Throughout her career, Kate Bush has retained an unusual level of creative security. Outside of her demo era, there’s not a large number of Bush bootlegs in circulation. There’s no empire of lost Bush songs like there are lost Bob Dylan or Beatles tracks. Fans are mostly left to speculate on tidbits of information one gets about lost Bush songs, such as the Cathy demos’ “Go Now While You Can” and the title track of Never for Ever. Following the arc of Bush’s career entails sticking almost entirely to her studio work.
Bush retains a huge amount of creative control over her work. One of the reasons she releases music so slowly is her need to hone her work to be exactly how she wants it. Losing control over her circumstances certainly hasn’t led to her finest albums being created. Perhaps setting her own parameters is an active terror to Bush.
The Kick Inside sessions seem to only have one outtake: “Scares Me Silly,” a bootleg rather than a bonus track from some official release. Listening to it in 2019, it’s not hard to understand why it was never released. “Scares Me Silly” is loopy, particularly ...
This time, in a change to our advertised programme, we look at James Allsup and Nick Fuentes.
Warnings Apply, as always
And we're on iTunes.
Kevin Logan's video about James Allsup
James Allsup on Youtube
Nick Fuentes on Youtube
SPLC profile James Allsup
Nationalist Review (defunct)
Nationalist Review (even more defunct)
America First Media (defunct but somehow not)
Nick Fuentes/James Allsup split
James Allsup elected Precinct Committee Officer
James Allsup probably no longer a PCO
"Once Allsup’s true political motives became known, some local Republicans distanced themselves from him and sought to remove him from his PCO role. However, one local GOP leader, the chair of a neighboring county’s Republican committee, said Allsup had been “label lynched,” and looked to rehabilitate him in the eyes of locals.
"A compromise was eventually reached by those oppsed to the alt-right activist to effectively render him toothless within the Washington State GOP establishment. In a meeting Saturday, the Whitman County Republican Central Committee ruled it could not remove the Charlottesville marcher’s title because he had been elected to the post. However, the group unanimously voted to end his membership and privileges. Allsup ...
A thing we will inevitably have to address is what it looks like for Doctor Who to respond to Trump. Or, in the UK context, Brexit, but let’s go ahead and just use Trump as a metonym for the catastrophic politics that form the backdrop of the Moffat-Chibnall handover. This is, of course, something it is not fair to ask Class to do. It’s not fair to ask most of Series 10 to do it either—Trump’s election happened late in the block where they shot Oxygen and The Eaters of Light, which was in time to work the “too orange” gag into The Pyramid at the End of the World (although more on Trump and that episode when the time comes) but nowhere near early enough for anything in this season to be conceptualized as an intentional response to his Presidency. (His campaign is a different matter.) Even with Brexit, the vote took place four days after filming started—enough to have some impact (we know that Gatiss was considering an explicitly Brexit-themed script), but still fundamentally after the series was well underway. On the whole, Series 10 emerged from the midst of 2016’s turmoil; it is the Chibnall era that ...
Out of the 13 songs on The Kick Inside, 12 are fairly maximalist in their productions, sporting a few musicians on each track. Even the quieter piano ballads like “The Man with the Child in His Eyes” and “The Kick Inside” are accompanied by orchestras. The result is an album that, while not necessarily carried by its production, measures itself by a standard of heavily produced and instrumentation-based albums.
It’s long been remarked that Kate Bush’s primary instrument is her voice. Even when her melodies are idiosyncratic and sprawling and her albums’ productions demand an audience’s ear, listeners always talk about her voice first. Even an instrumental track like “Night Scented Stock” is guided by Bush’s vocals. Her most recent collection of new songs, 50 Words for Snow, takes a back-to-basics approach of voice-and-piano that Bush started her career with. While the Fairlight will guide Bush towards her best work, there’s hardly a more powerful duo in popular music than Bush and her piano.
“Feel It” is an exceedingly intimate affair, the only song on The Kick Inside to have no session musicians. It’s Bush alone at her piano, saying ...
This week we delve into the dark pit of deeply pathetic depravity that is Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff and his 'Daily Shoah' podcast. Big deals within the 'alt-right'.
This episode comes with strong content warnings. We relay racial slurs and "unironic exterminationism". Daniel has been less sparing than usual and Jack has decided not to bleep anything.
From last week - NSM taken over by James Stern
The Right Stuff
Andrew Marantz's New Yorker profile of Enoch, Birth of a White Supremacist
Enoch and David Duke in Charlottesville Unite the Right
TRS on Youtube
Mike Enoch and Sven doxxed
The Pool Party is Closed - Timeline of Alt-Right Meltdown
Genocide: The Inescapable Conclusion
SPLC profile on Enoch
Jessie Dunstan's old band, "Mathematic the Waves"
Alex McNabb suspension
Alex McNabb cleared of charges
Audio clips for episode 9 including the extermination clip: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=13uWKSYl4D1YysQVo7s8lU6LVDosO9GXG
It’s December 3rd, 2016. Clean Bandit remain at number one. Weeknd and Daft Punk get a seond song in the top ten, while Neiked, Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars also chart. In news, a plane crash kills the bulk of Brazillian football team Chapecoense. Donald Trump sparks a touch of international incident when he calls the President of Taiwan, while a fire in an Oakland art space known as the Ghost Ship kills 36. A man opens fire inside a Washington pizza restaurant because, basically, Mike Cernovich said there were pedophiles there.
While on television, the season and de facto series finale of Class, “The Lost.” “The Lost” hangs over the rest of Class. Without it you have seven well-meaning episodes of various levels of success—a show that could frequently have stood to be a little braver, but that always meant well and wanted to be good. With it, however, the picture gains an ugly, cynical tinge. “The Lost” is not Class’s first bad episode. It is its worst episode, which is never a good thing to have happen with your finale. But more damning than its general crapness is the particular ...
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“There is a cosmic law which says that every satisfaction must be paid for with a dissatisfaction.”
— G. I. Gurdjieff.
The philosopher-mystic G. I. Gurdjieff’s spiritual path The Fourth Way presents a response to three ways of enlightenment: disciplining the body, emotions, or mind (these are the paths of the fakir, the monk, and yogi, but this isn’t a theology blog). Rather than focusing on becoming one’s true self through just one of these channels, Gurdjieff taught a Fourth Way which prioritized all of them at once. This was a way for people to learn their true selves by engaging with this path in daily working life without undertaking John the Baptistian asceticism. Gurdjieff’s doctrine caught on with such figures as P. L. Travers, Robert Anton Wilson, Peter Brook, and became influential in its disparate, scattered way.
The reference to Gurdjieff in “Them Heavy People” is notable for how it tips an already offbeat ...
In this episode, Daniel tells me all about the present-day American Nazis, in the forms of the Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP), the National Socialist Movement (NSM), and related people and organisations, especially the Nationalist Front. We pay special attention to the best known representative of this nauseating subculture, Matthew Heimbach, and touch on the internal debacle which became known as 'The Night of the Wrong Wives'.
Warnings apply - as always.
Reminder: we're on iTunes and YouTube
Christopher Hasson - Lt. in the Coast Guard, planning fascist domestic terrorism - arrested
Book: Everything You Love Will Burn by Vegas Tenold
National Socialist Movement website
Black Civil Rights Advocate Takes Control of the NSM
TWP Website (Archived)
Vice Documentary "White Student Union" 2013
Matt Heimbach American Freedom Party 2013
Heimbach assaults woman at Trump Rally
The Neo-Nazi Has No Clothes
Article about Tony Hovater "A Voice of Hate in America's Heartland."
The Night of Wrong Wives
Heimbach becomes community outreach director for NSM
Heimbach removed from NSM
White Right: Meeting the Enemy (available on Netflix)
SPLC file on Matthew Heimbach
SPLC file on TWP
SPLC file on Jeff Schoep
SPLC file on NSM
League of ...