Specialist in Munkeljuck, Schpamenfrugen, and Flippy-Pip, currently learning to yodel, while teaching himself Quantum Physics, yet still finding the time to continually yearn for his lost childhood hat; not forgetting that time he donated money to an attractive 'chugger' without even being asked to...
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‘Dead & Buried’ (1981)

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

‘Dead & Buried’ is a creepy and suspenseful American horror from 1981, originally declared by UK censors in the early 1980s to be a ‘Video Nasty’ (although it was later acquitted of obscenity charges). The film comes with an excellent pedigree, being directed by Gary Sherman (responsible for ‘Poltergeist III’, ‘Raw Meat’ & ‘Vice Squad’) & written by Dan O’Bannon (director of ‘The Resurrected’ & ‘The Return of the Living Dead’; writer of ‘Alien’, ‘Dark Star’, ‘Lifeforce’ & ‘Total Recall’) and Ronald Shusett (writer of ‘Above the Law’, ‘The Final Terror’, ‘Freejack’ & ‘Total Recall’)…

Interview with Oddscene – Visual artist, VJ & animator

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Creators and the Creative Process

Sonia Vera, aka Oddscene, is a Spanish visual artist, VJ & animator, based in London. Her highly distinctive work has covered live visuals, stop motion & digital animation, installed artworks, portrait prints, film titles, motion graphics & special effects too…

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Prolific – Updated – Make money with online studies

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Making Money

If you read my previous post here last summer regarding my experiment making money with (the Oxford University-backed) Prolific online research platform, you may recall that I’d been paid a grand total of £219.75 in 78 days. Averaging at £2.82 earnings per day – for a few minutes spent answering questions anonymously for various academics & startups…

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Distant Planet Interview

The Distant Planet crew have been putting on wicked & welcoming London raves in clubs, pubs, skate parks & more since 2011, with the emphasis on bringing back the classic good vibes from the ‘golden era’ of 1987-1995 … I chewed the fat with the crew’s lovely Hughesee and Louise Plus One regarding their past, present & future…

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‘The Ritual’ (2017)

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

Based on the 2011 August Derleth Award-winning novel by British author Adam Nevill, ‘The Ritual’ is a neat 2017 horror movie lensed in the wilds of Lapland, Sweden. Starring Rafe ‘Son-of-Timothy’ Spall, Sam ‘Grandson-of-Patrick’ Troughton & British TV’s Robert James-Collier, the film was written & directed by American David Bruckner (‘The Signal’, ‘Southbound & ‘V/H/S’)…

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Jesse Jarnow – ‘Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America’ (2016)

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

A valuable addition to the countercultural canon written in 2016 by music journalist Jesse Jarnow, ‘Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America’ documents the sprawling American psychedelic underground over the last half-century or thereabouts…

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‘Eduardo the Healer’ (1978)

‘Eduardo the Healer’ (originally ‘Eduardo el Curandero’) is a nice little find – a fly-on-the-wall ethnobotanical documentary following sympathetic Peruvian sculptor, folk healer/ shaman, former trainee priest & fisherman Eduardo Calderón over the course of a typical day…

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‘The Sunshine Makers’ (2015)

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

‘The Sunshine Makers’ is a 2015 documentary by Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, covering the fabled exploits of American clandestine LSD chemists Nick Sand and Tim Scully…

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David Keenan – ‘England’s Hidden Reverse’

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

This review is of the revised 2016 edition of ‘England’s Hidden Reverse’, an essential acquisition for those with an interest in ‘Industrial’ culture, truly independent music, and the great tradition of the British outsider…

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the UK – 1: Conocybe, Gymnopilus and Inocybe

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psilocybin Mushrooms of the UK

As the UK mushroom picking season is nearly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to start our three part series on the various psilocybin-containing species, including those hitherto unnoticed by many budding psychonauts…