|28 May, 2016 (10:54am) |
"Thanks to Adam Jones and Tool for supporting us in offering the limited run of the Sawblade Flaming Eye prints from the Lateralus album, offered exclusively for the Entheon Kickstarter Campaign." - ALEX GREY
|28 May, 2016 (09:56am) |
Time for another Memorial Day MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at THE BAKED POTATO with master of ceremonies JOHN ZIEGLER and some of the city's finest musicians. ALL AGES WELCOME!
|27 May, 2016 (10:47am) |
If you'd like to support ALEX & ALLYSON GREY'S "ENTHEON PROJECT", there are 3 DAYS left to go, and some great rewards for your pledge.
|26 May, 2016 (11:14am) |
As it appears in the notorious book of spirit conjurations entitled "LE DRAGON ROUGE/GRAND GRIMOIRE, the "LUCIFUGE" (tee-shirt) design represents the "Afflicted Mirror" concept, whereby ugliness or a distorted appearance serves as a signal meant to attract the attention of those interested in hidden otherworldly presences and our trans-human potential. While most people are far more comfortable with depictions of the normal (unblemished) physical form, ceremonial magicians are preoccupied by the impressions of alien otherness and transformative qualities esoterically associated with exaggerated deformity. Now, try explaining this to anyone who asks you about the misshapen figure on your LUCIFUGE tee shirt.
ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT THE 'LUCIFUGE' CONCEPT
Most practitioners of ceremonial magic are aware that the notorious grimoire entitled "Le Dragon Rouge/Grand Grimoire" offers instructions on how to properly summon "Lucifuge Rofocale", as well as how to construct the magical implements needed to control such demonic forces once conjured into full physical manifestation. And although many would-be karcists have sought to obtain a ritualistic pact with Lucifuge for the enforced surrender of hidden treasure, the book's true secret - perfectly disguised in the infernal text - continues to elude both gullible lay-people and seasoned occultists. Long considered to be one of the most fantastic and dangerous works of Black Magic, it is the grimoire's perceived atrocious nature that ensures its survival and preserves its one legitimate magical operation. To the discerning reader, the book's real worth concerns a formula called "The Composition of Death, or Philosopher's Stone." Contrary to what many believe, this is not intended to be a recipe to concoct a deadly poison (let alone an alchemical method for producing vulgar gold), but is actually a heavily encoded set of instructions that concerns a particular aspect of an ancient embalming process that is of great importance to certain esotericists. Those who consider this (and the grimoire itself) to be a joke aren't necessarily wrong - at least when taking into account etymological considerations, whereby the root of the word "joke" means "to speak", as in a confession that is of grave concern.
|22 May, 2016 (10:09am) |
For all you Scrabble enthusiasts out there, I forgot to mention that I posted my 16th Anniversary TOOL NEWSLETTER a few days ago. The subject matter is an interview with a random Tool fan that I spotted at Terrible's in Las Vegas.
|22 May, 2016 (10:05am) |
John 'Volto!' Ziegler has once again assembled some great musicians as the special guests for the MAY 23 offering of the MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY, California. All ages Welcome!
|20 May, 2016 (07:37pm) |
A reminder that VOLTO! will be performing at COMPLEX in GLENDALE, CA. on SATURDAY, MAY 21.
|18 May, 2016 (11:25am) |
For those asking, DANNY's Dracomantes-inspired tee shirt is back in stock. $25.00
|17 May, 2016 (05:53pm) |
If you're into "dark art, tattoo art, lowbrow, pop surrealism and that kind of stuff", our friend CHET ZAR will have a merch booth and be teaching a painting seminar on Saturday June 4th at 11:30 am on the QUEEN MARY in LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA.
(Show runs JUNE 2-5)
For more info about the seminar and to reserve a spot people can email the artist at...
|14 May, 2016 (12:47pm) |
Question: Where can you go to have a hot dog and sauerkraut stuffed spud while enjoying great live music? Arnis, Germany? Doubtful! The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California? Of course! And if you're the proud possident of a Zerberus, bring it with you and ask someone who looks important if you can plug in that baby during the second set? One more thing to keep in mind: All ages are welcome to the 'tator' experience!