The mother of pioneering hip hop producer J. Dilla, who died in 2006 at 32, donated her son's Moog synthesizer and trusty Akai MPC drum machine to the Smithsonian.
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Horror maestros John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis discuss "Fear On Film" in 1982. (via Laughing Squid)
The most extensive collection in print documenting the Discordian Society’s wild and wooly legacy, Historia Discordia features the unique worldview and wit of such illuminated iconoclasts as Robert Anton Wilson and Discordian founders Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley. Chronicling Discordianism’s halcyon days, Historia Discordia presents a fun and freewheeling romp through rare photos, holy tracts, art collages, and fnords, many of which appear for the first time in print.
“Like communication-god Thoth with his yammering ape, like the all-important noise that Count Korzybski assures us must accompany our every signal, no harmony is possible without an acknowledgement and understanding of discord. Born from the bowling-alley epiphanies of Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley, its disruptive teachings disseminated through the incendiary writings of Robert Anton Wilson and other Eristic luminaries, the Discordian Society has unexpectedly become a landmark of gleefully aggressive sanity in a chaotic and incoherent world. Through this book, we can all involve ourselves in their gloriously constructive quarrel.” —Alan Moore
Residents of Orange County, California were creeped out this week when eight porcelain dolls mysteriously turned up on doorsteps in suburban neighborhoods, leading to a police investigation. Read the rest
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