Playing this Sunday at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix is Věra Chytilová’s Daisies. A wild, surrealistic romp of a film, it’s radical form is still revolutionary. Here’s a write-up on the film (and its filmmaker) for FilmBar. I’m also working on a piece about Chytilová’s other avant-garde masterpiece “Fruit of Paradise” for De’Lunula (keep your eyes peeled for that next week).
FilmBar: An Overheated Kettle That You Can’t Turn Down: “Daisies”
My latest FilmBar Film Blog takes a look at the work of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who passed away today.
FilmBar: Michael Ballhaus (1935-2017): One Of The Cinema’s Sharpest Eyes
For my latest Spiral Nature piece, I take a look at the history and benefits behind flotation pods. Plus: I get to make an “It” joke in it.
Spiral Nature: The magick of flotation pods: Drowning your monkey mind
Here’s my latest piece for the Phoenix New Times- a profile piece on the insanely prolific Japanese psych-rockers Acid Mothers Temple.
Phoenix New Times: Hear Acid Mothers Temple Play Something You’ve Never Heard Before
My latest piece for De’Lunula is one that I’m particularly proud of. 🙂 It’s a look back at one of my favorite bands, Brainiac. Criminally underrated, they’re one of the greatest bands of the 90’s. Their last recording, the “Electro-shock for President” EP, turned 20 this year on April 1st. Seemed as good a time as any time to look back and wonder what could have been…
De’Lunula: Fresh New Eyes & Last Goodbyes: On Brainiac’s “Electro-shock for President”
My latest piece for the fantastic occult website Spiral Nature Magazine talks about my experiences at last month’s International UFO Congress in Fountain Hills.
Spiral Nature Magazine: Faith, fountains, and Fortean phenomena at the 2017 International UFO Congress
This piece for PHX SUX takes a look back at the Phoenix Burn, one of my favorite downtown traditions (that didn’t happen this year).
PHX SUX: Fade Away and Radiate: The Phoenix Burn Grows Cold