confession….

So I must confess.   I’ve never been a huge Marilyn Manson fan.   I don’t own a single CD or download.   However  I’ve always been wildly intrigued by the idea of Marilyn Manson.   I don’t know if that makes sense.   I’ve enjoyed his videos.   The visual artistry is simply amazing.   Well with that simple introduction here is his newest video.   A super surrealistic work that is amazing.    And the lyrics are perfect for a pandemic in America both the pandemic of Covid-19, the pandemic of political poison and ineptitude, the pandemic of media misinformation,  the pandemic of too many voices and not enough ears. Like someone once said, the best art reflects the time it was created in.

WE ARE CHAOS – the title track from Marilyn Manson’s new album due to drop 11/9/2020.

If you say that we’re ill
Just give us your pill
Hope we’ll just go away
but once you’ve inhaled death
everything else is perfume

Maybe I’m just a mystery
I could end up your misery
Maybe I’m just a mystery
I could end up your misery

In the end we all end up in a garbage dump
But I’ll be the one that’s holding your hand

We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured
We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured

Maybe I’m just a mystery
I could be your misery
Maybe I’m just a mystery

Marry with the left hand
So far so far from the mad’ning crowd

We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured
We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured

Am I a man or a show, or moment
The man in the moon
or a man of all seasons
Will I be in at the kill
With you?

We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured
We are sick, fucked up and complicated
We are chaos, we can’t be cured

We are sick

……on surrealism…..

Surrealism used to be interesting
Now it just bores me.

Have you noticed how almost all of the imaging we encounter on a regular basis features some surreal aspect?
Cinema, advertising, photography, literature, art – In photography, with photo manipulation, it’s everywhere.

It’s as if surrealism is the new reality.  Everyone’s doing it.
And that’s just boring. There’s nothing special about it anymore.
It’s doesn’t shock, surprise or cause people to think – any more.

Surrealism used to be interesting
Now it just bores me.

Yaaawwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!