Thursday, April 28, 2022

Memes versus the Hive-Mind

It's amazing how much of a Hivemind the legions of mediocre soulless vessels have become. The one-two punch of Woke struggle sessions and manipulated social media have conjured an impressive battalion of rapid-response stormtroopers, unquestioningly marching to whatever tune is called that day, regardless of whether it's even remotely consistent with the tune they marched to the day before.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Midnight Rites


I had a hoot, a holler and a hoedown with my pals Michael and Stephanie Black on their paranormal/true crime podcast The Spookies. What was supposed to be a little chat about the sad state of X-Files fandom turned in a three hour free-for-all folding in excerpts from The Endless American Midnight and a whole host of arcane topics we Secret Sunners tend to obsess on.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Marshall Stacks & Rayon Slacks: 1979's Disco-Rock Dionysians

1979 was a liminal year, so it's only appropriate that musical boundaries would be breached by the short-lived but still-resonant Disco Rock movement. The two styles inhabited two entirely different spaces, with Disco a distinctly urban music and Seventies rock ruling the suburbs, but with the record companies gasping for economic air and Disco peaking commercially it only made sense to merge the two. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Spirits of '79: Apocalypse Redux


Events conspired for me to drop the ball on this series, seeing as things were heating up elsewhere. I started it a month before the start of the Ukraine War, which is about as 1979 as you can possibly get. A lot of other slow motion disasters are keeping the spirits alive, so it's time to get back into it.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Talking this Endless Midnight with William Ramsey


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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

April Showers Bring Meme Flowers

Funny because it's literally true, or depressing because it's literally true? Or both?

The Deep Semiotics of Flight 549, Continued

What would I do without my Secret Sun readers? The smallest details can often be keys to very complex locks, revealing connections that often tie together seemingly-random memes, like a semiotic chain-reaction. And it's often you guys out there that furnish those keys.

Friday, April 08, 2022

Cold Wars and Colors Out of Space

OK, something extremely strange and powerful is coming towards us. I only have pieces of the puzzle so far. A lot of them, mind you, but not enough to pull the whole thing together. But a disproportionate number of clues emerge out of two Tarkovsky films, as well as their American adaptions.

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Apocalypse 4U: Better than Ezra

Tell us you're criminally insane
telling us you're criminally insane

Unhinged psychotic/inexplicable movie star Ezra Miller had an interesting week, in that people seemed to finally notice what a clear and present danger he is to society. Will anything be done about it before someone really gets hurt? 

Friday, April 01, 2022

The Week in Apocalypse: Et tu, Bruce?

This post was meant to be a quick smash-and-grab, briefly touching on Bruce Willis' retirement announcement and Ezra Miller's rapidly-unraveling psyche, but as usual it all spiraled out of control. 

We'll get to Miller - who's looking set to single-handedly implode the DC and Fantastic Beast franchises - but first things first.