man’s doing propoganda

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view." There's a lot you can learn from the people who have the greatest negative effect. The people who fuck up the programme, interrupt human activity to ill ends. Edward L.Bernays is my case study today. Edward Bernays was a cousin of the renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. He was a singularly unprepossessing man, with little in the way...

Jonny Virgo – Eine Kleine Brapp Musik

So in the spirit of daily creativity and releasing more in 2022, I am putting out a music ep/album every week in 2022. big up Genesis Elijah for doing something similar by putting a track with a video out each week during 2021. This is the first project, produced in conjunction with the enigmatic pHuntus, a producer from the East Coast of the US via Seville and the North West of England. Inspired by classical bangers of old like Beethoven,...

when they believe in you . . .

My brother passed in November of last year and I haven't really grieved. Organising funerals, being there for family members, making arrangements. All of these things take energy, fortitude especially when the death is unexpected. Creativity has been a source of energy and regeneration for me at times, allowing me to actually grieve in a way that seemed real to me. Shit is short. Enjoy it while you can"Mighty Man (all day, every day) This isn't...

One day: reflections on race

Endless night, relentless grinding. I maintain balance, stay upbeat and take care of my family the best I can. Like you, I have responsibilities but lockdown has slowed me down with unquenchable fatigue and the aftermath of this quarantine is an impending shock, longed-for yet unwanted, desired yet feared. Glimmers of hope hovering over the morass of our new normal, prefiguring karmic rebirth: we hope for fairness and justice, we hope the best...

Perspectives on Magic in City of Conspiracy

Magic is an ever-present theme in mythology and religious writing. The sorcery employed by evil-doers is often contrasted with the inspired super-natural deeds of heroes. The hero of City of Conspiracy is ambivalent about magic, raised by a disgraced father driven to death his demons he has to come to terms with the disappearance of mysticism, the sublimation of magic by an oligarchic technocracy that pays lip service to the spirit but uses...