elkhorn: lionfish (eiderdown records)


writing this by the barely-there light at the clyde. everything sprayed a weak piss sodium yellow. the lost hum of distant traffic noise and wanton nocturnals wanders through, washed out, muted. the smoke of night and my arhythmic skritchskratch of pencil on paper and nothing else but this aural sprawl, the linger of pills, the pre-storm heat, arranging lines between lines. feels kinda right, but nothing tangible…

forget all this.

sketching brittle dry twig reverie and luminous folksong, carbon black rubbings of sacraments for water and beasts and becomings and it wheezes itself awake.

consider this saga an opening – physical, metaphysical, metaphorical – strings and wood and electricity playing with history and present and future coz there’s NO time (no TIME?), despite the inexorable creep of night.

it knots and unknots, tightens and loosens, rattles and spills like marbles down stairs and glides like an (other)worldly shark, asynchronous yet…

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Dale Cornish: Etiquettes and Rhododendron

We need no swords

Two recent escapades from Croydon sound-bruiser Dale Cornish, both worth a chunk of your hard-earned. Also worthy of consideration is ‘Acotxador‘, not featured here due only to lack of time and puff by yours truly. It’s just as good as the other two. You should it buy it. You should buy them all.



Midnight Circles cassette and digital

Apparently once the physical version of ‘Etiquettes’ is sold out, it will disappear completely. Even the digital version, available from the Midnight Circles Bandcamp, will be scrubbed from the matrix. No trace. Nada. Given that this rather enticing collection of sonic debris was released back in March and, the last time I checked, there was only one copy of the tape remaining, I guess there’s a pretty good chance that ‘Etiquettes’ will be totally ungrabbable by the time this review sees the little of day. Shame really, because  the…

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‘The Bond’ by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill


If I use my forbidden hand
To raise a bridge across the river,
All the work of the builders
Has been blown up by sunrise.
A boat comes up the river by night
With a woman standing in it,
Twin candles lit in her eyes
And  two oars in her hands.
She unsheathes a pack of cards,
‘Will you play forfeits?’ She says.
We play and she beats me hands down,
And she puts three banns upon me:
Not to have two meals in one house,
Not to pass two nights under one roof,
Not to sleep twice with the same man
Until I find her. When I ask her address,
‘If it were north I’d tell you south,
If it were east, west.’ She hooks
Off in a flash of lightning, leaving me
Stranded on the bank,
My eyes full of candles,
And the…

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Feet have worn the paint off the domes…

Dave Whatt

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s very old oath, (with local connections) is: From Hell, Hull and Halifax Good Lord Deliver Us!
‘In the medieval wool town of Halifax anyone who stole goods worth 13-1/2 pence or more was executed on the same day and his case only examined afterwards.’ From: Bozzimacoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths & Swear Words (1975) by Mary Marshall.

No, no, I really must try to get out of January 2017!
As I mentioned the other day (click), I am well behind in showing you my photographic work. I think today I will take the liberty of posting two, yes two, more photos from that unusually creative month – at least then I can possibly move on to February 2017! I can hear all those jpegs chirruping away eager to get out of their miserable dark storage file to see the light…

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Naturopath claims to treat aggression in children with diluted dog rabies saliva. No, really.

Dr. Jen Gunter

The headline just about says it all, but let’s unpack it a bit because there are many levels of WTF on display.

A friend sent me this link on Facebook.

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At first I asked if this was from The Onion, because honestly after reading I wasn’t sure.

But no, Dr. Zimmerman is really a naturopath and, well, this is how she summarized the problem…

This is a 4-year-old boy who is suffering from an inability to fall asleep at night, a fear of the dark, of wolves, werewolves, ghosts and zombies and who frequently hides under tables and growls at people. He is overly excitable and has a tendency to defiance. He was normal as a baby, not affected by sleep or temper problems.

It is clearly a great business model to medicalize the fear of monsters, excitability, and defiance in 4-year-olds, either that or developmental pediatrics is not a…

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Saint of the Day – 23 April – St George (died c 303) Martyr


Saint of the Day – 23 April – St George (died c 303) also known as St George of Lydda,  Jirí, Jordi, Zorzo,  Victory Bringer – Martyr and Soldier.   St George was born c 256-285 in Palestine and was tortured and beheaded to death in c 303 in Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire.   Patronages – • against herpes • against leprosy • against plague • against skin diseases • against skin rashes • against syphilis • agricultural workers • Aragon • archers • armourers • Boy Scouts • butchers • Canada • Cappadocia • Catalonia • cavalry • chivalry • Crusaders • England • equestrians • Ethiopia • farmers • field hands • field workers • Georgia • Germany • Greece • halberdiers • horsemen • horses • husbandmen • knights • lepers • Lithuania • Malta • Montenegro • Order of the Garter • Palestine • Palestinian Christians • Portugal • riders…

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(2018.04.04) Hagure IGF International Launching Business


Watch Here:

Date: 2018.04.04
Venue: Shinjuku FACE
Air Date: 2018.04.16

Tag Team Match
Buffalo & Takatoshi Matsumoto vs. Takuya Kai & SUSHI

Tag Team Match
Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei vs. Hideki Suzuki & Keisuke Okuda

Singles Match
Arkángel de la Muerte vs. MAZADA

Six Man Tag Team Match
Kaz Hayashi, BxB Hulk & Shinya Aoki vs. FUJITA, Yuko Miyamoto & Masashi Takeda

Tokyo World Heavyweight Title
Masaaki Mochizuki (c) vs. Rocky Kawamura

Barbed Wire Board Tornado Death Match
Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hideki Hosaka vs. Kazuyuki Fujita, Kendo Kashin & NOSAWA Rongai

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