Brian Conniffe

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Interests Magick, dreaming, cats, hypnagogic and hypnopompic states, goddess worship, hermetic qabalah, nlp, hypnosis, thelema, tantra, sexuality, detuned radios, feminism, linguistics, red wine, seafood, Indian + Ethiopian + Thai + Japanese + Szechuan cuisine, cds skipping in public places, garlic, tape hiss and warped cassettes, chocolate, polyrhythms, objects that creak and things that squeak, fog, snow, any and all music that is peculiar and weird, the sea.
Favorite Movies Ghost World (dir. Terry Zwigoff), Derek Jarman super 8 films (In The Shadow Of The Sun, The Art Of Mirrors, Garden Of Luxor etc), Maya Deren (Meshes Of The Afternoon, At Land, Ritual In Transfigured Time, Divine Horsemen), Jan Svankmajer (Dimensions Of Dialogue, Alice etc), Jordan Belson (Samadhi, Allures etc), Ghosts At No. 9 Paris (William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Ian Sommerville), Irreversible + Seul Contre Tous (dir. Gaspar Noe), Time Bandits (dir. Terry Gilliam), Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party (dir. William Friedkin), Life of Brian (Monty Python), Monty Python and The Holy Grail, This Is Spinal Tap. TV: The Prisoner, Brass Eye, The Thick Of It, Derren Brown - The Heist + Messiah + Trick Or Treat, Jam, The Day Today, Twin Peaks, Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, Black Books (series 1), I'm Alan Partridge (series 1) + Knowing Me Knowing You, Strangers With Candy (series 1 + 2), GBH, Party Down, Frasier, Curb Your Enthusiasm (series 2 - 4), The League Of Gentlemen, The Office (US version series 2-3 + UK version all), Extras, Police Squad, The Singing Detective, Ramsey's Boiling Point, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Delocated, Danger 5, Parks And Recreation (series 2 - 3), Modern Family, Arrested Development (series 1-2), Six Feet Under (series 1), 30 Rock, Ideal, Louie, The Power Of Nightmares, All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace, Charlie Brooker - Screenwipe + Newswipe, Buffy The Vampire Slayer + Angel.
Favorite Music Coil, Nurse With Wound, Whitehouse, early Throbbing Gristle, Cyclobe, Chrystal Belle Scrodd, Ramleh, irr. app. (ext.), Mirror, Christoph Heemann, Andrew Chalk, Consumer Electronics, Ax, Jfk, King Tubby, Robert Ashley, Ethiopiques, Beethoven, Labradford, Can, Carter Tutti, , Ora, Aube, Duke Ellington, Monos, Patrick Kelleher - You Look Cold, Aaliyah, Ed Devane, Patrick Cowley, Sand, Djivan Gasparyan, Comus, Tricky, John Duncan, Taraf De Haidouks, Perez Prado, Cut Hands, L'Arpeggiata - La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae, Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Frank Zappa, The Residents, Mnortham, Joi, Tweet, John Cage, Kronos Quartet, Stockhausen, The Ceramic Hobs, Esquivel, Martin Denny, Henri Rene, Les Baxter, Supersister, Basil Kirchin, traditional, classical and ceremonial music from Africa, Bali, Haiti, India, Iran and Japan.
Favorite Books Aleister Crowley: entire works. Austin Osman Spare: entire works. Flann O Brien: entire works. Twiggs Jameson: Billy and Betty. William Blake: entire works. Comte de Lautremont: Maldoror. Russell Hoban: Riddley Walker. William S. Burroughs: entire works. James A. Eshelman: 776 1/2, Visions And Voices, Liber T, The Black Pearl, The Mystical And Magical System of the A.: A.: Richard Bandler and John Grinder: Trance-formations, Frogs Into Princes, The Structure Of Magic, An Insider's Guide To Submodalities. Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove: The Wise Wound - Menstruation and Everywoman. Milton Erickson: The Seminars, Workshops and Lectures of. John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy Of Dunces. Alan Moore: From Hell. Andrea Dworkin: Mercy, Pornography, Intercourse, Ice And Fire, Life And Death. Peter Sotos: Index, Lazy, Tick, Comfort And Critique, Waitress, Mine. August Strindberg: Inferno / From An Occult Diary. Louis Aragon: Irene's Cunt. Joseph Conrad: The Secret Agent. J. G. Ballard: The Atrocity Exhibition. Maya Deren: Divine Horsemen. Derren Brown: Tricks Of The Mind. Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential. John Cage: Silence. Gitta Sereny: Cries Unheard. Mary Daly: Gyn/Ecology. Philip Best: American Campgrounds. Joyce Carol Oates: Blonde, Rape : A Love Story, Black Water, Haunted, Zombie. Ajit Mookerjee: Kali - The Feminine Force.