Weekend links 709


Guardian Angels (1946) by Dorothea Tanning.

• “If photographs can outlive their subjects, and memory works like photography, do images somehow endure in the brain after death? Could these undead memories be recovered with the right technologies?” Speculative fiction from 1899 in Dr Berkeley’s Discovery by Richard Slee and Cornelia Atwood Pratt.

• Mix of the week: Astral Loitering: Excursions In New Age, 1970–1989: 210 minutes of well-chosen selections that continue where I Am The Center left off. In a similar zone, albeit more recent, there’s the regular monthly report from Ambientblog, DreamScenes—January 2024.

• At American Scientist: The Source of Europe’s Mild Climate: “The notion that the Gulf Stream is responsible for keeping Europe anomalously warm turns out to be a myth”. An article from 2006 that you’d think would be more widely known today.

The Anomalist: “World News on UFOs, Bigfoot, the Paranormal, and Other Mysteries at the Edge of Science”. Too many of the links lead to worthless tabloid filler but the headlines can be fun.

• Coming soon from Strange Attractor: Two-Headed Doctor: Listening for Ghosts in Dr John’s Gris-Gris, a book by David Toop which analyses the Doctor’s voodoo-themed debut album.

• At Unquiet Things: Beyond The Shadows Of The Labyrinth: Exploring the Groovy Kaleidoscope of Ted CoConis’ Art.

• DJ Food unearths a batch of Portuguese Hauntology via Prisma Sonora Records.

• At Dennis Cooper’s: John Waters Day (restored/expanded).

• New music: Moon by Retep Folo & Dorothy Moskowitz.

New Age (live) (1969) by The Velvet Underground | New Age (1980) by Chrome | 1966 – Let The New Age Of Enlightenment Begin (2014) by Sinoia Caves

2 thoughts on “Weekend links 709”

  1. After spending some time searching the links provided at the Anomalist I was filled with a certain nostalgia. Then I noticed at one of the few surviving local newsstands the recent issue of Fortean Times, celebrating its 50th anniversary. I’m not unaware of recent excitements but the subject of UFOs seems so terminally 20th century. I always agreed with those who found the subject more interesting culturally than scientifically. I still possess some of William Barker’s Schwa publications. I was a huge Robert Anton Wilson fan. Are there any Discordians left?

  2. I’ve always counted myself among the Discordians even though I’m not a very active one. My main email address has always been discordia@…

    UFOs have always interested me in a minor way but agree with RAW that the way most people discuss them is excessively naive, always debating the pros and cons of physical objects moving from A to B.

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