Friday, May 26, 2023

New Music from Swans

More new music from the upcoming album The Beggar, out June 23rd on Young God Records/Mute. Pre-order HERE.


RIP Tina Turner. Here's a fun little clip of her on Letterman back in the day. The song is one from the era where she kind of followed Bowie and a lot of other aging 70s icons into a brief dalliance with what I'd call new age adult contemporary - not really my thing, but I'm not really posting it for that reason. Stick around to the end and watch Letterman go absolutely Ga-Ga for her before asking her to demonstrate how she taught Mick Jagger to dance.

There's a joy to Lettermen when he's in the presence of performers he really admires, and it shines here. Also, very cool to hear Tina Turner talk about her relationship with the Stones.            


Kind of a NCBD addendum picked up a book I'd not expected to this past Wednesday, Damian Connelly's Blood, Love, Ghosts, and a Deadly Spell:

A very cool softcover collection of B&W Horror that puts me in mind of old Vertigo and Negative Burn comics. The first story in this, Helena, was my favorite, and it definitely has me interested in picking up Connelly's other books, You Promised Me Darkness and Follow Me Into Darkness

Blood, Love, Ghosts, and a Deadly Spell is published by Fairsquare Comics and Alien Books. If you can't find it in a shop, you can order from Fairsquare HERE


Forhist - Eponymous
Yeruselem - The Sublime
The Sword - Warp Riders
The Ocean - Heliocentric
Ganser - Odd Talk
The Ravenonettes - Raven in the Grave
Blackbraid - Blackbraid I
High on Fire - Snakes of the Divine
The Dead Milkmen - The King in Yellow
Beach House - Become EP
Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
CCR - Eponymous
Sleep - The Sciences
Ghost - Phantomime EP
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
Druids - Shadow Work
Soft Play - Sockets (single)


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

• Page of Cups - Princess in Thoth, this is the physical aspect of emotion
• Seven of Swords - Completion of Will, or perhaps more commonly, of conflict
• Six of Swords - Here, I think, Balance of conflict

This is one of the more difficult Pulls to read in quite some time. I definitely think this has to do with my current project, but I'm unclear how, exactly, so I'll do what I always do in situations such as this: leave the cards up on my desk where I can see them all day. Sometimes that's enough to trigger understanding.

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