March 5th, 2006

Asmodeus

Asteroid #18777-HOBSON

{triumph des willens}

A 'Spellbound' moment

Josephine Kao, 10, wins bee on word from film

For 10-year-old Josephine Kao, it was truly a moment out of a movie. There she was Wednesday, one of two finalists in the 23rd annual California Central Valley Spelling Bee, and the trophy would be hers if she spelled just one more word correctly. "Cabotinage," intoned Bob Nathan, a local radio personality and event pronouncer. Josephine's heart skipped a beat as she recognized the word from one of her favorite movies - "Spellbound," the documentary about eight teens competing in the 1999 National Spelling Bee. It's an eponym meaning "behavior fitting a second-rate actor," after the French actor Cabotin, whose acting skills apparently left much to be desired. "I was like, 'I know this word!'" said Josephine, a home-schooled student from Roseville. "But I had to stay calm because if you get excited, you can stumble on a word and spell it wrong."

 • Spellbound (computer game) :: released in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC home computers. Versions for the Commodore 64 and the Atari 8-bit computers and an enhanced 128K Spectrum version with music and additional graphics were all released in 1986. It is the second game in the Magic Knight series and was programmed by David Jones. It was published by Mastertronic as part of their Mastertronic Added Dimension label. Magic Knight is transported to a castle with a collection of other characters and must rescue his friend Gimbal the wizard. Gimbal has become trapped by a self-inflicted "white-out" spell whilst trying to create a better-tasting rice pudding. Magic Knight must rescue Gimbal from his self-inflicted imprisonment and then ensure both he and the castle's other inhabitants are all returned to their correct time and place.

 • SpellBound (spell checker) :: Firefox extensions are software plugins that add new features to the Mozilla Firefox web browsers. SpellBound is a spell checker for the Firefox browser. It was ported to a browser extension from Mozilla Composer. SpellBound uses MySpell and all of MySpell's dictionaries.

 • Spellbound (music album) :: Spellbound is the name of the 1991 pop album released by Paula Abdul. The album was an international success and spawned major radio hits with the singles "Rush, Rush," "The Promise of a New Day," "Blowing Kisses in the Wind," "Vibeology," and "Will You Marry Me?"

 • Spellbound (song) :: Written and performed by Siouxsie And The Banshees (1981) — When you think / your toys have gone beserk / it's an illusion / you cannot shirk / you hear laughter / cracking through the walls / it sends you spinning / you have no choice.

 • Spellbound (documentary) :: 2002 documentary about the National Spelling Bee ... nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. The movie is set in 1999 at the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. It followed eight competitors in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competitors were Harry Altman, Angela Arenivar, Ted Brigham, April DeGideo, Neil Kadakia, Nupur Lala, Emily Stagg, and Ashley White. The film's director was Jeffrey Blitz. Disney Theatrical is due to adapt the film for Broadway in 2006 ... Nupur Lala was the champion of the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee (as speller 165), spelling "logorrhea" to win. One of the words she spelled: cabotinage. L'image que nous donne Pierre Brasseur incarnant Frédérick Lemaître dans Les Enfants du paradis est un exemple de cabotin créatif : par son panache et sa verve personnelle, l'acteur sauve le spectacle en mettant alors en valeur une pièce dont l'écriture est plate et sans saveur.

 • Spellbound (1945 film) :: directed by Alfred Hitchcock, tells the story of the new head of a mental asylum who turns out not to be what he claims to be. It stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov and Leo G. Carroll ... orchestral score by Miklós Rózsa notable for its pioneering use of the theremin.

Theremin :: one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments. Invented in 1919 by Russian Léon Theremin, the theremin is unusual in that it requires no physical contact in order to produce music and was, in fact, the first musical instrument designed to be played without being touched. The instrument consists of an array of circuitry including two antennas around which the user moves his or her hands to play.

Who would not envy the Average Man ... his status as a kind of gleeful Buridan's Ass, the only constraint on whom is that he must make his choice.Gilles Châtelet

"To be or not to be"
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LSD

pure evil is when flowers sing

Steven Stapleton was responsible for the cover painting. The alleged story is that it's painted directly onto an old wooden outhouse door Stephen somehow appropriated. He created the image by sanding down several layers of accumulated paint, painting the coat of arms, then sanding again. That he could achieve such a psychedelic effect from organic materials is to me a perfect compliment to the nature of the recordings it graced. Something of a litmus test for the psyche, the cover imagery itself is multilayered in such a way that if you interpret the sheild as a broad, flat nose and the curling banners as lips and mouth, you realise that the entire coat of arms is also quite deliberately the head of a lion! —John G. Dennett

[::PUNK AND AUTONOMIA::]
[::black sheep & black suns::]

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iki no kozo

AQ 381 = THE STRUCTURE OF "IKI" = CONTROL ABSTRACTION = DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID = HUE, RAINBOW OF COLORS = I AM BORN AGAIN AND AND AGAIN = I SEEM QUITE HELPLESS = LEARNABILITY THEORY = MATERIAL EXPLANATION (Intelligent Design) = PSYCHOLINGUISTICS = REMOVE RESTRICTION = SORCERER + NECROMANCER = THE VISION OF THE URN.

AQ 206 = "IKI" NO KOZO = ADONAI MELEKH (Lord & King) = ADORATIONS = CATACLYSMS = COLUMBIA (OV-102) = COMMAND CHAIN = COMPLEMENT = GARDEN OF EDEN = HIDDEN DEITY = HURRICANES = PETROLEUM = PSY TECHNO = PUBLIC SPACE = RADIOACTIVE (Half Life) = ROBO-TRADER = SERPENT EGG = SPHALEOTAS = SUBJECTIVE = SUMMONING = TECHNOWAVE = THELEMITES = TROLL-CULL = TRUE PITY.

AQ 257 = KYOTO SCHOOL = ALPHANUMERICS = CONCLUDING ARIA = DARK FARMHOUSE (Amalantrah Working) = DEPROGRAMMING = FOHAT CURRENT = HERMAPHRODITE = HOLY OF HOLIES = HUGH OF THE BORG = ILLUMINATION = IT WAS RENOMU = MALEFIC ECOLOGY = PHARMACEUTICAL (Half Life) = PHILOSOPHUS = PROFESSIONAL = QUARTERNARY = RATTY BASTARD = SHOCK THERAPY = SPAWN OF SATAN = THE AEONIC WORD = THE HOLY THREE = THE THREE KEYS = TRACE ELEMENTS = TWENTY-FOUR = TWIN SYSTEM = TWIN-TRACKING = VALE OF KASHMIR = WORD OF MOUTH.

AQ 222 = KUKI SHUZO = 3 TRIADS=243-DAYS = ADDRESS SPACE = AMPHIBOLOGY = CYBERNETICS = DISCUSSION = DOUBLE-AGENCY = EIGHT & EIGHTY = FRANCIS CRICK = FRUSTRATED = GEO REQUEST = HOBBES-FACTOR = INTERLOPER (Half Life) = LUX OCCULTA = MIRACULOUS = PURGATORY = RICK D. HUSBAND = RPG LAUNCHER (Half Life) = SEVEN VEILS = SHIT STORM = SOLIDARITY = SORROWETH = TECHLEPATHY = THE COSMIC EGG = THE CURRENT = THREE SIXES = US HEGEMONY = US STRIKES = USS ELDRIDGE = VALUE ADD SUM = WESTERN MAN = WHITE JAGUAR = WOMAN=OTHER.

AQ 263 = CONVERSATION = ADEPTUS MINOR = AEONIC CURRENT = CLUSTER-TYPE = ELECTRIC TRAMS (Black Mesa Research Facility) = ENLIGHTENMENT = ergdbab (BONORUM) = GENIO HUIS LOCI = HIGH DEFINITION (Half Life) = HURRICANE SCALE = LEMURODIGITAL = MANIFESTATION = NYARLATHOTEP = ORGASMIC BLISS = REASON AND LOGIC = REGIME OF SIGNS = SALLIE BALIUNAS = THE APOCALYPSE = THE HOLY BOOKS = THE ONE IN THREE = VIRGO LUCIFERA.

AQ 231 = MELYMBROSIA = ARTIFICAL AEON = ASTRO-OCEANIC = BEHOLD CHRIST = COORDINATOR = EVIL BUNNIES = FEATURE CREEP = FIFTH ELEMENT = FOURSQUARE = GOD OF THE GAPS = GUARDIAN ANGEL = HARPOKRATES = INTERROGATE = KIND OF CRAZY = LUMINESCENCE = MIDNIGHT SON = NUMBER OF A MAN = OCCULT WORK (Abuldiz Working) = ORDINARY MAN = PREDICTIONS = RAIL SYSTEM (Black Mesa Research Facility) = RANGED WEAPON (Half Life) = RETURNITY = ROCK THE CASBAH = SACRED QUEST = SARKOLEPSY = SECRET AND FEW = SET THE VIDEO = SEVEN CANDLES = SEVENTH SON = SOLVED BY MAN (Charles Darwin) = STARRY BLUE = TEN PLUS ONE = THE BLACK EARTH = THE BOOK OF GOD = THE MARK OF GOD = TROGLODYTE = XXXXXXX.


Pincus follows Karatani in bringing Heidegger into the discussion, though her grasp of his ideas seems no firmer than her guide's.(62) She adverts to Heidegger's "Conversation" in considering the appropriateness of Kuki's use in "Iki" no kozo of methods derived from Western philosophy, and then asks: "Had Kuki not in fact already succumbed to the temptation of the West when he spoke of iki as 'sensuous radiance through whose lively delight there breaks the radiance of something suprasensuous'?"(63) The question is otiose because Kuki could never have spoken of iki in anything like those Heideggerian terms—nor did Tezuka Tomio (Heidegger's interlocutor in the original conversation) "amend Kuki's definition of iki" in the straight Heideggerese that Pincus cites in her next footnote.(64) If she had read Tezuka's account of his talk with Heidegger, Pincus would have learned that what the latter presents as a dialogue "occasioned by the visit of Professor Tezuka" is in fact a freely composed fantasy with only a few tenuous points of contact with the actual conversation.(65) Indeed, recent research on Heidegger's "Conversation" has shown that much of the characterization of iki that Heidegger puts in the mouth of his "Japanese" interlocutor in fact derives from a German monograph on Noh drama that appeared the year before Tezuka's visit (and which Heidegger mentions in the "Conversation").(66) [+]
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Hip-Hop Won't Stop

omeomyo! ... Smithsonian opening hip hop exhibit? (via american samizdat)

At an emotional and at times rowdy news conference at the Hilton New York, a group of hip-hop pioneers gathered beside the dark-suited, white- gloved Smithsonian staff to announce a plan for a major new collection devoted to the music. Called "Hip-Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, the Rhymes, the Life," it is to be a broad sampling of memorabilia, from boomboxes and vinyl albums to handwritten lyrics and painted jeans jackets, as well as multimedia exhibits and oral histories. "Now whenever anybody asks me about my music," Ice-T said, he would direct him - with a torrent of blunt epithets - "to the museum.

{Hip-Hop Comes to the Smithsonian} Hip-hop has reached well beyond its urban roots to diverse national dimensions and has been an integral part of American culture for almost 30 years,” said Brent D. Glass, director of the National Museum of American History. “The National Museum of American History is committed to telling the story of the American experience, and with the significant contributions from the hip-hop community, we will be able to place hip-hop in the continuum of American history and present a comprehensive exhibition,” he added.

Initial funding from Universal Music and support from Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam and the Chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, has allowed the museum to officially launch the project and begin the collecting process.

Through “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop,” the museum plans to collect objects from all aspects of hip-hop arts and culture—music, technology, sports, graffiti, fashion, break dancing and language—including vinyl records, handwritten lyrics, boom boxes, clothing and costumes, videos and interviews, disc jockey equipment and microphones, personal and business correspondence, and posters and photos.

Rap, rhythmically spoken verse over a beat, has roots in rhythm & blues and funk as well as African, Jamaican and Latin music. Artists sample music that already exists but assemble it in new ways that haven’t been thought of before.

“Born out of poverty and the need to draw attention to social conditions, hip-hop, is amazingly creative and embodies innovation and invention,” said Marvette Pérez, curator at the National Museum of American History. “The genre is fluid and transforms itself continuously. This music speaks to people across the world as it is easily adapted to the music and language of other countries, however, the genre is sometimes misunderstood and misrepresented due to the content," she added.

Over the next few years, the museum plans to reach out to the community to gather additional objects and oral histories. An advisory panel, made up of artists, producers, scholars and others will assist in defining and refining the project. The museum also will host a number of public programs and scholarly symposia to further explore the content. The long-range vision for “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop” includes a comprehensive exhibition for millions of museum visitors and a companion traveling display.

{National Museum of American History} : {Hurricane Katrina Collection}

Asmodeus

Asteroid #7172-MULTATULI


Mesh-36.Uttunul. Seething Void (clicks Gt-36) Pitch Null Net-Span 9::0 Syzygetic Xenodemon of Atonality. Feeds and Prowls Plex-Current, Haunts Gt-45 9th Door (Cthelll) [Pluto], Sacrum Rt-0:[X] Crossing the iron-ocean (plutonics). [+]

Zone-9 is the second of the two zones mutually composing the Plex-region of the Numogram, and Tractor-Zone for the 9-0 (or 'Plex') current. Its Plex-complement and Syzygetic-twin is Zone-0. This 9+0 Syzygy (carried by the demon Uttunul) draws the outermost curve of the Barker-spiral, which coincides with the limit ordinal-span in Barkerian arithmetic. Zone-9 provides the terminus for two channels, one each from the Torque (the 8th), and the Plex (the 9th). Zone-9 both initiates and envelops the Ninth-Phase of Pandemonium (including 512 impulse-entities, one half of the fully disorganized population). In the first of these aspects it functions as the Ninth (or Ultimate) Door, which degenerated Muvian sorceries identify with the syzygetic xenodemon (and imp of the first degree) Uttunul (9::0, see above). The Ninth Gate (Gt-45) connects Zone-9 to itself, transducing the third involutionary channel (see Zone-0, Zone-1). Nma sorcery refers to it as the Gate of Pandemonium (a fact Stillwell attributes to the coincidence of its number (45) with that of the Nma demonomy). The Tzikvik associate it with Tchukululok (fabled City of the Worms), and emphasize its numerical cross-match with the 5+4 Syzygy, whose demonic carrier they call Kattku (the Nma ‘Katak'). The Xxignal track Utterminus is dedicated to the Ninth Gate, linking it to K-goth synthanatonic fugues. In contrast, Polanski's film ‘The Ninth Gate' - despite its title - has only the most tenuous and allusive relation to the Numogram path of this name. Mu Tantrism plots Zone-9 intensities onto the Sacral level of the spine. The Sacrum (or ‘sacred bone') has been identified (by Goethe amongst others) as a degenerated second skull. Zone-9 is allotted the Sarkonian Mesh-Tag 0511. Lemurian subcultures associate Zone-9 with the Cthellloid metallic ocean of the earth’s iron core. Centauri subdecadence maps Zone-9 onto the active side of the Fifth (or Root) Pylon on the Atlantean Cross. As the light aspect of Foundation (‘deep past’) it corresponds to the prehuman cultures of the Old Ones. Stillwell links Zone-9 to the Munumese quasiphonic particle ‘tn,’ which Horowitz describes as ‘the ultimate unutterable mystery of vocal nullity.’ [+]

Good Nature

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