eleusinian edition of h.e.a.d. for hedonism

this here is the eleusinian edition of h.e.a.d. for hedonism. celebrating the autumnal equinox as the sun moves into libra. the eleusinian mysteries celebrated the dying goddess 2000 years before the dying god was born, and before there was a holy ghost, the holy trinity of demeter, kore, and iachus were worshipped at eleusis…for over 2000 years. hail demeter! evo kore!

homer ‘the homeric hymn to demeter (ii)’ homeric hymns to demeter
white stripes ‘we’re going to be friends’ string quartet tribute to the white strips
dead can dance ‘carnival of light’ 1981-1998 leaves on the sidewalk…should have been ‘severance’
patti smith ‘qana’ it’s iraq stupid!
kaki king ‘these are the armies of the tyrannized’ until we felt red
ani difranco ‘half-assed’ reprieve going out to a certain circle in da house thanks 4 dat moment, i felt it!
poi-dog pondering ‘circle around the sun’ circle around the sun ah fitzgeralds you are still in da house!
the decemberists ‘o valencia’ the crane wife
the beach boys ‘good vibrations’ smile
the mountain goats ‘moon over goldsboro’ get lonely
the eels ‘a daisy through concrete’ daisies of the galaxy
aretha franklin ‘respect’ best of aretha franklin going out to my mom in houston retired at 60 and dancing!
bob marley & the wailers ‘no more trouble’ catch a fire
gorillaz ‘re-hash’ gorillaz
the glove ‘blues in drag’ blue sunshine
hakim bey ‘poeticterrorism’ taz: temporary autonomous zone
the hold steady ‘charlamagne in sweatpants’ seperation sunday
heart ‘kick it out’ little queen
viva voca ‘so many miles’ suck yr blood out going out to trev for turning me on…to this band
tv on the radio ‘let the devil in’ return to cookie mountain
the police ‘synchronicity ii’ sychronicity
x ‘riding with mary’ under the big black sun
flogging molly ‘devil’s dance floor’ swagger
neutral milk hotel ‘ghost’ in the aeroplane over the sea
joy division ‘leaders of men’ warsaw
sugarcubes ‘coldsweat (remix)’ life’s too good
two ton boa ‘puppet charm’ two ton boa
the noisettes ‘iwe’ iwe going out to a poetess, a priestess of the muses…you leave me in a daze
iggy pop & the stooges ‘i need somebody’ raw power
circle jerks ‘coup d’etat’ golden shower of hits
sex pistols ‘anarchy in the uk’ never mind the bullocks

those who seek the noon blue apples will have their kwisatz haderach

a response to has science fiction cranked your head?

the first science fiction novel i remember reading was the delikon by h.m. hoover. two children are attempting to escape their extraterrestrial slave-masters. but, this wasn’t the book that blew the top of my head, just the bedrock which formed my lifelong love of science fiction. that honor would be a tie between two epic series, still blowing minds to this day.

frank herbert’s dune, with its mix of political intrigue, environmentalism, and religious philosophy really popped the lid off and made me conscious of the interconnections of power, particularly in environmental ethics, politics and religion. the ‘litany against fear’ remains a potent touchstone to ward and center me in moments of chaos. the bene gesserit and their use of prana-bindu techniques of mind-body control are one of the skill sets i envision a secret society of modern occultists would/should study. and then there are their sexual techniques and use of consciousness altering substances which make my hedonistic heart sing.

one science fiction book which has shaped my world view more than any other book, save perhaps buckminster fuller’s critical path, would be robert shea’s and robert anton wilson’s illuminatus. it was the perfect antidote to the miserable and mind-numbing indoctrination we were spoon-fed, like castor oil, in the institutional education system…whose sole purpose was to make us good little monkeys content with our peasant lives (getting us ready for those aforementioned extraterrestrial overlords). the glories of discordianism, the hyper-conspiratorial games of the factions and factions and splinter factions of the golden apple and the five-sided temple cabals helped me to see beyond the manichean dys-function of either/or thinking. not to mention the wealth of magickal an occult information in them.

neither of these series are for the feint of heart. they are dense, complicated, and raise serious questions about the world-view we labor under daily. they in many ways speak truth to power, albeit coached in the language of histories obfuscated or fabricated, worlds of tomorrows beyond all our collective tomorrows. most importantly though they turn their readers on to information they might not ever encounter reading the tried and true adventure stories that pass for most droll science fiction. they pose philosophically rich questions about who we are, and to what we owe our allegiances. fnord!

hail eris! all hail discordia!

h.e.a.d. for hedonism all virgos are mad at the full moon

this here is the all virgos are mad at the full moon edition of h.e.a.d. for hedonsim. going out to the three virgos i will be spending the next week with, likely going mad. the goddess blesses you when the moon is full, feel the beats, the rhythms like we made the other night in the phallic astoria column. oh how beautiful it was, and who was she…

hakim bey ‘chaos’ taz: temporary autonomous zone
joy of nature and discipline ‘untitled #4’ the fog that life is haunted by
onyx of olympia ‘faeries in disquise’ one of my dearest friends you can find her and for the time being this song here
this mortal coil ‘dreams made flash’ it’ll end in tears
u2 ‘mlk’ unforgettable fire
leadbelly ‘house of the rising sun’ the house of the rising sun all the gulf coasters displaced by katrina
moondog ‘caribea’ moondog
mountain goats ‘if you see light’ get lonely
the decemberists ‘summersong’ the crane’s wife
paleo ‘what is love?’ misery, missouri
louis xiv ‘all the little pieces’ the best little secrets are kept
nouvelle vague ‘dancing with myself’ bande a part
grace jones ‘feel up’ nightclubbing
talking heads ‘stay up late’ little creatures
shakira w/ wyclef jean ‘hips don’t lie (funky mix)’ hips don’t lie
tones on tail ‘performance’ pop
new order ‘everything gone green’ substance 1987
the gossip ‘listen up! (tronic youth mix)’ gssp rmx
future sounds of london ‘we have explosive’ dead cities
white zombie ‘super charger heaven’ supersexy swingin’ sounds
beck ‘fuckin’ with my head’ mellow gold
zz top ‘tush’ fandango
the doors ‘peace frog’ very best of
the beatles ‘come together’ abbey road
can ‘spoon’ cannibalism
the hold steady ‘hornets! hornets! seperation sunday
the cramps ‘bob pills’ stay sick
judas priest ‘green manalishi (w/ the two-pronged crown)’ unleashed in the east
tool ‘prison sex’ undertow