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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Kit
    January 29, 2015 @ 3:49 am

    contributing to Moore’s five spoken word workings in the 90s and early 00s

    Only two of them – Moon & Serpent and The Birth Caul.


  2. encyclops
    January 29, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    I hadn't realized there was such a strong Bauhaus/Moore connection — really interesting. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a very silly song lyrically, but it's also pretty perfect for what it is, and I love everything about it musically.


  3. Elizabeth Sandifer
    January 29, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

    Did he depart after the first two? I admit, I have rips of the CDs, not originals – I'd thought all of them were Moore/Perkins/J. Who are the personnel on the last three?


  4. Kit
    January 29, 2015 @ 6:35 pm

    The latter three, all released by ex-Banshee Steve Severin on RE: and with John Coulthart covers, are similarly consistent in being by a Moore / Perkins duo.

    A Gary Lloyd, from memory, was the musical/soundscape collaborator on the Brought To Light CD, which I can check more details on at home if you need them.


  5. Anton B
    January 29, 2015 @ 11:31 pm

    There's also this – Proof, if needed, of the British determination to use any excuse for an anarchic orgy of fire and misrule. Lewes Bonfire night. Every year about 40 miles from London and 7 from where I live in Brighton. One of the few events where tourists are actively encouraged, for their own safety, not to attend.


  6. timber-munki
    January 31, 2015 @ 9:44 am

    Is it too much to hope that figure 630 will be a picture of Mr Lugosi's shed…


  7. Nyq Only
    February 1, 2015 @ 8:56 am

    The Toxteth riots weren't specifically anti-Thatcher riots but more anti-police (or perhaps anti-a-particularly-agrresive-style-of-policing riot). While Tatcher's economic policies certainly exacerbated the issues of poverty and unemployment in the area, the issues pre-dated her malign contribution.


  8. Daru
    February 14, 2015 @ 7:14 am

    Yes I had no idea at all that there was a Bauhaus/Moore link, so thanks for the enlightenment!

    Both Bauhaus and Moore provided me really with the soundtrack and stories of the most formative creative years. I have so many memories of hearing 'Bela Lugosi' in so many weird and wonderful settings that it feels like an indelible part of my DNA now.


  9. Daru
    February 14, 2015 @ 7:17 am

    Aye, and the Burghead Clavie Fire Festival (though with Norse links) is pretty wild too.

    Of a more Conservative style is the Bridgwater so-called 'Carnival', which celebrates the failure of Fawkes and ends up feeling like the trampling of misrule.


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