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  • The Last Rolling Stones Record
    on Sep 23, 2010
    Exile On Main StreetThe Rolling Stonescri·sis 1. a. A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point; ..from Greek krinein to decide. One of the things that make the Rolling Stones album, Exile on Main Street, interesting, and...
  • This Week in the Secret History: The 4th of July's Pagan Roots
    on Jun 22, 2010
    Uncle Sam: Patriotic icon?Or Gandalf in disguise?Some of the best-documented examples of the survival of pagan ritual into the modern era are the traditional bonfires on June 23, small-scale descendants from the great Celtic Fire Festival of Midsumm...
  • Conspicuous by Their Absence: Do New Live Tapes Confirm the Legend of Moby Grape?
    on Jun 9, 2010
    "The national folk-memory of psychedelia today might be less limp, with fewer images of blissed-out ring-dancers and bongos in the dirt, had we been given more full metal meltdowns like 'Omaha'.”Moby Grape Live Moby Grape (Sundazed) "The...
  • This Week in the Secrety History: Yeats, the Irish Prophet
    on Jun 4, 2010
    William Butler Yeats, one of the greatest poets in the English language in the 20th Century, was born June 13, 1865. He was a passionate Irish nationalist, but his version of liberation was just as much about freeing the ancient spirits of the Iri...
  • Any Given Sunday: The Moment of Paul Revere & the Raiders
    on May 15, 2010
    Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69Paul Revere & the Raiders(Rev-Ola Import) Let us not talk falsely now, as the Joker said to the Thief, so here’s a granular bit of truth from the 1960s that you might not get from the...
  • This Week in the Secret History: Terrifying the Tots
    on Feb 21, 2010
    This week marks the birthdays of American illustrator Edward Gorey, and of pioneering German linguist and folklorist, Wilhelm Grimm, who, with his older brother Jacob, created the seminal folk and fairy tale collection, Kinder-und Hausmärchen, bette...
  • This Week in the Secret History: The Strangest Day in Military History?
    on Jan 20, 2010
    Within the space of one day--January 22, 1879-- the British army, which had taken and held the largest empire in human history, suffered one of its most appalling defeats, and achieved, a few hours later, an astonishing triumph. At Isandlwana i...
  • The Strangest Day in Military History?
    on Jan 20, 2010
    Within the space of one day--January 22, 1879-- the British army, which had taken and held the largest empire in human history, suffered one of its most appalling defeats, and achieved, a few hours later, an astonishing triumph. At Isandlwana in...
  • The Strangest Day in Military History
    on Jan 20, 2010
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  • All Hell Breaks Loose: The Jim Jones Revue Shows Them How It's Done
    on Jan 8, 2010
    Most first year anthropology students learn about something called "cargo cults," a phenomenon observed during and after World War II among the remote Melanesian populations of the South Pacific islands. As Wikipedia tells us: During the war, la...
  • In the New Old Fashioned Way
    on Dec 7, 2009
    If On a Winter’s Night…StingDeutsche GrammophonThrough the Bitter Frost and SnowSusan McKeown & Lindsey Horner50-50 MusicOver the years, the seasonal mood has been shotgunned into unions, more or less unnatural, with every known variety of po...
  • Gilding the Lily: The Remastered Beatles
    on Nov 7, 2009
    As with every mystery, literal and metaphorical camps battle over the interpretation of the Beatles. The literalists want there to be a literal, comprehensible, even if awful, solution to the mystery of the Beatles. The search for the pseudonymous bo...
  • This Week in the Secret History: The Gothic Novel Alters Western Consciousness
    on Oct 18, 2009
    Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel T...
  • This Week in the Secret History: The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29)
    on Sep 29, 2009
    "Autumn is poignant. It belongs to the angel who carries a point, the Archangel Michael, who wields sword and spear for the people of God against the powers of darkness. The point of Michael’s spear is the poignancy of autumn that pierces our heart...
  • This Week in the Secret History: The Feast of Michael and All Angels (September 29)
    on Sep 29, 2009
    "Autumn is poignant. It belongs to the angel who carries a point, the Archangel Michael, who wields sword and spear for the people of God against the powers of darkness. The point of Michael’s spear is the poignancy of autumn that pierces our heart...
  • This Week in the Secret History: Ken Kesey, the Indiana Jones of Consciousness
    on Sep 18, 2009
    September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001Farmer, wrestler, author, Intrepid Traveler “To hell with facts! We need stories!” “The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answe...
  • This Week in the Secret History: Carter Files Report of UFO Sighting
    on Sep 18, 2009
    On September 18, 1973, future President Jimmy Carter files a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), claiming he had seen an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) in October 1969.During the presidential campaign of 1...
  • This Week in the Secret History: The Still-Smoking Gun
    on Sep 7, 2009
    Richard Helms, Director of the CIARichard Nixon, President of the United StatesExcerpts from the Nixon White House Tape dated June 23, 1972, subsequently known as "The Smoking Gun Tape" in which Nixon and his aide John Haldeman discussed blacmkailing...
  • In Music: Lords of the Highway
    on Sep 4, 2009
    Lost Highways: American Road Songs 1920's to 1950'sVarious ArtistsViperIn Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, the Kid, played by Kris Kristofferson, is preparing to leave the Lincoln County Jail, having just disposed of two of Pat Garret's...
  • This Week in the Secret History: Do the Horn Dance
    on Sep 3, 2009
    The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is generally accepted as the oldest continuously performed folk ritual in Britain, and one of the oldest in all of Europe. Six dancers in Elizabethan dress each carry on their shoulders an enormous set of reindeer antle...
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