I cannot even remember the last time I was excited about new music as I am La Femme Pendu’s debut album All Of Them Witches, four French lounge horror ballads, inspired by women in horror cinema– for feminists, film freaks, and creatures of the night. For us!
I got a chance to chat via email with La Femme Pendu for an interview at Haute Macabre, which went live today. I highly suggest you give this glorious album a listen while perusing our Q&A!
Also, La Femme Pendu did a cover of Danzig’s “Mother,” and I have been listening to it for two weeks straight.
I initially grew to love digital collage artist Robin Isely’s work in 2017 and in my ensuing obsession, I reached out to them for an interview. Unfortunately, In the time that passed, their Tumblr-hosted site was heavily censored, their URL was hacked, and now the entirety of it has vanished. With their permission, I am publishing the piece anyway at Haute Macabre today, so that I may share a bit more about the enigmatic artist and their works. Somewhere along the way, I decided to ditch the traditional Q&A format in lieu of the artist’s thoughts and comments themselves, so that they might be unfiltered through the veil of my own perceptions.
Also upon reflection, my questions might have been a little over-the-top.
My summer 2019 edition of Needful Things is up over at Haute Macabre this week! I love to put these lists together every quarter (or season, or twice a year, or whenever our fancy takes us) because they’re really just the personal stuff we’re into at the moment. No one’s really trying to sell you anything or promote various products, it’s just stuff that we honestly love. Stuff that we actually use! Heck, some of it’s not even tangible “stuff,” per se. Head on over to the Haute Macabre blog today to read about my personal, current Needful Things and feel free to leave a comment and tell me all about what you’re into right now, as well.
Mondays are the pits but the good news is that our Stacked selections for June are up over at Haute Macabre today! Who read perverse classics? Who read utter trash? Who rated one title “0 bitten-off nipples… out of 10”? Take a peek to find out!
Did you miss our May selections? You can find them here!
At Haute Macabre this week, I review a few of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s hair glosses from their seasonal Lupercalia collection! My hair just soaks this stuff up, and I can’t recommend it highly enough for defrizzing and keeping my mane shiny and healthy looking.
(I don’t know if it’s actually healthy hair, but it looks like it, and that’s what counts, right?)
Last weekat Haute Macabre we explored the offerings of Moth & Myth, an artistic endeavor renowned for producing cruelty-free and vegan designs showcasing the unique bounty of moths and butterflies (and I shared some of my favorite lepidopteran-inspired haiku classics by way of an introduction!)
Today is the last day of the giveaway to win an “autumn” packets of moths, so be sure to visit the post and leave a comment to be entered for the opportunity!
I don’t know what I can even say about this interview up over at Haute Macabre this week with the brilliant, extraordinary Han of Handsome Devil’s Puppets. It’s so special to me for so many reasons .Just read it! Maika and I worked very hard on it and I hope it will be the first of many such collaborative interviews in the future.
I have been fascinated with the powerful symbolism and deep sense of spirit, energy, and connection in Rik Garrett‘s art, since maybe even before the release of his incredible Earth Magic book (from which a stunning Witches Sabbath print sits on a shelf in my office and delights my dark, wild, secret heart every day) so it was such a thrill to catch up with him about his recent work and inspirations for our interview over at Haute Macabre this week!
This week at Haute Macabre, an exclusive album download of Bye Bye Banshee’s Deathfolk Magic, and an interview with its gifted creator, Jezebel Jones. Inspired by magic, myth and folklore, Bye Bye Banshee is Jezebel Jones’ musical project exploring death and grieving from a feminine perspective, and I was beyond thrilled that she took the time to chat with me and share both her vision and music with Haute Macabre readers!
At Haute Macabre today, the collection about which I wait impatiently all year to write–our year-end Needful Things! I mean, we write seasonal versions of Needful Things too, so it’s not like it’s been a whole year since I’ve shared the stuff and things I love, but…whatever! I’m still excited to share!
2018 was a year of ugly, escalating anxiety for me; every time I thought I had a handle on my worries; they shape-shifted into a dreadful something else for me to panic about. I often got myself so worked up that I couldn’t have even told you what I was panicking about – there were just so many things plaguing me, they had begun to coalesce into a massive rat king of dread and torment.
And so my assortment of Needful Things that I share today are the small things, not even necessarily tangible things, that induced calm in my heart while the rest of my world was in turmoil; the things, however small or seemingly inconsequential, that relieved worry or distress in some small degree, or introduced a modicum of peace and stillness when everything felt like it was falling apart. The things I employed or enjoyed during this past year that made life feel, while not “fixed,” or “perfect,” but rather just…better.