#3 Black Sabbath / Paranoid (1971)
War Pigs Paranoid Planet Caravan Iron Man Electric Funeral Hand of Doom Rat Salad Fairies Wear Boots “Inspired by Reinhardt, Iommi created two thimbles made of plastic and leather to cap off his missing fingers.” “We didn’t have enough songs for the album, and Tony just played the ‘Paranoid’ guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty,...
#2 Aphex Twin / Donkey Rhubarb EP (1995)
Donkey Rhubarb Vaz Deferenz Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration) Pancake Lizard “Too many sheep and not enough shepherds. Let’s all sit back and have a long hard think, then make something different! We can all do it, surely?” “I’m just some irritating, lying, ginger kid from Cornwall who should have been locked up in some youth detention...
#1 King Sunny Adé / Juju Music (1982)
Ja Funmi Eje Nlo Gba Ara Mi Mo Beru Agba Sunny Ti De Ariya Ma Jaiye Oni 365 Is My Number / The Message Samba / E Falabe Lewe “…the Yoruba, Nigeria’s largest tribe.” “His father was a church organist, his mother a trader.” “Juju Music was Island Records head Chris Blackwell’s attempt to make King Sunny into the new Bob Marley,...
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in...– Gustave Flaubert
You asked if I would die for art with mockery in your voice. I replied if all the world’s a stage: Do I have a choice?
Art is..? Everything an artist spits.
God is in the should be, the Devil’s in the is. I’ve only missed the...
When the princes of this world start loving you, it means they’re going to...– Louis-Ferdinand Celine
When all the complicated calculations prove false, when the philosophers...– Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987)
Alphabet for the New World Order
Affluent Actors, Buffalo Butchers, Cadillac Collectors, Doorstep Doctors, Eavesdropping Elders, Fermenting Fathers, Gatling Gunners, Hamburger Harvesters, Impotent Investors, Judiciary Jesters, Kinetic Kayakers, Lunchmeat Lawyers, Mutilated Mothers, Narcotics Neglecters, Opulent Oppressors, Political Pastors, Quarantined Questioners, Reality Reformers, Sweatshop Supporters, Truncated Teachers,...
Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef →
Pax Nicholas and the Nettey Family. Pax was the conga player for the untouchable Fela Kuti (who was such a political force through his music in Nigeria, he makes Dylan’s protest efforts seem like collegeboy reveries.) Legend has it when Fela first heard “Na Teef Know De Road of Teef” he angrily insisted it never be played again. One can assume he was jealous at how goddamn...
Enthusiasm applied to things other than abstractions is a sign of weakness and...– Charles Baudelaire
You for whom nature is cruel and time precious; let Love be a burning draft...– Charles Baudelaire. A Selection of Consoling Maxims Upon Love. 1862.