Antique Holiday Krampus Postcards

December 6, 2010 MGP 2

from its Wikipedia entry: Krampus is a mythical creature. In various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – it is believed that Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. Due to German and Austrian influence, the myth of Krampus is also prevalent in Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy. The […]

A Blood-Soaked Opera… From Vermont?

November 30, 2010 MGP 0

from the official website: “Fundraising for Erzsébet: The Opera is ongoing through the summer of 2011. The opera/monodrama on the life and death of Countess Erzsébet Báthory will take place in three locations during late October 2011. It will star Lisa Jablow and the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble with stage design by Pavel Kraus and production and lighting design by Jan Herder. The Twilight films have nothing on this true […]

Plasmatics Live on SCTV – Oct ’81

July 21, 2010 MGP 4

(h/t Les) I remember seeing this live on TV when I was 13 in a motel room in Carmel, CA, and being completely blown away by it. Probably my first glimpse into the extremes of what could be done on a stage while piquing my growing attraction to a darker aesthetic. And that, back then, it was even allowed to air on American television. A oddly awakening moment in my […]

UA Variety Hour – Kasner on Objectivity and Art

December 20, 2009 MGP 0

Dark artist Stephen Kasner talks about art and objective measures of talent with host Kevin I. Slaughter. Interviewed by phone shortly before the opening of the Germophilia gallery show, curated by the host and residing in the Jennifer Bates Memorial Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Stephen was one of the nine artists featured in the show. Germophilia was open from 8-7-09 until 9-20-09.