Life On Nebulov

Written by Blakbeard on January 6, 2017


All is not what it appears. In 1984, technology had not yet advanced sufficiently to render a computer animated agent as convincing as Max Headroom. By necessity, famously, Matt Frewer donned the prosthetics and gave us the first performances by a simulated simulated character. The expertise of a team of professionals, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, was required to fully reify Baudrillard’s precession of simulacra. The snake of the Ouroboros bit its own tail, presaging and celebrating the awkward stutter-uttering of the digital glitch so reviled in our day. A prescient, self-referential tribute to the triumph of the nerds became a touchstone, fossilized in the cultural bedrock of the 21st century. Is this a self-fulfilling prophecy, or perhaps a message from the future?

Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor if you experience fatigue, nausea, or ennui.






  • Bo Digeley
    Trance Mission
    Trance Mission
  • Paranoimia (single version)
    The Art of Noise
  • Magnetic Dwarf Reptile
    Alien Soundtracks
  • Die Explosion Im Festspielhaus
    Einsturzende Neubauten
    Ende Neu
  • Silver Turkey
    Buffalo Daughter
    Captain Vapour Athletes
  • No Man's Land
    Syd Barrett
    The Madcap Laughs
  • Painting Box
    Incredible String Band
    The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
  • Sensitive Artist
    King Missile
    Fluting On the Hump
  • Negative Creep
  • Creep
    Pablo Honey
  • Private Universe / Life On Nebulov
    Manual of Errors
  • Cosmic Dancer
    T. Rex
    Electric Warrior
  • Abracadabra
    Steve Miller Band
    Greatest Hits

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