Saturday, October 05, 2013

The H. P. Lovecraft Bust

HPL bust by Bryan Moore of Arkham Studios, for Benefactors of the Dark Arts, First Branch backers NecronomiCon, Providence, Rhode Island, August 2013.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Magic Humor

Magician on Board
Strange Brew

The Magician Who Could Not Pull a Rabbit out of his Hat

How to talk to an Assistant by Bizzaro

Dogs in Magic

How Magicians Get Assistants

Monday, September 16, 2013

What Does One do in Vegas besides Gambling?

What does one do in Vegas besides gambling? Let me see.

 Meet some showgirls?

Say Hello to Some Long Time
Magician Friends, for example,
Jeff McBride ? 

Meet A New Magician Friend
Like Ariann Black?

Or Just Watch Some Dancing Girls
At Wonderground?

Lovecraft Bust Unveiling

At the H. P. Lovecraft Bronze Unveiling at the NecronomiCon Convention in Providence at the Atheneum Library.

 The Bust

You can see me under George Washington
and Caitlín Kiernan in the foreground left and two seats to her left is Chris Lackey from the HPL Literary Podcast with the black tie.

 S. T. Joshi Giving his Address
to his right is sculptor Bryan Moore.

Lovecraft Guys.

At the Lovecraft NecronomiCon Convention with Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey.

The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast 
Witch House Media 

And with S. T. Joshi and Steven Mariconda.


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Yagami Junko

Yagami Junko

 Junko Yagami (八神 純子 Yagami Junko, born January 5, 1958) is a popular Japanese recording artist from the 1970s. Some of her best known works include Mizuiro No 
Ame, Omoide ha Utsukushisugite and Purple Town. She currently resides in New York City, as she told us on Sunday, with her husband and son Noah and daughter Emma.

Junko has a beautiful and powerful voice, a remarkable range and perfect pitch, not to mention that the songs she writes and sings have a unique elegant style. She plays the keyboards. I first saw her in 1982 at Kobe Shoin Women's University and again 31 years later in Osaka on July 7th, 2013. She also makes a great connection with her audiences when she is in concert. Check her out.
Loves you, Junko

Some Magic Humor

Call a Magician

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cherry Blossoms 2013

At the Gokoku-jinja enjoying the Cherry Blossoms
March 29

 The Shrine has a Globe
in the center of the water trough
where people rinse out their mouths

 The walkway into the shrine

View from the park part of the shrine 

Hanami (花見, lit. "flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, "flower" in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (sakura) or (less often) plum blossoms (ume). From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan,[and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. The blossom forecast (桜前線 sakura-zensen, literally "cherry blossom front") is announced each year by the weather bureau, and is watched carefully by those planning hanami as the blossoms only last a week or two. In modern-day Japan, hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during daytime or at night. In some contexts the Sino-Japanese term kan'ō (観桜, view-cherry) is used instead, particularly for festivals. Hanami at night is called yozakura (夜桜, literally night sakura). In many places such as Ueno Park temporary paper lanterns are hung for the purpose of yozakura. On the island of Okinawa, decorative electric lanterns are hung in the trees for evening enjoyment, such as on the trees ascending Mt. Yae, near Motobu Town, or at the Nakijin Castle.
A more ancient form of hanami also exists in Japan, which is enjoying the plum blossoms (梅 ume) instead, which is narrowly referred to as umemi (梅見, plum-viewing). This kind of hanami is popular among older people, because they are more calm than the sakura parties, which usually involve younger people and can sometimes be very crowded and noisy.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Marilyn Monroe, 'Nuff Said?

Marilyn Monroe impersonator on Hollywood Blvd.
February 11, 2013
Photo by Unidentified Passer By

Lovely Young Lady on Hollywood, Blvd.

A little bit of openess
and one can meet
the sweetest of people.
  Just outside the Chinese Theater
Photo of Alli by MaryAnn K.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Magic Castle

Here at the Magic Castle with Suzanne theMagician and Eugene Burger.

The Academy of Magical Arts have honored Suzanne by nominating her as 
Close up Magician of the Year for 2010. 
Suzanne is the first woman magician ever to receive this honor.

To get in the Castle,
you have to say
"Open Seseme"
To the owl at the left of the picture.

As you can see from the Ace of Spades
And the Joker of the Magic Castle deck
The Owl is the Magic Castle Symbol.

Eugene Burger is reputed for his close-up skills
and his work in mentalism and bizarre magic.
He is also a philosopher and a historian of religion.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket RI.

I Was Chief Altar Boy Here

My Being Arrested in LA on Hollywood Blvd.

It is with great shame that I have to tell of you of my arrest in LA. The police were very severe. They handcuffed me and hit me with their night sticks and treated me as the criminal that I was. I was bad and this is my confession.

My Arrest on Hollywood Boulevard
For some reason I did not resist arrest.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Heart of Lovecraf't Mythos

How to remember H.P.Lovecraft's "great texts," the absolute heart of HPL's myth.
 derived from Houellebecq 40 - 41.
 "Call the Colour of Dunwich in Whispers to the Mountains in Dreams of Innsmouth Time." 
This will give you hints in the heart of Lovecraft myth in order of publication. 
"The Call of Cthulhu" (1926)
 "The Colour out of Space" (1927)
 "The Dunwich Horror" (1928)
 "The Whisperer in Darkness" (1930)
 "At the Mountains of Madness" (1931)
 "The Dreams in the Witch House" (1932)
 "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (1932)
 "The Shadow Out of Time" (1934)"