I was fortunate enough to finally purchase a copy of Joe Meek’s outer space fantasy I Hear a New World on Amazon, and immediately threw it in the CD player on the drive to work today. I had listened to the first song Friday on YouTube and thought it was curious; “I Hear a New World” sounds like a predecessor to the Beach Boy’s ‘Pet Sounds’ – chipmunk vocals included. Swaying guitars, laid back percussion, and Meek dissonance. Not a bad start to the weekend. Continue reading “Joe Meek : What Daft Punk Sounded Like in 1959”
***note : this is work in progress and I will continue to add as time permits
I recently was able to contribute a bit of information I had collected in respect to the mythos of Jack Parsons over the past few years to a conversation I had with Crrow777 and Jason Lindgren of the Secrets of Saturn podcast yesterday (4-19-17) afternoon. The conversation centered around the creation of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and included many esoteric fragments that appeared to surround the evolution of JPL at the beginning of the 20th century. Continue reading “Jack Parsons Laboratory : A Cheat Sheet to Elves, Golems, and Homunculi (and the Origins of JPL)”
One of the more interesting concepts I personally have become aware of over the past year and a half is the idea of the Demiurge; the Artificer or Demiurgis of the material world, and its possible existence and position within the hierarchy of the greater cosmos. One sees it consistently mentioned in the texts of old; the Phoenicians, the Chaldeans, the Greeks, etc etc etc. Its existence is a very, very ancient idea, and it is typically attached to the concept of the primordial waters of creation.
Fortunately for me, I was able to get into contact with a researcher of the abyss; Jim Shanty, a fellow researcher of the esoteric, manages a fascinating website containing his experiences and observations at truthrealquick (link is here). Having heard a discussion and recap I was able to put together regarding the Laurel Canyon work of David McGowan and his book Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon, Jim reached out to me to continue the conversation. The conversation quickly led past the Laurel Canyon scene and into some very thought provoking, abstract, and fantastic conversations regarding the world we live in. So after a series emails, I thought “let’s do an interview,” and Jim agreed. So without further delay, let’s get into the details of a conversation Jim and I had beginning on September 23, 2016. Continue reading “Spanning the Abyss with Demiurgis : An Interview with Jim Shanty”
Or an inquiry into certain elements of interest regarding the 1957 motion picture, The Bridge on the River Kwai. Continue reading “Billy Shears On the Bridge Over the River Kwai”
What do Giorigo Moroder, Vangelis, Wendy Carlos, and Hatybov share in common? Possibly nothing, but then again, possibly everything… Continue reading “The Octave Collector : Freemasons, Halley’s Comet, the Illuminati, and Synthmasters”