Wednesday, January 10, 2024

David Bowie - Blackout at the Monolith!!!


Yeah, I'm a little hung up on Heroes lately. Love this track; there's something about it that nods toward Scary Monsters (and Super Freaks), even with the inherent Enoisms present. What a truly strange record, Heroes. Comprised of a single that can reduce me to tears or move me to shake my fists at the heavens, three increasingly odd instrumentals that feel a bit like Blade Runner-meets-John Zorn on quaaludes, a lushly arranged funk track, and then all kinds of Eno weirdness strained through David's pop sensibilities, it all works amazingly well together for a sound that you can only really compare to, well, the rest of the Berlin Trilogy.


I am getting major Warren Ellis/Jason Howard Trees vibes from the thirty seconds of this trailer I watched. 


Also, despite my issues with Evil Dead Rise, I'm very much looking forward to seeing more Lilly Sullivan! 

Monolith is Directed by Matt Vesely and Written by Lucy Campbell. In looking through their discographies, I noticed Ms. Campbell is also a Writer and Co-Director of a 2021 Science Fiction miniseries titled The Big Nothing. Here's the summary:
"When the captain of an isolated mining station near Saturn is murdered, Detective Lennox is sent to investigate the three remaining crew members. Centered around a series of interrogations and flashback, Lennox discovers that everyone has a motive to kill. With otherworldly threats approaching and the killer amongst them, will everybody make it off the station?"

Intriguing, right? I went looking for this and found you can watch the entire five-episode series on an official YouTube channel HERE.

Very hopeful that Monolith will get a wide enough release to hit Clarksville!!!


The Damned - Evil Spirits
Killing Joke - Eponymous
The Sound - From the Lion's Mouth
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
David Bowie - Earthling
David Bowie - Heroes
Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos
David Bowie - Low
Negative Blast - Echo Planet
The Afghan Whigs - Do The Beast
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen


From Jonathan Grimm's Hand of Doom Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

• Page of Swords
• Ten of Swords
• Four of Swords

Okay, not only all Swords this morning but also, this is the second day in a row the Four of Swords has reared its head. 

Writing this about eight hours after penning the original post. I was too tired to really deep dive into this Pull last night, but after reading a bit about it, I'm reminded of the "Truce" interpretation. A.K.A. rest. I actually drew these cards last night, while on the verge of what felt, rather dramatically, like exhaustion. It's taking me longer than usual to acclimate to walking as much as I am. Shin Splints set in Tuesday, tore me up yesterday. After scheduling this post last night at about 6:30 PM, I ended up writing for an hour and a half, then turning it in, and I think the "rest" recommendations worked. 

• Page of Swords - Pay attention (intellect) to your body, dickhead!
• Ten of Swords - Get your kingdom in order (when I travel, I very much set up a "Kingdom."
• Four of Swords - Truce between Intellect and Body - REST!!

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