You probably know about the rare blood moon/eclipse last night. Just published this on Reality Sandwich: http://realitysandwich.com/218482/blood-red-moon-an-archetypal-meaning/
Photo:My friend Brandt Kempin a talented musician who pays his way by bar tending in Austin. I need to find a way to keep myself from posting comments on Facebook at 330 AM when my imagination is starting to amp up into pre-dawn writing sessions. It's a kind of witching hour, and all sorts of seemingly random images and notions have an insidious suction, like gaping rabbit holes that haunt and imperil my every step. An intent to write a one-sentence comment is very likely to mutate into some monstrous distraction as occurred this morning when I happened to glance at this photo when I turned on my computer. Here's the comment I posted: I don't know if this was intentional, but the image conveys a strong impression that you are an immortally-youthful, Renaissance-era alchemist who has been working at this particular bar since the 1860s. If a customer really strikes your fancy, if they say something particularly witty or leave an unconventional tip such as a large, antique emerald ring, they might receive a youth-restorative or time-displacing elixir rather than a more conventional daiquiri. The woman in line is the wealthy descendant of a wealthy Japanese family whose royal lineage descends from the emperor. Through family connections she knows about your secret identity, but you're not sure that she is actually cool enough to deserve the youth-preserving elixir she so avidly desires and instead you are preparing a potion that will have far more paradoxical effects.....It's such delicate work this transdimensional, alchemical bar tending. Sometimes you only have a split second to make a judgment call that will effect a soul's journey for a whole sequence of incarnations that you can see receding into the night of time. It's not the glamorous job that some might think, but someone's got to do it, the structure of the cosmos demands it of you and centuries ago you realized that you couldn't just indulge your personal whims and inclinations. This rich Asian broad, for example--she was still lingering at the bar, sipping the altered daiquiri, her face flushed with foolish expectation---from thirty feet away she looked like a cute and bubbly Japanese school girl, but from three feet away you could see that she was made up to look cute from thirty feet away. A mist of expensive perfume hung about her, perfume that smelled the way the Thaj Mahal looks by moonlight. Centuries ago you'd seen her type plotting to poison a Medici. But on the outside she was absolutely gorgeous, a real knock out you would have called her in the thirties. She had the sort of breasts that would make a bishop want to kick in a stained-glass window. If you had run across her in the streets of Florence a few hundred years ago, who knows? Loneliness and long nights cast shadows on both sides of the alchemical bar, but hey, that just came with the territory...
Zap Oracle A couple of those lines paraphrased from Raymond Chandler in case it wasn't obvious. If you've never read any Raymond Chandler quotes then you really have no idea what it would be like having the lower astral spirit of Humphrey Bogart speaking inside your head, the sort of spirit who admits, “I'm an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.” The sort of hardboiled spirit who says things like: “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.” See more: https://www.goodreads.com/.../quotes/1377.Raymond_Chandler
2014/04/13 at 8:43 am
Travis Rios's DJ name is "mythogen mysterion." Here's a link to his sound cloud:
Two visionary tracks "Curious Mercurious" and "Lapis Singularitorum" by Travis Rios from his upcoming album Alchemy of Shadow and Light which includes Jonathan Zap voice samples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTrz3Pg6McM photo is of Travis
Just published this on Reality Sandwich. For those of you in Colorado or coming through on April 26, please read about the event happening in Denver that day. http://realitysandwich.com/218288/shoot-cameras-not-guns/