Monday, December 31, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"New Year's Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Will To Revolt


"Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. In fact, any man who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will, knows quite well that he has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of his goals; their certitude comes from his own drive."

From The Ethics of Ambiguity, 1947

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it."

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thread Of Time #4


For the forth installment of Thread Of Time, we at A.I.T.A. depart from the '60s and present the legendary Feel Lucky Punk?!!, a compilation of incredibly rare, late '70s and early '80s raw punk-rock singles from Australia and the States. Released in 1991, the now-classic Feel Lucky is on par with the best of the incredible Killed By Death series, in both the genius and stupidity departments, and includes classics from the likes of The Queers, Psycho Surgeons, The Mad, Nervous Eaters, Hillside Stranglers, The Lewd, Unnatural Axe, Freestone, and others. If you desire in-the-red, ham-fisted and knuckle-dragging songs about serial killers, dictators, veneral diseases, and general misanthropy, this one's for you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Quote Of The Week

"People were standing up everywhere shouting, "This is me! This is me!" Every time you looked at them they stood up and told you who they were, and the truth of it was that they had no more idea who or what they were than he had. They believed their flashing signs, too. They ought to be standing up and shouting, "This isn't me! This isn't me!" They would if they had any decency... Then you might know how to proceed through the flashing bullshit of this world."