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 Anonymous
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25/10/2011 6:07 pm  

It's Halloween soon, and everyone's coming together...

...for an Aleister Crowley theme party. 😉 Now we know what drinks and food the old man preferred, but what shall we do about the music?

Does he ever mention his musical preferences? I'm stumped, and need your expert Halloween-aid! I suppose it doesn't all have to be music of the period, but we'd like to keep it 'Bohemian'.

So - will all good Thelemites come to the aid of the party? 🙂


Btw - in keeping with the spirit of the season, I'm making my latest Halloween themed photographic work 'The Curse' available as public domain from today. People are requested to credit me when using the image but it's not a condition of use.

Have fun! x


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25/10/2011 8:19 pm  

he liked Led Zeppelin ofcourse.


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 Anonymous
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25/10/2011 8:27 pm  

Lol. Well - although I'm quite sure that Led Zepplin has the power to reach into the afterlife and contact Crowley on high.., I don't think us mortals can do the Charleston to it, and anyway... it wouldn't go with my pearls. ;D


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25/10/2011 8:40 pm  
"TreeDragon7" wrote:
he liked Led Zeppelin ofcourse.

I suspect that he would have preferred Fairport Convention, particularly in their 1974 lineup.


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25/10/2011 9:04 pm  

🙂 Lovely voice that lassie has, and also 'The Hexhamshire Lass' will work in Hexham. 🙂

Thanks Michael. I'll put it on the list.


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25/10/2011 9:26 pm  

Don't know why, but I think he would have loved stuff by Miller, like 'In The Mood' or 'Chattanooga Choo Choo'.


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25/10/2011 9:34 pm  

Chattanooga Choo Choo is one of the songs I regularly hum around the house when I'm happy. 🙂 Yes - I agree. I can visualise him and his set partying to that. Brilliant! Thanks. 🙂


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25/10/2011 9:57 pm  

How about the Inkspots? I find some of their lyrics very metaphysical. 'We Three' - My echo, my shadow, and me', and 'Whispering Grass' (the tree's don't need to know). Perhaps it might have appealed to his spirit.

Music is such food for the spirit... hmmm...

I think, just to add a little more flavour, I'll find some old BBC tapes with "This is the BBC" and the pips, to mix in. 😀

[Added]And this at the end of the night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLE3f0kWjoM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL76D4B5D864063643

It slayed me! 🙂 Night all.


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25/10/2011 10:43 pm  

"T'aint no Sin (to Take Off your Skin and Dance Around in Your Bones)" by Walter Donaldson and Edgar Leslie is the right period (1929)
Rumoured to be about Jopsephine Baker, could set up a suitably wild party and even if AC didn't hear it in life I'm sure he'd get behind the sentiment 😉

Hear one period recording of it here


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27/10/2011 2:02 am  

i know that AC liked the song Tannhauser alot and said it was a true magick song.


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27/10/2011 2:47 am  
"TreeDragon7" wrote:
i know that AC liked the song Tannhauser alot and said it was a true magick song.

Do you mean the Opera Tannhäuser by Wagner? It would seem that the Old Goat enjoyed his Wagner, and not merely the highly esoteric Parsifal, but also the Ring and others. But this can only be vaguely inferred from his writings. I don't think he ever really talked about his musical preferences.

Markus


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 Anonymous
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27/10/2011 5:02 pm  

You should try Coil , probably the best music made in the name of Crowley.


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27/10/2011 10:06 pm  

i read in ABA book 4 the opinion AC had about Tannhauser. I believe he is originally referring to Wagner's Tannhauser Overture. It's heavy fantasia-like swirling sonic light and shade is very Magick to me . I have not read the play he names Tannhauser. I am a musician myself and have always pondered this question about what he would have liked.


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28/10/2011 11:31 am  

I wonder if he would have liked “Mr Crowley” by Ozzy Osbourne!


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28/10/2011 6:26 pm  
"mikepalm8" wrote:
I wonder if he would have liked “Mr Crowley” by Ozzy Osbourne!

I imagine he would have preferred Current 93's "Crowleymass":

"The name is Crowley, it rhymes with holy
It isn't Crowley, that rhymes with fouly, eeewww"


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28/10/2011 7:53 pm  
"mika" wrote:
"mikepalm8" wrote:
I wonder if he would have liked “Mr Crowley” by Ozzy Osbourne!

I imagine he would have preferred Current 93's "Crowleymass":

"The name is Crowley, it rhymes with holy
It isn't Crowley, that rhymes with fouly, eeewww"

"And see the little children at Crowleymas, their faces full of awe.
And they don't get no shitty dolls and trains and stuff like that - no!
They just get - The Book of the Law!"


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28/10/2011 8:03 pm  
"TreeDragon7" wrote:
i read in ABA book 4 the opinion AC had about Tannhauser. I believe he is originally referring to Wagner's Tannhauser Overture.

He's referring to his own Tannhäuser, the drama he wrote.

He of course was massive influenced by Wagner's Tannhäuser - the whole opera, not just the overture - which is the most popular and influential retelling of the Tannhäuser legend.

Other excellent Wagner's operas for Crowley fans are the Ring cycle (four operas telling a single massively epic tale), and Parsifal. I would recommend all those operas for people with a taste for the esoteric.


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29/10/2011 12:23 am  

Bay City Rollers. All the way...


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Durga23
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29/10/2011 8:45 pm  

How about:

1. Viva La France!
2. Thelema: A Tone-Testament ( http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-1556-highlight-music.phtml )
3. The Tango Song
4. Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Bogey Man (The use of which is one of the best parts of Dickinson's movie "Crowley", IMHO)

More modernly - don't forget a few songs from Nuit's album "Mother Night"!

Oh so many choices.. have a great party


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29/10/2011 9:26 pm  

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, and I hope you all enjoy your Halloween do's, evenings, ritual workings, astral projecting, strange drug taking and wonderfully informed and even graded um... thingies in general! Have lots of fun. 😀


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