Late January 2023 finds me pulling threads on militarism, militancy, discipline, Mars, and related martial topics along my usual introspective and media-critical prongs of sci-fi, magic, and survivor memoir.
Topics covered, tracks sampled, and side quest links are below.
Enjoy and thank you for listening.
military environments – militancy / militarism
needing militant discipline during times of survival
Rock Lee and Naruto as child soldier fanfic world
idolizing fictional cyborgs like Motoko Kusanagi
Juliana Huxtable’s “I ALWAYS PICKED THE GIRLS WHEN I PLAYED VIDEO GAMES” jawn officially titled ‘UNTITLED (FOR STEWART)’ <–used to be on tumblr but no more!
growing up in the city and taking a hobby that makes you disciplined
an oral history of nerd stores in downtown Philly
militancy and strictness in catholic school
“leftist” sentiments against militarism in the media while also existing within military economies
linear time and capital, and astrological time and empire
side quest: a historical overview of “Traditional” Astrology with Eric Purdue [youtube]
“records” and our empire’s prizing of the dead written word
and technology/tool use and how it intertwines with the above
side quest: J. Lee Lehman’s Foundations of Astrology series– [youtube] or [spotify]
“the madness of the imperial linear time scale”
bdsm, leather, martial & plantation origins??? and erotic visuals
impotency and sacrifice in the environments of misappropriated resources
“there’s something important about martial discipline”
“it’s a fact that all of our lives are caught up in the spiral trajectory of this age of empires, as a form of dominant social organization”
the media environments of white noise supporting it??
“we might have to join the dead, you know”
“what is the place of militant discipline
what is the place of martial
in our lives
what does it get us
what’s it for
how is it to be put to use?”
Towards the end I start to talk about the movie Possessor a little bit, an unpublished story I’m looking forward to recording, the movie Bacurau
side quest: discussed at length on Cerise and Vicky Rank the Movies [podbay]
Borderline from Sharon Apple The Cream P.U.F.~ album (Macross Plus OST scored by Yoko Kanno) (along w/a couple other Macross Plus OST samples, one of my fave soundtracks of all time it’s looking)
Morrigan’s Stage from the Darkstalkers 1 OST
Avant-Après Mars by Liaisons Dangereuses
watch night service by Black Quantum Futurism
River of Freedom by Deee-lite