HEXES the sunday spectra 5/1/11

Nymph by John William Waterhouse

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A DARKER SHADE OF PAGAN 5/1/11

Pagan sounds from the underground

Playlist for 05/01/11

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Anima Animus Animal – Beh Amara (Be Deathless)
School of Seven Bells – Midnight Sun
The Hare and the Moon – The Willows
Arborea – Black is the Colour
Magnet – Fire Leap
The Fates – The Song of the Fates
Grouper – Alien Observer
Sharron Kraus & Friends – May Song
The Moon and The Nightspirit – Tucskok Az Avarban
Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud – Where Earth Meets Sea
BeMyDelay – To The Other Side

You can also listen to this show on the Pagan Radio Network!

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VIRGINS AND BEASTS by LAU

Explore more of the incomprable LAU

laurelbarickman.com and recspec.org

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REMEMBERING JOANNA RUSS

Annalee Newitz: “One of the twentieth century’s greatest science fiction authors, Joanna Russ, died peacefully this morning after suffering a series of strokes. Controversial, political, poetic, and full of crazy action, Russ’ work has seduced and troubled readers for decades.”

“When she wasn’t writing speculative fiction, Russ also wrote essays about feminism and literature, many of which have been collected in books like To Write Like A Woman and How to Suppress Women’s Writing. I’m particularly fond of her semi-autobiographical novella On Strike Against God, one of the only pieces of fiction she wrote in a straightforward narrative style and set on contemporary Earth. It’s about a woman discovering what it’s like to fall in love with another woman, and it’s a terrifically fun but bittersweet romance that reminds me of Michele Tea’s classic Valencia.”

Read more at io9

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MAY, QUEEN OF BLOSSOMS

It’s a new mix by our favorite hex and shuffle and mix mistress, but what is it? Is it, Music for witchlings? Spooky dream pop? Wyrd forest folk? Or perhaps, lo-fi ghost rock? Whatever it is, we like it, we like it very much.

Image © Ellen Rogers

Track Listing

Rosemary, Lane Espers | The Woods, St. Mary’s | Son of the Moon, Daughter of the Sun, Arborea | Dandelion Wine, Rusalnaia | The Poisoner Fern, Knight | Black Earth, Spires That In The Sunset Rise | Eumenides, Esben and the Witch | Before Lately, Cheyenne Marie Mize | The Gypsies Came Marching After, White Magic | Santa Compana Ordo, Funebris | Tiny Seeds Nina Violet | Sigurdlied, Faun | Drinking Wine In Yarrow, Fursaxa | Heart of Clay, Laura Jorgensen | Wheat Fields, Korouva | Alien Observer, Grouper | The Shadow of Eden, Backworld |

MAY, QUEEN OF BLOSSOMS

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OWNING THE PAIN THROUGH TATTOOS

Jay Lake: “Yesterday I went over to Sea Tramp Tattoo here in SE Portland and marked my cancer experience permanently on my body in symbols of my own choosing. This is to contrast with the surgical traces across my abdomen and chest. [info]kenscholes came with, as did [info]mlerules. Being who we are, we brought cameras.”

More at Jay’s site

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THE MORNING AFTER WALPURGIS…

…everyone’s stiff and tired, but happy. (photo/parkville5)

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AND

The prologue for PAGAN DALEK

— will appear in this space before the witching hour, tonight —

Have no fear, you’ll know.

Edit, ten hours later:

No prologue or even a sketch of a prologue coming in time to hold the calender date today, but I rec’d something almost better, and am pretty surprised and pleased. See following post. And the prologue—which will definitely be in the form of a sketch—will be a stand alone post, soon. Happy May Day, everybody. And thanks for all the enthusiastic support from various ghoulish corners.

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3 Comments

  1. thank you for post my arts, mr. drax. i’m in such good company!

  2. Thanks for the info on Joanna Russ. So difficult to lose the really good ones.

    • Sure. Was thinking about you re JR. And other things, too.


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