I really want to be Doris Norton for a day..
Mort Garson's Plantasia (1976); a 30 minute album with synth (Moog) compositions entirely devoted to stimulate the growth of plants. Apparently plants like to boogie gently and who doesn’t like titles such as ‘You don’t have to walk a begonia’ and ‘Rhapsody in green’? Listen to the full album here (great relaxing tunes for a sunny day!)
I don’t know how my friend does it, he’s always working (I wonder now if this is true)… but seems to know exactly when all the new stuff is coming out! Anyway, I’m told that Shabazz Palaces has a new record coming up on july 29th. It’s called Lese Majesty and it’s going to be brutal and dark again as far as I can tell.
Awesome picture with pet snakes by Patrick Obrien-Smith.
Just finished reading A Feast Of Snakes by American author Harry Crews (born in Georgia in 1935) and my head is still upside down..
The whole thing started with my friend putting a list of books on facebook that aparently inspired Nick Pizzolatto when he wrote the script for HBO series True Detective. Among H.P. Lovecraft, Ann Rice and Edgar Allen Poe was the name of Harry Crews, whom I’d never heard of. But when I looked into it I found out his writing revolved mostly around southern customs, superstitions and fucked up family situations and I knew pretty soon I was going to like his macabre sense of humour.
The story is set in a small southern town called Mystic around time of the annual Rattlesnake Roundup 1976. Which basicly means the town is filled with folks from all over the area that have come together for a big (and hysterical) snake hunt. This sets in motion a series of events that involve lot’s of moonshine, a castration, suicide, dog fights and loads more. Very funny, very dark, hot and quite impressive.
"Daddy would say to wish in one hand and shit in the other, see which one fills up first"
I really really recommend! If you’d like to read it, don’t do as I did, and buy the one on the left with the pretty snake on the cover instead of the horrible version on the right, you don’t want to be seen with that one in public!
Miscellaneous // The Summer Edition 2014
july 12 - Prinsengracht 737 - Amsterdam.
Woah, can’t believe I saw Chrome play in Amsterdam this weekend.. what a GREAT show! Too bad they didn’t play my favorite song though..
Learned about this today; Real Deal Comics, one of the few contemporary african-american created and published comics (1990’s). Stories by H.P. McElwee and most of the drawings by (the hero) Lawrence Hubbard. Goooood stuff!
Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary (Searching for clues) This song… aiaiai, way up there with anything Talk Talk ever made. On repeat till I die!
What ever happened to baby Jane (1962); awesome movie with some top notch acting by classic movie stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.