Of Two Minds

And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the ‘Lord of Phosphorus,’ and Lucifer, or ‘Light-Bearer,’ is in us: it is our Mind.

— H. P. Blavatsky

And therefore the Mind of the philosopher alone has wings; and this is just, for he is always, according to the measure of his abilities, clinging in recollection to those things in which God abides.

— Plato

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Oak Record Holder

I had some extra oak in the basement, including two sides of a tiny bookcase I never got around to building. I put it all together, stained it, and made an easy-to-browse record holder.

Vinyl Record Holder

Vinyl Record Holder

Vinyl Record Holder

A Newsletter of the Strange

Here is a newsletter of the strange, THE EQUINOX SOCIETY REPORT, because the web is infinite and email is not.

look beyondThe fear of infinity is apeirophobia.

But an email newsletter is not enough. You cannot smell email. You cannot crumple it into your pocket. An email cannot provide the frisson, the shuddersome intimacy, of a handwritten envelope from a stranger who licked that very envelope to seal it with his or her self.

And so, dear strangers: early subscribers to THE EQUINOX SOCIETY REPORT may request a welcome envelope, in the corporeal mail, containing a button, a sticker, and a handwritten note. Limited quantities, of course, because infinity is fearsome.


MECO Empire Strikes Back Medley

empireI stumbled upon a cheap 45 of Meco’s “Empire Strikes Back Medley” this weekend: a fantastic cheeseball disco version, with sound effects, of the Imperial March. I loved this thing as a kid.

Meco was a record producer and musician (currently aged 75) whose real name is Domenico Monardo. He’s best known for the space disco version of the original Star Wars theme in 1977. That single went platinum.

According to Wikipedia, he saw the original Star Wars on opening day. After his brief musical success, he became a commodity broker in Florida.