Monday, September 11, 2006

Society of the Spectacle (La Société du spectacle)

The 1973 film by French Situationist Guy Debord, based on the 1967 book of the same title, shows the dominating oppression of modernization of both the private and public spheres of everyday life by economic forces. The hegemonic mass media operates as a propaganda machine in both communist and capitalist nations and creates commodity fetishism in the minds of the masses.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Goodies

From the age about 8 (1977) I watched The Goodies religiously. I like to think it had a profound effect on me:

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ah Pook is here

When I become Death, Death is the seed from which I grow...

Itzama, spirit of early mist and showers.
Ixtaub, goddess of ropes and snares.
Ixchel, the spider web, catcher of morning dew.
Zooheekock, virgin fire patroness of infants.
Adziz, the master of cold.
Kockupocket, who works in fire.
Ixtahdoom, she who spits out precious stones.
Ixchunchan, the dangerous one.
Ah Pook, the destroyer.

An Animation directed by Phillip Hunt
Narrated by William Burroughs.