Friday, June 29, 2012

The Amazing Daniel Higgs

"You are not alone in the midst of song. You are not even close" - Daniel Higgs

Daniel Higgs from Sandy Carson Photography on Vimeo.
Daniel Higgs St David's Episcopal Church. Austin, TX. February 6th 2010.

Watch this and learn.

Daniel A.I.U Higgs, Interdimensional Song-Seamstress and Corpse-Dancer of the Mystic Crags was born in the Harbor City of Baltimore, USA in the early-mid sixties of the previous millenium. Having begun singing 25 years ago, he is perhaps best known as the singer and lyricist of the band Lungfish, which is now, as it often has been, quasi if not entirely defunct. Presently, the music Daniel manifests proceeds without the blessing/curse and help/hinderance of collaborative influence.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Salvador Dali in New York (1965)

"Everybody is my slave" - Salvador Dali 1965

Runtime: 54 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA, UK
Color: Black and White

Director: Jack Bond

Salvador Dalí
Jane Arden
Jack Bond
Gala Dalí
Phillipe Halsman
Lila Karp
Peter Moore
Eddie Senz

Filmmaker Jack Bond and Salvador Dali got together at Christmas 1965 to make Dali in New York, a highly entertaining film. Dali devoted two weeks of his life to creating extraordinary scenes for the film, performing “manifestations” with a plaster cast, a thousand ants, and one million dollars in cash. When he confronts the feminist writer, Jane Arden, sparks fly. "You are my Slave! I am not your slave. Everybody is my slave.”

Dali recalls his meeting with Freud, “The last human relationship ever” About his wife, ‘But for Gala I would be lying in a gutter somewhere covered with lice” Jim Desmond's dazzling cinematography captures the great artist painting as Flamenco virtuoso Manitas de Plata performs. Dali in New York is a rare treat for anyone who loves film and the living theatre of Dali’s surreal universe.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


1.opening announcer (Mel King) 2.Dick Gregory talk 3.Dick Gregory introduces Bob Marley Bob talk 4.Positive Vibration 5.Slave Driver 6.Them Belly Full 7.Running Away 8.Crazy Baldhead 9.The Heathen 10.War 11.No More Trouble 12.Lively Up Yourself 13.No Woman No Cry 14.Jammin' 15.Get Up Stand Up 16.Exodus (with Babatunde Olatunji) 17.encore break 18.Zimbabwe 19.Wake Up & Live intros by Junior Marvin 21.credits & announcer 22.end

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Secret Life of Plants (Full Film)

Rare documentary from 1979 taken from the book of the same name. Even on the lower levels of life, there is a profound consciousness or awareness that bonds all things together. A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man. Essentially, the subject of the film is the idea that plants may be sentient, despite their lack of a nervous system and a brain. This sentience is observed primarily through changes in the plant's conductivity, as through a polygraph, as pioneered by Cleve Backster. The book also contains a summary of Goethe's theory of plant metamorphosis.

I would suggest also turning the sound down and listening to music while watching the images, such as the 1997 classix Fat of the Land by Prodigy

Shine on Star Children!! We are not alone.


I can teach you
A secret geometry
Beyond skin where
Everythis is a version
Of everythat, where
We live and lie
Beside ourselves,
And beyond what
Is called love,
That joins the stars
With our shadows,
Where desire spreads,
Light becomes truth.

Monday, June 04, 2012

CRASS | There Is No Authority But Yourself

There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band's past the film focusses on their current activities, and includes footage of Rimbaud performing with Last Amendment at the Vortex jazz club in Hackney, a compost toilet building workshop and a permaculture course held at Dial House in the spring of 2006. The title of the film is derived from the final lines of the Crass album Yes Sir, I Will; "You must learn to live with your own conscience, your own morality, your own decision, your own self. You alone can do it. There is no authority but yourself." There is No Authority But Yourself premiered at the Raindance Film Festival at the Piccadilly Circus, London Trocadero in October 2006 and was part of the Official Selection film programme at the Flipside film festival in May 2008


Pier Paolo Pasolini

Born March 5, 1922(1922-03-05)
Bologna, Italy
Died November 2, 1975(1975-11-02) (aged 53)
Ostia, Rome, Italy
Occupation Novelist, poet, intellectual, film director, journalist, linguist, philosopher
Notable work(s) Accattone
Ragazzi di vita
Le ceneri di Gramsci
La religione del mio tempo


Influences[show]Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Novalis, Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Giovanni Pascoli, Antonio Gramsci


Influenced[show]Sylvia Plath, Alberto Moravia, Sergei Parajanov, Ermanno Olmi, Nanni Moretti, Kathy Acker, Diamanda Galás



Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 -- November 2, 1975) was an Italian poet, intellectual, film director, and writer. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages Narrated by William S. Burroughs

Originally filmed in 1922, this version was updated in the mid 1960's to include english narration by William S Burroughs. The writer and director Benjamin Christensen discloses a historical view of the witches through the seven parts of this silent movie. First, there is a slide-show alternating inter-titles with drawings and paintings to illustrate the behavior of pagan cultures in the Middle Ages regarding their vision of demons and witches. Then there is a dramatization of the situation of the witches in the Middle Ages, with the witchcraft and the witch-hunts. Finally Benjamin Christensen compares the behavior of hysteria of the modern women of 1921 with the behavior of the witches in the Middle Ages, concluding that they are very similar.