Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Death of the West

They're making the last film
They say it's the best
And we all helped make it
It's called the Death of the West

The kids from Fame will all be there
Free coca cola for you!
And all the monkeys from the zoo
Will they be extras too?

They're making the last film
they say it's the best
And we all helped make it
It's called the Death of the West

A star is rising in our Northern Sky
And on it we're crucified
A chain of gold is wrapped around this world
We're ruled by those who lie

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crowley is, admittedly, a complicated case. One can hardly blame people for feeling hatred and fear toward Crowley when Crowley himself so often exulted in provoking just such emotions. Indeed he tended to view those emotions as inevitable, given what he regarded as the revolutionary nature and power of his teachings and the prevailing hypocrisy of society ... Revile Christianity (but not Christ, mind you) as he might, seek its downfall as he did, Crowley desired nothing less than a full-fledged successor religion — complete with a guiding Logos that would endure for millenia, as had the teachings of Jesus. "Thelema" was the Logos Crowley proclaimed, Greek for "Will." "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" was its central credo. Let us concede that this credo — so redolent, seemingly, of license and arnarchy, dark deeds and darker dreams — terrifies on first impact, as does Crowley the man. ... Say what you will of Crowley, judge his failings as you will, there remains a man as protean, brilliant, courageous, flabbergasting, as ever you could imagine. There endure achievements that no reasoned account of his life may ignore...

~ Lawrence Sutin in Do What Thou Wilt : A Life of Aleister Crowley (2000) Introduction

Political Folk duo, The Evens...Ian Mackaye (of Minor Threat & Fugazi) & Amy Farina (Warmers)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

not between these thighs...

Atmosphere - Trying To Find A Balance

But I'm innocent, love is the motive that's why you're killin 'em
Guilty of settin' my fire in all fifty
But I'm innocent, blame it on my equilibrium