The Church of the Ecstatic presents:

It’s been 70 years and 4 days since George Orwell’s 1984 was published. I didn’t realize this when my partner and I watched it (me for the first time) on its publication date, June 8th, this weekend. So many things resonate today, from ubiquitous screens, surveillance, and the whiplash of contradicting news and ‘facts,’ I had to do a show about it. I still have the well-worn copy I inherited from my high school teacher, its cover torn off, and I read a couple of passages on this show. Mostly though, it’s a collage of music referencing or inspired by the novel, a testament to its staying power and cultural influence through the past seventy years.

It is not a book about any specific party, economic system, or nation. It is about power, control, deceit, hatred, and oligarchy; it demonstrates the forces that keep the status quo to benefit the powerful, and to keep other humans powerless.  Love is radical, and breaks down these heirarchies. We can never let this cautionary tale come true, by letting love be taken from us.

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Playlist:

    Time: June 11 - 9:02:17 pm
  • The Day the Country Died

    Subhumans, “Big Brother”

    from The Day the Country Died

    Bluurg Records - 1983

  • Time: June 11 - 9:04:41 pm
  • The Empire Strikes First

    Bad Religion, “Boot Stamping On a Human Face Forever”

    from The Empire Strikes First

    Epitaph - 2004

  • Time: June 11 - 9:08:42 pm
  • Sound System

    The Clash, “1977”

    from Sound System

    Sony Music UK - 2013

  • Time: June 11 - 9:10:26 pm
  • Hail to the Thief

    Radiohead, “2 + 2 = 5”

    from Hail to the Thief

    XL Recordings - 2003

  • Time: June 11 - 9:13:24 pm
  • Origin of Symmetry

    Muse, “Citizen Erased”

    from Origin of Symmetry

    Warner Records - 2001

  • Time: June 11 - 9:20:57 pm
  • 1984 - For the Love of Big Brother

    Eurythmics, “Winston's Diary”

    from 1984 - For the Love of Big Brother

    EMI Marketing - 1984

  • Time: June 11 - 9:28:00 pm
  • Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)

    David Bowie, “1984 (2016 Remastered Version)”

    from Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)

    Parlophone UK - 1974

  • Time: June 11 - 9:30:47 pm
  • Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)

    David Bowie, “Big Brother (2016 Remastered Version)”

    from Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)

    Parlophone UK - 1974

  • Time: June 11 - 9:33:46 pm
  • Eye In the Sky

    The Alan Parsons Project, “Eye In the Sky”

    from Eye In the Sky

    Arista/Legacy - 1982

  • Time: June 11 - 9:38:06 pm
  • Screaming for Vengeance

    Judas Priest, “Electric Eye”

    from Screaming for Vengeance

    CBS - 1982

  • Time: June 11 - 9:46:59 pm
  • 1984

    Van Halen, “1984”

    from 1984

    Rhino/Warner Records - 1983

  • Time: June 11 - 9:48:35 pm
  • The Battle of Los Angeles

    Rage Against the Machine, “Testify”

    from The Battle of Los Angeles

    Epic

  • Time: June 11 - 9:52:19 pm
  • Labor Days

    Aesop Rock, “One Brick (feat. Illogic)”

    from Labor Days

    Block Block Chop - 2001

  • Time: June 11 - 9:57:23 pm
  • Still Sickly Business

    Sage Francis, “Hey Bobby (Remix)”

    from Still Sickly Business

    Strange Famous Records - 2005

  • Time: June 11 - 10:01:12 pm
  • el-p, “Accidents Don't Happen (feat. Cage & Camu Tao)”

    from Fantastic Damage

    -

  • Time: June 11 - 10:06:00 pm
  • Suite 1984

    Ed Starink, “Big Brother”

    from Suite 1984

    Starink - 2012

  • Time: June 11 - 10:14:00 pm
  • Suite 1984

    Ed Starink, “Minitrue”

    from Suite 1984

    Starink - 2012

  • Time: June 11 - 10:21:07 pm
  • A Crow Left of the Murder...

    Incubus, “Talk Shows On Mute”

    from A Crow Left of the Murder...

    Epic/Immortal - 2003

  • Time: June 11 - 10:24:21 pm
  • Parachutes

    Coldplay, “Spies”

    from Parachutes

    Parlophone UK - 2000

  • Time: June 11 - 10:29:25 pm
  • A Place for Us to Dream

    Placebo, “The Bitter End”

    from A Place for Us to Dream

    Elevator Lady Ltd - 2016

  • Time: June 11 - 10:32:27 pm
  • Dream Police

    Cheap Trick, “Dream Police”

    from Dream Police

    Epic - 1979

  • Time: June 11 - 10:36:00 pm
  • The Man Machine (Remastered)

    Kraftwerk, “The Robots”

    from The Man Machine (Remastered)

    Parlophone UK - 2009

  • Time: June 11 - 10:44:57 pm
  • Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

    Dead Kennedys, “California Über Alles”

    from Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

    Manifesto Records - 1987

  • Time: June 11 - 10:48:24 pm
  • The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

    Ministry, “Faith Collapsing”

    from The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

    Sire/Warner Records - 1989

  • Time: June 11 - 10:52:56 pm
  • Operation: Mindcrime (Deluxe Edition)

    Queensrÿche, “Operation: Mindcrime”

    from Operation: Mindcrime (Deluxe Edition)

    EMI Records - 1988

  • Time: June 11 - 10:56:00 pm
  • The Resistance

    Muse, “Resistance”

    from The Resistance

    Warner Records - 2009

123 June 12th, 2019

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