Tuesday, March 31, 2009


There are many splendid things in life
Things we can't conceive
Like the fig in the figroll
Dyslexic when you're drinking
Backwards on your knees
Happy ever after all
You were only trained to please
(born in clouds come) heavy
Full of heavy metal dust
It's raining stranger afternoons
Not knowing who to trust
Silence is unfamiliar
Living in a stereo swell
Mercy feels his mistress
An ace from T.V. hell

Here come the puppets, the ideal stars
Friendly on T.V., friendly in bars
Send in the medics
They think they've got ethics
Painting the clouds with sunshine everyday
Everyday, everyday, everyday

(lyrics from a Whipping Boy's song called "Puppets")

Not Given Lightly

"Not Given Lightly: A Tribute To Τhe Giant Golden Book Of New Zealand's Alternative Music Scene" λέγεται η νέα διπλή συλλογή της Morr και πρόκειται για album "φόρο τιμής" σε μπάντες των 80's από τη Νέα Ζηλανδία. Τα ονόματα που συμμετέχουν πολλά και καλά!

disc 1 :
1. Lali Puna - I Like Rain (Jean Paul Sartre Experience)
2. People Press Play - Kaleidoscope World (The Chills)
3. Tarwater - Death And The Maiden (Verlains)
4. It's A Musical - All My Hollowness To You (Tall Dwarfs)
5. B. Fleischmann - Not Given Lightly (Chris Knox)
6. The Go Find - Pink Frost (The Chills)
7. Guther - Glide (Chris Knox)
8. The Wooden Birds - Afternoon In Bed (The Bats)
9. Butcher The Bar - Bee To Honey (Tall Dwarfs)
10. Sin Fang Bous - I Think I'd Thought I'd Nothing Else To Think About (The Chills)
11. Borko - Up In The Sky (Jean Paul Sartre Experience)
12. Masha Qrella - Pink Frost (The Chills)
13. Saroos - Prisoner Of A Single Passion (Graeme Jefferies)
14. American Analog Set - Anything Could Happen (The Clean)
15. Bobby & Blumm - On An Unknown Beach (Peter Jefferies)
16. Contriva - Light (Chris Knox)
17. ISAN - Harmonic Deluxe (Robert Scott)
18. Electric President - You Forget (David Kilgour)

disc 2 :
1. Benni Hemm Hemm - Stoffeise
2. Radical Face - Wandering
3. Guther - New Science
4. Sin Fang Bous - Nothings
5. Seabear - Singing Arc
6. Butcher The Bar - Snakes
7. Surf City - Kudos
8. Electric President - White Noise
9. It's A Musical - In Case Of Harmony
10. Seavault - Cornfields
11. Populous - Zodiac
12. Saroos - Dubstar
13. Tarwater - Captain
14. ISAN - Happy Chord Whore
15. Bobby & Blumm - Take A Sip
16. B. Fleischmann - Aldebaran Waltz

Glen Johnson

"Details Not Recorded" ονομάζεται το ντεμπούτο album του τραγουδιστή των Piano Magic, Glen Johnson. Νομίζω ότι τα πολλά λόγια είναι φτώχεια όταν αναφερόμαστε σε τέτοιους Καλλιτέχνες...Α-ν-α-ζ-η-τ-ή-σ-τ-ε το!

trackist :
01. Brilliant Ships
02. My Horror Mask
03. Late Caller
04. Details Not Recorded
05. Les Catacombes
06. I Know You Know My Name
07. A Pause In The Night
08. Save Me
09. Desiderata
10. Loves Like You
11. Quiet Life

An Orange End

"Lego" ονομάζεται το πρώτο full-length album των "δικών" μας An Orange End και κυκλοφόρησε πριν λίγο καιρό...Η τετράδα των An Orange End κατάγεται από την Τρίπολη και αυτή είναι η δεύτερη κυκλοφορία της μπάντας (η πρώτη ήταν το cds “ SkylinePlaygrounds”). Η μουσική τους βαδίζει στα μονοπάτια της "γλυκόπικρης" indie pop και το "Lego" είναι ένα εξαιρετικό δείγμα της δουλειάς τους.

Εδώ για να πάρετε μια γεύση...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


(για όσους δε θυμούνται, αυτό είναι εσώφυλλο του music for the jilted generation των prodigy, παραμένει επίκαιρο..)

navarinou square (the last tree standing...)

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Πρωινοί θόρυβοι
με δροσιάς σημάδια
τον καφέ ανακατεύουμε από συνήθεια.

Τα ίδια λόγια,
οι ίδιες πράξεις,
καθρέφτες σε ασανσέρ, πινακίδες, διαβάσεις.

Χαρτιά γεμάτα 
αριθμούς και ρολόγια
και η ζωή μας κοιτά 
σαν ν’ αφήσαμε πίσω
το βραδινό της φόρεμα, 
το ηδονικό της τέλμα.

Μέρα και χαρτιά, ρολόγια,
όσο ακόμα μας κουβαλάτε
θα ζούμε με της δροσιάς τα κρύα πανωφόρια
και βαθειά στην τσέπη θα σφίγγουμε μόνο,
μιας γλυκιάς ερωμένης, 
της ζωής μας της ξένης,
το σκισμένο εσώρουχο.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I m FREE!!!!

Νοιώθει ότι μπορεί να πετάξει τα σκουπίδια του από το μπαλκόνι. Ότι μπορεί να παρκάρει όπου θέλει και ας κλείνει το δρόμο. Να βάζει δυνατά την τηλεόραση γιατί “δεν είναι ακόμα ώρες κοινής ησυχίας”. Να αλλάζει λωρίδα στο δρόμο χωρίς να βγάζει φλας. Να στέκεται με την ομπρέλα ανοιχτή, κάτω από το υπόστεγο του μισού μέτρου, αδιαφορώντας για του άλλους. Αδιαφορώντας. Κράτα το keyword. Νοιώθει ότι μπορεί. Είναι ελεύθερος.

Ελληναρά μου… Repeat after me: I am free

Περισσότεροι τοίχοι στο picturesofwalls.com. Πηγή: arxedia media / Text by Nassos K. /Crazymonkey

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What about Hyper-Reality? Quantum weirdness: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind

The mad processor got a massive cosmotheoretic blast recently, a new theory of what reality is all about surfaced from a French Scientist named Bernard d'Espagnat. Complicated? Not that much / Controversial? Yes, a lot

A lifetime studying quantum mechanics has convinced Bernard d'Espagnat that the world we perceive is merely a shadow of the ultimate reality

I believe that some of our most engrained notions about space and causality should be reconsidered. Anyone who takes quantum mechanics seriously will have reached the same conclusion.

What quantum mechanics tells us, I believe, is surprising to say the least. It tells us that the basic components of objects – the particles, electrons, quarks etc. – cannot be thought of as "self-existent". The reality that they, and hence all objects, are components of is merely "empirical reality".

This reality is something that, while not a purely mind-made construct as radical idealism would have it, can be but the picture our mind forces us to form of ... Of what ? The only answer I am able to provide is that underlying this empirical reality is a mysterious, non-conceptualisable "ultimate reality", not embedded in space and (presumably) not in time either.

How did I arrive at this conclusion? My interest in the foundations of quantum physics developed at quite an early stage in my career, but I soon noticed that my elders deliberately brushed aside the problems the theory raised, which they considered not to be part of physics proper. It was only after I attained the status of a fully-fledged physicist that I ventured to take up the question personally.

To put it in a nutshell, in this quest I first found that whatever way you look at it the quantum mechanical formalism, when taken at face value, compels us to consider that two particles that have once interacted always remain bound in a very strange, hardly understandable way even when they are far apart, the connection being independent of distance.

Even though this connection-at-a-distance does not permit us to transmit messages, clearly it is real. In other words space, so essential in classical physics, seems to play a considerably less basic role in quantum physics.

I soon found out, as often happens, that these things had been known for quite a long time. Schrödinger had even given them a name: entanglement, and had claimed entanglement is essential. But strangely enough he had not really been listened to. Indeed he had been unheard to the extent that the very notion of "entanglement" was hardly mentioned in regular courses on quantum physics.

And in fact most physicists felt inclined to consider that, if not entanglement in general, at least the highly puzzling 'entanglement at a distance' was merely an oddity of the formalism, free of physical consequences and doomed to be removed sooner or later, just through improvements on the said formalism. At the time the general view was therefore that if any problems remained in that realm these problems were of a philosophical, not of a physical nature so that physicists had better keep aloof from them.

I was not convinced I must say, and in the early sixties I wrote and published a book and some articles developing physical arguments that focused attention on such problems by showing that entanglement is truly something worth the physicist's attention.

And then a real breakthrough took place in that John Bell, a colleague of mine at Cern, published his famous inequalities, which - for the first time - opened a possibility of testing whether or not entanglement-at-a-distance had experimentally testable consequences.

The outcome confirmed my anticipations. Entanglement-at-a-distance does physically exist, in the sense that it has physically verifiable (and verified) consequences. Which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that some of our most engrained notions about space and causality should be reconsidered.

Bernard d'Espagnat is a theoretical physicist, philosopher and winner of the Templeton Prize 2009. He is the author of On Physics and Philosophy, Princeton University Press, 2006

Friday, March 20, 2009

Back to Logic with LOGICOMIX

That's right...back to logic and common sense. The truth is that common sense is not always common. So logic and mathematics is definitely not amongst the most popular subjects of our times despite their ultimate importance in the world of science. Well, they got the attention they long needed with this very publication of Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos & Annie Di Donna. I just finished this illustrated adventure in the world of mathematics with Bertrand Russell as the main host and while reading it I was wishing to reach no end. But linearity was no exception to this story and the end came along with a new way to look at things. What more can you possibly want from a comix?

Pythagoras once proclaimed that the meaning of truth and reality in this world is hidden in numbers...This comix proves that he was right...

SYNOPSIS [logicomix.com]
Covering a span of sixty years, the graphic novel Logicomix was inspired by the epic story of the quest for the Foundations of Mathematics.

This was a heroic intellectual adventure most of whose protagonists paid the price of knowledge with extreme personal suffering and even insanity. The book tells its tale in an engaging way, at the same time complex and accessible. It grounds the philosophical struggles on the undercurrent of personal emotional turmoil, as well as the momentous historical events and ideological battles which gave rise to them.

The role of narrator is given to the most eloquent and spirited of the story’s protagonists, the great logician, philosopher and pacifist Bertrand Russell. It is through his eyes that the plights of such great thinkers as Frege, Hilbert, Poincaré, Wittgenstein and Gödel come to life, and through his own passionate involvement in the quest that the various narrative strands come together.

Sunday, March 15, 2009



Satan proposes the legendary dutch Mecano!

Ladies and gentlemen please welcome here a dutch quality band...Mecano

Mecano is a Punk/New Wave band founded in 1977 by Dirk Polak. Post-Punk from 1978 to mid 80's, a break, but now alive again. Mecano is more than a band, it's an art movement, since music is not their only art production...but let's stay to music here

"Escape the human myth" is a collection containing their best sounds...dont' miss it! and if Mecano is in town meet them up!

part 1

part 2

Official site: http://www.mecano.ws

Friday, March 13, 2009

Different Music 4 Indifferent Times: When we parted my heart wanted to die

"When we parted my heart wanted to die"
After "The Death of Rave" comes...what? The Death of V/VM?
An ending, a transition, a change for the better...? Let's hope so.
From the Artist (Possibly) Formerly Known As V/VM - who created some of the year's (and the one before's) most compelling music as The Stranger, The Caretaker, etc - comes "When we parted my heart wanted to die" by Leyland James Kirby.
It's every bit as wonderful as you might expect.
A return to Ambient's roots, I guess - hints of Eno and Harold Budd hover over the proceedings, but with a distinct post-millennial hauntological twist.
The accompanying film is amazing - an endless parallax'd view of Berlin streets from a walker's point of view, double-exposed, blurry, granulated...shifting in and out of focus with itself as we walk an endless streetscape, accompanied only by the sound of our own perpetual heartbreak. It's incredibly simple, but devastatingly effective and intensely personal, invoking a sense of profound emotional dislocation.
And still the walker walks on and on and on and on...never stopping....through superimposed street scenes, their multiple points-of-view creating a set of new imaginary thoroughfares thru which the walker drifts..."all in a dream...all in a dream..."
I hope James doesn't mind me quoting him, but he says: "...that video is about walking the same streets for months, with hangovers, with girls, with friends, in the rain, sleet, snow, sunshine and heat... all the time the ground beneath you is not solid, but fluid... it's about lost hopes and dreams and then finding new dreams and new hopes. It's an ending of a period of time and the beginning of another."
Bloody marvellous. [brainwashed]

Monday, March 9, 2009

Billy Hicks: Drugs and Evolution

William Melvin (Bill) Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian in the 1980s and early 1990s. He challenged mainstream beliefs, aiming to "enlighten people to think for themselves."[1] Hicks used a ribald approach to express his material, describing himself as "Chomsky with dick jokes."[1] His jokes included general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy and personal issues. Hicks' material was often deliberately controversial and steeped in black comedy. In both his stand-up performances, and during interviews, he often criticized media and popular culture as oppressive tools of the ruling class, meant to "keep people stupid and apathetic."[2]


Saturday, March 7, 2009

George Carlin: The Ten Commandments

George Carlin: Religion is Bullshit

one of the best comedians ever...

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian. He was also an actor and author, and he won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.[22]

Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on the flaws in modern-day America. He often took on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad For Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central cable television network list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.[23] He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and was also the first person to host Saturday Night Live....

this is the actual act that the contraversial documentary "zeitgeist" used as an intro to the religion chapter...

in this act Carlin has one of the most incredible logic demonstration ever recorded...
siple ,funny, and true

Introducing a new poet in poets: Metalanthi (with a picture of Mariadelmar)

Είναι το δεύτερο βήμα.
Πολλές φορές δεν θυμίζει σε τίποτα το πρώτο βήμα.
Άλλες φορές δεν είναι παρά μία αντιγραφή του.
Και άλλες φορές δεν είναι παρά η αρχή…
Ναι, το δεύτερο βήμα είναι πολλές φορές η αρχή.
Ή δεν είναι ποτέ η αρχή…
Γιατί πολύ απλά δεν υπάρχει αρχή.
Υπάρχει μόνο χάος.
Τίποτα δεν αρχίζει, τίποτα δεν μεσολαβεί, τίποτα δεν συνεχίζεται.
Τότε δεν υπάρχει πρώτο, δεύτερο, τρίτο βήμα…
Τότε υπάρχει απλά το… τίποτα.
Και είναι όλοι εκεί, σ’ εκείνο το τίποτα.
Υπάρχουν φωνές, υπάρχουν δρόμοι, υπάρχουν σκιές και φωτεινά μονοπάτια.
Και ο καθένας κάνει ότι θέλει, γιατί κανείς δεν είναι ποτέ εκεί για κανένα.
Και απλά έτσι όλοι υπάρχουν, δεν ζουν, απλά υπάρχουν.
Γιατί δεν ζεις άμα δεν σκέφτεσαι.
Και όταν κανείς δεν είναι εκεί για κανένα,
όταν κανείς δεν χαράζει πορείες,
όταν όλοι κάνουν ότι τους λένε οι φωνές και τα γράμματα μέσα από τα πολύχρωμα παράθυρα,
τότε κανείς τους δε ζει.
Και έτσι το δεύτερο βήμα δεν έπεται του πρώτου,
η αρχή δεν είναι παρά αυτή που επισημαίνει το τέλος,
και ο αέναος, ο ακατάπαυτος, ο σκοτεινός κύκλος μας κλείνει όλους μέσα του.
Και εκεί όλοι υπάρχουμε, κανείς δε ζει, απλά υπάρχουμε.
Έτσι απλά αναπνέουμε και οι καρδιές χτυπάνε, το μυαλό δεν λειτουργεί και νομίζουμε ότι ζούμε γιατί δεν ξέρουμε πως είναι να ζούμε.
Και μετά πεθαίνει κάποιος και όλοι ρωτάνε «πως πέθανε;» αλλά κανείς, ΚΑΝΕΙΣ ΠΟΤΕ δεν σκέφτεται «έζησε ποτέ;»
Και όλοι θυμούνται αυτόν που πέθανε, αλλά μετά ο σκοτεινός κύκλος, η στυγνή καθημερινότητα, επιστρέφει και ρουφάει τις μνήμες και ο νεκρός περνάει από το χάος της ύπαρξης στη μαύρη τρύπα της ανυπαρξίας.
Μόνο αναλαμπές, μόνο στιγμίτσες πετιέται φως από της τρύπα αυτή και τότε τον θυμούνται πάλι το νεκρό που πέθανε.
Εγώ δεν θέλω να θυμούνται όταν φύγω.
Δεν με νοιάζει να με ξέρουν, να με σκέφτονται, να με κλάψουν.
Θέλω να ξέρω ότι έζησα.
Θέλω να ξέρω ότι άξιζε, ότι σκέφτηκα, ότι ξέφυγα, ότι εμένα δεν με έφαγε το σκοτάδι του στυγνού, του μαύρου κύκλου που άλλοι διάλεξαν για μένα.
αν μπορούσα,
αν το κατάφερνα,
να έδειχνα και στους άλλους, αν πετύχαινε, πώς να το κάνουν αυτό…

Αυτό θέλω να γράφει πάνω στο μάρμαρο που θα σκεπάσει το κορμί μου:
ΕΝΘΑΔΕ ΚΕΙΤΑΙ Η _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Flash (is) Back: visionary and ahead of his time - Mr. Tesla

One thing I am going to do first if I ever visit Belgrade is to go at Nikola Tesla's Museum. Here is why...

Nikola Tesla was born at midnight on July 9, 1856, in the village of Smiljan, in the province of Lika, Croatia—then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Tesla was the genius who ushered in the age of electrical power.

Tesla had a vivid imagination and an intuitive way of developing scientific hypotheses. After seeing a demonstration of the "Gramme dynamo" (a machine that when operated in one direction is a generator, and when reversed is an electric motor), Tesla visualized a rotating magnetic field and developed plans for an induction motor applying the concept. This electric motor was the first step toward the successful application of alternating-current. Telsa used his imagination to prove and apply his hypotheses. Here is how he explained his creative process:

“Before I put a sketch on paper, the whole idea is worked out mentally. In my mind I change the construction, make improvements, and even operate the device. Without ever having drawn a sketch I can give the measurements of all parts to workmen, and when completed all these parts will fit, just as certainly as though I had made the actual drawings. It is immaterial to me whether I run my machine in my mind or test it in my shop. The inventions I have conceived in this way have always worked. In thirty years there has not been a single exception. My first electric motor, the vacuum wireless light, my turbine engine and many other devices have all been developed in exactly this way.”

Tesla completed his elementary education in Croatia. He continued his schooling in the Polytechnic School in Graz and finished at University of Prague. He worked as an electrical engineer in Germany, Hungary and France before emigrating to the United States in 1884.

Arriving in New York City with four cents in his pocket, Tesla found employment with Thomas Edison in New Jersey. Differences in style between the two men soon led to their separation. In 1885, George Westinghouse, founder of the Westinghouse Electric Company, bought patent rights to Tesla's system of alternating-current. The advantages of alternating-current over Edison's system of direct-current became apparent when Westinghouse successfully used Tesla's system to light the World Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893.

Tesla established a laboratory in New York City in 1887. His experiments ranged from an exploration of electrical resonance to studies of various lighting systems. To counter fears of alternating-current, Tesla gave exhibitions in his laboratory in which he lighted lamps without wires by allowing electricity to flow through his body.

When Tesla became a United States citizen in 1891, he was at the peak of his creative powers. He developed in rapid succession the induction motor, new types of generators and transformers, a system of alternating-current power transmission, fluorescent lights, and a new type of steam turbine. He also became intrigued with wireless transmission of power.

In 1900, Tesla began construction on Long Island of a wireless broadcasting tower. The project was funded with $150,000 capital from financier J. Pierpont Morgan. The project was abandoned when Morgan withdrew his financial support. Tesla's work shifted to turbines and other projects, but his ideas remained on the drawing board due to a lack of funds. Tesla's notebooks are still examined by engineers in search of unexploited ideas.

Tesla allowed himself few close friends, although one was humorist and author, Mark Twain. However, when he died in New York City on January 7, 1943, hundreds of admirers attended his funeral services, mourning the loss of a great genius. At the time of his death Tesla held over 700 patents.
Source: http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jul/tesla.html

Ετοιμαστείτε για Παπανδρέου...

My respects to http://aroxol.wordpress.com/

Natural Snow Buildings

Οι Natural Snow Buildings δημιουργήθηκαν το 1997 στην Γαλλία από τους Mehdi Ameziane και Solange Gularte. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει άπειρα album (δεν θυμάμαι αριθμό) και τον ήχο τους μπορούμε να τον κατατάξουμε κάπου ανάμεσα στο drone και στο ambient. Αν είστε λάτρεις των Sunn O))) και των Pocahaunted αναζητήστε τους χωρίς δεύτερη σκέψη!

Natural Snow Buildings selected disography :
* Ghost Folks
* I Dream Of Drone
* Laurie Bird
* Slayer Of The King Of Hell
* Sung To The North
* The Dance Of The Moon And The Sun
* The Wheel Of Sharp Daggers
* Daughter Of Darkness
* The Winter Ray
* Night Coercion Into The Company Of Witches

ΥΓ : Υπάρχουν και πολλά άλλα album...Απλά αυτά είναι κάποια που μπορείτε να βρείτε πιο εύκολα...

Πάρτε και μια γεύση...

stuck in a life like elevator

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Primavera en Madrid

Calle cortada

Nos lo darán los árboles

satan is tuned with rock blues of the desert

and when we say desert, we mean the ultimate desert, the great Sahara, place of the glorius Tuareg people

Tinariwen is a tuareg music group, quite famous and they are playing strange electric music, a bit of rock,blues, tradiotional tuareg music in their own wonderful language....here it is their best album, "Amassakoul"...........enjoy