Monday, December 31, 2018

The Last Night Of The World

"I dreamed that it was all going to be over, and a voice said it was; not any kind of voice I can remember, but a voice anyway, and it said things would stop here on Earth. I didn’t think too much about it the next day, but then I went to the office and caught Stan Willis looking out the window in the middle of the afternoon, and I said a penny for your thoughts, Stan, and he said, I had a dream last night, and before he even told me the dream I knew what it was. I could have told him, but he told me and I listened to him." 


"It was the same dream?" 

"The same. I told Stan I had dreamed it too. He didn’t seem surprised. He relaxed, in fact. Then we started walking through the office, for the hell of it. It wasn’t planned. We didn’t say, ‘Let’s walk around.’ We just walked on our own, and everywhere we saw people looking at their desks or their hands or out windows. I talked to a few. So did Stan." 

"And they all had dreamed?" 

"All of them. The same dream, with no difference." 

"Do you believe in it?" 

"Yes. I’ve never been more certain." 

"And when will it stop? The world, I mean." 

"Sometime during the night for us, and then as the night goes on around the world, that’ll go too. It’ll take twenty-four hours for it all to go." 

-Ray Bradbury




Farewell 2018

The Haunting Of Bell Hall

Click below for a fantastic Haunt video... really incredible work:


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Nite Owl Series: RESOLUTION

"High Noon Records presents its first compilation mix - this one, for your NYE celebrations. Here's to 2019."


I'd move into a bar that played this kind of music...

Click below:

Happy Haunts

This is really great, with some really amazing projection work in this Haunt.








Click here for a wonderful video.

And here for the main site.



Thursday, December 27, 2018

Now Playing: Turning

Some wonderful ambient music on this album...

https://torlundvall.bandcamp.com/album/turning

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Now Playing: Distances

By H.U.V.A. Network.


Sugar Bob's

I'm a guy who loves smoked foods (and drinks).  We're talking REALLY smoked.  Like campfire embers in your mouth.  Had some really nice smoked beer recently.  I even occasionally smoke my cats so their fur leaves a smoky residue on my hands and face (made that part up).

My brother gave me a bottle of Sugar Bob's Smoked Maple Syrup for Christmas and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes extreme smoke in their food (specifically in their waffles or pancakes [or mixed drinks]).  It's like someone poured a dark maple syrup down my chimney and sat at the bottom running it through a filter (it's REALLY smoky).


Begging For Candy


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Krampus - End Credits

Merry Christmas!

Hoping everyone has a wonderful, peaceful, and magical Christmas.



Monday, December 24, 2018

NORAD Santa Tracking

I suspect Santa must have a time-altering/temporal distortion device, but it's nice to see that NORAD is on top of the situation...


Now Playing: Gabriel's Message

By The Cambridge Singers.


Post-Ghost Scrooge

Man, I love the final act of this telling of A Christmas Carol.  I wish George C. Scott were my uncle.

Click below...


A Gift From Jayshadow

Click below and scroll through the photos...


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Now Playing: Christmas Carols

By Pär Boström (Kammarheit, Cities Last Broadcast)...


Friday, December 21, 2018

Magi

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage."

Photo by Theo.

Now Playing: Yule

For Jay...

Some Christmas Ambient music by Tor Lundvall (there are some vocals on here, but they totally work)...


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Now Playing: Silent 1

By Ksine.  There needs to be more dark ambient Christmas music!

https://youtu.be/f0Fj2iQJKaQ

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Old House On The Hill

I've tried to write this post a few times since November, when I found out some terrible news. 
Our community lost a talented and incredibly genuine and kind person.  On September 25th, PrimWitch from The Old House on the Hill (Candy was her real name) passed away suddenly of an unexpected illness.

I've featured her work a lot on the blog as it really spoke to me.  Primitive Folk Art is a mysterious art form.  It's crude and dark and organic.  It feels temporary and delicate, like it could crumble in your hands or blow over in the wind.  It speaks so loudly when bending Autumn or Winter in its twisty vines and dried husks and wrinkled fruits.  And Candy had it mastered.  A true artist.  One of the Greats of Primitive Folk Art.  A Giant.

Here's to the Prim Witch, of the Old House on the Hill. 
May she be at peace, where it's forever Autumn.