Monday, 20 December 2010

Northern Winter Begins!




Tonight for the first time in 400 years there will be a total lunar eclipse of the moon on a winter solstice! The darkest day in the year will be celebrated with the eclipse seen from Northern America, Greenland and Iceland. Luckily I am just off Vancouver Island although it is currently quite overcast with snow clouds.
Happy Solstice!


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

Baron



Wonderful album click here to download.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

As the nights close in...



Maybe time to read some Elliott O'Donell?

Konstantin Raudive


Latvian parapsychologist Konstantin Raudive, researched the subject of EVP, later releasing the above book Breakthrough with accompanying 7".

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Vigil

View full pdf here for more information and to buy tickets.

An Investigation into Haunted Space, Psychometry and Spectatorship

Royal Academy Schools, 1-2 October 2010

Researching a series of unexplained incidents at this historic building, artist Blue Firth uncovered a first-hand account of apparent poltergeist activity in the artists’ studios.

While patrolling the 18th century corridors one night in 2008, Red Collar guard Nathan Phillips experienced something that prevented him from finishing his shift: ‘When I got back to where the skeletons are kept, the doors all slammed shut — like boom, boom, boom one after another. I tried to make out what it could be and checked all the doors again. I got to the same point in the same sequence and the bangs happened all over again. I didn’t finish my patrol that night.’

To make sense of what happened to Nathan, Blue has collaborated with parapsychologist Dr David Luke and writer Mark Pilkington. As preparatory research they undertook investigative training sessions with the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP).

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Witchfinders Direct

Chris Matthews of Internet Curtains has got me hooked on Horrible Histories. This one is my favourite.

Markets Of Britain

Louis Wain Film

video

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Tomato Cain


I recently got my hands on a copy of this from the London Library. As expected all the stories were strange and beguiling, the best of which were, "Minuke" and "Chains". I am binding a small number of limited edition soft back copies of a couple of the stories, email me if you would like a copy.
Also there was a great radio version of Minuke performed by Moon Wiring Club as part of the Weird Tales for Winter week, aired earlier this year on Resonance.

Mr Humphries and His Inheritance



A lovely added bonus to the Network R2 Casting the Runes DVD. Really worth having a copy, you can still buy this cheap! This adaptation was made for the Yorkshire TV educational series 'Music Scene'. In this episode they use the James story to give an example of how the score is used to create tension! Brilliant.

Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare and UFOs

Be on the look out for the arrival of,



Mirage Men is a new book by Mark Pilkington (above) and a forthcoming film made with John Lundberg.

In this blog Mark will be sharing news, thoughts and ideas relating to the book and the topics discussed within it, announcing events and talks, posting images from his adventures in UFO reality, publishing sections that didn’t make the final edit and who knows what else!




The Eel, The Godfather


A great hauntological jaunt, mostly about Position Normal, conducted by Anthony Collins from The EEL.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sunblest



When it’s time to have a bite,
Have a sandwich,
Morning noon and night,
Have a sandwich!

Fresh every day the Sunblest way,
Fresh to the last slice.
Six slices a day:
The well-balanced way.

Education



I usually spend time relishing in educational programmes from dates earlier than I was born, 60's /70's aesthetics, black and white instructional school books. Lets not overlook the fabulous things below provided by the Look and Read a series aimed at improving children's literacy skills. The programme presents fictional stories in a serial format, but what I did not know was that some of the great educational songs, mainly from Badger Girl and Spywatch were composed by Peter Howell!



And one more thing! Wonderful.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept


Still from "A Warning to the Curious" aired 1972 BBC Ghost Story for Christmas

Today is the honoring day of the guardian goddess of Albion, Brittania, amongst other things. March 24th also marked New Years Eve before the Gregorian Calender was put in place. It is also St Gabriel's Day and thus a good day to invoke 'The Prince of Fire' if you are looking or waiting for good news..or just for some ebay item in the post.


The curious proverbist and folklorist Vincent Stuckley Lean died today in 1899. Following are some of his pearls of wisdom from his five volume 'Collectanea':

You may choke a dog with a pudding.


A turd is as good as a pancake to a sow.


Almost every system of superstition in order to be rightly understood should be (if I may so speak) read backwards
... Whately Errors of Romanism Essay IV

Meredith Frampton RA 1894-1984



A Game of Patience 1937