Biography   Social   Wastrels   

Aware of the power of external display, and deeply imbued with a knowledge of human nature, the proprietor of the STREET GIRLS CAN BE SUCH GRIFTERS (hereby known as SGCBSG) rivets the attention of passers-by through the gratuitous exhibition of her unbounded collection...

twitter.com/sgcbsg:

    triste-le-roy:

Page 75 of the Voynich Manuscript (written in indecipherable language by unknown creator, early 15th century)
(via Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

    triste-le-roy:

    Page 75 of the Voynich Manuscript (written in indecipherable language by unknown creator, early 15th century)

    (via Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

    (via demoniality)

    — 1 day ago with 60 notes

    Courtney Love, 1994 and 1995.

    (Source: kurtneyedits, via simongallup)

    — 1 day ago with 3783 notes
    oursoulsaredamned:

The Vampires are Coming - Austin Osman Spare

    oursoulsaredamned:

    The Vampires are Coming - Austin Osman Spare

    (via demoniality)

    — 1 day ago with 88 notes
    nevver:

Gabriel García Márquez, RIP

    nevver:

    Gabriel García Márquez, RIP

    — 1 day ago with 3095 notes
    "The Monkees were always on acid. We drank Budweiser."
    Alice Cooper  (via darkangelrocker)

    (via psychojello)

    — 1 day ago with 61 notes
    paysagemauvais:

The bronze snake.Main nave of Sant’Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. The bronze snake (formerly believed to be the one by Moses), a gift from emperor Basil II (1007). It stands on an Ancient Roman granite pillar.

    paysagemauvais:

    The bronze snake.
    Main nave of Sant’Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. The bronze snake (formerly believed to be the one by Moses), a gift from emperor Basil II (1007). It stands on an Ancient Roman granite pillar.

    (via demoniality)

    — 1 day ago with 123 notes

    brightwalldarkroom:

    Blue Lobster (Langosta Azul

    "A strange, early piece of Colombian surrealism, written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, recalling Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou.”

    (29 minutes, Columbia, 1954)

    Rest in peace, sir.

    — 1 day ago with 24 notes
    "I met a lady in the meads,
    Full beautiful - a faery’s child,
    Her hair was long, her foot was light,
    And her eyes were wild."
    John Keats, La Belle Dame Sans Merci (via ancient-cat)

    (via demoniality)

    — 1 day ago with 161 notes
    uromancy:

Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Sortilège. 1888.

    uromancy:

    Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Sortilège. 1888.

    (via demoniality)

    — 1 day ago with 182 notes
    archivalia:

Ferdowsi: Shanahmah saec. XIII (Quaritch Catalogue 1428)

    archivalia:

    Ferdowsi: Shanahmah saec. XIII (Quaritch Catalogue 1428)

    (via demoniality)

    — 1 day ago with 50 notes

    andrewtsks:

    Swans - Oxygen

    I have to admit something that will be seen as blasphemous in most circles—the recent, post-reformation work by Swans, starting with My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky in 2010, has been my favorite music of Michael Gira’s entire career. The caustic early material by Swans has always been really important to me, but it’s also just too harsh and oppressive for me to listen to in most moods. Then once Jarboe joined the band and they changed direction, they started to lose me in a different way. It got too goth, I guess. I mean I liked Children Of God but that was the last album of theirs I really connected with until the reformation.

    The new stuff hits a sweet spot for me. The recent live albums (really just We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head, I haven’t picked up Not Here/Not Now yet) have contained live versions of Jarboe-era material that work better for me than the original studio versions ever did. It’s something about the band’s current combination of clarity and heaviness, which never really materialized in their early days. First it was too murky and overpowering, then when it cleared up, it wasn’t heavy anymore. I feel like Swans have finally achieved their Platonic form with the current incarnation, and I fucking love it. I especially love the fact that they’re writing some of the best songs of their career—of which “Oxygen” is definitely one.

    I mean, if you’re asking me, it is. I’m waiting for some diehard Swans fans to show up and lambaste me for this one, though.

    "First it was too murky and overpowering, then when it cleared up, it wasn’t heavy anymore. I feel like Swans have finally achieved their Platonic form with the current incarnation" — I wish more people could really listen to music and write about it like this dude does.

    Btw—I totally agree.

    — 1 day ago with 10 notes
    lostsplendor:

Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com

    lostsplendor:

    Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com

    (via farabyssinia)

    — 2 days ago with 1456 notes