Author: SWP

The Hat Man and The Korg

Saturday night music at the Lansdowne pub in Lewes, church of the unchurched, and my (low) expectations are scattered to the four winds by the performance of Robert Lashmar AKA Rhythmic/AKA The Hat...

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Comic Creators, Ex-Presidents and Oprah

Elderly males can get frisky. It’s a post-pubescent flare before death....

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Crusty Hero Makes Bad: Lost in Vagueness

When the wild side is your USP, don't be surprised when all hell breaks loose...

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And Phil Keeps on Falling: Blade Runner 2049

Very yellow and not very mellow. Is Blade Runner really due a reboot?...

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The Art Life (of David Lynch) – A Movie Review

The Art Life tells us no more of David Lynch's life than he wants us to know....

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Voudoun and the Book of The Law

Sloppy thinking and lack of spiritual purpose has allowed agents of discord to invade our shared idea space...

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Walls Come Tumblin’: Jenny & The Mexicats

Anglo-Madri-Mexi, Sinuous and Sexy - Jenny & the Mexicats hit the Con Club in Lewes...

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Smoke, Mirrors and the Gratuitous Gape Shot

One look at the packet, and you'll definitely need a quick gasper....

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Consumed By Cronenberg

For the Canadian master of body horror, novel-writing is a cut too far...

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Shark Cars and Metal Guitars (Interview)

Steve 'Snips' Parsons interviews Chris Spedding...

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Yearning for Pet Sounds

Predating instant gratification by decades, Pet Sounds expresses a yearning which still makes for emotional listening. Essay...

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Lovecraft Under Will. Liber Al Vel Legis and the Sharp Beak of Horus (H.P. Lovecraft)

In a century of terror, perhaps Lovecraft's visions make more sense than ever...

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Post Punk Drone and Cultural Imperialism. (Wire)

Wire - A band so good they named both a cult TV series and a snotty music magazine after them. Live review...

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The Man in the Amazon Castle (No Spoilers)

Amazon Prime and Ridley Scott team up to bring Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle to the screen. Trebuchet recommends...

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The Death Ray Goes Underground (Comix, S Clay Wilson, Robert Crumb)

Underground comix gave space to bold and innovative talents who thrived in the ‘anything goes’ atmosphere following the summer of love....

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Doing the Cartoon Nasty: Bazooka Joe and the TJ Bible Belt (Part Two)

Bazooka Joe is a one eyed boy who heads a secret society and is named after a powerful projectile weapon. He was given life by an ex-pornographer then wrapped in wax and sold to children....

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Bazooka Joe and the TJ Bible Belt

By the roaring twenties a cinematic lens was steadily streaming increasingly deranged and lusty images out into the hinterlands of dullsville USA...

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Fraudulent Four: It’s time to sue 20th Century Fox for Fantastic Four

A hopeless mess without discernible form, sympathetic characters or clear narrative structure...

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A time-traveller’s log : The Stele of Revealing

Over the 3 days comprising the 8th, 9th and 10th of April 2015 Thelemites around the world will celebrate the transmission of Liber Al Vegis to Aleister Crowley in a Cairo hotel room....

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Thunder in the Distant Past

For my money, along with The Pistols and The Clash, The Heartbreakers were the only outfit to really ‘get it’, whatever ‘it’ was in 1977....

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Machine People at The Sticky Frog

They grabbed the audience from the first chord and refused to let them go, playing only original material and building a set that couldn’t terminate without some random violence...

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Shamate : China’s Secret Family

Something purposeful and stubbornly cryptic is obviously gathering pace inside the communist walls of the Middle Kingdom....

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Redford’s Condor – America’s Falcon

Captain America – The Winter Soldier is Marvel’s latest attempt to make their pen on paper characters effective in the movie business. They succeed more than they fail and the new film is both...

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Interzone at the Barrier

There were around 250 people milling around the makeshift bunker and most of them had taken the trouble to dress for excess....

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Death on the Fault Line

Torture, blood sacrifice and sinister messages extracted from Beatles lyrics. The final surges of the California Death Ray. ...

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Loving the Cosplay

I do it for the same reason other cosplayers do it - to escape from the tyranny of ‘self’. ...

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Interzone : Celebrating William S Burroughs

He was a writer who wanted to rub out the word and when the word is gone only the image remains. The codex – the control formula – pictures of ‘what will be’ carved into stone....

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My Dark Song : Bobby Beausoleil

Bobby Beausoleil and Charles Manson. The collision of two dominant personalities would certainly be the trigger for the first and, perhaps, all three of the gory and ritualistic Manson Family...

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666 Degrees of Separation

Manson has lost some of his ability to exercise the media for his own sinister purpose, but still retains the sanguine air of a devil in temporary chains....

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Ride the Wild Surf

California is quite simply projecting the dreams of a dying Sun God into the ether...

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