Well, okay. (Link via Wired)
Downloadable at UbuWeb, a John Cage tribute album featuring among others Lou Reed, Jello Biafra, John Zorn, and Joey Ramone… O.o
The Daily Grail reviews Peter Bebergal’s Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll, a book that goes directly on my reading list:
A key part of the fascinating nature of the book is that Bebergal isn’t dealing simply in goats and pentagrams; gods are invoked from multiple pantheons, from the African Eshu to the Greek and Roman deities Pan and Dionysius, and ‘the occult’ describes everything from voodoo to Eastern mysticism. And it’s not simply a book about tips of the hat to the occult in music, but about the shifts in culture and mindset that guided and influenced the musicians.
That description, and the fact that the review is illustrated with a Black Sabbath band shot, are instant incentives for me to get hold of this!
Further surveillance. Unsurprising; we all keep unique identifiers in our pockets now. http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/13/u-s-authorities-are-reportedly-gathering-phone-data-using-fake-celltowers-on-planes/
When coffee arrived in Europe in the 16th century, clergymen pressed for it to be banned and labeled Satanic. But Pope Clement VIII took a taste, declared it delicious, and even quipped that it should be baptized.
FAITH NO MORE new single ‘MOTHERFUCKER’
Out digitally Dec 9th
Now Available for Pre-Order
— @FaithNoMore, 3:06 PM Nov 14th
Space probe Rosetta’s lander module is ju-u-ust about to piggyback on a moving comet, and New Scientist is live blogging the event.
Tell me again how that is not awesome?
The Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online shopping bot which we provide with a budget of $100 in Bitcoins per week. Once a week the bot goes on shopping spree in the deep web where it randomly choses and purchases one item and has it mailed to us. The items are shown in the exhibition «The Darknet. From Memes to Onionland» at Kunst Halle St. Gallen. Each new object ads to a landscape of traded goods from the Darknet.
A reminder that yes, discoveries are still being made within the box, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to think outside it.