Wyrd Daze Seven: Hookland

This piece is *very* satisfying.

Wyrd Daze

Best experienced in the PDF zine

The Broken Oak, Damsel’s Cross

Some taverns tell their tales in the free public library of swinging signs. Some like The Broken Oak will only give up their strange stories if you venture inside. While its name and sign is simple memorial to a lightning-tortured tree that once stood on the village green, once inside, the establishment offers a unique look at old method of dealing with troublesome spirits. For the price of a pint, you can take a look at its perpetually locked ‘ghost room’.

In the late 18th century, The Broken Oak was so troubled by an unruly spirit that scratched and scarred both the landlord’s wife, her young maid and several of its patrons, that a ghost-layer was called. When the sanctions of the Church of England were unable to end the spiritual terror, the services of the cunning folk were…

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Toneburst at Sunflower Bar 101119

bjc – D&Dv2_Studies_v1 — barry joseph cullen

The latest TONEBURST release is now available. https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/ Studio improvisations. The recordings are mono. From instrument to hard drive. From hard drive to tape. Each of the four tracks were made using the Drone & Drama v2 instrument. The recordings were selected from a pool of recordings made over the course of one […]

bjc – D&Dv2_Studies_v1 — barry joseph cullen

Here’s a fascinating example of creation, formal process and examination. And great results!

Horoscopy

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

No Eden valid without serpent.
Novelist Wallace Stegner wrote that pithy riff. I think it’s a good motto for you to use in the immediate future. How do you interpret it? Here’s what I think. As you nourish your robust vision of paradise-on-earth, and as you carry out the practical actions that enable you to manifest that vision, it’s wise to have some creative irritant in the midst of it. That bug, that question, that tantalizing mystery is the key to keeping you honest and discerning. It gives credibility and gravitas to your idealistic striving.

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

How to be successful (however you quantify that).

  1. Stop always being distracted. Focus on what’s in front of you.
  2. Stop only talking the talk. Don’t discuss goals, discuss steps already taken.
  3. Stop spending time with the wrong people. Create a supportive network.
  4. Stop always focusing on the negative. You can be realistically positive.
  5. Stop procrastinating. Do it now: only do it later if you will do it better later.
  6. Stop not listening to others. Ask, listen, care, repeat.
  7. Stop giving in to laziness. Get off your arse. Go out. Have new experiences.
  8. Stop not being curious. Ask questions, learn more.
  9. Stop not being nice.
  10. Stop giving up. You may only need to try once more.