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Violence and Involvement – The Electric Dionysus – (Part 3)

BDSM: Violence and Involvement – Some Tendencies of Electric Love

Frank Booth: “You receive a love-letter from me, you’re fucked forever! You understand, fuck?!” – the speeding car, the sucking on amyl nitrite, the constancy of the rage, mixing roles between Daddy, Mummy, the child and the adult, Frank Booth is Continue reading

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Violence and Involvement: The Electric Dionysus – (Part 2)

Bataille: The Electric Dionysus

Georges Bataille was perhaps one of the first to feel the weight of this problem – the chaffing effect of mechanical reason on the instantaneous electric man. In his book on eroticism, Continue reading

Violence and Involvement: The Electric Dionysus – (Part 1)


“Your children will carry the burden of your failure
handing it on to their children
generation after generation
offending the Lord of Light
Lord of Reason
Bright Apollo
whose sanctuary you will destroy…

Now you believe.
Know and accept your fate.
Let others get wisdom
yours comes too late.” – Dionysus
(Euripides’ Bacchae – A New Version by Mike Poulton,pg. 88)

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“Not Ever” – Impulse Exchange

Prior to seeing the above ad, I’d thought “She’s askin’ for it” to be one of the most erotically potent sentences in the English language. After the ad, I now realise it’s Continue reading

Conflict Narrative: We, the Ann Summers Dildo

“A situationist sisterhood of Jackie and Joan
Separates us the question without a home.”
(Manic Street Preachers: Jackie Collins Existential Question Time)

Modern life, at its surface, is boring. ‘The relationship’ too – post sexual liberation and the proliferation of conflict/impulse narratives – Continue reading

Culture and Cruelty: Some Preliminaries on Relationships

“You can’t ignore divorce rates. Every friend of mine has parents who are divorced. I didn’t go into it with Max thinking, ‘This is going to last forever’. But I did go into it thinking, ‘I love him right now and I know that I will continue to love him for a long while’.” (Peaches Geldof, Heat magazine)

Contrary to the pastiche simulation of past moralities engaged in by mainstream media outlets, Continue reading

The Autoamputation of Lust

“Physiologically, the central nervous system, that electric network that coordinates the various media of our senses, plays the chief role. Whatever threatens its function must be contained, localised or cut off even to the total removal of the offending organ.” (McLuhan: Understanding Media pg.64-65).

For McLuhan, ‘autoamputation’ is that function through which all media and technology are created. That due to some irritation of the nervous system, some organ of that system would be projected out into the world Continue reading