MY LIFE IN A GHOSTLY BUSH

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This is a journal a diary about the films & TV shows I watch, the books I read, the shows I see, the music I listen to, the artistic work I do and the obsessions I have - current obsessions include Meiko Kaji, Miki Sugimoto, Pinky Violence and Exploitation/Grindhouse cinema. My long standing obsessions are magic and the occult, theatre, performance, films, music, martial arts. I have a long term problem with depression and addiction, so some posts are dedicated to dealing with that. Mostly not my own stuff but some is, if you want credit or want it removed do the usual...Tumblr conversation is appreciated. for my darker side and my obsession with the world of exploitation http://chaotopian.tumblr.com/

Excellent I should have bought it months ago. I was basically a lush.

Excellent I should have bought it months ago. I was basically a lush.

— 11 hours ago
#books  #Claude Steiner  #Transactional analysis  #Eric berne  #therapy  #addiction 
It’s a very good English TV show! Puts Birmingham on the international map.

It’s a very good English TV show! Puts Birmingham on the international map.

— 1 day ago with 1 note
#TV  #peaky blinders 

I liked Paz De La Huerta's performance. The film was a bit too predictable though.

— 1 day ago
#films  #Nurse 3D (2013)  #Exploitation  #Paz De La Huerta 
I enjoyed it but it was a bit too slow for my liking and not enough set pieces going on.

I enjoyed it but it was a bit too slow for my liking and not enough set pieces going on.

— 1 day ago
#films  #giallo  #short night of glass dolls 
Sleepwalk Collective Karaoke at Battersea Arts Centre 15/10/14 - very good, ex-students and artists on the rise.

Sleepwalk Collective Karaoke at Battersea Arts Centre 15/10/14 - very good, ex-students and artists on the rise.

— 4 days ago
#shows  #sleepwalk collective  #theatre 
excellent guide to the themes and narrative techniques of the Giallo genre, well referenced to the point of tedium, if you haven’t seen all the films he talks about it can get tiresome because skips so frequently between them. it gave me plenty of ideas for the script and there are some elements he emphasises that you realise are essential if you want to create a Giallo. however his academic style made it read as a published Phd. 

excellent guide to the themes and narrative techniques of the Giallo genre, well referenced to the point of tedium, if you haven’t seen all the films he talks about it can get tiresome because skips so frequently between them. it gave me plenty of ideas for the script and there are some elements he emphasises that you realise are essential if you want to create a Giallo. however his academic style made it read as a published Phd. 

— 1 week ago
#la dolce morte  #books  #giallo  #mikel j koven 

attackofthegiantants:

Favourite Giallo Films

  • Deep Red/Profondo Rosso
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much/La ragazza che sapeva troppo
  • The Psychic/Sette note in nero
  • Blood and Black Lace/Sei donne per l’assassino
  • Tenebre
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage/L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo
  • A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin/Una lucertola con la pelle di donna
  • What Have You Done To Solange?/Cosa avete fatto a Solange?

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— 1 week ago with 730 notes
Not great, though Mick is quite entertaining, modern horror seems to be about disgust rather than suspense.

Not great, though Mick is quite entertaining, modern horror seems to be about disgust rather than suspense.

— 3 weeks ago
#films  #wolf creek 2 
Much better than Orange is the new Black, in fact I have to say it is excellent

Much better than Orange is the new Black, in fact I have to say it is excellent

— 1 month ago
#tv  #tv shows  #house of cards 

Rosemary’s Baby without the baby

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#films  #Giallo 
I ahven’t watched it recently, I just like the poster

I ahven’t watched it recently, I just like the poster

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— 1 month ago with 197 notes
#films  #film  #Giallo  #dario argento 
http://www.millstonevinyl.se/verlautbarung/
Our contribution to this was a track called haunted
STEINinterpretationen eines geologischen materials und seiner symbolik
With four albums under their belt, the vinyl-only label Verlautbarung returns with their most ambitious effort yet: the 2LP + 7” compilation Stein. Here 15 artists have been invited to offer their take on the concept of Stone. The results are a mixed bag of interpretations, where some focus on the physicality and the sonic possibilities inherent in this ground material: scrapings, grinding, and rumbles. Yet others have taken a more reflective approach, where existentialist track titles evoke the hardships of mining, and the barren wastelands of such regions. Contributions from Amph, Clew Of Theseus, Contrastate, Dieter Müh, Doroga, Enklav, Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, Hal Hutchinson, Irgun Z’wai Leumi, Jeph Jerman, Kristian Olsson, Mnem, Niellerade Fallibilisthorstar, Ochu and Vårtgård. Edition of 199 copies in printed colour sleeves and 16 page full color booklet. Released 30/11 2013.

http://www.millstonevinyl.se/verlautbarung/

Our contribution to this was a track called haunted

STEIN
interpretationen eines geologischen materials und seiner symbolik

With four albums under their belt, the vinyl-only label Verlautbarung returns with their most ambitious effort yet: the 2LP + 7” compilation Stein. Here 15 artists have been invited to offer their take on the concept of Stone. The results are a mixed bag of interpretations, where some focus on the physicality and the sonic possibilities inherent in this ground material: scrapings, grinding, and rumbles. Yet others have taken a more reflective approach, where existentialist track titles evoke the hardships of mining, and the barren wastelands of such regions. 

Contributions from Amph, Clew Of Theseus, Contrastate, Dieter Müh, Doroga, Enklav, Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, Hal Hutchinson, Irgun Z’wai Leumi, Jeph Jerman, Kristian Olsson, Mnem, Niellerade Fallibilisthorstar, Ochu and Vårtgård. 

Edition of 199 copies in printed colour sleeves and 16 page full color booklet. 

Released 30/11 2013.

— 1 month ago
#music  #my work  #STEIN interpretationen eines geologischen materials und seiner symbolik  #Verlautbarung  #vinyl  #contrastate  #experimental music  #post industrial 
Started watching Orange is the New Black. It’s ok, quite watchable, it’s well as an almost exploitative women in prison drama. Howver I’m not hugely keen on the two lead actresses, I think many of the other performers are much stronger than the central lesbian pairing. Chapman’s ex-girlfriend is particularly weak. On the whole it provides a pleasant diversion and wide range of narratives.

Started watching Orange is the New Black. It’s ok, quite watchable, it’s well as an almost exploitative women in prison drama. Howver I’m not hugely keen on the two lead actresses, I think many of the other performers are much stronger than the central lesbian pairing. Chapman’s ex-girlfriend is particularly weak. On the whole it provides a pleasant diversion and wide range of narratives.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#tv  #orange is the new black