherent hallucination by Lamar Kendrick, who was joined by Dave Chappelle (who looked like he'd be having a word with his agent after the show) and tax-pirates-slash-Bond villain arch-globalists Bono and the Edge, who seem intent on pulverizing the last micron of my happy teenage memories of listening to U2 and staring at the stars on the roof of my garage.


The absolute low-point for me was Miley Cyrus-- looking even more manic and molly'd up than usual-- crawling all over Elton John's baby grand. Much to his apparent chagrin, I should add.

Both of them sounded like they just got over the flu. Elton was looking- and sounding-- like he's been constipated for weeks and had canceled his irrigation-therapy appointment to duet with this lunatic.

I mean, "Tiny Dancer" has a beautiful melody (not that you'd know from this disaster) but let's face the facts; the song is popular now because it was featured in a movie about Led Zeppelin and their favorite 14 year-old girlfriends.


Now, I'm not going to talk about the show's "politics" for the same reason the adults don't talk about Uncle Joe's incessant farting at the dinner table. 

Sure, it gives the kids a cheap thrill but it's embarrassing and Uncle Joe can't help it. There's something wrong with him.

But I should note that Hillary Clinton-- looking like she either had a Botox pick-me-up or her favorite underground plasma bank got in a fresh shipment of Guatemalan orphans-- appeared to be trying out a clumsy bit of witchery when she read a passage from Fire and the Fury about Trump's fear of being poisoned. 

Hint, hint.

The crowd lapped it up like Huma after a week in Riyadh.


However, the impact was a bit dulled when the Grammys booked Patti Lupone to yowl "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, a musical about a woman who not only smuggled hundreds of exiled Nazi war-criminals into her country but a woman whose surname is an actual synonym for actual Fascism.

The crowd loved that too. Oh well, so much for Nazi-punching.


Of course, the ostensible theme of the night was "Time's up," meaning time's up for all the sexual predators who also happen to occupy wide swathes of the upper management and executive level of the music industry. 

Yeah, good luck with that.

But maybe Gaga (or her handlers) were thinking more along the lines of what Sarah Silverman was saying; time's up for Earth.


Which I couldn't help but think of with this odd turn of phrase. Who exactly are "we?"


Because that expression has pretty much only one connotation in the public lexicon.


Especially since the Awards weren't quite the triumph the "Time's Up" crowd was hoping for. Hmm, I sense some subliminal messaging.


The Grammys weren't the coronation Jay-Z seemed to be expecting either. And he even went and dropped the All-Important 44 into his latest collection of trite rhymes and adenoidal, colorless rapping. Plus, all the sacrifices and blood oaths-- what was it all for?

But do I have to say, Lady BeyoncIsis looked ravishing.

And our top story tonight is Mars Attacked! It appears a more capable magician was involved in titling the Martian Bear's latest. 

Let me break it down for you:

24K Magic--> 20--4--K Magic. --> 20--4 x K=11 Magic. -->  20--44 Magic.

The All-Important 2044. Tough break, Z.


The All-Important 2044 when Venus Occults Regulus and Apollyon and his Vegas are loosed from the Abyss.

Bonus factoid: Not only did NASA open its doors on the day of the coming Occultation, it did so the same year as the first Grammy Awards.

How about that, eh?


Oh, you thought this was an actual news story? C'mon, NASA was involved! Everything they do is ritual!


And what happens next? After the All-Important 2044? 


Well, according to some, then the Pearly is bound to our souls.


I mean, you do realize that Lady Gaga is actually referring to a Fallen Angel with this stage set, right? I mean, look at it. It's as obvious as the nose on her face.


Plus, here. Still don't see it?


Try this. See if that helps.


But where is my sensitivity? This song is actually a tribute to Gaga's beloved aunt, who passed away at an early age.


It says so in the music video. I mean, losing an aunt who was only 19 must have been a tough break for Gaga. 

How old was her father at the time?


Well, that means Gaga was, what, minus 12 at the time? Jeez, that's too early an age to lose a beloved aunt.


Luckily, Aunt Joanne stuck around as a familiar spirit.


Or maybe it's not Joanne after all. Maybe it's one of those serpent-faced Watchers we talked about recently. 

You know, like Phylax. Just a thought.


Besides the serpent ring, Gaga was also wearing oooh-black diamond earrings.


Which are kind of related to all this junk we've been talking about here.



And the Angel theme was all over this year's Grammys, like with this getup Lana Del Rey paraded around in.


And the winning Country song.


And this tribute to the victims of the Vegas.


And SZA's outfit here, which also looks quite Pearly to me.

As does Elton's jacket here. Only those are real Pearly Dew-Drops.


Despite the 'Time's Up' theme, I didn't see any Pearly lapel pins at the Grammys, like the one Guy Bannister here is rocking. I guess that's more a movie thing. We'll follow up on that during the Oscars.

Well, that's all well and good, I hear you saying. But what does any of this crap have to do with Elizabeth Fraser? Get on with it!

Your wish is my command.


The Weeknd won a big Grammy for Starboy. Not sure if the star in question is Regulus.


Or more likely, Vega. 

By the way, the video for the "Starboy" single has over a billion views on YouTube.

Yes, I said billion.

And what's the top entry in Complex's "10 Artists You Should Listen to if You Like the Weeknd?"


Oh, you peeked. Cheater.

And then there's this- The National's Sleep Well Beast won "Best Alternative Album," which I think they hand out at a Gray's Papaya on Ninth Avenue. 

It's a 4AD release. I don't know if 4AD won a Grammy before. I'm thinking they haven't.


Not even for "Song to the Siren." 

And I thought Sleep Well Beast's album cover looked familiar!


"4AD" and "Cocteau Twins" essentially being synonymous back in the day.

Sleep well indeed, dead-but-dreaming Beast: soon you shall be released from the Abyss, where you will make war with the Saints and have power over all the Nations.

So get some shut-eye.


There's more-- Shakira won for El Dorado, or as I like to call it, Ruby Star Dorado. Seventeen won Best International Act or whatever, Ke$ha showed up with giant Blue Roses embroidered into her outfit, Leonard "Hallelujah" Cohen won a posthumous Grammy for Best Rock Performance (?) or something. Other stuff I'm too tired to include.

73 comments:

  1. Cinimod_ofCarthach7:09 AM, January 29, 2018

    Chris last night was the Royal Rumble. The first ever Women’s rumble main evented. Asuka won. Asuka means Meaning & History. From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from 飛 (asu) meaning "to fly" and 鳥 (ka) meaning "bird".

    Ronda (Good, Spear) Rousey (roussy topographic name someone who lived somewhere prone to “dew”) made her debut at the event as a WWE Superstar



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    1. Yeah, I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more about this in the days to come. Thanks, Cinimod.

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  2. Childish gambino started out as a comedian. he is an actor too and segged way into music somehow. Its like if eddie murphy somehow successfully segwayed into music.

    I always thought it would be interesting if someone could mix post punk, goth, r&b. Like think marvin gaye singing "love will tear us apart"
    I think something like that could pull r&b out of the rut its been in for a long time now.

    I think its interesting.

    >Times up
    >well the world is over
    >hilldog reading something about trump being poisoned

    I wonder what they are trying to conjure up.

    All that Illuminati stuff seems pretty played out at this point. Feels early 2010's.

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    1. I can't put my finger on it, Kim, but I think postpunk R&B has been done. I mean, it has to have been, right?

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    2. When I was young we had to walk to school and there was post punk funk... And we loved it! You young ones always griping!

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  3. Chris, I just finished listening to the 3rd book of 3 of Mark Frost's The Paladin Prophecy. The 1st two books were full of Secret Sun themes. The 3rd one had almost every element of the last couple posts. The books were published between 2012 and 2015. The Secret History of Twin Peaks touched on a few themes and in 3 novels he was able to go into all of this in depth.
    Karin

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    1. Excellent. Thanks for the heads up, Karin.

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    2. I left a comment a couple posts back that at the end of the audio of the 1st book he comes on and says he had a dream before he wrote it. He said he put everything on hold to write the 1st book. Here is the link for those books. The cover of the 3rd one, "Rogue", is interesting.
      http://bymarkfrost.com/books/
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  4. "The world is basically over"

    Various multi-millennial calendars agree, however, the big question is "When do we go 'hot'?", when do the little clues that we are in the immanence of the eschaton become superseded by smacks around the head with clue-sticks?

    We seem to be being prepared by the media for WW3...

    But then, no doubt WW3 will be just as much an artifice as WW2?

    However, I suspect this time the weapons will be dualised, i.e. actually cosmogenic, but with a ready correspondence catalogue of anthropogenic explanations.

    Tidal wave = Russian 'tsunami sub'.
    Supercell storm = Weather weapon.
    Volcanic eruption = Drone payload detonation.
    9+ Earthquake = Tectonic weapon.
    Radiation pandemic = Ebola bio-weapon or NK ICBM fallout.

    There will of course be other things that occur to moderate the outbreak of a 'zombie virus' (knowledge of eschaton = walking dead), e.g. Staged terrorism, border closures, Internet kill-switch, stock market collapse, , etc.

    The thing is, are TPTB exhibiting signs of preparation for going 'hot' this year, next year, or 2044?

    Perhaps they are simply ensuring they are ready, but when things go 'hot' is more a matter of an increasing probability, e.g. as variable cosmogenic forces gradually intensify until their terrestrial manifestations can no longer be accommodated by 'most extreme since records began' explanations, i.e. as statistically probable outliers, and nothing to worry about.

    Meanwhile, and during the eschaton, the show must go on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L051v3NC0F4

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    1. The start of going hot? Interesting story posted today, this could be big. Check out the movement in Antarctica.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-29/fitness-tracking-app-accidentally-reveals-secret-us-military-bases-cia-black-sites

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    2. Let's keep our fingers crossed for no. War is a demon that never obeys the one who summons it. But keep the peepers peeled.

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    3. For some reason, around 2000, it got into my mind that the next big war would be in and about Antartica. After 9/11 I changed my mind but maybe there was something to it.

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    4. "War is a demon that never obeys the one who summons it."
      Fucking brilliant quote dude.
      One I would say is CORRECT.
      One has to wonder just WHY 'demons' are summoned in the first place? (Power, Position, PROFIT; at the cost of your fucking SOUL??)
      Head on over to the 'crossroads' man.
      Thanks mate.
      I appreciate your work.

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    5. The World as you knew It ended when the Mandela Effect began...Not just the X-files but the feature film is being released in 2018 about M.E.

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    6. Wars aren't summoned, but arranged - for invariably ulterior purposes.

      I suspect that WW3 is being kept warm and ready for the ulterior purpose of managing the eschaton - keeping the plebs (potential zombie hordes) quiescent until it's too late for them to be a problem, i.e. "Shelter in place - there's a war on - it will soon pass".

      Without the comfort of WW3 ("Oh, it's just another tedious war"), it would be WWZ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)

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    7. I gather the forecasted date for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN is 2044, but don't particularly listen to me. I'm new here.

      WWIII is something else, though. I think it could come a lot earlier. Even this year. And in my naive eyes, it looks like an outbreak of CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN could be weaponized. Especially in the case of a war where the main players are USA on one side and China on the other. Since Chinese magic is mostly entirely different from the usual Western Masonic rituals. Of course, I assume the elites are as familiar with Chinese magic as anyone, so presumably there's a Mutual Assured Destruction factor protecting everyone. Then, the Chinese don't seem to have the same level of hangups about their magic as Westerners do, so maybe the MAD theory doesn't apply too well here.

      Anyway, I'm a clueless newbie, so take everything I say with an appropriate dose of salt.

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    8. Mutually assured destruction is the cover story, but naturally assured multilateral destruction is the cause.

      Meanwhile, those who have prepared for the eschaton, in an attempt to enable H.Sapiens to escape it, proceed with their mission.

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    9. Yes 'Wars' are arranged, by the DERANGED for sick ass agenda's.
      WW3 has been planned for decades, but it's 'timing' is in question.
      WWZ is a possible; a 'virus' or bacterium that invades the body/mind of the victim causing freakish cannibalistic behaviour.
      But if you watch the movie 'World War Z' with Brad Pitt you see this 'change' occuring in SECONDS.
      THAT is impossible for a virus/bacteria to do, but outright POSSESSION can do that!
      Sadly I think our 'Vegans' might just invade our 'meatsacks' with their MIND(s).
      WE then are THEY.
      Troubled times for sure.

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    10. The 'zombie virus' is knowledge of the impending end of the world, and it is transmitted from mouth to ear, or hand to eye - and yes, it does invade the mind and cause extreme behaviour.

      You can be 'innoculated' by researching this beforehand, so that when the inevitable happens, you don't go apeshit, but retain inner calm.

      However, when the eschaton is evident even to the sand-burrowing ostrich (if it is pointed out to them by a fellow ostrich) then you have your zombie virus and zombie apocalypse of billions of people who suddenly realise the remainders of their lives are measured in hours rather than decades - hence 'walking dead'.

      The virus is a memeological virus, and that's why it can spread so rapidly...

      At the moment the masses are shielded by normalcy bias (and 'show must go on' distractions).

      However, many of the privileged few, who have already been informed, justifiably suffer from melancholia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melancholia_(2011_film)

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    11. Yes excellent point.
      Memeological would directly target 'mind', and therefore 'brain' (individual PC interface)
      And like I stated in an earlier post; one of my Elders spoke of the 'Destroyer'; a celestial body in harms way.
      'Inner Calm' is essential, and I meditate on this daily.
      In all honesty this has more to do with survival more than anything else; just finding a way of BEING in a reality that is SANS that.
      The 'Quickening' will tempt many I think.
      Gracias Zod.

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    12. Oh, here's another one to add to the list:

      Global communications black-out = Anti-satellite weapon

      http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-china-russia-soon-capable-destroying-u-s-satellites/

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  5. AI isn't just analyzing music. Its feeding it back to us.
    "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE NOW HAS ITS OWN RECORD LABEL, FLOW RECORDS"
    http://edm.com/articles/2017/11/30/ai-label-flow-records

    First AI artist "SKYGGE"
    SKYGGE+artificialintelligence
    @flowSKYGGE
    SKYGGE means Shadow in Danish, the language of the writer Hans Christian Andersen, and ‘SKYGGE’ is the title of one of his strange fairy tale, less known than his other fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’. #HelloWorldAlbum

    11:05 AM - Nov 27, 2017

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    1. Exactly. The full AI composed album was just released. Some of the songs have a human touch, but a few tracks are 100% like the aptly name Ballad of the Shadow https://youtu.be/q39R_w94MSQ

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    2. Hey, can't be worse than the human robots pumping out music for the past 30 years.

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    3. Autechre is worse than the pop grammy fodder they play on fm radio? Damn. At least they dont auto tune their voices.

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    4. I should love Autechre since that stuff is in my Drone Zone wheelhouse but I just never got it.

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    5. Yeah, I suspected that AI music was around the corner about 15 years ago, when a little program with two dozen lines of code I made base on reading one of the Math Recreations of "Scientific American", produced some fairly nice musical noises.

      I don't mean the code was written there. I mean they gave the instructions for pink noise, and I put it together with what I knew about Pythagoras, and the common-sense observation that songs tend to hover around a particular note and have a particular tempo.

      In spite that I didn't have any MIDI instruments and I was using only beeps, and the code wasn't exactly sophisticated, I was fairly pleased with the result. So I concluded that the shelf life of composers would be fairly short.

      I'm not trying to sound cool here. This is just the sort of things that I do. Most of the time, my friends just think I'm weird. Especially since I only do weird stuff 5% of the time, and the rest of the time I'm very plain vanilla.

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    6. Well I love your 5% 'weird.
      Why don't you kick it up a notch and go 25%?
      But really think about this 'noise' for second; it's just another (set(s) of frequencies right?
      Haven't you considered that ALL 'reality' is 'frequency' based expression?
      Even binary code can be seen as such; ON, OFF!
      Tempo is 'rhythm' which has to do with PULSE; notes within a time signature and how they are expressed, and at what 'tempo'. (see the reciprocal?)
      Forgive me but I see ALL of this shit as 'vibration' and being a musician myself, that makes sense to me.
      Maybe I should take another quaalude?

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  6. On King Of The Fall, Abel(The Weeknd) makes
    reference to selling out the O2 Arena...(@2:57)
    aka The Millennium Dome! another Fraser Synch.

    He has collaborated on his last 2 albums
    with Lana Del Rey (aka Stargirl)

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    1. Yeah, both of them are Orthodox Fraserites. Doesn't surprise me.

      But holy crap-- one billion views. How does that even happen?

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    2. Views are inflated just as the ratings for the Grammy's were. I'm sure it was even worse than admitted.

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  7. Seriously? The Grammys are totally by the industry, for the industry. The Grammys aren't voted on by critics or fans or based on sales like the Billboard Awards. They're more about networking and money than talent. In other words, a joke. & now, a globalist joke at that.

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    1. You got that right. I can't recall ever giving a shit about them.

      And effin' hell, U2- retire while you still have a shred of dignity left. It's like watching Mel Torme up there.

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    2. Maybe u2 will play a residency in las vegas before retiring. Too bad Hunter Thompson is not around to cover it.

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    3. YouTube aka Google aka ALPHABET CORP decides who will get a played into a billion by posting certain videos on main page just like MTV fabricated popular videos in 1980s - 90s.While at the same time corporate music media pushes the same artist / video via it's outlets and social media.

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    4. Did U2 ever had any dignity? I dont think so.

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    5. Man, I was big into u2 before they became a cartoon. Of course I had the copy of Boy with the band photo and not the version with the incredibly creepy naked 6 year old photo. I didn't see that one until much later.

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    6. We may be missing an in your face clue here: what's with these naked children on album covers? Along with the Blind Faith reference in another post there is Nirvana's famous naked swimming baby. And of course who can forget the Houses of the Holy graphic? A timeline of these covers and their history might be illuminating.

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    7. We're the same age and I too was very in to them listening to Boy over and over. I'm not exactly embarrassed for them as much as I am stunned by how low some of these fossils will go to receive attention as to seem relevant.

      -D.

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  8. that heaven or las vegas photo sure looks like the egyptian glyph for the sun crossing the eclipltic into the new age

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    1. Almost certainly intentionally so, Roel.

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  9. Apparently, even the zombified masses can't stand the Grammys anymore, because ratings took a steep drop.
    I know you did it for your fans, or something, but don't torture yourself anymore Chris. It's not good for anyone's mental health to spend 3+ hours watching a train wreck like the Grammys. Not worth it.
    Thanks anyway.

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    1. Well, you know- it's my way of being a flagellant.

      Listening to Sting croak a thirty-plus year-old stinker like Englishman in New York is punishment enough for any sin.

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    2. That's the one good thing about these never-ending awards shows: Nobody watches them. Years before they got all creepy and faux-political, they were already much too draggy and self-congratulatory, even for the average Joe's liking.

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    3. They're actually some of the highest rated shows on the nets so obviously someone is. But all they do is make me loathe the entertainment industry.

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    4. Awards Shows In Trouble - new article about loss of dumb fluoride drinkers...viewers.

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    5. I remember the good old days when No Doubt backed up a bunch real musicians like Elvis Costello and Steve VanZandt for some real jamming. Another strong version of London Calling would have been a nice touch this year; there's water and nuclear apocolypse right in there.

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  10. The world of TV-driven, top-down, "progressive" cultural engineering is over, surely. Apparently these were the lowest rated Grammys in history, not that I would ever watch them. These bloated nobodies are irrelevant culturally; the energy today is all moving in the opposite direction (traditionalism, alt-right, etc.). My advice is to throw away your TV, tune it all out and don't let this garbage soil your mental health any more than it already has.

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    1. Oh, the cultural engineers still have a lot of gas in the tank, Morlie. Don't go counting those unhatched chickens now.

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    2. Well, there are are all kinds of cultural engineers. Some are more visible than others, the more flamboyant, flashy ones just keep people distracted as the quiet ones do their job - the real job. But at the end of the day they punch their time cards at the same clock. If you keep your eyes on the bright, shiny baubles then too bad for you.

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  11. Damn, man. I keep waiting for proof that you are wrong and I am insane. The wait will have to continue.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5447151/human-chimp-hybrid-born-florida-lab-killed-humanzee/

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    1. I remember going to crapbox Franklin Park Zoo back in the day of your moms and your pops. And there was a chimp there that was so human it freaked me the hell out. It's hair was not black either, it was blondish-brown. And it was not very cheerful. Now I wonder...

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  12. Watching with the sound off was still painful - 1 1/2 hours.

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    1. I'm really ready for hip hop to follow hair metal into the dustbin of pop culture history. Lamar Kendrick sounds like he can write real songs and maybe he even wants to. But the music industry pushed hip hop hard after all the grunge people started getting persnickety since rappers are eminently more interchangeable.

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  13. Another great article, Chris!

    Of course when I saw the name of some "performer" I've never heard of named SZA, I immediately thought of these words: "Zazas Zasas Nasatanada" used to summon Choronzon from the Abyss.

    Good article on Aleister Crowley and Choronzon here: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/642011.html

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    1. SZA is actually pretty promising. Hopefully she can stay on the straight and true.

      I think of The X-Files when I hear Zazas Zazas Nasatanada...

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  14. The Grammys? Did Dexys Midnight Runners won anything? Because if they did not I dont wanna hear anything about the Grammys. Oh, wait, maybe Jethro Tull won a Heavy Metal Grammy. Yeah, that would make my day.

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    1. Jethro Tull deserved it over And Justice for All, which was a terrible album. Especially after Master of Puppets.

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    2. Back then what I found weird was Jethro Tull being considered heavy metal. A couple of years later they dropped the category. Guess metal was on the way out by then.

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    3. Do a search for Betty Blowtorch to see what could have been. An LA all-girl band into punk, metal and hair bands they took the conventions of those genres and role-reversed them, placing themselves as the sexual conquerers in some songs though certainly not all. And of course there were the requisite "sex, drugs, rock, the devil" lyrics

      The lead singer's voice was the opposite of Fraser's, roaring with fury like a force of nature and deservedly so when you learn of her history of abuse. There's a documentary on them out there and some of their greatest vids, like Love/Hate, off their Are You Man Enough CF are still online. The album cover art is totally freaky, with devil horns made out of a V8 engine.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00kMxJ2ATTo

      Listen to it LOUD and you may find yourself reacting physically.

      It still makes me sad the singer died. Also the bassist she had some actual chops despite the simple parts. Her most personal song about being raped by her stepfather, called Get Off, used a 14/8 time signature.

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    4. I loved And Justice For All. Though I agree that Master of Puppets (and Ride The Lightening) were superior albums. Since I've never watched the grammys, I only heard about the "controversy" with Tull winning the heavy metal award (which was actually "hard rock / heavy metal", which makes it slightly more understandable that they won it) years later.

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  15. Bon Iver, Bon Iver won a Grammy in 2012. It came out on Jagjaguwar in the US but 4AD everywhere else.

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    1. Good Winter. He got his name from episode of Alaska-set " Northern Ecposure."

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  16. Bon Iver tweeted about his disbelief of Bruno Mars winning and then advised SZA and Kendrick "to move on from this shit show."

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  17. geez, https://vimeo.com/208085174
    https://genius.com/The-jimi-hendrix-experience-1983-a-merman-i-should-turn-to-be-lyrics

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  18. Un peu de magie à la Hendrix pour un travail incroyable,
    merci monsieur Knowles.

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  19. Simple way to approach all this. Read all this "The world is over" stuff, coming mostly from nasty lil industry insiders as them crying that their world is over. Not ours. Mind you, I shant get in the way of anyone, including Knowles, who wants to think/believe the world is over, or the badly dressed Vegans From The Abyss should just get busy and nuke the earth or something.

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  20. On chrises 'gas in the tank' oh indeed, these dinos never admit defeat, much like the Black Knight. Just because they're losing limbs and laying on the floor bleeding to death don't mean they're going to stop anytime soon. Nor will they understand when they fade into irrelevance. If there are forces, intelligences other than us, there might be a reason they keep playing these jokes on us "You mean to tell me that with that big brain of yours, you keep coming to us for advice? Well pardon me for steering you wrong, ya idjit." They're having a bit of a laugh. All the world's a stage, even more so nowadays.

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