Prose Shows

I don’t know about you, but this is exactly what I like to see in the opening paragraph of an essay engaging issues around William S. Burroughs and the cult of rock’n’roll dot dot dot…

Naked Lunch is inseparable from its author William S. Burroughs, which tends to happen with certain major works. The book may be the only Burroughs title many literature buffs can name. In terms of name recognition, Naked Lunch is a bit like Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, which also arrived in 1959. Radical for its time, Kind of Blue now sounds quaint, though it is undeniably a masterwork. — William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ’n’ Roll, Casey Rae

Did you spot it? Didja?


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The Hum of Heresy
The Conqueror Term
Bill Self

Toxic Turntable #17

Currently listening…

• Gegozra, Musik für (2011)
• Billy Zais Foster, Red Hook (1962)
• Agavuel, Posla (1983)
• H7 Autobus, Unquietism (1977)
• C.M. Safie, Five Make Oblivion (1991)
• Duj Duj Bitumen, MuSekt (1998)
• Mir Toltor, Daub the Wood (1978)
• Über-Cseff, Ebe Dva (1996)
• Zue Aqhu, Vol. III (2013)
• Opus Pente, Nixed (1994)
• Aol Yie, Haaol (1982)
• Qizaia+, Glidepath (2008)
• X-Flower, Surciam Goba (2013)
• Lesley Hackett, Benjamin Said (1989)
• Zouque, Equinoctis (1989)
• Ludwig Abeille, Piano Concerto in D-major (2003)
• Les Mains Magiques, Hysteriac Celeriac (1975)


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Toxic Turntable #16

Toxic Turntable #16

Currently listening…

• Kev Neuys, Eloquence Foss (1964)
• Zetic Load, Loadstar (1991)
• Vi Jubilatus, Quinconce EP (1979)
• Ylikipojga, Vazhwevac Xviwv (1991)
• Voïde Thyroïde, I by the Yellow Door (1996)
• Weepster, Glows the Ghost (1983)
• Nous les Revenants, L’Iodisme (1988)
• Jiji è Vgelu, Live in Rheims (2016)
• Hex Dwi, Cats is Simplicity (1994)
• Quixotic Plovers, Imagine Us (2006)
• Rantique + Mizao, Oklahama + Ecclesia Sanctorum (split EP) (2008)
• Elizabeth Dobie, Uppers/Downers (1981)
• Zed Follows Wye, Goats in Etruria (2000)
• Hyssop-773, Abeoma (1987)
• Francesco Manfredini, 12 Concerti (1997)
• Eark, Xeno-Zoo (1993)


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Toxic Turntable #14
Toxic Turntable #15

Toxic Turntable #15

Currently listening…

• Coöperatif-41, Bokej z Banvú (1997)
• Hedgehoppers, Age is a Perfect Curve (1986)
• Xexzi, W3 R Bilius Qeenz (1996)
• Koyske, Ijt Dael’dui (1973)
• Les Vraies Pêches, Huitztzilin (2014)
• Corpa Cicuga, Lo-Jakt (1983)
• DeciDames, Froschfrauen (1985)
• Tōbz Zuriū, Huāopāh Remixes (2000)
• Milly Boxbrough, Bojfrenzi (2012)
• Ituh Ba, Uyc Nue (1960)
• Ecce Tambora, En las Últimas (2009)
• Tinnitus Sect, Auricular (2014)
• Lupa In Silva, Exocets magnetiques (2007)
• P.A. Locatelli, Concerti Grossi (1990)
• Iümgenker, Gleimxi (2013)


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Toxic Turntable #14

Performativizing Papyrocentricity #65

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Fratele Gets You NowhereO mie nouă sute optzeci şi patru, George Orwell, translated by Mihnea Gafiţa (Biblioteca Polirom 2002)

Whole Lotta ScottHighway to Hell: The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott, Clinton Walker (Pan Books 1996)

The Bella and the BoltonianA Forger’s Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger, Shaun Greenhalgh (Allen & Unwin 2017)

Clubbed to DeafThe Haçienda: How Not to Run a Club, Peter Hook (Simon & Schuster 2009)

Dizh Izh Vizh BizhVilest Visions: The Darkest, Despicablest, Disgustingest Decapitations vs The Nastiest, Noxiousest, Nauseatingest Necrophilia, Dr Samuel P. Salatta and Dr William K. Phipps (Visceral Visions 2018)


Or Read a Review at Random: RaRaR

Toxic Turntable #14

Currently listening…

• Pigiz Ligiz, Pigs and Grapes (2003)
• Jag Rote Kill, West by West (1972)
• Ziel Lovkopf, Wir Dulder (1980)
• Louve (+), Tb Rehearsal Tapes (1993)
• Hord Voe, Nord/Sud (1966)
• Ozark Swamphony, Sonic Remedies (1960)
• Blutfloh, Die Zauberflohte (2000)
• Zwoir, Oromig (1996)
• Flitwick Youth, Six Sieves (1989)
• Iuscaic, L2-B3/J7 (1995)
• Tiertochter, Elmsfeuer EP (2005)
• Eothorn, Duchess Esmeralda (1973)
• E.F. Dall’Abaco, 12 Concerti (1972)
• Jamie Hendrix XPRNS, Mosaïk (1996)


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Toxic Turntable #13

Performativizing Papyrocentricity #61

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Orchid KidThe Orchid Hunter: A Young Botanist’s Search for Happiness, Leif Bersweden (Short Books 2017)

Deep in the DarkThe Tunnel, Eric Williams (1951)

Faces and FactsThe Self-Portrait: A Cultural History, James Hall (Thames & Hudson 2014)

Persian PoolReligions of Iran: From Prehistory to the Present, Richard Foltz (Oneworld 2013)

Hooky HereUnknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, Peter Hook (Simon & Schuster 2012)

#MiTooMorbidly Miriam: The Mephitic Memoirs of Miriam B. Stimbers, Dr Miriam B. Stimbers (TransVisceral Books 2018)


• Or Read a Review at Random: RaRaR

Toxic Turntable #13

Currently listening…

• Ilm Beogdé, Best Of (1994)
• The Brandywines, Ludlow (1988)
• Murine, A Glass Alga (1997)
• Ichtherion, Et Agnus Vincet (1975)
• Xmode, Giftzwerg (1982)
• Uar Csolt, Marginsur (2010)
• Thomas Skinner Orchestra, Wasidu (1959)
• Elxuve, Howdja (1991)
• Iwri, Iwri 2 (1979)
• Henkerkunst, Gänzehaut (2011)
• Albion Chimes, Soltrip (1969)
• Vihol, F.E.S. (1982)
• Aitmao w Niau, Celebes (2012)


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