first creature to survive in outer space

Image found at http://ambergold.ruTardigrades or “Water Bears” are the only living animals known to be able to survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space. This means, conceivably, that they could have come from there (INDUCTIVE REASONING IS FUN)… Find out more about these tiny yet formidable critters at the Tardigrade Appreciation Headquarters, or watch this entertaining video.

Ella Joyce Buckley – Sister

From the new album, Blood Finds No Sea. Find out more and buy the album here.

whisper your sister
faceless
turning blisters
this parade itself
has a white wind of listlessness

I am missing a grave
I am missing a grave

a messy curve of skin
missing the link from within
a messy curve of skin
missing the link from within
in

now go
go beyond the veil
go beyond the veil
go beyond the grail

listen
this morning my name meant nothing to me
my heart pulled this thing from me
my god from its hinge
saw me
and could it be

we are apart in a part of a persisting sea
we have a curve in the earth within an endless weave
i must tell her we are
she is
within with me
i will
at once
let the bird fly away

sister i must tell you
that it will end in ease
we will build our hearts against the sea
we will carefully repeat the links
and let it be

become each other
somehow
we are slaves
we were missing for days

a messy curve of skin
missing the link from within
a messy curve of skin
missing the link from within
in

whisper your sisters
faceless
turning blisters
this melancholy has a white wind of listlessness

whisper your sisters
faceless
turning blisters
this melancholy is just a white wind of listlessness

Ella – vocals / casio va 10 / electric guitar / acoustic guitar / loops / alpine zither / synthetics / percussion / foleys / effects

Ross Campbell – percussion

Righard Kapp – electric guitar

Gene Kierman – french horn

on chaos, creation and destruction

From Principia Discordia:

CONVENTIONAL CHAOS – GREYFACE

In the year 1166 B.C., a malcontented hunchbrain by the name of Greyface got it into his head that the universe was as humorless as he, and he began to teach that play was sinful because it contradicted the ways of Serious Order. “Look at all the order around you,” he said. And from that, he deluded honest men to believe that reality was a straightjacket affair and not the happy romance as men had known it.

It is not presently understood why men were so gullible at that particular time, for absolutely no one thought to observe all the disorder around them and conclude just the opposite. But anyway, Greyface and his followers took the game of playing at life more seriously than they took life itself and were known even to destroy other living beings whose ways of life differed from their own.

The unfortunate result of this is that mankind has since been suffering from a psychological and spiritual imbalance. Imbalance causes frustration, and frustration causes fear. And fear makes for a bad trip. Man has been on a bad trip for a long time now.

It is called THE CURSE OF GREYFACE.

Bullshit makes
the flowers grow
& that’s beautiful.

Photo: Motlatsi Khosi

THE CURSE OF GREYFACE AND THE INTRODUCTION OF NEGATIVISM

To choose order over disorder, or disorder over order, is to accept a trip composed of both the creative and the destructive. But to choose the creative over the destructive is an all-creative trip composed of both order and disorder. To accomplish this, one need only accept creative disorder along with, and equal to, creative order, and also be willing to reject destructive order as an undesirable equal to destructive disorder.

The Curse of Greyface included the division of life into order/disorder as the essential positive/negative polarity, instead of building a game foundation with creative/destructive as the essential positive/negative. He has thereby caused man to endure the destructive aspects of order and has prevented man from effectively participating in the creative uses of disorder. Civilization reflects this unfortunate division.

POEE proclaims that the other division is preferable, and we work toward the proposition that creative disorder, like creative order, is possible and desirable; and that destructive order, like destructive disorder, is unnecessary and undesirable.

Seek the Sacred Chao – therein you will find the foolishness of all ORDER/DISORDER. They are the same!

Read the whole text of POEE’s “Principia Discordia” here.