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Found this little guy next to the front window.
My apartment complex had tons of bats last year, who all lived in the roof. The complex sealed the roof to get rid of the bats, but it happily hasn’t completely worked. There are fewer bats around and I don’t know where they’re staying—maybe still in the roof somewhere. In any case, seeing this guy was a good time. Bats are important and the various populations in America aren’t doing all that well these days. We would be well served to be nice to bats.
Whoever said that light was life
and darkness nothing? For some
of us, the mythologies
Jamie Lawson took this excellent picture of the LOCRIAN 2xCS for The Crystal World on UTECH RECORDS.
Order the last few HERE
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The second film of Monday night’s Karloff double feature.
The Man Who Lived Again (a.k.a. The Man Who Changed His Mind)
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, and John Loder
Release Year: 1936
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New music purchased tonight:
Return of the Night Terror — Corvx De Timor
Let’s Drop Bombs — Haujobb
The first film of Monday’s Karloff double feature.
The Old Dark House
Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, and Lillian Bond
Release Year: 1932
I wish I was yours…
Cocteau Twins - Pink Orange Red (acoustic version)
Music Video Monday:
"We Must Wait" (Feat. Jean-luc De Meyer) — Haujobb
Video by Tomas Tulpe
From the 7”/digital single, available here.
Released by Basic Unit Productions.
I was deep in the process of writing an extensive essay on this music video, but a technical malfunction coupled with human error wiped it out. So rather than trying to hastily rewrite it, I’ll simply sum up some things to look at and think about when watching this excellent video and enjoying this terrific track.
Check out how Berlin is used. Notice the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the framing, editing, and staging of Haujobb in relation to this important cultural landmark. Notice where De Meyer is at the video’s beginning versus where Haujobb are. Consider the Photoautomat and the public phone. Roll in the video’s overall filming style and Front 242’s "Headhunter" video. Add the lyrics, a sense of cultural and artistic nostalgia, and a nagging sense of present cultural stasis. Stir this all together and this video (and song) expand into something far more substantial than it might appear on the surface. Intelligence, artistic clout, and economy of means combine to create something powerfully sharp and deeply resonant, with no small dose of modern Absurdism. Beckett might be please. And if he’s not, perhaps all the better.
Another essay obliterated by an internet malfunction, another lesson in the need to develop a hyper-obsessive saving habit.
Screw being productive, I’m watching Boris Karloff for the rest of the week.
'There's something strange going on tonight…..'
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