On June 11th 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline and he then ignited a match, and set himself on fire. Đức burned to death in a matter of minutes, and he was immortalized in a famous photograph taken by a reporter who was in Vietnam in order to photograph the war. All those who saw this spectacle were taken by the fact that Duc did not make a sound while burning to death. Đức was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion.
I was waiting for this to come up on my dash. You also can’t forget that his whole body burned, but his heart remained intact and did not burn.
Ask yourself if you love something so much that you would risk the flames for it.
Y’all need The Jesus and Mary Chain.
I’d probably still adore you
With your hands around
I think I adore you more that way
The Horrors play live at Maida Vale, including tracks from new album Luminous.
In case you missed it!
La Morte non esiste più.
Interviewer: Are you listening to any bands from Indonesia?
Rhys: The Panbers! I’ve got an album of theirs from the 1970s or something. I know they’re really famous now but their early records from Vol.1 to Vol. 4 has got some really interesting heavy rock and psychedelics tunes. I own their album, Vol.2 or Vol. 3 which has got a song called “Rock In The Sea”? It’s a really fantastic song. When I play as a DJ, I always play that song a lot!
R: Yes, well it’s a bit late now but I really wish I could find some of their early records while I’m here. Are there any record stores around?
I: Yeah there’s one nearby, just 10 minutes from here.
R: But we have to leave tonight, it’s a shame. Or maybe you can help me, maybe you can find me some Panbers records. I could send you the money on Paypal (laughs), if you happen to see it in a record shop.
I: We’ll see about that, if I have time before you guys play, I’ll bring it here for you.
R: Yeah that would be amazing!
After the interview, Ricky managed to head to a vintage record store with his friend (through heavy rain) and brought Rhys two vinyls of The Panbers (Vol. 5 & 7) as he requested.
Ricky then met the band’s soundman and explained the situation, which then followed by the soundman talking to Rhys and Rhys went out of his room to meet Ricky. Rhys still doesn’t know why they would through the heavy rain to get him the vinyls.
A handy chart, Full Moons still to come in 2014.
MA JULIUS “THE ART OF DARK SIDE FASHION” FW 12.