Thursday, February 22, 2024

Double Life - Indifferent Stars

Nick Vance from the excellent Cinematic Void Podcast has a debut EP out with Double Life. Indifferent Stars is a GORGEOUS slice of 90s-style sonic emotional rock, reminiscent of early Sugar, Embrace, and maybe even a little Sonic Youth. Click the Bandcamp widget above (or click HERE) to go support these guys and help let 'em know we need a full-length like now. Listening to this makes me feel SO fucking good!!!


Boy Kills World has been on the very outskirts of my awareness for a while now. I've come to really like Bill Skarsgård, so that's a plus. On the opposite end of that is an easy association my brain plays with linking the title of the film to those "Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe" books, which I kind of roll my eyes at. So I didn't really think I'd care.


I stopped the trailer and put this on the "need to see list" when I heard the line about a televised execution... by breakfast cereal mascots??? Still not entirely sure this will be for me, but that definitely made me interested enough to go see it on or around when it hits theatres on April 26.


Metallica - 72 Seasons
The Mysterines - Reeling
Grinderman - Eponymous
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# ∞
The Caretaker - Stairway to the Stars
Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She
Jim Williams - Possessor OST


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

• Six of Cups
• Queen of Pentacles
• King of Wands

I feel like this is the most non-specific spread I've had with the Hand of Doom deck. That's not a knock in any direction on the cards - Jonathan Grimm's Heavy Metal/Acid Fantasy/Stoner illustrations bring great joy to my life, doubly so as the readings are the least ambiguous of any deck I've worked with. Here, we seem to have an indication that Emotional Balance comes with a passionate reclamation of the tactile. The King of Wands - or the "Air" of "Fire" suggests tempering the Will with the Intellect, always the best case scenario, will play a part in achieving this.

I don't really know what the hell this means, but I'll be mulling it over throughout the day.

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