N.A.S.A. and Karen O Cover “I Shot the Sheriff”: Video Premiere

TIME

If you watched the Grammys this year, you might have noticed a musical curiosity that took place outside the broadcast proper: Karen O and N.A.S.A. (the hip-hop duo, not the space guys) covering Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” as lounge-y disco. Appearing in a Sonos ad, the cover threw in a lot: a little of the spacey experiments of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito, a little of the unabashed synthpop of the YYYs last album It’s Blitz, more than a little of the stylistic rapacity of N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo (which featured Karen O, as well as about a quarter of the musical class of 2009), and a lot of this year’s love for neo-disco, the slicker the better.

“It’s always risky covering a classic, but the idea of completely re-contextualizing the song into a different genre sounded exciting to me,” Sam Spiegel of N.A.S.A. tells…

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The EPOCH, by Peter J Carroll & Matt Kaybryn: A Review

The Blog of Baphomet

Wow, what an amazing endeavour! I’ve been vaguely aware of this project since its inception nigh on four years ago at Arcanorium College, but only really as a bystander. I must admit I was slightly sceptical about the whole idea, as it looked to me like a bit of a mish-mash of pantheons and concepts. What I should have remembered though was the parable about the Kingdom of the blind, where awareness of a small part of an elephant does not permit each person to see the whole animal.

Now I do see the elephant, and oh my goodness, what a sight.

epoch cards 2 (Bourbon biscuit included for purposes of scale)

The first thing that strikes you upon opening the parcel is the high quality finish of the whole package; the book cover design and the artistic stylings within are superb. Good quality paper, sumptuous hardback covers, clear printing throughout. The overall look of the pages…

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