Declassified Bloodlines

Fritz
The CIA just put a spotlight on a conspiracy theory classic that was found on the bookshelf of Osama bin Laden. Let me explain: After the death of Osama bin Laden was announced the news was followed by revelations including dispatches about the volumes the world’s most wanted man kept on his bookshelf.…

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Watching Harlan EllisonR...

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I recently posted about the passing of science fiction pioneer cum pain in the ass, Harlan Ellison. The loss of Ellison has found me going back through lots of written reviews and obits as well as checking out a bunch of videos and recordings on YouTube. One of the things I like best about Harlan Ellison is the…

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Roi Lézard

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On July 3rd we observed the 47th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison. We still care about Morrison because he lead the greatest American rock band of all time, and because he was also a gifted poet and a lyrical filmmaker. Even folks who’d disagree with all of those points would have to concede that…

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Adieu Ellison

Harlan
Harlan Ellison was a firebrand author of New Wave speculative fiction who wrote everything from sci-fi to fantasy, short stories, novels, television shows, film criticism and much more. Ellison’s “The City on the Edge of Forever” is widely-recognized as the best episode in the original Star Trek…

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Leary VS Nixon

Leary
If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably come across some of my observations regarding the so-called “culturetain wars” everybody is sure we’re in the middle of here in America. Certainly there is stress and heat in relations between conservative and progressive — not necessarily…

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Savage Nomads Now

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My new single, “Savage Nomads” will be released on Tuesday. There are lots of ways to put music out there these days — I’ve used SoundCloud, BandCamp and Tunecore separately and simultaneously for years. Lately I’ve been releasing a new single every few months on Bandcamp, but I decided to…

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Calm & Chaos

CALMANDCHAOS
After leading an art gallery talk last Thursday night I had a realization about how being able to choose to be calm and relaxed is a crucial part of any kind of performance. Whether you’re sparring in an MMA gym or performing music in public or at your day job leading a presentation, the ability to remain calm…

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Naked Lynch

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David Lynch is a groundbreaking filmmaker, but he’s also maintained a lifelong studio practice as a visual artist producing paintings, prints, sculpture and photography. David Lynch: The Factory Photographs made a selection of Lych’s snaps available in book form in 2014. Lynch also published a book of…

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Mano Y Solo

SOLO
I spent the evening at the media preview for Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’ve seen a few dissenting reviews pointing out that this Han isn’t cynical enough or that this movie lacks a plot with drive. I don’t completely disagree with these criticisms, but I also think this movie was always going to…

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Return to Red Line

Thin Red
In 1998 two legendary directors released World War II films that couldn’t be more different: Stephen Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan is considered a masterpiece of the genre and the film’s arrival was treated like a national event when it first hit theater screens. Audiences hailed the realism of…

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