diasyrmus

an emotional soup kitchen of mutant allegorical hermaphrodites

bubblegumcageiv:

Finally! The best Fall album of the 21st Century available on vinyl for the first time.


don’t think it’s the first time. remember seeing vinyl copies around. not least in Berlin where I almost bought a copy bcos I’d left my cd at home. decided to go back to the store the next day, but then a mixture of appalling hangover and not actually having a record player at that point.

tho v authoritative fall discog has cd only. still I remember (back in the days when I cared) thinking “wow vinyl, didn’t realise it had come out on vinyl”. I KNOW WHAT I SAW DAMMIT.

bubblegumcageiv:

Finally! The best Fall album of the 21st Century available on vinyl for the first time.

don’t think it’s the first time. remember seeing vinyl copies around. not least in Berlin where I almost bought a copy bcos I’d left my cd at home. decided to go back to the store the next day, but then a mixture of appalling hangover and not actually having a record player at that point.

tho v authoritative fall discog has cd only. still I remember (back in the days when I cared) thinking “wow vinyl, didn’t realise it had come out on vinyl”. I KNOW WHAT I SAW DAMMIT.

(via thefallthings)

a soft roseate glow is permeating my bedroom - the evening sun diffused by cloud and the electricity hanging in the air. am lying on bed, listening to disco inferno, feeling slightly sick at heart.

not sure why this wasn’t an option on the sixth form career choices form tbf. 

"and all the clouds were touched with fiery spots and dapples of flame; here and there it looked as if awful furnace doors were being opened"

The Hill of Dreams - Arthur Machen

kierongillen:

n-a-blue-box:

deepbreathsanddeath:

This is a real panda
China has this “panda diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For the safety reason he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos

this makes me really happy

Typical pandering.

brushstrokesandshutterclicks:

Just one example of the gorgeous stained glass / painted glass work of Herefordshire artist and illustrator Tamsin Abbott. Tamsin’s husband is also a talented artisan, working masterfully with wood. He runs chair-making courses. Tamsin is one of the Sisterhood of Ruralists, along with Hannah Willow, Catherine Hyde and Jackie Morris. 

astonishing

brushstrokesandshutterclicks:

Just one example of the gorgeous stained glass / painted glass work of Herefordshire artist and illustrator Tamsin Abbott. Tamsin’s husband is also a talented artisan, working masterfully with wood. He runs chair-making courses. Tamsin is one of the Sisterhood of Ruralists, along with Hannah Willow, Catherine Hyde and Jackie Morris. 

astonishing

(via korhwythkevrinek)

This is superb. esp the feeding and rehydrating bit.

(Source: vimeo.com)

mais où sont les #bantz d’antans

"And novelty was something completely ordinary in the comedy of the ancient comic writers, according to the comic power of each of the. And even when there weren’t *images*, similes, etc., the banter was always more substantial, more corporeal, with more things in it than the modern kind."

Zibaldone 41 

Leopardi casts ancient v modern debate in mould of BBC v ITV World Cup punditry pieces.

Anyone wants to go into the original Italian and dig out the word, feel free and send the answer on an SAE to Diasyrmus, The Last Ditch, Golganooza.

(The Leopardi is p fascinating, esp after reading the ur-romanticism of Novalis. As is said in the introduction, he wrestles somewhat with the post-Imperial phase of Romanticism, so that a conventional Romantic proposition will be stated, worried over, before a secondary, more developed set of observations will be made, like the secondary natures of opinion and habits, still being nature (he worries about this), or that ‘bare’ nature itself is a dangerous and misleading artistic light, and ‘pathetic’ art is dangerously limiting.

It’s an urbane, discursive romanticism.

But fuck me it’s long. A book to buy and annotate at will rather than get out of the library….

bob weir, ‘ace’

timocraticyouth:

"I’m going back home. That’s what I’m gonna do. / You did better than me than I did by you."

"Then way way up in Heaven, for whatever it was worth / God thought he’d throw a party; thought he’d call it Planet Earth."

Biggest rhyming couplet quality fall-off in rock history.

In one of the sermons of Hugh of St Victor (C12th), we read that “even though the ape is a most vile, filthy, and detestable animal, the clerics like to keep it in their houses and to display it in their windows, so as to impress the passing rabble with the glory of their possessions.”

‘Satanic Black Devotion’ by The Soft Pink Truthyes it’s p much for the bit where the Snap! sample is spliced into distorted metal rage vox wot of it.

‘Satanic Black Devotion’ by The Soft Pink Truth
yes it’s p much for the bit where the Snap! sample is spliced into distorted metal rage vox wot of it.

‘Sweet Kumadee, The - Sweet Trinity, The - Child 286’ by Ewan MacColl is my new jam.