Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Not "New Wave," not "Dark Wave," not even "Cold Wave." No, it's...

"Tragic Wave." Here's the band, Drab Majesty with "Too Soon," from the "Demonstration" LP. First some Wikipedia though. Link's below the embedded video. 

From Wikipedia:

Drab Majesty is an American, Los Angeles-based musical project, founded by musician Deb Demure (Andrew Clinco) while working as the drummer for the band Marriages, in 2011. The project's first record was the 2012 EP Unarian Dances, first self-released and then re-released in 2014 on Lolipop Records. Since signing to Dais Records, Drab Majesty has released three albums - Careless (2015), The Demonstration (2017),and Modern Mirror (2019). 

Drab Majesty combine androgynous aesthetics and commanding vocals with futuristic and occult lyrics, a style Demure refers to as, "tragic wave." To create his imposing stage presence, Demure employs costumes, makeup and props to accompany his lush, '80s-influenced soundscapes.


Some After Nature music posts about dark wave, cold wave, no wave, ummmm... you get the point:

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Quote of the day (Nietzsche)

 "What was the intention of the Will, which is after all a singular one, in permitting the Dionysian elements to make inroads into its own Apollonian creation?

A new and higher mechane of existence had come into play, the birth of tragic thought."

- Nietzsche, The Dionysian Vision of the World (1870)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Quote of the day

 "The point of life is life."

- Goethe (letter to J.J. Meyer, 8 February 1796)

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Rat snake

Meet my new friend. He is already friends with Chonky the Bear. Species is the Pennsylvania rat snake.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Quote of the day

"Necessary: An eye for what is twilight. Sundown is sunrise elsewhere. Charaterologically: one is an optimist or pessimist. Change is effected through radiations.... Visible changes are preceded by less visible ones and these by ones that are invisible. Already technology rises up as modus vivendi from great depth. The precedence of spiritual change before technological, technological before political, political before strategic....Profit and loss lie in what is unforeseen. Just for this reason one should not lose faith too soon, not even in questions of power." 
- Ernst Junger, Maxima-Minima, Additional Notes to The Worker (1964)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ernst Junger's 'The Forest Passage' (1951) and 'Eumeswil' (1977)

Never knew that this was out there, but two of my favorite Junger books - which have been translated into English - are here presented in one volume.  If you enjoy Junger then these, obviously, are worth picking up in hardcopy. But this download containing both volumes in .pdf should give you an idea for what each is like.  Link HERE.