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Visual art

Magic Monday

These shadow puppets are incredible.

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Visual art

Look at those doodles with their funny little stories

From time to time I create a doodle and write a funny little story to go with it. Some of them are silly, some are sad and some make no sense at all.

The ghost is happy, not worrying about anything - it tries to help the living but does not worry about the outcome - it is only a soul and a spirit. A person screams at the sight of the ghost and self-medicates. 2014
The ghost is happy, not worrying about anything – it tries to help the living but does not worry about the outcome – it is only a soul and a spirit. A person screams at the sight of the ghost and self-medicates. 2014
Two women sit on the roof of a house. One has wings and a postage stamp on her mouth. The other has a telephone wire for hair.
Two women sit on the roof of a house. One has wings and a postage stamp on her mouth. The other has a telephone wire for hair.
Happy. Inner power. Spiritual calm. 2013
Happy. Inner power. Spiritual calm. 2013
A prisoner is called to the prison by the flute bars, he explodes into a luke-warm flesh liquid, allowing others to escape and take a boat to a sea full of life - this happy place is only in someone's imagination and even there, bones lie at the bottom of the sea. 2014
A prisoner is called to the prison by the flute bars, he explodes into a luke-warm flesh liquid, allowing others to escape and take a boat to a sea full of life – this happy place is only in someone’s imagination and even there, bones lie at the bottom of the sea. 2014

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Literary Music

Scriggler Live #5 Presents Mike Russell, Peter Kennedy and Joe Innes + open mic

Scriggler Poster Oct29 final

For more info: Scriggler

Meetup event details

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Music

The Big Dream

Shot and directed by Moby, this remix (or “reversion”) of David Lynch’s The Big Dream is creepy and beautiful.

Lynch’s The Big Dream was released in 2013 and is his second studio album.

Here is another remix by Venetain Snares. It’s a treat for your ears! Both mixes/versions are from The Big Dream Super Deluxe Album.

Wow.

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Visual art

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre – film posters/covers

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Japanese DVD cover
Japanese DVD cover

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Santa-Sangre

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Italian Movie Poster
Italian Movie Poster

Read an excellent article on this cult classic here.

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Review: Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell

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Nothing Is StrangeNothing Is Strange by Mike Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This collection of absurdist vignettes follows in the footsteps of James Thurber, Bohumil Hrabal, and Donald Barthelme in offering social commentary on the modern human condition while riding the line between allegory and surrealism.

My life appeared strange because it was one way and not another. Only if it had been every possibility at once would it have not appeared strange. And that is what I am now: every possibility at once. And nothing is strange.
[from “Everything Was Strange”]

Not unlike a well-constructed poetry collection, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Themes surface and submerge only to re-emerge a few vignettes later. The prose is simple and exacting ensuring clarity of the absurd, Dali-esque situations presented.

On the subject of Romantic Relationships, two tales manage to paint the intangible. In “The…

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Visual art

Photography: Plants growing in odd places

Found on GardenCollage.com

Flowers growing in a typewriter
Flowers growing in a typewriter

Moss growing from a car:

moss growing from a car

Found at TheDaintySquid.com

plants in toilets
Plants growing from toilets

Plants growing on stairs:

plants on stairs

From BoredPanda.com (ok, I know they’re not growing from the beards)

flowers in beards

Where will we find plants next?

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Film

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Plan 9 From Outer Space is a 1959 sci-fi classic, written and directed by Ed D. Wood Jr.

Often referred to as the worst film of all time, Plan 9 is actually a highly entertaining and fun film to watch. The music is consistently excellent and some scenes (particularly those in the cemetery!) are visually impressive, managing to be spooky and atmospheric. These are the scenes black and white film was made for!

Two of the three terrifying zombies in the film (the third being Bela Lugosi!)
Two of the three terrifying zombies in the film (the third being Bela Lugosi!)

Although Tor Johnson doesn’t make a very convincing Inspector, he excels as a zombie with ghoulish make-up and contact lenses. The wondrous Vampira does nothing but walk very slowly with her arms outstretched… but she does it to perfection.

The special effects are terrible, with the flying saucers feeling like pets as the film goes on. Viewers may feel a sense of loss as they watch one of the saucers being engulfed by flames towards the end. I did anyway.

Famously, Bela Lugosi died long before the film was completed. The footage of Lugosi seen in the film was actually shot by Wood three years earlier in 1956. Tom Mason played the part for the remaining scenes, always with his cape over his face.