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R.I.P, R.A.W.

Along with Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson can be thought of as a psychedelic messenger who took a baton from Timothy Leary before heading off on a long strange journey into consciousness expanding new realities. McKenna became the greatest spokesman an entheogen could ever dream of, but Wilson became something more like a conman sage [...]

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WSB VS Nazis

Last night I stumbled across a piece at the ce399 Research Archive which pointed to a piece of William S. Burroughs’ writing from the mid-1980′s, and posited that the author might have predicted the new rise of global fascism. Here’s a look… And what would the future look like if such groups actually exist and [...]

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Open To Doors

After all of these Halloween posts I’ve been posting I was at a loss at what to write about on Halloween night. I looked at a bunch of places that inspire these posts before remembering this documentary about The Doors. I’m not sure if I’m part of a counterculture or if I share genes with [...]

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New Normal

This past Sunday night was the debut of Adam Curtis’ new BBC documentary, HyperNormalisation. Curtis is a flat-out genius and any new film from the master is an occasion for celebration… We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the [...]

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Horror Europa

It’s only the middle of September, and in the South it still mostly feels like summer outside. By the time I’m driving to the gym in the morning it’s probably going to still feel muggy and hot. There’s talk of a cold front, but the last cold front barely broke before we were back in [...]

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Boss Bruce

Yesterday’s post celebrated the David Lynch film Blue Velvet‘s 30th anniversary, but today I wanted to take a second to note that 2016 also marks the 45th anniversary of Fists of Fury — the Bruce Lee action film originally titled The Big Boss when it was released overseas in 1971. The movie was the first [...]

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Doomed on Arrival

Flipping some stories into {R}emnants yesterday, I came across some breaking superhero cinema news that immediately found me re-visiting a blog post from 2013. The story was about Roger Corman’s 1990′s Fantastic Four movie. Here’s Comic Book Resources with the breaking news followed by some of my original commentary… Fans will finally get learn exactly [...]

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Blow-Up Again

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up. A movie about images, the first time I saw through the film’s most superficial layers I was in the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN. I think it was during a Noir Fest screening — it was a double-feature with De Palma’s Blowout. Again, this [...]

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Adam Curtis Comes Alive

I was recently reminded of how much I love Adam Curtis’s documentaries. Note to self: Where’s this boxed set? Looking through the bookmark where I dump lots of stuff that might be posted here or chatted-up on the podcast, I came across this cool video introduction to an artist who ranks among my favorite contemporary [...]

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Dylan (Re)Discovered

One of the most interesting things about Bob Dylan is how many Bobs Dylan there have been: folk-Guthrie-Dylan, folk-Jack-Elliot-Dylan, Dylan Thomas-Dylan, Rimbaud-Dylan, St. August…Dylan, Bobby Cash…Dylan has evolved through more musical influences and personas than anyone other than Bowie. One of the only artists that comes to mind when discussing Dylan is Picasso — nobody [...]

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