May 3, 2011

Spoek Mathambo - “Control” (a darkwave township house Joy Division cover).

Spoek Mathambo is a South African electronic musician and DJ who knows about things like township preachers and interrogation rooms. The kids in this video are part of a Cape Town dance troupe named - no lie - “Happy Feet.”

(Their mothers must be so proud.)

Mathambo was also one of GQ’s 10 Best Dressed Men in South Africa, 2010. I guess that was before he’d lost control.

January 5, 2011
Not by the Direct Method.: Some of the terms for traditional Chinese Exorcism.

As the war against spectres is so old, a variety of terms denoting it have arisen. The following nearly all occur in writings of the Han dynasty or previous to it:

jang, to drive off, repel, or fling back. It occurs in the sense of exorcism in the writings of Lü Puh-wei. In books of the Han…

Necessary ancient vocabulary for today’s tumultuous times. Click for the full glossary.

November 11, 2010
The Cthulhu Mythos, as Imagined by Kids

(Source: jessnevins)

October 12, 2010
Pope Names Patron Saint of Sex-Abuse Whistleblowers.

Seems like it’d be a joke, doesn’t it?

September 17, 2010
In the wrong line of work, Exhibit #57

I should put this ordination to work. More than I already do, of course.

July 23, 2010
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4070544583440238353#

- Gamelan Cenik Wayah, “Tabuh Kreasi”. For pterodactyl’s woodblocks, gongs and airhorns. No airhorns in this one, but if you browse around, I bet you’ll find ‘em.

July 21, 2010

Ani DiFranco & Utah Phillips, “Pie In The Sky”, also known as “The Preacher and The Slave,” written by Joe Hill in 1911.

July 9, 2010

Bembe for Babalu Aye, recorded about 50 years later in Desi Arnaz’s hometown.

June 14, 2010
oldbookillustrations:

The Chinese imperial family, maidservant and mandarins.
From Geschichte des Kostüms (The costume history) vol. 3, by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.
Via archive.org.

oldbookillustrations:

The Chinese imperial family, maidservant and mandarins.
From Geschichte des Kostüms (The costume history) vol. 3, by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.
Via archive.org.

May 13, 2010

The Swans - “You’re Not Real, Girl”. They have COME BACK. Unfortunately, no Jane Jarboe. But still, playing the acoustic industrial on a new album (new tracks listenable at that link).

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