The Velvet Underground at 4...

Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground’s self-titled third record turns 45 this year and has just been rewarded with…

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The Yardbirds at 50

The Yardbirds
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Yardbird’s debut album Five Live Yardbirds. At first glance, the album appears to be just another British Invasion knock-off packed with blues covers — in fact, the band had just taken over the Rolling Stones’ old residency at the Crawdaddy Club…

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Cohen Intelligence Agency

Cohen K Ultra
I’ve blogged about Leonard Cohen’s use of LSD on this illuminated scroll before. Today as I was sorting stories for the Remnants Flipboard when I came across this bizarre report from Abel Danger about Leonard Cohen’s involvement with early CIA LSD experiments in the 1950′s. Here’s the…

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Santa VS Satan

SantaSatan
Released in 1959, Santa Claus was billed as bringing viewers “an echanting world of make-believe.” In reality it’s known in some circles as the worst movie of all time, and was even given the MST3K treatment for its ridiculous story about a grumpy, kinda scary Santa battling an inept demon.…

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Remembering Altamont

Altamont
This past Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ concert at the Altamont Speedway. The chaotic scene ended in multiple injuries, four accidental deaths including hit-and-run accidents and a drowning as well as the stabbing murder of Meredith Hunter. Characterized as a kind-of…

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The Geodesic Dome at 65

BuckminsterFuller
Buckminster Fuller is one of my heroes and I wanted to add this post to celebrate the the 65th anniversary of his greatest project in 1949. Here’s some of the Wiki about the great architect/inventor/philosopher’s Geodesic Dome… Fuller taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina during the…

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Rolling Stone Passes On

Fab 5
Brian Jones is dead. He drowned in his pool in the aftermath of being kicked out of the band. The facts are fuzzy and there’s reason to believe that he may have been the victim of foul play. Brian was a symbol of peace and love, and his passion for the blues will live on in the amazing music he brought to the…

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Unfinished Kubrick

Kubrick Unfinished
On November 28, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was re-released in remastered, digital form in the UK. I haven’t been able to confirm when it will be screening in the U.S. but I’m hoping that some form of BFI’s sci-fi celebration will be making its way to the states soon. While the…

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Remembering Debord

Guy Debord
Been having some trouble sleeping lately. Actually, I’ve been falling right to sleep, but I keep waking up in the middle of the night for an hour or so with some minor nightmare that seems connected to the anxiousness I feel upon fully waking. Of course, the only thing to do is to make myself comfortable, relax…

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Death of a Magician

Old Crow
Today we remember the death of Aleister Crowley on December 1, 1947. There is a handful of documentary films about the man floating about the internet, but these sensationalized accounts don’t do justice to their subject. As far as I know, nobody talks Crowley like Robert Anton Wilson… Stay…

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