2010-11-23

The Fire Still Burns

I've been remiss in updating this blog- The Secret Sun has been taking up a lot of my free time and there's been a bit of a lull on the book end. But things are starting to heat up again, so I will be posting here more often. I've got some new pieces on my favorite albums coming up which will offer up some context behind the inspiration of the book. In the meantime, here's an interview that I'm very jazzed about and I think you will be too.


Any time I'm talking with William Henry is a good time. He came out loaded for bear and we really get down to it. There's more information in this half-hour than in some two hour interviews I've done.

We go beyond the ostensible pretext of The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll and dive headfirst into Obama the Hindu Avatar and the psychic roots of political theater and ritual. And it all ties into the issues raised in the book- this is all a continuum, not a sampler of disparate, disconnected elements. Here's Williams pitch:
There is an incredible connection between rock and roll and ancient secrets, and Chris Knowles understands it. Ancient mythology and shamanism influenced modern rock to an unbelievable extent. Many rockers are shamen, and cults like vodoun and druidism, which are integrated into rock mythology, are remnants of ancient Egyptian religion. Chris Knowles says, "This is not an accidental process," as he relates rock iconography to symbols that date back even beyond Egypt and into the stone age.

Click here to listen.
It's time well spent, I guarantee you.

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