RARE R.A.W. in PRAGMAGICK #10!

RARE R.A.W. in PRAGMAGICK #10!

PragMagick #podcast gets personal for episode 10, in the warmest way! REVEL ROSZ shares a rare interview between father, TOM ROSS and the one and only Robert Anton Wilson!

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Revel also, well, revels within his metaphysical foundations ushered by his father’s own collection of weirdos and witches!

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DAKOTA SLIM’s “NIGHT THIEF” Animation

DAKOTA SLIM’s “NIGHT THIEF” Animation

VORTEX MUSIC MAGAZINE premiered the new DAKOTA SLIM video for "NIGHT THIEF"  (off 2018's CACTUS CROWN) hand animated by LOGAN FORD / GNAR ILLUSTRATIONS produced through W†H.

KATEY TRNKA of VORTEX wrote a nice little piece to accompany the premiere, you can read it all HERE:

Ford's talent for hand animation is evident in the video for "Night Thief," a cut off Dakota Slim's July release, Cactus Crown. The meticulous nature of hand-drawn animation is amplified here by how well the visuals line up with the music. As a saxophone wells up, flashes of otherworldly light dot a mountainous landscape; one of these flashes eventually takes a lasting form to destroy the forest in the foreground. Against soft, spooky vocals, orbs descend to the earth and take the forms of predator and prey. Staticky percussion punctuates changes in color and form, and just as a canine creature is about to overtake a rabbitlike animal, their forms are all but obliterated as the lyrics come to a close.

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PRAGMAGICK #7: RUH-ROH IT’S A POLITICAL ONE

PRAGMAGICK EPISODE 07:  “RESIST!”

In this episode of the Pragmagick podcast, author Anthony Alvarado  (DIY Magic) compels society to REVOLT against the Trump administration in his new book DIY RESISTANCE: 36 Ways to Fight Back!

SLITHER HITHER Weirdos, Witches and Protest Punks, here’s a conversation with author, podcaster and musician ANTHONY ALVARADO…

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NOTHING TO SEE HERE by GABRIEL HART

NOTHING TO SEE HERE by GABRIEL HART

There’s a timbre that kicks and spits throughout Gabe Hart’s city-boy-death-knell, NOTHING TO SEE HERE his new “novelette” (chapbook?). It rumbles in a plaintive prose akin to the mid-tempo reflections of the outlaw country music of yesteryear.  Similarly, he’s gifted with an almost unnerving plain-speak, wrought with the rough and tumble of crooked Americana.  And like all good country music, NTSH yearns for some sort of redemptive resolve. It’s fitting, then, that this testimonial rhythm would birth from a crooner-come-author such as Hart.

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When he’s not the the frontman for the notorious neo-noir ensemble Jail Weddings, he spends his days drifting in the desert  winds of his newfound home of the Morongo Valley, the setting for NTSH.

Hart’s own LA purge seems to have shellac’d the confines of his new literary works.  Whether it’s the torrid concrete jungle of LA or the dark desert dunes of the Morongo Valley, Hart further explores the seediness of the California underbelly.  It’s a journey that is sometimes hilarious horror-show, sometimes metaphysical ramble.  Truly, a  whole new mess of folly is found in Hart’s, err, “Conor’s” new life.

Conor and Luna stew in the novelette’s  vignettes throughout these few pages.  The couple battles the Morongo yokels and desert folk (think Crazy Randy or Confederate Casper) as they shimmy into their digs.  However, these new adversaries often reveal to be harrowing ghosts of Connor and Luna’s possible future in Morongo. Therefore, these desert rambles reveal a union in shambles…

“The two of us have never tried harder to make something work in our whole lives, so that counts for something. Us against the world! But since we are both OF the world, it is often us against ourselves as well.”

If CINEMA OF LIFE was the anti-tourism propaganda Hart proclaimed it was, then NOTHING TO SEE HERE is it’s harrowing after-burn. There’s a gnawing revelation that perhaps Conor and Luna’s exodus is a harrowing mess after all.  Their transmutation into Morongo locals is a sordid, Kafkaesque affair (forgive the term) as they find themselves in the dark innards of  an American dream, just not their’s.  And maybe, just maybe, it ain’t the desert at fault here.

Readers will no doubt draw the parallels between Conor and Hart’s own pilgrimage to Morongo, and that’s intended.  Initially, one might believe that shifting from being the leader of a rock’n’roll gang among in Echo Park to a solemn writer’s respite in the high desert was an antithetical journey for Hart.  However, it has revealed itself to be the perfect evolution of his folklore.  From the noir of the city to the desolation of the desert, there is an eclipse of an artist’s phase into, or under, another.

“In the city, your obstacles take the form of the monsters that people have become as a result from living in the city.In the desert, your obstacles are purely elemental – the weather, the landscape, therefore you will never have full control.”

Hart won’t reveal how close the parallels truly are… he dare not say. But that makes it all the more riveting. Hart continues to burn and blue the lines of reality and fiction in an effervescent, and radiant, resolution.  It’s one helluva fine taste tickler for a larger testament of fiction(?) that is forthcoming.

I recently interviewed Hart for my PRAGMAGICK podcast and we discussed his creative process.  A process which we says stems from “SAUDADE.” A Portuguese term that, according to Wikipedia, is “a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.”

LISTEN BELOW:

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CVLT NATION reviews CACTUS CROWN

CVLT NATION reviews CACTUS CROWN

Sär over at CVLTNATION gave CACTUS CROWN a glowing, track-by-track review titled “HEAR HOW COUNTRY GOTH LIVES ON IN DAKOTA SLIM”…

…The best way I can describe it is a creepy, worldly trip-hop song with ghostly vocals, but there’s so much more to it than that. My favorite is the wild saxophone noise reminiscent of The Birthday Party. “Wylin’” has a more obvious spaghetti western influence, dirge-y and acoustic in tone…

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Gabe Hart Reviews CACTUS CROWN

Gabe Hart Reviews CACTUS CROWN

Gabe Hart on Dakota Slim’s “Cactus Crown”…”He masterfully alternates Devil-notes with more melodic cascades on his Flamenco guitar, drunkenly leading the way by candlelight, but it’s a flame that will have to be re-lit constantly through this chilling, windswept walkabout…”

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PRAGMAGICK #10: “FNORD” w/ ROBERT ANTON WILSON & TOM ROSS

PRAGMAGICK #10: “FNORD” w/ ROBERT ANTON WILSON & TOM ROSS

PRAGMAGICK #10: “FNORD” w/ ROBERT ANTON WILSON & TOM ROSS
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ROBERT ANTON WILSON is heard in a rare interview with TOM ROSS, father of PRAGMAGICK host, REVEL ROSZ! #occult #illuminati #cosmictrigger #robertantonwilson #discordianism #fnord

PRAGMAGICK #9: “DISINFO” w/ THAD McKRAKEN (Occult)

PRAGMAGICK #9: “DISINFO” w/ THAD McKRAKEN (Occult)


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