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23rd April 2014

Link reblogged from COLD ALBION with 18 notes

Cornish people formally declared a national minority along with Scots, Welsh and Irish →

coldalbion:

Hah. Proper job.

Excellent news, especially the bolded bit below:

The ruling is the culmination of a long battle to assert a distinct Cornish identity which saw 84,000 people declare themselves “Cornish” in the 2011 Census following a campaign for the designation to be added to the form. A further 41 per cent of pupils in Cornwall’s schools described themselves as Cornish in a 2011 school survey – up from 34 per cent two years earlier.

The Cornish language, which until 2010 was classified as extinct by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is also enjoying a robust revival, with 557 people claiming the Celtic dialect as their main language.

Sadly my Penzance peeps aren’t part of the 557, but they’re very tapped into the local culture & are no doubt incredibly chuffed about this.

Tagged: KernowCornwallCeltic cultureParty Time

21st April 2014

Audio post reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 13 notes - Played 158 times

magictransistor:

Aggie Dukes - Swing Low Sweet Cadillac (Part 1) Aladdin Records . 1957

A bit more on Aggie Dukes (very little is known about her, it seems) and the pushme-pullyou of obscure music between bloggers & record companies via NPR.

Tagged: Aggie DukesAladdin RecordsNPRaudio postR&BRhythm & Blues

21st April 2014

Photo reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 85 notes

magictransistor:

James VanDerZee. Barefoot Prophet. 1929.

Just to clarify, James VanDerZee is the photographer, not the subject:

Barefoot Prophet of 1929 is a photograph of Elder Clayhorn Martin, also known as Prophet Martin and the Barefoot Prophet, an eccentric street preacher. VanDerZee constructs a serious image of this well-known Harlem character by depicting him contemplating the Bible and surrounded by the traditional religious symbols of the crucifix and the Virgin Mary. However, his unconventional style is revealed by the inclusion of a tambourine under his chair and his notorious bare feet.

magictransistor:

James VanDerZee. Barefoot Prophet. 1929.

Just to clarify, James VanDerZee is the photographer, not the subject:

Barefoot Prophet of 1929 is a photograph of Elder Clayhorn Martin, also known as Prophet Martin and the Barefoot Prophet, an eccentric street preacher. VanDerZee constructs a serious image of this well-known Harlem character by depicting him contemplating the Bible and surrounded by the traditional religious symbols of the crucifix and the Virgin Mary. However, his unconventional style is revealed by the inclusion of a tambourine under his chair and his notorious bare feet.

Tagged: James Van Der ZeeJames VanDerZeephotographyBlack and WhiteAfrican DiasporaAfrican-American HistoryHarlem RenaissanceHarlemNYC

20th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 345 notes

magictransistor:

Friedrich Maurer. Der Compass der Weisen (The Compass of the Wise). 1782.

magictransistor:

Friedrich Maurer. Der Compass der Weisen (The Compass of the Wise). 1782.

Tagged: IllustrationEngravingBlack and WhiteFriedrich MaurerEsotericaAlchemyAstrology1700s

18th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from COLD ALBION with 651 notes

davemahan:

"Descent to the Zenith"
“Ritual Knife”
“Flying Ointment”
“Drawing Down the Moon”
“Divination”
“Cottage Witch”
“The Horned One”

I have always been a much bigger fan of black and white art than I have color work. For everyone else who shares my tastes, here are the original black and white versions of the 7 main pieces from my year long thesis project. My thesis was an investigation into witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. The final colorized versions of these pieces all came out well, but there is something about the black and white versions that doesn’t come across in the color versions.

All of these pieces were produced between August and December of 2013. They are all 12”x18” mixed media on illustration board or paper.

Digital prints of all these pieces are available at www.etsy.com/shop/workweak

Tagged: IllustrationArtBlack and WhiteDave MahanBostonEsotericaTraditional Witchcraft

Source: davemahan

17th April 2014

Post reblogged from Technoccult with 11 notes

Mindful Cyborgs Interviews Douglas Rushkoff on Presentism

technoccult:

Klint Finley

We’ve used the phrase “Present Shock” to describe what Mindful Cyborgs is about since the beginning. So obviously it was great to talk with Douglas Rushkoff, who coined the term in his book of the same title last year.

During the interview, we talked about presentism, e-cigarettes and the “male period” dictated by the lunar calendar.

Tagged: Douglas RushkoffPresent ShockPresentismMindful Cyborgspodcastaudio post

17th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Headless Hashasheen with 1,076 notes

pizzaschmizza:

Psychopomp Series: Triptych | 2014

Each piece is 14” x 17”, pens & markers on bristol.

Prints of these available here!

More info on Michael Pisano over at his Tumblr.

Tagged: IllustrationArtMichael PisanoPittsburghpsychopompravenjackalstag

Source: pizzaschmizza

14th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from COLD ALBION with 8,767 notes

ghoulnextdoor:

4 seasons of bird beaks by GorillaEye on deviantART

All of these are brilliant but I’m particularly loving the green one. Wish I had one to wear tonight!

Tagged: MaskscorvidsCostumerycraftsGorillaEyefour seasonsPlague Doctor

Source: ghoulnextdoor

14th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Catch The Rainbow with 36 notes

disturbanceattheheronhouse:

Happy Birthday Ritchie Blackmore! :)

I’ll be heading over to Saint Vitus tonight to see some live music & celebrate the Bastard in Black’s birthday! My attire & (mis)behaviour will be suitably (in)appropriate.

There’s also going to be a lunar eclipse in the wee hours tonight.

Tagged: Ritchie Blackmorethe man in blackbirthdayRock 'N' RollDoin' it liveParty TimeLunar EclipseBlood Moon

Source: disturbanceattheheronhouse

13th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Magic Transistor on Tumblr with 101 notes

magictransistor:

William Blake & Henry Fuseli, The Fertilization of Egypt. Illustration for Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden. 1791.

The god Anubis with the head of a dog praying to the star Sirius for rain, he stands with one foot on either bank of the river, beyond the winged figure of Jupiter Pluvius.

William Blake and Henry Fuseli together were involved in illustrating Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, published by Joseph Johnson. The book is a set of two poems, The Economy of Vegetation and The Loves of the Plants by an author who was both poet and naturalist. Blake, Fuseli and Johnson shared many of the liberal, anti-establishment ideas which were incorporated in the book. It was not only organic change that Darwin was illustrating, it was also social and political change. Throughout The Botanic Garden, Darwin endorses the ideals of the American and French revolutions and criticizes slavery.

My best friend adores Blake; saw this & thought of her.

Tagged: William BlakeHenry FuseliErasmus Darwin1700sIllustrationArtAnubisJupiter PluviusSiriusBlack and Whitefriendship