Category Archives: Art

Personification of Complexity: Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018

“For a brief time, I was here. And for a brief time, I mattered.” – Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018Among the most polarizing figures in American literature, Harlan Ellison epitomized not giving a shit while deeply giving a shit. He could be … Continue reading

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Bluebeard’s Bride: Nightmarish Game of a Fracturing Self

The sunroom is full of bright green plants and birdcages with colorful songbirds. From an old-fashioned gramophone comes the sound of a woman singing plaintively in an unknown language, and there is a tea cart with a shiny silver tea … Continue reading

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50 Rocks: Telesterion’s Debut Album Released!

This post involves moving somewhat ahead of the story with regards to my 50 Rocks series of articles. Still, it’s a rather sweet milestone for me: My band Telesterion released our self-titled debut album yesterday, and it’s getting a very … Continue reading

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Art, Ignorance, and Educational Anathema

Man, this video pisses me off. Under the aegis of Prager U – a right-wing think-tank disguised as “the best ideas of the best minds” – a smug jackass named Robert Florczak throws a self-important, historically vacant hissie fit about … Continue reading

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New Patreon Update: Powerchords Previews

My Patreon page has a new update of sponsor-exclusive content – in this case, a few preview pages from my work-in-progress POWERCHORDS: MUSIC, MAGICK & URBAN FANTASY. Despite an all-too-lengthy gestation process, Powerchords is in the layout-proofing stage now, and … Continue reading

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Art, Temperament, Sabbath, and Tull

Been on a Jethro Tull kick today, listening to a playlist that spans from their first album This Was up to Leaves to Branches in the early ’90s. And that got me thinking, for some odd reason, about the contrast … Continue reading

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“Where Can I Find your Fiction?”

They strain: wolf and woman, struggling. Red cords burn across their skins, biting deep enough to bleed. Rich scents coil as they breathe, reaching in and drawing out again. The wolf thrashes in her grip. She dodges its teeth and … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why THE FRAME is the Best SF Film You Should See This Year

Jamin Winans’ new speculative-fiction film The Frame opens worldwide this November. For folks who’ve not yet had the pleasure, Winans’ previous release – the net-cult classic Ink – is an absurdly imaginative urban-fantasy film whose monochrome aesthetic masks kaleidoscopic creativity.  … Continue reading

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Not Sanskrit for “Doormat”

Recently – especially within the last week or so – I’ve had a number of folks tell me that they used to idolize me and my work for opening their minds, and yet they’re somehow surprised that I feel disgusted … Continue reading

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Recognizably Human, Unquestionably Other (On Wyld Feet, They Fly, Part IV)

I met a lady in the meads, Full beautiful ― a faery’s child, Her hair was long, her foot was light, And her eyes were wild. – John Keats, La Belle Dame sans Merci (Part IV of a series; for … Continue reading

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