Posts from the ‘Discoveries’ Category

  • THE ATLANTEAN AVALON – Journey to Annwn

    July 10th, 2017 | Discoveries, Sean's Photography, Thoughts | admin | No Comments

      “As I set foot upon the spongy land of the marshes, tall reeds at my side mixed with the spindly uprights of the jetty, a hand reaches to me, to aid my step from the long, low barge. It has brought me and my brothers, hooded others from Atlantis, on the final stage of […]

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  • Kafou : An Appreciation of Haitian Vodou Art

    November 21st, 2012 | Discoveries, Thoughts | admin | No Comments

    Back in 2011 I wrote about a forthcoming exhibition of Vodou art at the Nottingham Contemporary in the UK. That was before I had visited the Lehmann Collection and conversed with the spirits of the tradition, in the flesh so to speak. That exhibition, Vodou ; Kunst Und Kult Aus Haiti, and this new one […]

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  • Annie Liebovitz and the Gods of Photography

    February 21st, 2012 | Discoveries, Sean's Photography, Thoughts | admin | No Comments

    My muse is never elusive, but she definitely has her moods! There’s really no point trying to undertake a project if she’s not onboard. For example right now I have several music projects in the pipeline. But they won’t happen just yet because the muse has decided, for the time being, that photography is where […]

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  • Steampunk Hero Robert Rankin

    September 11th, 2011 | Discoveries, Sean's Writing | admin | No Comments

    Robert Rankin (on the right) at the largest Steampunk festival in Europe. I managed to get to the front of the book signing queue and became the proud owner of signed poster 1/250 above. He also personally inscribed a copy of his latest novel,  Mechanical Messiah (above). I’ve been a fan of his ‘far fetched […]

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  • Kenneth Grant 1924-2011

    February 2nd, 2011 | Discoveries | admin | No Comments

    Kenneth Grant, with his wife Steffi, created books that were more than mere pages and pictures. They were magickal totems, memes that lay waiting to be discovered and offered the keys to a worldview based upon the philosophies of Thelema and riddled with adventures from the Darkside. Its perhaps fitting then that I should discover […]

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  • Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson 1955-2010

    December 8th, 2010 | Discoveries, Sean's Music | admin | No Comments

    Sleazy was a distant yet manifest influence on my own work. It started with the ownership of a rare book – it turned out to be from the Threshold House library and amongst the works auctioned after Jhonn Balance’s death. It led me down a path both different and familiar and to a greater understanding […]

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  • Ronnie James Dio – gone but not forgotten

    May 17th, 2010 | Discoveries, News | admin | No Comments

    I first heard Dio with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow on songs like “Catch The Rainbow” and later on one of my all-time favourite albums, Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell. Since then I’ve seen him many times live with Dio and Heaven & Hell and to learn today that he’s gone is almost like having a piece […]

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  • Native Instruments Maschine

    June 25th, 2009 | Discoveries | admin | No Comments

    Maschine – is it stand-alone, is it more than an expensive toy?

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  • Psychic TV

    June 18th, 2008 | Discoveries | admin | 1 Comment

    I discovered Psychic TV in a round-about manner. After obtaining one of the books from Jhonn Balance’s personal collection at Threshold House I became interested in all things Coil. Their final album, The Ape of Naples became a staple diet of my in-car entertainment for many months and this led to Peter (Sleazy) Christopherson and […]

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  • Glyn Hughes Poetry Book Launch

    December 7th, 2007 | Discoveries | admin | No Comments

    The book launch of Glyn Hughes’s poetry collection takes place on 8th December 2007 at the ArtsMill, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire UK. Glyn Hughes’s poetry has been a Poetry Book Society recommendation, and a recipient of the Welsh Arts Council Poet’s Prize. His novels have been awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize, the David Higham Prize and […]

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