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PEOPLE THINKING THOUGHTS ON THINGS SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Columns | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

PEOPLE THINKING THOUGHTS ON THINGS SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

James Pate’s Evening Signals: Candice Wuehle’s “Death Industrial Complex”

"We talk about cult movies, even cult books, as having a “cult following” in order to describe the passionate but relatively small fan base of that work; and yet buried in that phrase is the notion of the cult – that group who has torn itself away from consensus reality to form their own counter reality." — James Pate

Holistic Method Musick Exercises (part 2)

Three more ways to fine-tune your magickal musicianship: "Transliterization"; "The Julian Cope 'Stone Circles N You' exercise ('channeling')"; and "Neo-Trux-ian Post-Waits-ian acoustical campfire composition."

“Original Obsessions”: Interview with Valerie Hsiung

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity -- the gestation and development of these imaginings -- focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author's psyche and that reappear in their current book. In this installment, Julia Cohen and Abby Hagler interview Valerie Hsiung, author of You & Me Forever.

James Pate’s Evening Signals: Germán Sierra’s “The Artifact”

"Here, fiction is never used to illustrate theory. Rather, the concepts are expressed in language so particular, and in circumstances that create such specific moods and ambiences, that to try to extract the theory from the fiction leads to a reductive misreading of the text. " - James Pate

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James Pate’s Evening Signals: Candice Wuehle’s “Death Industrial Complex”

"We talk about cult movies, even cult books, as having a “cult following” in order to describe the passionate but relatively small fan base of that work; and yet buried in that phrase is the notion of the cult – that group who has torn itself away from consensus reality to form their own counter reality." — James Pate

Holistic Method Musick Exercises (part 2)

Three more ways to fine-tune your magickal musicianship: "Transliterization"; "The Julian Cope 'Stone Circles N You' exercise ('channeling')"; and "Neo-Trux-ian Post-Waits-ian acoustical campfire composition."

“Original Obsessions”: Interview with Valerie Hsiung

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity -- the gestation and development of these imaginings -- focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author's psyche and that reappear in their current book. In this installment, Julia Cohen and Abby Hagler interview Valerie Hsiung, author of You & Me Forever.

James Pate’s Evening Signals: Germán Sierra’s “The Artifact”

"Here, fiction is never used to illustrate theory. Rather, the concepts are expressed in language so particular, and in circumstances that create such specific moods and ambiences, that to try to extract the theory from the fiction leads to a reductive misreading of the text. " - James Pate

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