Friday, December 31, 2010

thug night...

got this in my inbox from turbo city... i have mixed feelings on it overall... maybe i just got a little too excited about the idea... the big thing fer me is the vocals... i think they should be fucked with some. its a bit too clean overall... but promising nonetheless... i def wanna take these trax and chop/dragg and echo them out a bit... there is one i cant get outta my head though...

16 on death row -SALEM vs. 2pac mp3

these seem like good kids to support though... so check 'em out and download a bunch of shit...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

stop emailing me about it... it's back up. oOoOO/WhITCH 120 mix

google keeps fuckin my shit up and taking' it down... but i keep getting emails asking for me to put it back up... so here ya go... the 120 minutes mix that me and oOoOO did back in august that the fader did a li'l blurb on...
and fer y'all that dont know... it aint a witch house mix... it's all over the place...
we got a new one coming out soonish... in honor of our move... starting january we gone be at the elbo room on the regular...

december is a drag.

my nicki minaj edit made it on to this mixtape put out by love cult... 
it's a two part mix part 1 by high park... and part 2 by story of isaac... i'm on part 2








Sunday, November 21, 2010


li'l video i threw together for the weird goth nicki minaj dragg edit i threw together...

life's a drag.
saAaAaVemEe mp3

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


andrew took this polaroid.
andrew and i made this track awhile back... needs some work.

destroyer of worlds (mp3)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

rain, pain, and cocaine.

this is kinda how i remember shit... but i was all kindsa fucked up...

disaro fest from WhITCH on Vimeo.

regardless... had an absurd amount of fun the other week with the DISARO kids... another fun presentation from 120 MINUTES and our friends at NACHTMUSIK.

king dude

water borders

white ring

ENTERTAINMENT also played and they were fucking amazing... unfortunately so far i got no pics of that part of the show... if you do... hit me up.
photos courtesy of SEE THE LEAVES.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

post election anhedonia.

"I'm a rabbit in your headlights
Christian suburbanite
You got money to burn....

Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away..."
i kinda hate this country sometimes... oh well.

UNKLE (featuring thom yorke)- rabbit in your headlights (mp3)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

aTelecine... experimental music porn.

holy shit.

no seriously, holy shit. this is completely, fucking amazing. this is the second release from aTelecine through Pendu sound recordings... and it's fucking destroying me. a collection of sound collages made from  tape loops, vocals, and instrumentation. at once creepy and reassuring... the sound is completely enveloping. reminiscent of coil... and somehow david lynch. there are even moments that feel like good doom metal should... though significantly more minimal "i came, i sat, i departed" sludges along at a perfectly balanced pace at once lazy and anxious.
i fucking love this shit... you might notice that i never really review music... i just kinda put it out there. probably for the better... but, i kinda can't help it in this case... people need to get on this...

oh yeah... this is also the music project of SASHA GREY... now, i know a fact like that shouldn't be an afterthought... but  in this case it kinda is.
fuck... what an amazing afterthought.
aTelecine- i came i sat i departed (mp3)

aTelecine- she is beautiful (mp3)

Monday, November 1, 2010

the present moment...

so, not fer nothin'... blogger has been kind of a dick lately... hopefully i don't incur their wrath any further by making this statement. but they've had me all fucked up in the game for some dayz now. and by that i mean weeks. i haven't been able to post for awhile and my 120 MINUTES mix that the FADER had featured has been down as well... it would seem, that someone somewhere objected to something in the track listing of side b? same issue with so whoever you is, random nameless entity that doesn't understand or appreciate mixtapes, eat a bag of dix. I even have a li'l disclaimer on the side of this here blog asking if anyone has any issue to let me know and i will voluntarily take shit down... but... life's a bitch... and apparently that bitch can't read.
moving on... we been working on a remix for this track "million to one" by THE PRESENT MOMENT.
here is an unfinished version... the original is sick... hopefully ya'll dig what we got on it. feel free to throw out feedback... def gonna tweak the vocals a bit more.

the present moment- million to one (mp3)

WhITCH_vs_U>L>S>A- 1000000/2/1ReMxXX (mp3)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

being busy is it's own kind of drug... sometimes stimulant, sometimes depressant, sometimes hallucinogenic...120 MINUTES MIXTAPE

so google is a bitch and keeps taking this tape down fer no good reason... but peeps keep asking me  to put it back up... so here we go again... this is the original post with new links fer the download... tracklisting is embeded in the file.
me and oOoOO are gonna be doin' a new 120 mix soon... 

sorry it's been a second... and then some. i've been working on a lot of projects. one of which was this mixtape. i actually finished it weeks ago, but again, the overwhelming crazy that is my life as of late has kept it on the back burner. but here it is, in all its random glory... the particularly amazing part is that side b was mixed by none other than oOoOO... yep that's right, one of the high priests of "witch house" has helped to bring you a fabulous romp through crazytown filled with everything from creeptastic meena kumari remixes to...

120 Minutes is a club night i'm throwing here in san francisco... a video dance club and showcase for independent music... on august 28th LIGHT ASYLUM is playing... it's gonna be absurdly amazing.

side a

side b

Thursday, September 30, 2010

domestic violence

short film by rza called domestic violence... and an mp3 for the track of the same name... by far my favorite bobby digital track evs... and homeboy made  a lot of ill shit.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


i know i've been doing a lot of shit about salem up here recently... but with king night comin' out and all... there's a lot goin' on. this video is kinda perfect... shot on vhs... grainy and dark. i fucking love it.

if you want this track or the oOoOO remix look at this post.

in the mean time... here's an oldie but goodie
salem-ohk mp3

Thursday, September 23, 2010


super harvest moon last night... that's right i said super. as in mega...
balam acab is the shit... this song fucking rules your world... as does this fan video.
balam acab- see birds (moon) mp3 
(...and this font.)

Monday, September 20, 2010


i've been listening to this remix for like a week now, and it's been hell not sharing it with folx. it's been officially put out into the rest of the universe now so here you go.

salem- asia mp3

salem- asia(oOoOO RMXx) mp3

Sunday, September 19, 2010

based god

"But point blank anything with Lil B cost $ for real, I´m talking playboy $$ mansion money. I´m honestly a living legend and its weird I know it. And also if you’re thugging super hard adopt a pet. Honestly, a cat. It will relax you. A baby cat at that. ASPCA I love you! Adopt baby cats!"
-Li'l B the Based God

memories pt 1 based freestyle- lil b (mp3)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

i'd rather be sleeping.

seriously... i really would... i just want to be able to close my eyes and drift back on a sea of fuzz and melody into some kind of lynchian dreamscape.
i can't believe we didn't go to this show... we had free tickets and all but were all screwed up in the game from having just got off an airplane... oh well... grouper is amazing.

grouper-heavy water/i'd rather be sleeping mp3

grouper-heavy water (phaseone edit) mp3

Monday, September 13, 2010

¡viva los muertos!

it's getting closer to dia de los muertos/all hallows eve/samhain/what have you... and I'm getting antsy; so me and some friends are putting together a li'l mini festival in honor of all things dark and wicked. The details are in the works right now, but what i can tell you is that we are bringing the disaro records family to the table on this and things are going to be fucking insane... dark and sweaty with some drunk thrown in.

here's a preview of the lineup.

White Ring-lxC999

King Dude-my beloved ghost

Water Borders-even in the dark


Saturday, September 11, 2010


ughh... absurdly exhausted. been on a particularly manic swing for some weeks now, and i'm pretty sure it's finally catching up to me... but i think this will help. it's a mix my wife made sometime back, and it's definitively got a witching hour kinda vibe to it...
solid dreamy jams to fade away to. (mp3)
(no track list, but i'll go through and amend that later)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

season of the witch.

my friend brian did this as a b side to my witchtape awhile back, and i can't get several parts of it out of my head... so as with everything else, i figure i might as well post it here... 
i am not exactly sure of the complete track listing on it... but before he sent me the tape he initially gave me this awesome set of linx to most of the trax on youtube.

nina hagen- witch dance
aphex twin- logon rock witch
burning witch- communion
witch- lazy bones
julie driscoll- season of the witch
coven- white witch of rose hall
The Lollipop shoppe- you must be a witch
october country- my girlfriend is a witch

all solid songs about witches... here is an mp3 of the tape if yer down.

market virus- witchtape side b

...and here is a protection chant to protect you from evil... you should do this before and after doing spells... visualize your self sitting in the middle of the pentagram, facing upwards with 3 circles of purple light round you
EVIL TO THE GROUND"  say it three times and end it
with "SO MOTE IT BE"

Je T'aime

i can't for the life of me come anywhere near speaking french... but that fact doesn't make me want to fuck jane birkin any less... nor does it make me blind to the fact, that as creepy as he was, serge gaisbourg may well have been the sexiest man to ever live. the french used to really have a rap on shit.
...sorry, woke up and looked around tumblr for a sec... that shit always makes me a bit lascivious.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


this song has been stuck in my head off and on for several years now... now you can have it stuck in yours.

aphex twin- avril 14th.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

high on pills...

and listening to screw... i miss that motherfucker... not that i was lucky enough to know him in any capacity... but dammit i miss him. so much of what i listen to and care about musically couldn't have possibly happened if it weren't fer him. his mixes have just the right amount of warm, blanketed, eerie, emptiness to 'em. sizzurp is a helluva drug.
so is dilaudid...
here's a screw remix of eazy e (just click and download). him i miss too... but not nearly as much.

whats my name- eazy e (dj screw mix)

...and here's a salem remix of gucci with the same kinda vibe to it...

salem x gucci mane-bird flu

Monday, September 6, 2010

T and A

i interact with my tumblr significantly more often than i do with this here blog... there are a few key reasons for that... one is obviously ease of use... i don't have to think much, it's more of a scrapbook than anything else... two, it feels significantly more social... people respond to what i post and do so quickly and quantifiably... it has a good sense of instant gratification to it... three, there is just so much more nudity involved... tumblr is a bit more comfortable with explicit material.
in light of the amount of traffic i've been getting here as of late, i aim to even out this equation a bit. i will make a concerted effort to post to this blog daily... and to throw in some nudity now and then... and of course musix... mp3's of shit that strikes my fancy and mixtapes... i swear i will throw out some more mixtapes... since the fader thing i keep getting emails asking for more mixes... so keep an eye out. they are coming... i promise... in the meantime, feel free to check out a couple of the older ones (linx on the right side of this page)...

8 songs randomly played from itunes when the word sex was typed in... (click trax fer mp3's)
air-sexy boy
cold cave- sex ads (painted nails 7")
tricky- sex drive
alien sex fiend- i walk the line
miranda sex garden-monk song
gil scot heron-sex education ghetto style
fasta boys-i aint had sex in a long time
the ravonettes-dirty eyes (sex dont tell)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

death rattle.

yesterday, my niece asked "don't you wish you weren't alive all the time, so you could lay down in heaven."
there's a company out of the UK called AND VINYLY that will press your ashes into vinyl. so now you can haunt 30 of your closest friends with a mixtape of your mortality.
here's a rough draft of mine... in case it comes up before i have a chance to get something more formal together.
(click trax fer mp3's)
nick cave and the bad seeds-the mercy seat
johnny mandel-suicide is painless
daniel knox-ghostsong
rocket from the tombs-ain't it fun
coil-who'll fall
i think i might also record my own version of dust in the wind sometime in the next couple weeks.

beyond all that, last saturday was pretty ill... so much so that i just said ill. we had the first installment of 120 MINUTES (a night i'm throwing here in SF).  LIGHT ASYLUM played an amazing show,  oOoOO, Harrison, and  Josh killed it with their DJ sets... and i felt solid on my audio/video set...
shannon from light asylum
crowd feelin' it
me and john (from SALEM)
speaking of... check out this video for king night. honestly... no idea if it's official... been busy as fuck and out of the loop lately... but, regardless it's hot as all shit. dark and tripped out... magic.
Salem - King Night from Sean Michael Pheanis on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


MOTHERTONGUE is this big crazy freakout, in the santa cruz mountains, i was invited to play... and i'm absurdly excited about the whole ordeal. i mean how often do you get to play records along side several of your favorite bands at a haunted lodge in the redwoods?

"Nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains lies the historic Brookdale lodge. Surrounded by giant redwoods, Brookdale Lodge was originally opened in 1870 as the headquarters of the Grover Lumber Mill. The mill was purchased by H.J. Logan of Loganberry fame in 1900 and was converted into campgrounds and a hotel. Since then the lodge has passed through numerous hands.

Between 1922 and 1945 the lodge was operated by Dr. F. K. Camp, a Seventh-day Adventist physician and a strict prohibitionist. It was Camp that built the magnificent Brookroom, a dining room that encloses a natural stream flowing down its center. This was the lodge's heyday. The Brookdale was the second most popular resort in California and played host to Hollywood stars, prominent families, foreign diplomats, and even a U.S. President. Famous persons passing through Brookdale Lodge included: Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Tyrone Power, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Hedy Lamarr, and President Herbert Hoover. The lodge was also famous for its first rate entertainment, attracting the best big band and swing groups of the era. There are at least three swing era songs written about the Brookdale including, My Brookdale Hideaway, A Place known as Brookdale, and Beautiful Brookdale Lodge.

Shortly before his death, Dr. Camp sold the property in 1945 to A. T. Cook and W. G. Smith. In 1951 it was again sold to a consortium of San Francisco businessmen and then to Barney Marrow, who also owned the Brookdale Inn across the highway.

It was in the '40's and '50's that the lodge entered its most intriguing period, becoming a home for gangsters and other shady characters. Secret passageways and hidden rooms were installed throughout the lodge and rumors of buried bodies under the floor began to circulate. Also during this time, six year old Sarah Logan, the niece of the lodge owner, drowned in the dining room creek. It's her ghost that is most often seen at the Brookdale. But Sarah wasn't the only watery death at the lodge. In 1972, a 13 year old girl drowned in the kidney shaped pool above the mermaid room forcing its closure.

The Manifestations:

Over the years there have been many sightings of little Sarah Logan. She is often seen in a white and blue Sunday dress walking through the lobby or near the fireplace between the lounge and Brookroom. She has also been seen playing on the balcony of the Brookroom, an area off limits to visitors and guests, and sitting beside the fire in the Fireside Room.

Some have even been approached by the crying Sarah asking if they could help her find her mother. As they turn to look for the little girl's mother, Sarah vanishes. The sightings aren't limited to visitors. The owners of Brookdale Lodge have also seen Sarah running about the lodges' lobby. From their description, Sarah was, "very clear, like a whole person" and wore a 1940's style formal dress. She ran silently across the lobby for about five seconds before disappearing through the office window. The owners must have been quite "spooked" because soon after the they hired several priests and psychics to try and rid the lodge of its spirits.

The niece isn't the only paranormal activity visitors to the lodge have experienced. In the Mermaid Room visitors have experienced hearing voices, the clinking of glasses, and soft music when the room was empty. The jukebox located here has been known to turn itself on and off when nobody is near it.

The stream running through the Brookroom:

When the Brookroom is empty you can sometimes hear glasses and plates clinking and people talking as if dozens of ghostly diners are having a meal. A ghostly woman, has been seen walking over the brook as if supported by a bridge removed long ago. Psychics speculate that she is the mother of Sarah Logan returned to find her daughter. The smell of gardenias often permeates the room at night although there are no gardenias in the Brookroom or the lodge. Could this be the perfume of Sarah's mother?

Big band music has been heard playing faintly in the Fireside Room and in the Pool Room. People have also reported cold spots, presences, and even being touched by unseen forces in the Pool Room.

Late at night doors slam and footsteps are often heard in empty rooms. They are particularly loud from the second floor conference room. Many have reported strange smells and having a sense that the room is full of people when it is empty. Psychics have identified one of the conference room spirits as a man by the name of George. He is a lumberjack and has also been encountered behind the lodge at a place where in the lodge's early years they chopped wood for its many fireplaces.

In the 1970's a wing of motel rooms was built over the spot where once stood the lodge's camping cabins. Room 46 of the motel wing is reported to be very haunted. A woman who worked at the lodge in exchange for lodging has reported that at night objects and shapes would fly across the room. Ghostly ballroom dancers would swirl around leering at her as they floated by. Ghosts would materialize around her bed, their faces sometimes vague and sometimes very very clear. One of the ghosts was a little boy, perhaps 12 or 13 years old, another was a man with his eye hanging loose on his cheek, and still another was a man with a knife wound across his face. Not all of her experiences in room 46 were visual. She also reports that once she felt somebody sit on the edge of her bed and stroke her arm.

The current owners have been told by psychics that, in all, there are 49 spirits in residence at the Brookdale. Enough to make it more than worth a visit.

Anytime you visit I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the charm, beauty, history, and the wonderful "live" entertainment provided by the lodge. To see exactly what I mean you'll just have to visit for yourself."
(taken from the haunted bay website.)

...and here are 13 "ghost" songs from my itunes library that came up when i pressed shuffle on the key word ghost... (ps. if you ever wanna hear the best shuffle mixes ever check out clumsy and shy...)

"ghost" mp3's (click to grab some mp3 from suicide, j.dilla, ghostface, microphones, texas gladden, former ghosts, ghost, daniel knox, girls, etc.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

the importance of synchronicity and happenstance: part 2

so again... i believe very strongly in the concept and importance of synchronicity, as an incredibly powerful manifestation of magic.
as i stated in my last post, said magic has been working very well for me... through a long series of these synchronicity's i have put together an evening of absolute amazing that will be happening here in san francisco on saturday the 28th of august. these synchronicity's have not yet ceased and are creating an ever greater and more fantastic reality for me and you to enjoy...
i have, through no effort of my own, but instead solely through happenstance, begun working with a few other promoters (some of them old friends, some of them new... but all of them incredibly talented and tasteful), to bring this event into fruition.
...and of course there is more... i now have oOoOO (amazing witchhouse project featured on that mixtape salem did for the fader awhile back) booked to do a dj set (along with myself and Nako)(not to mention to play live on september 25th, but more about that later)... this is seriously going to be one of the most amazing events i could ever even witness, much more, be a part of.
..oh, one more thing... the night is entitled 120 minutes (the last two hours will be all music videos) and as promotion i will be releasing a mixtape in the next week or two featuring a 60 minute long A-side mixed by me and 60 minute long B-side mixed by oOoOO. more news on that to come.

oOoOO-i live for the day (mp3)

if you dig that track, which of course you do, check out the triangle records comp dis magazine put out that it is featured on... all lyndsay lohan covers... all fucking great.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

the importance of synchronicity and happenstance.

i believe very strongly in magic... and one of the most powerful ways it presents itself is through synchronicity and happenstance. synchronicity was defined by Jung as a meaningful coincidence of an external event with a psychic event, such as a dream, fantasy, or thought... these events coincide in time in a way that gives them meaning for the observer. that is, they seem as communications between a divine force and ourselves, and they confirm that there is a connection or interaction between our psyche and physical reality. this to me is magic... and Jung would generally seem to agree...

...but i digress... the point here is to explain the amazing that is taking place in my life right now... all around me, every day, i have been witness to these happy happenstances. my favorite example shall be explained in part now, and in part in an upcoming post.
yesterday i noticed an all to familiar sight that for various reasons always provokes me to intervene... actually intervene is completely the wrong word because there was no nobility or heroics involved... i just get bored and hate it when i see people i very much appreciate not getting along... you see, there was random nonsensical social networking drama... one of those situations that arises because it's very hard to truly convey sarcasm on the interwebs... and two people who i know and have known for years, but who don't know eachother, were somehow unhappily interacting... this led me to click some buttons and chat with both of them and randomly tell them that the other person involved was also an amazing person and it was likely a weird misunderstanding... again... kinda pointless, but i was bored.. the important part of this is what follows... one of said friends is an individual by the name of patrick (who runs an absolutely fantastic blog called cobain in a coma), and as i was chatting with patrick he made some mention of one of my favorite bands LIGHT ASYLUM, and one of my fave people lauren devine... so i decided to chat with lauren... and she put me in contact with light asylum's touring manager... so to make a short story long...

LIGHT ASYLUM is playing here in SF ON AUGUST 28th.

light asylum-shallow tears (mp3)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

house witch.witch house

Chili pepper seeds are wonderful for protective magick and repelling. Wash them, let them dry out, and then place them in a
little glass jar with a lid. Bless your seeds in any way you wish... Make a label for your jar that reads whatever you like.
You can use the seeds to banish negativity from your home whenever you feel the need.
There are two methods for this:

1. Sprinkle a few seeds around your kitchen or home and then vacuum or sweep them out the back door. (it's best not to sweep toward your front door as you might remove your homes luck.)
2. Place some seeds in a mortar and ground them to a powder. Sprinkle the powder where needed and the proceed to vacuum or sweep up. Discard out your back door.

one of my favorite witch-house (drag) projects right now is oOoOO... and lovely enough it would appear they are based out of san francisco. me too. now i just need to put together a show for them.

oOoOO-no shore (mp3)

random weird... one of my favorite blogs, black pyramid, did a post on me.

Friday, July 2, 2010

the black lodge.

worked a new noise project with a good friend the other day... when we were putting the gear away he directed my attention to a blog entitled black lodge soul promotions. the content in this post has nothing to do with said blog (other than the link that leads to it)... but i need to find a way to properly thank him. maybe this jimmy scott song from the last episode of twin peaks will be an acceptable start.

jimmy scott- sycamore trees (mp3)

Friday, June 25, 2010

"all that livin that you're savin' won't buy your dreams for you"

townes van zandt, texas troubadour:

"Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that." — Steve Earle

"I've met Bob Dylan and his bodyguards, and I don't think Steve could get anywhere near his coffee table." — Townes Van Zandt

townes van zandt- waiting around to die (mp3)

(from an old post jennifer put up on bmbf)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

we knew the world would not be the same.

“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.”

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

"Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday,
words can't describe the feeling and the way you lied.
These games you play, they're gonna end in more than tears someday
Enola Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way
It's 8:15, and that's the time that it's always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you're coming home
Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
this kiss you give, it's never ever gonna fade away
Enola Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way
Enola Gay, it shouldn't fade in our dreams away
It's 8:15, and that's the time that it's always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you're coming home
Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
this kiss you give, it's never ever gonna fade away"

Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a more plausible estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from flash burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.

OMD- Enola Gay (mp3)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ashes to ashes.

During the rise of the state hospital system, tens of thousands of patients with schizophrenia, severe bipolar, and other (at the time) seemingly untreatable mental disorders were abandoned by their families to spend the rest of their lives in the back wards of public mental institutions.
The only physical memorial that stands to the plight of these forgotten souls are the thousands of brass urns filled with the unclaimed ashes of society's mistakes. These urns are currently stored in a building at the Oregon State Hospital.

David Maisel’s large-scale photographs display the copper canisters that hold these ashes. The Oregon State Hospital, in Salem, inaugurated as the Oregon State Insane Asylum in 1883, stored the remains of over 5000 people in canisters in an underground vault in the mid-1970s. The vault flooded repeatedly, and the canisters—some containing unclaimed remains more than a 100 years old—underwent spectacular processes of deterioration.
Maisel writes of his work: “The copper canisters have a handmade quality; they are at turns burnished or dull; corrosion blooms wildly from the leaden seams and across the surfaces of many of the cans. Numbers are stamped into each lid; the lowest number is 01, and the highest is 5,118. The vestiges of paper labels with the names of the dead, the etching of the copper, and the intensely hued colors of the blooming minerals combine to individuate the canisters. These deformations sometimes evoke the celestial — the Northern Lights, the moons of some alien planet, or constellations in the night sky.” David Maisel’s Library of Dust is the subject of a large-scaled monograph released by Chronicle Books in 2008.

david bowie- ashes to ashes (mp3)