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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
6:43 pm
"I sometimes hold it half a sin
To put in words the grief I feel;
For words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the Soul within." 

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, Words About Words
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
5:31 pm
Plague Setlist - September Old School Night
Better late than never..

Here is my setlist from Plague, September 12, 2008:

1. Tones on Tail - Burning Skies
2. Nico - Win A Few
3. The Fixx - Subterranean (gotta love that "Cold War comfort" making a comeback - NOT!)
4. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Scarecrow (my usual Fall theme song)
5. The Church - Numbers (and it was numbers that brought victory to a certain candidate I favored)
6. Dali's Car - Moonlife (in honor of the Indian moon landing)
7. Love & Rockets - Be the Revolution
8. The Creatures - Turn It On (Emporer Sly's mix)
9. Meg Lee Chin - Scarecrow
10. Depeche Mode - Master & Servant
11. Nine Inch Nails - Echoplex

Thanks to Gothic Maine for letting me spin. I'll be spinning next in January -- visit http://www.gothicmaine.com for DJ schedule.
Friday, August 29th, 2008
1:31 pm
The Astrology of Politics 2008
X-posted from Astrology:

The selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's VP makes political astrology a little juicier. That means both the Republicans and the Democrats have Pluto in Virgo people on their tickets.

You might ask, what does Pluto in Virgo have to do with the election? Well, way back in the 1970's, Derek and Julia Parker wrote a fantastic book on astrology entitled "The Compleat Astrologer." While I am not certain what is in the original edition, in the 1990 edition that I own, the Parkers write quite a bit about what could happen when the Pluto in Virgo generation took over, something that is a real possibility these days.

The major difference astrologically between the two Pluto in Virgo folks is that Barack Obama has Uranus in Leo, while Sarah Palin has Uranus in Virgo. Also the fact that the two are astrological opposites, Obama's Sun in Leo and Palin's Sun in Aquarius, which adds fuel to the fire, so to speak.

But back to what it means to have Pluto in Virgo (and I am a firm believer that Pluto has a generational influence, despite its astronomical downgrading). The Parkers write  that those who have Pluto in Virgo (those born 1958/9 – 1971) along with Neptune in Scorpio (which both Obama and Palin have), “have it within their power to manage world problems and ensure that life continues to exist on the planet as we move towards the 21st century” (Parker, page 105.)

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12:48 pm
Setlist from 8/8/08
Had a great time spinning at Plague. Unfortunately, was suffering from sleep deprivation the night before, so I didn't have the energy to stay late. But I'm hoping to be fully rested and perhaps tag-teaming with DJ's 8-Bit and Rev. Benjamin Powers on 9/12.

Here is my setlist from 8/8/08:

1. Android Lust - Wicked Days
2. Love & Rockets - Spiked
3. The Church - Space Needle
4. The Creatures - Broken
5. Dali's Car - Create and Melt
6. Gary Numan - Metal
7. The Doors - Strange Days
8. London After Midnight - Psycho Magnet
9. Alien Sex Fiend - Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied
10. The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis
11. Einsturzende Neubauten - Let's Do It a Dada
12. The Cure - The Upstairs Room
13. Nine Inch Nails - The Beginning of the End (Ladytron mix)
14. Skinny Puppy - Assimilate

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, August 25th, 2008
7:12 pm
Happy Rakhi! (Thank goodness it's over)
Had a very intense Full Moon, which happened to be the Hindu holiday of Rakhi -- a day dedicated to brothers and sisters. And boy was it ever...

I ended up reuniting with my long-lost brother (12 years), and had to break the news that our baby brother had been killed in a car accident 8 years ago. We then tried to call our sister, whom we haven't seen in 30 years, only to find her phone number had been disconnected. So it was a bittersweet event to say the least.

A less dramatic time was spent with T's family, and I really enjoyed the small Rakhi ceremony that was performed, as well as a Sunday drive to the Gray Animal Farm on a perfect summer's day (though seeing the animals, especially the cats, in cages and not open spaces really bugged me).

Dealing with all the family stuff (both good and bad) left me really drained, and all of my weekend plans (Plague, Pagan Pride, Hollis, etc.) got derailed. But my family stuff needed to be dealt with, and hopefully a reunion with my sister will be in the near-future.

All in all, I'm glad it happened, but also happy it's over. Now I can focus on getting back to work and going back to school. (Oh boy, Algebra this semester. Fun fun..) But again, it's got to get done.

Current Mood: drained
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
1:30 pm
Finally...Plague Setlist from July 11, 2008 - Old School Night
Had a blast spinning at Plague on Old School Night. Especially when I tag-teamed with DJ's 8-Bit and the Reverend Benjamin Powers. Looking forward with working with both of them again!

I'll be next spinning on 8/8/08 with DJ's Scavenger and 8-Bit. It should be another great night!

1. Lena Lovich - Shape Shifter
2. Zero Le Creche - Last Year's Wife
3. Chameleons UK - Pleasure and Pain
4. Into A Circle - Seraphin Twin
5. Ministry - Effigy (I'm Not An)
6. Bjork - Army of Me
7. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Beating My Head
8. Attrition - Demi God (remix)
9. Love & Rockets - Trip & Glide
10. Meg Lee Chin - Nutopia
11. The Cure - A Forest (Mark Plati mix)
12. Skinny Puppy - Nature's Revenge
13. Delerium - Mecca
14. Siouxsie - Israel
15. Nine Inch Nails - Echoplex

While tag-teaming:

Sex Gang Children - Ectasy & Vendetta
Collide - Wings of Steel
Soho Dolls - Trash the Rental
Covenant - Der Leiermann (Club Version)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Candyman

Current Mood: pleased
Saturday, June 14th, 2008
1:22 pm
Setlist from Plague, June 13, 2008
As always, thanks so much to Gothic Maine for asking me to spin.

1. Eva O. - Ride the Madness
2. Usherhouse - Permanent Red
3. The Future Sound of London - Moscow (remix)
4. The Cure - Shiver and Shake
5. Love is Colder Than Death - Love and Solitude 
6. Gary Numan - Hybrid
7. Collide - Crushed (now forgotten mix)
8. Vernian Process - Alchemist Vision
9. London After Midnight - America's a F*cking Disease
10. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
11. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Jipp
12. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Virus
13. Meg Lee Chin - Bottle (J. Hotrod mix)
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
10:59 am
Crows cause blackouts and chaos in Japan!
Kagoshima Journal

Japan Fights Crowds of Crows

KAGOSHIMA, Japan — Fanning out in small teams, the men in gray jumpsuits scour the streets and rooftops with binoculars, seeking to guard this city from a growing menace. They look for telltale signs: a torn garbage bag, a pile of twigs atop an electric pole or one of the black, winged culprits themselves.


Current Mood: pleased
10:22 am
Steampunk Aritcle in New York Times

Steampunk Moves Between 2 Worlds

“MEET Showtime,” said Giovanni James, a musician, magician and inventor of sorts, introducing his prized dove, who occupies a spacious cage in Mr. James’s apartment in Midtown Manhattan. Showtime is integral to Mr. James’s magic act and to his décor, a sepia-tone universe straight out of the gaslight era.

The lead singer of a neovaudevillian performance troupe called the James Gang, Mr. James has assembled his universe from oddly assorted props and castoffs: a gramophone with a crank and velvet turntable, an old wooden icebox and a wardrobe rack made from brass pipes that were ballet bars in a previous incarnation.

Yes, he owns a flat-screen television, but he has modified it with a burlap frame. He uses an iPhone, but it is encased in burnished brass. Even his clothing — an unlikely fusion of current and neo-Edwardian pieces (polo shirt, gentleman’s waistcoat, paisley bow tie), not unlike those he plans to sell this summer at his own Manhattan haberdashery — is an expression of his keenly romantic worldview.

It is also the vision of steampunk, a subculture that is the aesthetic expression of a time-traveling fantasy world, one that embraces music, film, design and now fashion, all inspired by the extravagantly inventive age of dirigibles and steam locomotives, brass diving bells and jar-shaped protosubmarines. First appearing in the late 1980s and early ’90s, steampunk has picked up momentum in recent months, making a transition from what used to be mainly a literary taste to a Web-propagated way of life.

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
7:29 pm
Setlist from Plague 4-11-208

Had a fun time DJ'ing at the Steampunk theme night on April 11th. Thanks to my friends that made it to my set, and as usual, kudos to Sanguine and Selcouth for inviting me to spin and creating the magick for the night. And, of course, GothicMaine!

All in all, it was a good night, though the mood was a little sad because of the recent loss of Poppa Dom. I'm sure he would have wanted us to carry on, but the place wasn't the same without him. I kept expecting him to walk through the door any moment. His presence will be greatly missed.

Anyhow, here is my setlist. I tried to include some samplings of genuine Steampunk bands, which was appreciated. I also thew in some 80's music, especially bands that have influence the Steampunk music movement.

1. Ultravox - Vienna
2. The Church - Fly (my token "Wild West" song)
3. Abney Park - The Secret Life of Doctor Calgori
4. Thomas Dolby - One of Our Submarines
5. Laibach - Opus Dei
6. Life's Decay - Sensitive (a French Steampunk band. Gotta love those French bands.)
7. Skinny Puppy - Nature's Revenge
8. Vernian Process - Vaques de Vapeur
9. The Creatures - Another Planet
10. Unextraordinary Gentlemen - Open Arms, Empy Air (Vernian Processed)
11. Diva Destruction - Enslaved
12. Voltaire - The Man Upstairs (Heavy Drama Remix)
13. Abney Park - Airship Pilot*
14. LV 426 - Gravity
15. The Birthday Massacre - Broken
16. Skinny Puppy - Tin Omen
17. Wolfsheim - A New Starsystem Has Been Explored
19. Aiboforcen - Dark Intention
20. Nine Inch Nails - Down In It*

* Indicates a request.

Current Mood: okay
Saturday, March 15th, 2008
5:21 pm
Setlist from Plague, March 14, 2008
I had an absolute blast DJ’ing at Plague last night. Actually stayed until closing (a first for moi), and got to "tag team" with the Reverend Benjamin Powers and Xero. That was the total cat’s meow.

I decided to play a lot of the music I remember from my Boston club days, driving home to the North Shore while listening to Nocturnal Emissions on WFNX. (Yes, I’m dating myself, but there’s nothing wrong with being the "gray lady of goth."). The music went over well, and a few folks there also recalled those distant days. With the moon being in Cancer, it was a good night to indulge in nostalgia...

Here is my setlist from 9-10:

1. The Church - The Night is Very Soft
2. David Bowie - I Would Be Your Slave
3. Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
4. Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
5. Love & Rockets - It Could Be Sunshine
6. Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
7. The Alarm - Strength
8. Clan of Xymox - Creature
9. The Eurythmics - Here’s Comes The Rain Again
10. The Psychedelic Furs - No Easy Street
11. Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric?
12. Soho Dolls - Prince Harry (not 80’s music, but sooo sinfully synthpop and fun)
13. Spahn Ranch - Remnants
14. The Cure - Just One Kiss

While tag-teaming, I played:
Nine Inch Nails - Sin
Skinny Puppy - Testure
The Cure - Labyrinth
Astralasia - Doctor Who
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

Thanks to Gothic Maine for inviting me to spin, and Rev. Powers and Xero for letting me join the team. It was great fun!

The Psychedelic Goth DJ? Just what
do they put in those Zombie drinks

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, February 11th, 2008
9:39 am
John McCain's Involvement with the Genocidal Navajo-Hopi Resettlement Act
 Is this the kind of man who should be president? I think not...!

From http://www.aics.org/BM/bm.html

1996 The Final Solution

Congress passed the 1996 Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act, which required all Dineh remaining on the land in defiance of the 1974 law either to sign leases with the Hopi government ceding all of their property and civil rights, or to be forcibly evicted by the year 2000. Congress offered the Hopi government $25 million if it could get 95 families to sign these unfair leases, unleashing a campaign of coercion, fraud, and forgery. With their remedies in U.S. courts seemingly exhausted, the people turned to the UN for help, resulting in investigation in 1998 by a representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Letter from Thayer Scudder renowned Anthropologist to Mr. Abdelfattah Amor Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
This final solution - the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act, was sponsored by Senator John McCain. Senator McCain comes from a very wealthy family, and has some very close personal and political ties to; the mining industry (coal, uranium, etc.), the power generating industry, and at the time he sponsored this genocidal bill - he was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs! To state the facts in plain blunt english, he sold out the lives of these Indian people, relocating them to radioactive contaminated lands, so that his "friends" in the mining and power generating industries would profit. Genocide for profit.

Current Mood: pissed off
Saturday, January 12th, 2008
2:27 pm
Setlist from Plague 1/11/2008

Had a blast spinning at Old School Night at Plague. Congrats to the Rev. Benjamin Powers on his new gig at Resurrection in Manchester, NH! If you're in the area, check him out. Resurrection is held on Thursday nights at The Breezeway Pub, 14 Pearl Street, Manchester, NH . Info can be found at http://www.resurrectionclub.net/

Thanks as always to my friends who came out to see me spin, and to GothicMaine for letting me spin. My next gig will be from 9-10 pm at Sanguine and Selcouth Get Plagued Night on February 1st. I'll be playing Raqs Gothique-style music to set the mood for their performances later in the night.

Here's the setlist:

1. The Cure - M
2. Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
3. Love and Rockets - The Party's Not Over
4. Ultravox - Slow Motion
5. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hall of Mirrors
6. David Bowie - Fashion
7. Beborn Beton - Another World
8. Christian Death - Rome's Distress
9. Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
10. The Au Pairs - Armagh
11. Death Ride 69 - F***Ked Up Generation
12. Joy Division - Glass
13. Death in Vegas - Hands Around My Throat
14. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Memorabilia
15. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi Is Dead

Current Mood: satisfied
Monday, November 19th, 2007
8:33 pm
Black Sea Atlantis Theory Confirmed!
Aha! Further Proof of the Pitman-Ryan hypothesis.

From http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071118/sc_nm/farming_flood_dc

Noah's Ark flood spurred European farming 

By Michael Kahn Sat Nov 17, 7:19 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - An ancient flood some say could be the origin of the story of Noah's Ark may have helped the spread of agriculture in Europe 8,300 years ago by scattering the continent's earliest farmers, researchers said on Sunday.

Using radiocarbon dating and archaeological evidence, a British team showed the collapse of the North American ice sheet, which raised global sea levels by as much as 1.4 meters, displaced tens of thousands of people in southeastern Europe who carried farming skills to their new homes.

The researchers said in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews their study provides direct evidence linking the flood that breached a ridge keeping the Mediterranean apart from the Black Sea to the rise of farming in Europe.

"The flooding of the Black Sea was not well dated but we got it down to about 50 years," said Chris Turney, a geologist at the University of Exeter, who led the study. "As soon as the flooding is done, farming goes crazy across Europe." 

Current Mood: rejuvenated
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
2:17 pm
Setlist from Plague 11-16-2007
Had a blast DJ'ing at Plague last night (as usual). Looking forward to The Immortals event with DJ Shivar on November 30th.

Thanks muchly to GothicMaine for letting me spin (especially DeHuman8 for his technical tips), and my peeps for coming out to dance!

Here is my setlist for those who are interested. My loose theme was Politikal, though I didn't get time to play everything I wanted to play, since I actually got a couple of requests. Maybe next time... Heh, heh, heh...

1. W. Carlos - Theme from "A Clockwork Orange"
2. Rasputina - Draconian Crackdown
3. Crimson Joy - Wake Up
4. Android Lust - Wicked Days
5. The Shroud - Caged Bird
6. She Wants Revenge - These Things
7. Aftermath - Betrayal*
8. Attrition - Waste Not, Want...More
9. Love & Rockets - R.I.P. 20th Century
10. Aiboforcen - The Shepherd's Deathline (Red Sky)
11. The Creatures - Turn It On (Emperor Sly mix)
12. Ministry - Stigmata*
13. Culture Kultur - Listen
14. Spahn Ranch - Compression Test (Uberzone mix)
15. Nine Inch Nails - Down In It*

* Indicates a request.

Current Mood: chipper
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
5:12 pm
Martha Stewart goes Goth!
Now I know why I like her so much....!

Happy Halloween all you guys and ghouls out there! 

Current Mood: silly
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
10:37 am
Zombie Time!

It was a good weekend for Zombies! I had fun spinning spooky tunes, including Zombie Girl, at Plague on Friday night. On Saturday night I made an appearance at the Hospital House of Horrors as Dr. Regina Mortis, a former ER doctor with a taste for flesh (and a thirst for Zombies, which was the drink of choice that night). Lots of undead fun!

As always, thanks to Gothic Maine for letting me spin!

1. London After Midnight - Hidden Track
2. Attrition - The Illuminator
3. Delirium - Forgotten Worlds
4. The Shroud - Black
5. Switchblade Symphony - Witches
6. Collide - Euphoria
7. The Creatures - Disconnected
8. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - After the Flesh
9. Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween
10. Spahn Ranch - The Judas Cradle
11. Zombie Girl - I Want It
12. The Faint - Let the Poison Spill From Your Throat
13. Pigface - Nutopia

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
7:20 pm
OOB and the Threat of the Hideous Sprawl Monster!
 OK, here's another one of my summer trips -- taking my teenaged nieces to Old Orchard Beach. They had never been, and I hadn't been since I was their age. Was so much fun. I couldn't believe I fell right back into Skeeball addiction again.

It was good to see the Grandma "Gypsy lady" still telling fortunes.
Monday, September 3rd, 2007
4:45 pm
What I Did This Summer - Part 2
Well, I didn't get back to working on my summer highlights. I may try to do something tonight. I know, promises, promises...

I did have a very enjoyable Labor Day, and spent my last day away from school with a leisurely trip to "Pirate's cove" somewhere in Maine.

Here are some pics of today's excursion...

"Pirates' Cove" - somewhere in Maine.
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
1:15 pm
What I Did This Summer - Part 1
OK, as summer winds down and classes are about to begin, I often find myself reflecting on "what I did this summer." Sometimes I ramble about books that were begun and not-quite-finished, or projects that may or may not have gotten completed. I do have one BIG unfinished project that will need to be tackled with soon, since it won't be going away (brushing up on my algebra so I can pass the math requirement and move on to Statistics. Ugh! It's so boring that I loathe to mention it, but if I don't, I may let it slip my own mind.) Other than working on (but not finishing) my math refresher, I did attempt to read Aeschylus' "Persians" in ancient Greek, which I plan to continue during my next break (along with working on my algebra). But, enough of the boring stuff, and onto what I really did this summer, which was somewhat unusual for me...

I actually had some FUN! I hung out with friends and "family," and was the most social I've been in years. So now comes the process of picking out my favorite summer pics and writing out my tales. I'll see how far I get before classes start.

To begin the process, here are a couple of pics from one of my more recent adventures...

And just to be devilish, I'm not going to tell you anything about them...yet!

Heh heh heh...!

Current Mood: devious
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