Sometimes, when accidentally typing your own name into a Google search
box, you find some really eye-catching pieces of fascination, such as this
one on the right. The things that caught my eye was seeing one of my album
covers next to David Bowie's legendary "Ziggy Stardust" album cover! Bowie
was an absolute teen hero to me and "Aladdin Sane" is one of my favourite
albums of all time, so to be on the same page was a sort of "oh wow"
moment, whatever the reason. And Stormclouds too! Whoever wrote this had
taste, methinks. It's something Greek again, but luckily there was an
Fantastic musical reality
In the early 1970s, the androgynous figure of Ziggy Stardust
landed on planet Earth. The ultimate alien rock star was born from the
rebellious instincts of the “wild boys” of Burroughs, the egopatheia of
Vince Taylor and died in action “destroyed by the fanaticism he creates”
in Bowie’s own words. Maybe the duke is our favourite starman even though
the musical concept of space was not his own hypothesis as before him
Sun Ra had listened to the call of stars releasing a
series of albums dedicated to stellar insight.
A decade after the birth of Ziggy the enigmatic figure of avant garde
Von Lmo tried to describe the language of the future
(future language, 1981) through a fusion punk futuristic vision. At the
same time the album “ektakrom killer” of Video Liszt, a
project of Richard Pinhas, came out in the stores having on its cover a
futuristic costume that reminds me of “Star Wars”. Thankfully this
futuristic vision is not coming soon. As a result: The Von Lmo in 2007 was
imprisoned for committing 2nd-degree robbery and sentenced to three and a
half years in prison, while Pinhas went on with more earthy projects!
In the 90’s an example of a secular parody, was recorded by the
Magic Moments At Twilight Time in their album “Creavolution”. The
human (;) species had evolved to a wolverine scientist whose psychotron
spacecraft travels through time and space. In the same musical scene with
MMATT you will find also the Stormclouds, also obsessed
with psychedelic pop music.
Apart from our grateful thoughts about space, a futuristic world evolution
may be closer to an eschatological approach. On the banks of the river
Peneus, in the depths of the pit called Thessaly plain, after a nearly
total destruction, a pair of semi-wild ascetics find a radiator (Kalorifeur:
Within The Hermitage, 2006), a sample of the culture that existed. Strange
symbols etched onto it re-inscribe the garbage from the past to a divine
symbol. On the contrary, in Marc Behrens’s “Apparatus” (Agxivatein,
2011) the two wanderers still preserve the consciousness of their
previous urban life, they know how to handle their credit card, how to
drive a car or use the Metro. However they follow their instinct and
choose a path backwards.
A blog of some sort
is the obvious guess, but thought you may find it an interesting, if not
wholly accurate read, I certainly did.
So, we're just thumbing through
a copy of the Daily Record one day and who's face do I spot in the sports
pages? There in the crowd at a Hibernian game is Zeitgeist editor, Stuart