Björk says she’s no f*cking Buddhist, but this is enlightenment. OK, music can be a reasonable facsimile thereof, I guess. She wants to free the human race from suffering, and that’s laudable. But she forgot about all of the other suffering sentient beings, such as the Western scrub jay screeching at 5:00 AM on the longest […]
The Magic Lantern explores many worlds, familiar and arcane. This week we examine the economic and social impacts of policy based on unsound political philosophy. The unconscious resolution of cognitive dissonance is the root of all evil. This show has always been meta-self-aware, with ample and judicious media commentary… but this week we hear un-ironic desire to […]
In this week’s episode of the Magic Lantern, we learn what happens when Eskimos are given waka-jawaka guitars. Postmodern ennui sets in, and they just stay home and play synthesizers. Meanwhile, the sound waves are reversing because it’s the total eclipse of the sun. Unperturbed, we enjoy black coffee and smoke from Japan. Nina Hagen […]
That’s styled: 1u57 4 1if3 * homeboys and grrls Behold the Magic Lantern’s revelations: culture jamming, weasel squelching, flyswatting godless anarchy. Round about zero time, the statues climb off their pedestal. The last thing a politician will ever do is act in your interest. Don’t take the advice of a strung-out rock star– success walks […]
Sit back, relax, here come the snacks. Dr. Yo dishes up an eclectic menu. But remember, 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.
All I can think about is the mad genius of Christian Vander and Magma. Specifically every chord and riff being played off the beat, “up in the air”. Television did it too, but much more conventionally switching between on-beat and off. Therefore, Television were a progressive rock band. Q.E.D. Let’s get physical, sex vampire, little […]
The Magic Lantern shines in all its prismatic glory this week. Love is all around, indeed. From the hardcore punk perspective, the New Romantic movement is the beginning of the end. Some see beauty in sad poetry; perhaps you do, too. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor […]
Embrace what some call the darkness. Dark harmony, man in the dark sedan, dark life. But this is actually the penumbra, the twilight zone. Total darkness isn’t that interesting unless you’re in a tactile dome. 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.
The takeaway from this week’s Magic Lantern program: everything is extraordinary. And it’s an eclectic form of extraordinary, embracing second-wave skiffle, Dixieland, Krautrock, sci-fi, and, of course, satirical covers of pop standards. If there were a theme to this program, it would be sound poetry. Hugo Ball and Kurt Schwitters prefigured the Mysterious N. Senada’s […]
Season 2 of Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern begins with a journey into unknown musical territory. Magma is a French band that somehow defined its own genre: at the intersection of progressive rock, jazz, choral, opera, and plain old madness lies a music called Zuehl. Don’t ask me to explain it, nor the invented language of Kobaia, […]