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Local Skate Park is Too Loud for Rob Zombie

phantom-scooby-doo-unmask-1Ah, shucks! This skate park would be awesome if it wasn’t for Old Man Zombie.

Via the Rolling Stone:

Rob Zombie can usually handle the shred, but a skate park near his Connecticut home is proving too much. The rocker and his wife, Sheri, have complained to the town of Woodbury that the park creates excessive noise, according to The Associated Press. The park opened in April near the Zombies’ house after two decades of planning; it cost $53,000, covered by both the town and fundraising by children and parents.

The Zombies were the first to complain about the park, though two other neighbors have since voiced similar opinions. Sheri Zombie inquired about potential funds for a move at a town budget meeting in June, claiming the park “proved to be a significant noise pollutant” that lowered the quality of life for the surrounding area.

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Are Psychedelic Drugs the Achilles’ Heel of the Establishment?

chapelservitor3(theoctopus)largerBack in 2010, I took a winter solstice themed acid trip with my lovely wife, which spawned the impetus for me finally writing my second book (which should be coming out this summer). I realized I needed to start writing said book during the trip because it was the one part of my magickal practice I had been neglecting, my magickal journal. According to some Occultists, this is the most important variable in the equation, so yeah, a pretty big oversight on my part and not something that was occurring to me at all before then. So I woke up the next day, sketched out the outline and got moving. Two and a half years later and it’s finally almost done (it only took me a year to write, finding a decent editor and getting that wrapped up has now taken me far longer, unreal). Not surprising though, every time I take psychedelic drugs other than weed, there’s an absolute deluge of otherworldly information that usually takes me quite some time to properly process and mold into action, which is a big part of the reason I don’t do them very often and increasingly focus the intent of the ritual when I do (highly recommended).… Read the rest

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Cult of Zir and Ogo Eion Talk About Their New Album

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Cult of Zir and Ogo Eion talk about their new album Shortwave Ministry for Theatre Noir. Via Technoccult:

Ogo: I brought my “trademark” shortwave radio, which i scored at a thrift store some ten years ago maybe – it’s seen much use since then. It’s a Sony FM/AM multi-band receiver ICF-5900W. It never breaks and keep battery charge for years. And I’ve always been quite impressed by the variety of sounds I can conjure up from this little beast. […]

Is the shortwave radio modified in any way?

Ogo: It’s not circuit bent, no. Though it’s seen some wear over the years that has seemed to affect it.

Nolon: I ran it through the same filters and delays and reverbs as everything else. There was some ham radio christian we tapped that night a few times. Something about homosexuality, a real bigot.

Ogo: Right. Mostly I ride those “sweet spots” between channels – static frequency sweeps and whatnot.

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Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio Interview

Pan SonicVia Technoccult:

Klint Finley: I guess I’ll start with, just to get it out of the way, the announcement has been put out that Pan Sonic has split up, so was this an amicable split?

Mika Vainio: Well, let’s say that we don’t have any plans to start again, but maybe we do one day. It’s still open, but I don’t think, at least for a couple years, we will not do it.

So are you willing to talk anymore about the reasons behind the split or do you want to leave it at that?

Yeah, why not. There has been no argument or bad spirit or anything like that. It’s just that after, we’ve been doing this for over 15 years, it’s time to stop and concentrate on our own solo things. […]

The record business has been going through a lot of transitions lately through music piracy through the Internet and there’s also the economic crash that makes it harder for people who might want to pay for music to actually pay for music.

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