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by BansheeYage
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Question on Port of Saints
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Question on Port of Saints

Hey so I have a question concerning the thematic ideas conveyed in Port of Saints. I have read nearly all of Burroughs novels, a number of his short story compilations, interview books, and side stories, but Port of Saints is one that I have yet to read for whatever reason. From what I've heard Port...
by BansheeYage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Dangerous minds
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Dangerous minds

Fascinating articles, thank you for sharing. Does anyone know if the Black Rider has any upcoming dates in the US? Preferably the east coast.
by BansheeYage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

I hope not since I love discussing Burroughs with fellow fans haha. I've been using this site for at least two years now I think and from what I've observed there appear to be a few individuals who float back and forth with posting content or replying to posts on here. Personally I check the site al...
by BansheeYage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Burroughs predicting the Kennedy Assassination?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Burroughs predicting the Kennedy Assassination?

This is true, however in the introduction to the book James Grauerholtz does not make any mention of any later alterations to the text.
by BansheeYage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Anyone who picks up a frying pan owns death
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Anyone who picks up a frying pan owns death

My understanding of the phrase was similar to GNL's interpretation. That once one has contact with the capability or idea of life and death they become owners of it. Interesting post, thanks for sharing!
by BansheeYage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: "No face in the tarnished mirror"
Replies: 0
Views: 340

"No face in the tarnished mirror"

Hey all! I was reading from Exterminator and I encountered this line at the end of the shory story "Astronaut's Return" and was wondering what other interpretations would yield. The line is: "Do you begin to see there is no tarnished face in the mirror?" Now if you haven't read the story allow me to...
by BansheeYage
Tue May 30, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Burroughs predicting the Kennedy Assassination?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Burroughs predicting the Kennedy Assassination?

I finished the compilation Interzone today and I ran across something interesting that I thought I'd share with you guys. In these lines I felt like there was almost some sort of allusion to Kennedy, yet the Word Hoard section of the book where it is found in was written between 1954 and 1958, years...
by BansheeYage
Mon May 08, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

Anyone else have anything to add on this topic? I was interested in hearing more interpretations.
by BansheeYage
Mon May 08, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Burroughs meets DEVO
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: Burroughs meets DEVO

I saw that recently too. Interesting how Burroughs had such an illustrious connection to so many awesome musicians from Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Devo, and Kurt Cobain.
by BansheeYage
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Questions about The Ticket that Exploded
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Questions about The Ticket that Exploded

I agree with your interpretation Dr. Benway. In my opinion the message that Burroughs is conveying is the arrogance and pride of humans to think that they can control something greater than themselves. He echoes a similar idea in Ah Pook is Here and in the Wild Boys when he says “Here lived a stupid...
by BansheeYage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Twilight's Last Gleamings - an animated tribute
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Twilight's Last Gleamings - an animated tribute

Brilliantly done! Please continue to do more with your creative ability and Burroughs content!
by BansheeYage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Pre-Recorded Problem? [Discussion]

I saw an earlier post by torsrthidesen regarding Burroughs theory of a pre-recorded universe and something edward_de_vere said had me contemplating the theory and any inconsistencies within it. Since this seemed like a bigger and more profound issue I figured to make it its own thread rather than re...
by BansheeYage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Teaching Burroughs Mayan.
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Teaching Burroughs Mayan.

As a avid fan of both writers, I too am interested in any connection that can be made. The only time I ever heard Burroughs make mention of Lovecraft was during a lecture he gave where he brought up the Necronomicon in passing and Lovecraft's association to the text.
by BansheeYage
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Number 23
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Number 23

In regards to your question about it being plausible, I suppose anything is possible, particularly, if magic is supposedly involved. From what I've heard Genesis P-Orridge from Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV claimed that Burroughs had told s/he the story as well if you're interested in further pro...
by BansheeYage
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Ah Pook Is Here Interpretations
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Ah Pook Is Here Interpretations

https://digitalphilosophy.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/burroughs%E2%80%99-death-needs-time/ I found this link providing an interpretation of a passage from Ah Pook Is Here and was wondering what you guys would think: I'm currently reading the story myself and have been mulling it over as I read. What do...