Performativizing Papyrocentricity #74

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents…

A Big Book about BooksThe Penguin Classics Book, Henry Eliot (Penguin 2018)

Wrecks & Drugs & Rock & RollBodies: Life and Death in Music, Ian Winwood (Faber 2022)

In the Bland of the BlindAn Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere, Mikita Brottman (Canongate 2018)

Hu Thru MuThe Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth, Michael Spitzer (Bloomsbury 2021)

A Bit of EngLitThe Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature: Essays 1962-2002, John Bayley (Duckworth 2005)

Chrome TomeThe Secret Lives of Colour, Kassia St Clair (John Murray 2018)

Cannonball Corpse – AC/DC: The Story of the Original Monsters of Rock, Jerry Ewing (Carlton Books 2015)

Chimpathy for the Devil?Oasis: Supersonic: The Complete, Authorised and Uncut Interviews, curated by Simon Halfon (Nemperor 2021)

D for Deviant, K for Korpse…Doktor Deviant’s Diary of Depravity: Kandid Konfessions of a Kompulsive Korpse-Kopulator, ed. Dr David Kerekes and Samuel P. Salatta (Visceral Visions 2022)


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Bong of Bongs

Dopelord, Polish stoner-doom band (photo by Marcin Pawłowski)



“Navigator” by Dopelord from Children of the Haze (2017)

Leaf burns to ashes — Hail the Holy Smoke!
Deepspace traveller, folding time with bong;
Green smoke inhaler — space defeated bends.
Skilled time deflector, holding bong in hand
Holding bong in hand…

Slowly he’s dying,
Slowly he’s turning,
Into stones and into ashes:
Slowly gets high.

Galaxy raider flights the mothership;
Mind decompressor on eternal trip;
Green smoke inhaler — space defeated bends.
Skilled time deflector, holding bong in hand
Holding bong in hand…


Elsewhere Other-Accessible…

Dopelord at Bandcamp

Post-Performative Post-Scriptum

The title of this incendiary intervention is a paronomasia on Song of Songs, the Biblical book traditionally ascribed to King Solomon and known in Hebrew as שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים Šīr hašŠīrīm and in Polish as Pieśń nad Pieśniami. Please note that the Overlord of the Über-Feral abhors and abominates the taking of all and any drugs. Except the purest and most potent: water, language, mathematics and music dot dot dot

Modes vs Tossers

“U2 are a band who believe in meetings, so everything has a meeting. With Depeche, it’s an exception to have a meeting at all. When I did visuals for The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour, I also filmed the show in Mexico City. After the concert, U2 all came to look at the footage. At midnight! For two hours! I mean, Depeche – you couldn’t get them to watch a minute. It’s an incredible difference in attitude. But that’s also the charm of Depeche. They don’t do many interviews, there’s no big plans, they just make a record and tour.”

‘They had soul’: Anton Corbijn on 40 years shooting Depeche Mode, The Intermzinator, 1vi21


Post-Performative Post-Scriptum

The peri-parapractic paronomasia in the title of this post corely references key Kulturkampf “Mods vs Rockers” in terms of 1960s Britain.

Down in the Bassment

Cover of Damned to Earth’s self-titled debut


I like the cover and the music.


Previously Pre-Posted…

Museek — in which I don’t like the cover but do like the music
A Little Light Night Music — in which I don’t like the music but do like the cover

Toxic Turntable #24

Currently listening…

• We Worship Silence, Pass the Gates (2011)
• House of Pyromania, Many Seek (Few Find) (1987)
• X-Newly Inc, Oz Wuwu 9 (2003)
• Iujisba, Abominable Abdominal (Killer Bees EP) (1986)
• Danny Yaup, Vision Ov (1969)
• Fizzy Glamsters, Keict (1991)
• Roxane Redmoor, Voxational DJ (2008)
• Kogar Fjö, Capnotic Micrographs (1993)
• Dynamic and the Zone, Cocodrilo Rock (1977)
• იჰვიუხე, პეპლები მთვარის (2002)
• Quickfinger, Ship on a Painted Ocean (1980)
• Earl Vanburgh, Glad (but) Sad (1965)
• Aquilæ ζ, Songs of Seventeen Stars (1979)
• Kozmik Krusaders, Hexen Zoo (1998)
• Quanta Thalassia, This Is Si Siht (2010)
• Thallium Addicts, Thanatographic (1999)
• X Xepj Xo, On an Ebb (2014)
• Orion’s Cradle, Live in Oslo (1987)
• Gazing on Bifrost, By the Swords (1976)
• Ausna, Z.M.E. (1977)
• Obelisk Pact, Long You’ll Slide (2003)
• Um Nuhotóbareac, L’Xac Rey (2011)


Previously pre-posted:

Toxic Turntable #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18#19#20#21#22#23

Performativizing Papyrocentricity #69

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Psyches and Psychoses – the work of Guy de Maupassant

Buzz OffThe Wasp Factory, Iain Banks (1984)

Drink InkThe Way to Dusty Death, Alistair MacLean (1973)

LittleratureIn Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate the World, Simon Garfield (Canongate 2018)

Le Paon dans les PyrénéesThe Man in the Red Coat, Julian Barnes (Penguin 2019)

Bon and OffTwo Sides to Every Glory: AC/DC: The Complete Biography, Paul Stenning (Chrome Dreams 2005)

The Fuel in the SkullThe Jewel in the Skull, Michael Moorcock (1969)

Suspicious SubstanceSubstance: Inside New Order, Peter Hook (Simon & Schuster, 2016)


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The Grates of Roth

Van Halen’s Diamond Dave fails to sparkle:

In terms of music, it’s all Brit. It’s Freddie, Bowie and the guy in Zeppelin. Theatrically, you’re looking at Spider-Man, with a little Groucho thrown in. […] Pushing boundaries in terms of what [Van Halen] wore was never an ambition of ours, but it always seemed to be where we would end up. — David Lee Roth: ‘My advice for aspiring artists? Breathable fabrics’, The Guardian, 25vi2019.


Note that he said “Theatrically…” rather than “In terms of theater…” So he should’ve said “Musically, it’s all Brit.” Rather than using the ugly and pretentious “In terms of music…”


Hal Bent for Leather — Rob Halford talks like a Guardianista too