1. Thirty Seconds to Mars - Pyres of Varanasi | 2. Motionless in White - Wasp | 3. Blaqk Audio - Bliss | 4. Delta Rae - Bottom of the River | 5. IAMX - Nature of Inviting | 6. Hozier - Take Me to Church | 7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege | 8. Thirty Seconds to Mars - Buddha For Mary | 9. The Pretty Reckless - Heaven Knows | 10. Ludo - The Horror Of Our Love | 11. Lana Del Rey - Cruel World | 12. Placebo - Protege Moi | 13. Florence and the Machine - Bedroom Hymns | 14. Enigma - Sadeness | 15. Thirty Seconds to Mars - End Of All Days
ACT OF REPARATION FOR BLASPHEMIES AND PROFANE LANGUAGE
Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be His Most Precious Blood. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy. Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception. Blessed be her Glorious Assumption. Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse. Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.
Blaze Starr in Living Room in Baltimore. Diane Arbus. 1964.
Starr, a successful stripper, poses with a capital “p” with a poodle in attendance and a mute seated Buddha figure on a coffee table because evidently Starr, her poodle and a carpet with an exploding starburst motif needed some classing up. Arbus as usual offers pathos and voyeurism in big dollops. It’s interesting to note that the fad for regarding religious representations of the Buddha as decorative chotchkes was also a thing 50 years ago.
Kiss the Face of thy Savior, to make amends for the kiss of Judas, to make amends for the spittings, blows, and outrages inflicted upon It, which are inflicted anew by the blasphemies and insults uttered and sacrileges committed by impious men!