In this weeks episode, we discuss Jack Parsons and his magickal journey, The Night of Pan, Kenneth Anger, and how the occult can influence the film-making process.
Brian is screening his new film ‘The Night of Pan’, as well as performing live music with Death in Vegas’ Richard Fearless in London this week, make sure you don’t miss it – the event is free, and you can get more details here.
Daddytank returns with his excellent MySpace heroes (which for some reason includes a rant by Alex Jones); this week’s heroes are:
Wakamiya – Pretty Pretty
Waiting Life – It’s In Your Court
Wally Quid – Nebula
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Brian Butler Bio:
Brian Butler is a musician, writer, and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
He has written on occult related subjects for numerous magazines including Dazed and Confused and Tease. His writings have been published in books such as Disinformation’s Book of Lies, which features his “Wormwood Star” article on life of Jack Parson’s wife and muse Marjorie Cameron. He has appeared on television internationally as an expert on the occult. He recently worked as a consultant for Showtime Networks Development on the biopic of Jack Parsons.
He directed, wrote and produced the documentary Raising Lucifer: Story of a Cursed Film (2008), which deals with the production of Lucifer Rising, and features an exclusive interview with Manson family murderer Bobby Beausoleil from prison. Other film projects include documentary segments for the Disinformation DVD (2004) such as Satanism, Rocket Boy and Uncle Goddamn. Butler also produced and edited the Kenneth Anger film Ich Will! (2008)
He has recorded and or performed music with artists such as VON LMO, Rozz Williams (Christian Death), and Moving Units. Current music projects include the experimental Clouds Without Water and Technicolor Skull — a multimedia performance collaboration with Kenneth Anger, which premiered at Donaufestival in Austria on April 30th, 2008 and has subsequently toured Europe at such instutions as the National Museum of Art in Copenhagen and The Serravales Museum in Portugal.
Recent film projects include producing the Kenneth Anger film Brush of Baphomet (2009) and directing the short “Night of Pan” which features Vincent Gallo and Kenneth Anger and has screened all over the world including the Cannes Film Festival, the Athens Biennale , and the Festival Internazionale Del Film Di Roma.