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In August 2015, Laibach will become the first ever band of its kind to perform in the secretive country of North Korea, a reclusive garrison state as well-known for its military marches, mass gymnastics and hymns to the Great Leader, as for its defiant resistance to Western popular culture.
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Laibach is a music and cross-media group from Slovenia established on the 1st of June, 1980 in Trbovlje (1). The name of the band is the historic German version of the name Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. From the start Laibach has developed a “Gesamtkunstwerk” – multi-disciplinary art practice in all fields ranging from popular culture to art (collages, photo-copies, posters, graphics, paintings, videos, installations, concerts and performances). Since their beginnings the group was associated and surrounded with controversy, provoking strong reactions from political authorities of former Yugoslavia and in particular in the Socialist Republic of Slovenia. Their militaristic self-stylisation, propagandist manifestos and totalitarian statements have raised many debates on their actual artistic and political positioning.
Selomon and Shantastic Shine interview Michael Garfield for episode #51 of the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast:
Michael Garfield is a writer, visionary artist, musician and philosopher. He writes for Globalish, an online news platform that explores the world of video and human conversation through the lens of non-separation and non-duality.
We speak with Michael about his background in writing, what type of articles he covers for Globalish, which includes a seeker’s path view at cultural futurism and literary critique of the artful video world.
Find more about Michael at here.
Interesting Articles by Michael on Globalish.com:
Link to the Jellyfish Painting we discuss in short:
The video for Killer, a neon space odyssey, chronicles a journey from the edges of 5D space “somewhere beyond Sirius” to planet Earth. The video co-stars comic legend and Disinfo favorite, Grant Morrison. Killer is Midnitemen’s debut single, a Neo West Coast flavoured re-imagining of the 90s dance classic by Adamski & Seal. Enjoy.
Shantastic Shine and Selomon interview performance artist Drew Phoria at Metta Morphosis 2015 for episode #50 of the Project Bring Me to Life podcast.
Drewphoria is a solo acoustic artist and plays with his band “Ohm Towne Heroes” from Kalamazoo, MI. He is also a performance artist as well as a hoop performer, character artist, and an Avatar of joy with the Big Fun Circus. His goal is to inspire your mind and liven up your spirit!
We speak with him about two of his characters the singing lion and Spaceman, his background in theater along with two live performances for the PBM2L podcast!
“I even thought that I was gay. I thought that might be the solution to my problem.” — Kurt Cobain
Interview by Jon Savage | July 22, 1993. Cassette Tape
“I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don’t know why I seem to bring that out in people.”
“I didn’t like the sound of people gasping at the mere mention of my name. It horrified me.”
– As told to Joe Smith on November 3, 1986
Chris de Cinque is a well read man with a cheeky, verbose spirit. He also sings for the proggy, satire-soaked, mercurial quintet, Closure in Moscow. Their critically-acclaimed opus, Pink Lemonade (without a doubt one of my favorite records of last year) proves it’s possible to grapple with heavy themes like enlightenment and transhumanism all whilst maintaining a deep sense of fourth-wall breaking sarcasm complete with what sound suspiciously like boner noises (see the full album stream below).
The courage to forsake the armor your persona provides and expose your tender vulnerabilities to other humans is a terrifying, intimidating, yet irreplaceably vital thing. When you do summon up the bravery take that leap, you’re truly doing the no less than holy work of shrinking the gaps between you and your fellow man. Disabling your social forcefield allows compassion and understanding flow.… Read the rest
Fletch – MK Ultra
“Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body’s response to songs and sound,” suggesting there is a way to measure whether or not music can function as medicine, reports the Atlantic:
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“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”
Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with people near them. People make playlists for certain moods and activities—going to the gym, going to bed. But imagine if those apps could predict exactly which song would be best to help you focus, or to slow your heart rate after a run. (“You seem stressed. How about Sigur Ros?”) And if technology could predict how music affects the body, could it suggest music to treat symptoms of a disease?
That idea is the basis of The Sync Project, a new company based in Boston.