Tuesday, June 22, 2021

These Arms Are Snakes


In honor of the fact that These Arms Are Snakes has once again reunited for a show (Seatle, WA). Hopefully, there's new music coming, miss these guys.


Evil came back in a BIG way this past Sunday. I'll spare you my annoyance at having to sub to yet another streamer, this time Paramount +, because as it happened, I got two months for .99. Plus, honestly, this show is so freaking great, I would totally pay whatever the usual price is. Here's the trailer for season two:

While we were on Paramount, I remembered another show I'd been curious about, Strange Angel lived there. This one came out a few years ago, did two seasons and I'm not sure if it wrapped up or was canceled. I also wasn't sure I'd dig it, but Strange Angel is about Rocket Propulsion Engineer Jack Parsons, one of the men who designed the propulsion that put us on the moon. Parsons was also hand-picked by Aleister Crowley to run the California chapter of his occult organization.


From what I've seen so far I'm intrigued, even if the show appears to be "Hollywooding" up Crowley's organization as animal/virgin sacrifices, which of course they were not. The show is based on the book of the same name by George Pendle, which I didn't read, although starting around 2002 I read probably just about everything else I could find about Parsons, whose mix of military and the Occult absolutely fascinated me for a time. Still does, really, which is why I'm going to - for now at least - continue with the show.


Entropy - Liminal
Deftones - Gore
Celtric Frost - To Mega Therion
Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World
Numenorean - Adore
Lustmord - Heresy
These Arms Are Snakes - Easter 
Tape Waves - Bright
Cathedral Bells - Ether
Bells Into Machines - Eponymous



Missi is going to laugh at me, but I still can't figure out what I'm not letting go of! I shuffled the HELL out of the deck for this draw, and as the saying, such is Ka.

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