Blogging forward…

Tuesday April 26th 2011, 11:47 am

I’ve been reading some old Legion Of Superheroes comics. Sad to say that I never dived into this stuff more fully before, so I’m treading through collections at my whim. There is something uniquely captivating about these characters to me, it all seems to have this random retro quality to the ideas of them, which I like very much. A sort of old style pulpy sci-fi thing with powers, all without feeling held down and outdated. Having a good time with it.

Also just started reading 2012: The Return Of Quetzalcoatl. I thought I’d give this a shot since I mention this subject loosely in my last post, upon recommendation from my wife Wendy. We’ve traded books this time around, me placing in front of her a book from Leslie Kean on the reality of the UFO, and she giving me 2012 book by Daniel Pinchbeck. So far the book seems to be about the idea that toward the end of 2012, from the author’s point of view, will begin a transformation of metaphysical consciousness for humanity. He talks about the various experiences he’s had exploring psychedelics and shamanistic journeys he’s taken. The mythical god Quetzalcoatl being a symbol to usher in a new age of thought and progress beyond the wants of the physical, expanding to truer desires rather than the consumption of worldliness, shaking off the shackles of crude goods beyond what we actually need. But this is just basic boiling down of the beginning pieces of what the author discusses. It is interesting but a bit scattered in his thought process, making for some tough reading, goes on some tangents, but thats okay. I tend to think that way sometimes myself. Only starting the fourth chapter. The book does have a lengthy introduction that seems to basically spell out what the following chapters may cover. I hope to gain more insight as I read along but I really dislike introductions that give away the point of what I’m about to read, so why read the following segments, we’ll see. Wendy enjoyed the book, she did find it frustrating to follow at times. But ultimately felt it was worth your time and thought provoking. I’ll most likely blog about it again after finishing it and giving it some thought.

In the CD player recently…

Antony And The Johnsons
Jarvis Cocker
Nashville Pussy

Gene Colan…

Is by far one the best artists comics has seen. His work is full of life and shadow. Known for working on some of comics’ most famous characters, and one of my favorites from the past, Tomb Of Dracula. I highly recommend the omnibus editions of this stuff that Marvel has released. Gene has not been feeling well of late and needs to raise funds to support him with some of his physical needs. There is an auction to be held to gain some meager proceeds, quite a list of items and more information can be found here…



Monday April 11th 2011, 10:00 pm

onto this and should ease people a bit on whoever is feeling like 2012 is something to fear.


Thursday April 07th 2011, 7:15 pm

The relatively new track American Trash from InnerPartySystem off their latest EP Never Be Content is absolutely stunning. Seek, find, listen and absorb.

The video is pretty damn cool as well.

Some funny sh##

Wednesday April 06th 2011, 4:51 pm



Sunday April 03rd 2011, 12:37 pm

A quick note. In the cd player recently…

David Bowie
The Sword
The Cinematic Orchestra
Revolting Cocks
Colour Haze
El Paramo

Michael Moorcock’s Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn, and The Runsestaff

The Arctic Marauder by Jacques Tardi, one of Europe’s finest comics creators, There has been some books over the past couple years to make their way to the U.S. finally.

Big Love: Recently watched the series finale. Oh my god, that was a rollercoaster of an ending. I’ve heard complaints about the last two seasons of the series and I honestly can’t say enough about how wrong those criticisms have been, in my humble opinion. I’ve felt the writing on that series has been astounding from beginning to end. Very powerful and intense, and at times highly stressful. The show for the past 2 seasons kept building and building, as if things things would completely boil over any moment, until release. Watching the ending really shows how purposeful it all was, that there needed to be this intensity, rising to a point of breaking in order for something new to emerge from the chaos. For those who’ve not seen it, sorry for rambling on, just wanted to express my enthusiasm for how amazingly executed the series had been.