philip k dick

Oct
09
present tense (synopsis)

present tense (synopsis)

The parts of our being that are pre and post language—they’ve been activated and lit-up, even if the rest of our so-called conscious minds can’t grasp it. It’s like an opening in your body that lets in extra air, getting you a little high and freaked out from the oxygen.
11 min read
Oct
01
Deus Irae

Deus Irae

Hi, it's me, Odious... There have been times in my life when I questioned whether I should question my sanity, but this is not, despite how it might sound, one of those times.
8 min read
Sep
21
phone home

phone home

I told Jesse James I wanted to live within the cathedral of the sunset, beneath which all people are free. "Yeah, yeah, yeah,” he said in his soft, feminine voice. The evening light made the ancient teardrop tattoo under the corner of his left eye look like smeared eyeliner.
7 min read
Sep
15
folk punk

folk punk

Heir Max 98: Hi Swim. Let me start by saying that I agree with you. Swim Palmer: Hi Swim Palmer: Agree with what? Heir Max 98: That the mixtape is the highest form of art.
5 min read
Sep
07
ttys

ttys

I left BK the day before Ida. I'm heading west with an old acquaintance who is vaccinated but far from well…
6 min read
Aug
28
frankenstein98

frankenstein98

Nothing is inherently good or bad, 98 insists. There is only the perception and misperception of individual events—and only from the vantage point of an all-seeing God could anyone know which was which. “Hear that?” Swim asked with a snort. “98 believes in God, just like you!”
8 min read
Aug
11
benny & da hex

benny & da hex

Hi, it's Odious. This is how i got the (ghost) band together
7 min read
Jul
11
DOOM

DOOM

At the end of 2020 Odious and I were in a holding pattern. Unusual, and possibly extraordinary things had happened, but there was no way to know what, if anything, any of it meant...
8 min read
Jun
27
Blue Veins

Blue Veins

“Maybe if I hadn’t been high all the time, I would have realized sooner what was going on and stopped him from hurting Mica and those other women,” they said, to which I could only nod and look away.
5 min read
May
30
W.I.P.

W.I.P.

“It’s wild, SWIM, it’s too specific to be chance. Someone or something is trying to get messages to me.”
5 min read