Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Hollingsville TX10/12 ‘Monsters’

Fair Warning

‘…but in spite of it all we would not like to be without the harrowing poetry of their proximity, for these monsters often arrive when our life, involved as it is in the spider’s web of purposes, has become too tedious and too filled with anxiety, and provide us with a sublime diversion by for once breaking the web – not that these irrational creatures would do so intentionally!’
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak

Monsters, no matter what their shape or size or attitude, serve as a warning and should be welcomed as such. Having no place either in nature or in polite society, they have little choice but to exist as reminders of the things we’d much rather forget. Godzilla, for example, has been good to us over the years, the way only a bad dream can be. The unforeseen by-product of atomic tests taking place in the Pacific Ocean over fifty years ago, the blinding intensity of Godzilla’s birth ensured that he cast more than one shadow over the intervening decades. Whichever way you look at him, he remains the ultimate outcast.

But what about the monsters that lurk in our own homes? Or the ones that occupy the vast deserts of our modern myths? Slouching into Hollingsville for episode ten of the series, we are honoured to welcome Laurie Lipton, an artist whose line is fine enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck, and Strange Attractor’s Mark Pilkington, whose affable dealings with the disconcerting are admirably documented in his forthcoming book Mirage Men: An Adventure into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs. Musical interludes have been specially created for this episode by the sublime McCarricks, with background moods from ‘Hollingsville’ composer in residence Graham Massey and ins and outs from Indigo Octagon. Expect the terrifyingly sane and the uncannily familiar – for here be monsters.

Hear Hollingsville TX10/12 ‘Monsters – Fair Warning’ this Thursday, June 17 at 7.00pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, repeated on Tuesday, June 22 at 11.00pm.

See also:
Hollingsville posts
Godzilla Has Left the Building
Laurie Lipton Knows Where You Live
Laurie Lipton Still Knows Where You Live
Laurie Lipton Is Coming To Get You

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