Month: May 2018

The Art of Noise: Forays into the Avant-Garde

It’s important to note in our foray into the history of avant-garde art that painting wasn’t the only medium impacted by experimentation. I’ve written several posts on music, and every band or independent musician mentioned in them bears the impact mark of the stylistic upheavals characteristic of the early 20th century. One particular character piques

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Into the Avant-Garde: De Stijl

I’m currently trading David Hopkins’ Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction, alongside several books coming up for review, including Vincenzo Bilof’s The Violators and Philip Fracassi’s Shiloh. I’m doing this because I am woefully ignorant of the Dada and Surrealism movements. I figured if I’m going to run a blog about weird art, I

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Banished from Language: An Analysis of the Work of Francis Bacon

After deciding to write this short piece on the twentieth century painter Francis Bacon, I promptly stopped by the local used bookstore (semi-famous for its relatively extensive “Art Books” section) to see if I could nab a hard copy of Bacon’s work in order avoid the hassle of switching back and forth between Google and

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For a Better Silent Motorist Media

Donate for a Better Silent Motorist Media Yes, this is a donate button. Why, you ask? There are several reasons, and absolutely none of them have to do with compensating me for the work I’ve done here. This blog is an undertaking of love; I began it freely and without delusions of turning it into

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Renaissance Rebel: An Interview with Phoenix

My next interview in this series is with Phoenix, an author of one NihilismRevised’s many 2018 publications, Separation: Healing. Phoenix is unique to the NihilismRevised family, however, in that he already has a total of fifty (that’s right; that’s a five and a zero) book publications under his belt. You can find Phoenix’s current available

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Random Media Motorist 1: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Delphi Classics on Kindle

My Kindle library is entirely out of control. I have more books than I could ever hope to read, although I try not to dwell on that fact, since it tends to haul a chain of other facts too dark and dreary for casual consideration after it. I’d rather leave the Hamletizing to my formal

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Esoteric Sausage Flash Fiction Contest Honorable Mentions

I want to thank everyone again who submitted to the Esoteric Sausage flash fiction contest! Posted here are two honorable mentions. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This weekend, we will resume our author interview series. I’m working on a few juicy ones right now, so stay tuned! You won’t want

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Esoteric Sausage Flash Fiction Contest Winner

Today, we’re taking a break from the author interview series to announce the winner of the Esoteric Sausage flash fiction contest. Contestants were asked to write a very short flash fiction based on the words “esoteric sausage.” Familiarity with my book Esoteric Sausage and Other Malformations was not required for participation. While reading the entries

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Islam, Robot Surgeons, and Porn Stars: An Interview with the Reverend Bob Freville

Our next Silent Motorist Media interview is compiled from a lengthy and strange phone conversation with Bob Freville, author of Celebrity Terrorist Sex Bomb and Battering the Stem from Bizarro Pulp Press, as well as the soon-to-be-released, extensively illustrated novel from Psychedelic Horror Press, The Network People, available for pre-order on the Psychedelic Horror Press

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