A part-time cabal. A fusion of assemblage art, hurly-burly, bedlam, disquiet and poetry. Indie music, art, writing and treasure. A podcast of Real Fiction featuring music from the This Isn't Just a Cult constellation of artists and stories of regret, elation, mysticism, headaches, heartaches, harpoons and merit badges. Perfect for every situation. Except four.
The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as read by Bjor6n Oranj. Beginning-less and endless abstract poetry inspired by surprised freedom and words cut-up purely to be found flashing fragments arranged into non-arising light. Awareness in not-knowing. Liberation is center-less. This episode features music by The Creeping Man, Bjor6n Oranj, This Isn't Just a Cult, The Halcyon Brothers and Squinting Matador. You can learn more about the art collective that is This Isn't Just a Cult here.
Bjor6n Oranj continues reading The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt. Abstract poetry inspired by cut-up words that are found to be pure. Fragments flash surprise and freedom is arranged into streaks of myriad light beginningless and endless in time non-arising. Liberation is awareness in not-knowing. Centerless freedom. This episode features music by The Creeping Man, The Halcyon Brothers, Squid1969, Bjor6n Oranj and Squinting Matador. You can learn more about the art collective that is This Isn't Just a Cult here.
Erik Blagsvedt [Machete Petals / Mint Machete] is a member of This Isn't Just a Cult. He is also an author. In this episode, Bjor6n Oranj begins reading Erik's book of abstract poetry, The Long Lightning.
You can grab a copy of the book at: https://www.amazon.com/Long-Lightning-Erik-Blagsvedt/dp/8460859533?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=8460859533
This episode features music by:
The Creeping Man "Crush" https://thecreepingman.bandcamp.com/track/crush
The Halcyon Brothers "Landslides of Dandelions"
Bjor6n Oranj "Cat or a Man"
Squid1969 "Pork Chop Bones"
Squinting Matador "Santos Ain't Got Nothing on Me"
Is it a trick? Is it authentic? Is it permissible? Björ6n Oranj ponders these questions and the work of Doug Henning, Anthony Perkins, Charleze Theron, Mo'Nique, Morgan Rhodes and Bryan Ferry while promoting openness, vulnerability, and support for the legitimate self.
This episode includes music from:
The Creeping Man - https://soundcloud.com/hristopherampbell/tracks
Björ6n Oranj - https://soundcloud.com/bjor6noranj/aint-it-the-truth
This Isn't Just a Cult - https://soundcloud.com/user-150917286/eyeball-milk-machine
The Halcyon Brothers - https://soundcloud.com/user-660540834/tracks
Squinting Matador - https://soundcloud.com/user-88081198
Pondering the effectiveness of offices, the similarities between golf and therapy, and the ramifications of near-death experiences all surrounded by a soundtrack from the This Isn't Just a Cult constellation of artists.
"We Tangle" by The Creeping Man
"Just You & Me" by This Isn't Just a Cult
"I See" by The Halcyon Brothers
"Aloha" by Björ6n Oranj
"Ego, Death, Compassion, Wisdom" by This Isn't Just a Cult
"The Difference is Kundun. Kundun is the difference" by Squinting Matador
Things start off from a dark place. Sometimes a mantra is the only thing that holds you together.
That, and maybe some music:
The Creeping Man "Midland 13-885" https://soundcloud.com/hristopherampbell/midland-13-885-wav
This Isn't Just a Cult "Miracle Drug"
Bosky Rumbluffer "American Male 1 On the Subject of"
The Halcyon Brothers "Cattle Call"
Squid1969 "I Wanted Suicide"
Squinting Matador "Jingoistic Juggernaut"
This episode was written by Neno December and Björ6n Oranj.