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AGITATOR 2: Visitor Q

AGITATOR 2: Visitor Q

July 26, 2021

Kelby and I talk about Visitor Q, Miike's 2001 family drama/comedy. It's one of the most fucked up and unpleasant movies I've ever seen. It starts with an uncomfortably long sequence of incest, and the rest of the movie follows it up with rape, murder, necrophilia, and lots and lots of breast milk. I'm glad Kelby picked it, because it gives us an opportunity to talk about making fucked up art and why that might be important. We also vent a lot.

Oh, and another cool thing: Kelby recorded his end on a TASCAM, so there is a lovely background soundtrack of cicadas and passing cars. He's walking around his neighborhood near Houston. Great stuff.

The Pain Cave with Apocalypse Party

The Pain Cave with Apocalypse Party

June 30, 2021

Ben from AP stops by the show to talk about exercise, black metal, and finding your place in the world of creativity.

Apocalypse Party is seriously one of the best presses around right now. Check them out here.

AGITATOR 1: Intro to Takashi Miike

AGITATOR 1: Intro to Takashi Miike

June 27, 2021

Kelby Losack and I talk about our favorite filmmaker, Takashi Miike. Favorite/least favorite Miike movies, writing projects, and the balance between work ethic and childlike creative mind.

BLACK GUM - FULL BOOK

BLACK GUM - FULL BOOK

April 27, 2021

Kelby Losack reads the entirety of my novel Black Gum.

After his life spirals out of control, a young man navigates a world of juggalos, transients, and petty criminals with Shane, an enigmatic small-time drug dealer with a penchant for body modification.
 
The print version of Black Gum can be purchased here.
 
Leave a review of Black Gum over at Goodreads.
 
Kelby's books can be found here and here.
NO COUNTRY - The Diet of Illusion (Part 1): The Walter Cronkite Pillow Effigy (TEASER)

NO COUNTRY - The Diet of Illusion (Part 1): The Walter Cronkite Pillow Effigy (TEASER)

April 21, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I begin our discussion of the history of media and advertising’s control over the public consciousness.  We discuss the trajectory of modern news networks, test pattern curses, and the decentralization of journalism vs. tech company censorship.

Show Notes:

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

The monkey and the ant reference

Lowell Thomas

Curtis Yarvin’s “Cathedral”

“TV’s First Star - Felix the Cat”

Walter Cronkite

William Randolph Hearst

“Profiles in Journalistic Courage”

Studs Terkel

Nicholson Baker’s “Lab Leak” article

 

 

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David on Twitter: @brbjdo

 

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David’s novels are available here

 

Music/mixing by ous/li

 

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NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 3)

NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 3)

April 14, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I round up our discussion on the five elements of human progress. This time, we focus mainly on social progress, with a focus on Prohibition, the tradeoffs of social reform, and the need to maintain our humanity.

Plus, we answer listener mail, responding to an extremely insightful comment from Philippa of Greenspace.

Show notes:

Robert Irwin

Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler

“LOST IN TIME AND OUT OF SEASON: GROWING UP IN 1960’S BERKELEY” by Kris Saknussemm

The Public Universal Friend

“Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall

Slavoj Žižek - Tell me a dirty joke about yourself and we will be friends

Chester A. Arthur

The Pendleton Act of 1883

The Riddle of the Sphinx

 

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Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm

David on Twitter: @brbjdo

 

Leave us a review on iTunes

 

David’s novels are available here

 

Music/mixing by ous/li

 

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NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 2)

NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 2)

April 7, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of technological and cultural progress, touching on the agency of the homeless, the violence of revolution, and how the powers that be utilize technology to respond to social change.

Show Notes:

Bayo Akomolafe

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Dante’s Inferno

Milton’s Paradise Lost

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Seattle Space Needle

Century 21 Exposition

“The Gernsback Continuum” by William Gibson

Leave No Trace

Hobo Sigils

Adam Curtis’s Can’t Get You Out of My Head

 

E-mail us with your thoughts at thebutterflyinyourmouth@gmail.com

 

Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm

David on Twitter: @brbjdo

 

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David’s novels are available here

 

Music/mixing by ous/li

 

Follow the official No Country feed here. This is where you can listen to the full episode!

NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress? (Part 1)

NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress? (Part 1)

March 31, 2021

Kris and David begin their discussion on the five aspects of progress: religious, biological, technological, social, and cultural. We start with the first three, talking about reincarnation stories, the Red Queen Hypothesis, and hyperstitional beings along the way.

Show Notes:

The Myth of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade

“211th Chorus” by Jack Kerouac

CERN

Meister Eckhart

The Great Chain of Being by Arthur O. Lovejoy

“Man Gave Names to All the Animals” by Bob Dylan

Quokkas

Leigh Van Valen’s “Red Queen Hypothesis”

Edward T. Hall

Accelerationism

Fanged Noumena by Nick Land

The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit

Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani

“Notes on Hyperstition” by J.F. Martel

 

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Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm

David on Twitter: @brbjdo

 

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David’s novels are available here

 

Music/mixing by ous/li

 

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NO COUNTRY - Sacred Mechanics

NO COUNTRY - Sacred Mechanics

March 24, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of initiation and headlessness, riffing on ideas of cave dwellers, headless saints, and people who think they invented Gatorade.

 

Basque cooking

Christina Dodwell

Sepik River Crocodile Scarification

Vanuatu Kava

Cephalophores

Epistemology vs. Ontology

Desert Fathers

The Doors - “Black Polished Chrome”

Sulawesi Cave Paintings

 

 

For more information on the mind/body split going back to Neoplatonism I mention in the show, please check out Gordon White on the Plant Cunning Podcast for a great explanation.

 

E-mail us with your thoughts at thebutterflyinyourmouth@gmail.com

 

Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm

David on Twitter: @brbjdo

 

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David’s novels are available here

 

Music/mixing by ous/li

 

Follow the official No Country feed here.

NO COUNTRY - How to Become Headless
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