Thursday, September 24, 2009

PJTV: The Power & Danger of Iconography

PJTV: The Power & Danger of Iconography

From a republican reality tunnel but great symbolism job nonetheless. (If you filter out the crazy republican bs of course...)

'The Resistance' bigger than Beatles in Belgium

Muse's latest album 'The Resistance' jumped to number 1 in Belgium out of nowhere and sold over 4 times as much copies of their new album as did the Beatles of their latest box set, despite the Beatles enormous and before unseen marketing campaign. Excerpt from article:

Crazy Genius
Singer Matt Bellamy is together with psychologist Gaia Polloni, and next to being her partner he's also an interesting study case. The singer claims he receives visits at home - a villa once belonging to the 19th century composer Bellini - from Chopin and that he's greatful for his entire lifeline to the visions he received from entheogenic mushrooms as a twentier.

Next to this Bellamy is an "fervant adherer to conspiracy theories". 'Unnatural Selection' is about the theory that the royal family of England descends from alien reptilians and at home he has a closet with 50 cans of beans and an axe. "I read somewhere that when they shut off England from the world, there's be no more food after a week. Those beans are for the hunger. The axe is for when I want to break the blockade." Source: HLN Belgium

The partly image from the article is a zoom of drummer Dominic Howard's t-shirt of a skeleton carrying the burden of an inverted Illuminati Pyramid.

Muse also had a great performance on the VMA's as the cameras went across the street to where they were performing. Matt Bellamy has said he wants to write the next James Bond song too. So here's the plan to wake people up musically, get insanely popular and later, then really start talking about stuff that matters, it's a lot harder to be censored when you're this big.

They were number one in 16 countries in total btw.

More Muse News:
Oh this is GOLDEN: Muse singer Matt Bellamy swaps places with drummer on Italian TV

The lead singer and drummer of rock band Muse switched places for a performance on Italian television, after being told to mime.

If the presenter noticed the (muse) ruse she did not let on – the band left the stage with the studio and television audience apparently unaware that they had been duped.

This was not the first time the band have sabotaged (? :p) their own television performances after being told they must mime rather than play live. In 2001 Howard and bass player Chris Wolstenholme swapped instruments for an appearance on BBC children's television show Live & Kicking.

Muse are known for their theatrical and energetic stage shows and have been acclaimed as one of Britain's finest live bands.

(Also check out Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit 'live' on Top of the Pops)

Muse Discuss The Resistance, Their 'Very Personal' New Album

"I think it's quite a departure from what we've done in the past," drummer Dominic Howard said. "There's lots of different styles of music that we tried out. There's different styles of music that we feel like we've never come across before. And, well ... we've got a big symphony on there. It's a three-part symphony right at the end of the album, which is this very kind of, like, ambitious, very orchestral huge piece of music which is a pretty hard task to take on, but ended up sounding great."

Howard was speaking of "Exogenesis," which is, indeed, a three-part symphony complete with an "Overture," a second act called "Cross-Pollination" and a finale called "Redemption." With swelling, dramatic strings and classical piano runs worthy of Chopin or Rachmaninoff, operatic vocals and searching lyrics about escaping the bounds of earthly gravity, the songs are indeed beyond ambitious, which is nothing new for a group of guys who have been forthright about their desire to conquer the globe with their Cinemascope sound.

"I think the structure of the album has a mild, loose narrative ... which is something different to what we've done before," frontman Matthew Bellamy explained. "I wouldn't say it's a pure concept album, but it's definitely got a few themes which go throughout. Themes like revolution, uprising, wanting political change, constitutional reform ... as well as a sort-of, kind-of love story developing in the midst of all that."

Bellamy said the album is a kind of musical companion to "1984," the classic George Orwell novel about a lone man's rebellion against a controlling totalitarian government. But, despite those far-reaching, worldly themes, Howard said that at its heart, The Resistance, which was produced by the band, is really a personal statement. "We did a song called 'Undisclosed Desires,' which is very kind of programmed and much more electronic-sounding than anything we've ever done before," he said. "And we produced it all by ourselves as well, so I think for that it sounded very, very personal and also gave us a chance to feel very comfortable to experiment with all these ideas and ... you know, somehow we finished it."

And now for something lighter...

The VMA's 2009 during the Michael Jackson tribute in the opening of the show. The song is "Smooth Criminal".

Annie are you ok? Are you ok? Are you ok Annie?
Annie are you ok? Are you ok? Are you ok Annie?
Annie are you ok? Are you ok? Are you ok Annie?

Kanye West: "Annie, you're ok, but Beyonce is the best of ALL TIME!"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Richard Hoagland: Parsons, Crowley, NASA & the Occult

Alan Watts: Who Guards the Guards?

Alan Watts: Who Guards the Guards?

Alan Watts talks to an audience of IBM engineers.

"Are we going to end up not by civilizing the world but by Los Angelizing it? In other words are we gonna foul our own nest as the result of technology?" Alan Watts

Timothy Leary at the night club

Timothy Leary at the night club

Timothy Leary doing his thing at a club, speaking about the future and space exploration. Hilarious stuff.

Timothy Leary's final regrets

Timothy Leary's final regrets

Dark Side of the Moon: V Style

from V - The TV Series - 1x01 - Liberation Day

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Out like Swayze

...and I'm out like Swayze.

Expect a visit Whoopi and Demi!

Google pimps Crop Circles

Doubt & Awakening

Suicide Wave at France Telecom

The paper on the gate says "Suicides + Attempts of Suicide = Jobs gone."

Since the beginning of 2008 the number of suicides at France Telecom have added to 22! Next to this 13 employees of France Telecom have attempted suicide in the same period. Last week an employee attempted suicide by stabbing himself in the gut with a knife after being demoted. The union suspects the high work pressure and constant restructuring is the reason, I bet the atmosphere at work wasn't too great either. Let's all celebrate capitalism...

Source: Babelfish this article. Thanks Harten 8.

Soulwax & Tracy Bonham - My Cruel Joke

Soulwax & Tracy Bonham - My Cruel Joke

added: if you don't know who Tracy Bonham is, check Mother, mother.

I used to think cupid was a real jerk
A child star, tormented
A faded star of yesterday
Now toothless and jaded
He shoots his arrows wildly with bottles
Scattered across the sky
He trips on clouds
With a face like Keith Richards

I am your voice what you propose
I am your choice your vow to be
Whatever you do I'll agree
Please forgive me my cruel joke

I'm everywhere, partial and entire
I'm on the inside of everything
And on the outside
I'm trembling like a man away from home
But I can't speak my heart
In case they hear me
Now, no one will listen to our song

I used to think cupid was an asshole
Thé loneliest soul in the universe
And as the wrinkled birdman approached me
I could smell his smouldering cigarette breath
And he looked at me out the corner of his head
And he spoke
So, you ask me why no one stays together anymore?

You're never around when I need you
You're never around when I need you

Monday, September 14, 2009

Psychonaut Entourage

Ari: I never wanted to do a drug that made me lose control.
Vince: You don't lose control Ari, just all of your stresses.
Johnny: Exactly. At this moment, none of us have a care in the world... hahaha!

Season 5 episode 5: "Tree Trippers"
Vince, debating over whether to take the big studio picture Smokejumpers, about forest-firefighters, goes with the guys and Ari in search clarity and guidance in the arid expanse of Joshua Tree National Park, with psychedelic mushrooms and their friend Eric Roberts. Lloyd agrees to watch Ari's house while Mrs. Gold and the kids are away, but Lloyd and his boyfriend use Ari's house to throw a party. Ari has a bad reaction to the mushrooms and gets lost at Joshua Tree. But eventually, on the way back, Vince uses his hallucinogenic experience to make a career choice. Excellent use of entheogens in a tv show with some hilarious scenes. Just found these four clips from the episode which don't do it justice. Also, in an earlier episode of the show, Johnny "Drama" Chase mentions "the Secret" without anyone really mocking it, the best character to do so cause his attitude gets him into loads of hilarious trouble.

Vince enjoys a synchronicity as he sees himself as one of the firefighters they cross on the road, after they've supposedly come down mostly.

on 9/9/9 333 Cops Secured Schools for Terrorist Threat

999 666 333. Nothing peculiar going on here! The tab for this was 50.000 Euros, daycares were also secured. Cops were even stationed inside classrooms freaking the kids out because nobody had told parents or the students about this... And all because of an anonymous quote on 4chan threatening a school in Mechelen. Nothing happened though. Here's a news article in English about it.

Muse - The Resistance

Muse - The Resistance (lyrics here)

Come let the revolution take it's toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be afraid to die

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

Also take a look at these titles from the album with the same name:
Undisclosed Desires
United States of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage)
Guiding Light
Unnatural Selection
MK Ultra
I Belong to You (+Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix)
Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)
Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination)
Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I am God, send me money.

"How do you choose between believing in Jesus, Bigfoot, leprechauns, witchcraft, Islam, alien abductions, the Tooth Fairy, gold at the end of the rainbow or the myriad other assertions that people have made over the course of human history? Try using your brain to evaluate some evidence. Yes, it requires more work than blind faith, but the results are less like rolling the dice and hoping you have placed your faith in a true proposition.

However, if you are still inclined to place faith in an un-provable assertion, I am God, send me money." Wayne Adkins

Terence McKenna Interview by James Kent

Terence McKenna Interview by James Kent at tripzine part 1 and 2:
JK: I want to talk a little bit about the elves. I think that when you say DMT elves people picture, you know, Tinkerbell flying around.

TM: Well, this is what I call the Disneyfication of elf land, and people expect cheerful friendly places that they know and can recognize. But it's much wierder and much more scarier than that; more like the lower-east side than it is like Wonderland.

JK: So, when you say elves, they're not in the shape of human elves.

TM: No. Here's what is elf-like about them. You have the impression that you're underground. Elves live in the center of the earth. They make things. This is what elves are traditionally said to do. They are makers of jewelry and fine machinery. These things are involved in language somehow. They're involved in pun and riddle. This is standard elf material. And there is this very peculiar kind of out-of-control, madcap humor. Also, elves are tricky.

JK: Plus there's the singing...

TM: Yes, and the singing. I haven't carried out a study of the evolution of the image of the elf in the Western mind, but I think probably Disney and Grimm obliterated whatever had come before. But these things up until that time were very ambiguous creatures of the threshold and woodland. They were known for stealing babies primarily.

JK: Have you ever considered they might be a reflection of some sub-atomic phenomenon?

TM: Quantum creatures? Yes, I've thought of that. Because I take very seriously the question, 'Where are they?' You know, are they here but invisible? Are they locked in the quantum realm? Are they on a planet around another star that we can somehow punch into on DMT? I take it seriously. I think it is like any other phenomenon of nature, it should be studied on its own terms.

JK: (Laughs) Well, to go along with the common view you don't need any support to back you up. If you have a scent of an opinion you have to have thousands of references and citations. You must do the research.

TM: You have to be impeccable, because they're gonna come after you every way they can think of.

Read more here and here.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Busy and exhausted with work and got some computer troubles, this machine is on its last days too. In the process of composing a new rig so some patience please. Will try to get some posts in asap!