kushnir

"The material for his first book - "Golden Underground," published in 1994 - came from his time in underground journalism in the Soviet period, as co-editor of the fanzine KontrKultUr’a, one of the most respected samizdat ("self-published") publications among the scores that popped up all over the country to cover rock music.

"In the Soviet Union, fanzines began to be published in [1980]," he said. "Articles about rock’n’roll in the official media were unthinkable until the late 1980s, so it was all underground…  The magazine wrote about anything but the mainstream - underground rock, indie rock, as well as avant-garde art and poetry."

In time, about 150 various samizdat magazines focused on underground music in different cities of the Soviet Union.”

"The material for [Alexander Kushnir’s] first book - Golden Underground, published in 1994 - came from his time in underground journalism in the Soviet period, as co-editor of the fanzine KontrKultUr’a, one of the most respected samizdat (“self-published”) publications among the scores that popped up all over the country to cover rock music.

"In the Soviet Union, fanzines began to be published in [1980]," he said. "Articles about rock’n’roll in the official media were unthinkable until the late 1980s, so it was all underground…  The magazine wrote about anything but the mainstream - underground rock, indie rock, as well as avant-garde art and poetry."

In time, about 150 various samizdat magazines focused on underground music in different cities of the Soviet Union.”

bradstr asked:

Books on Slavic mythology? I have a slavic heritage and I was wondering where to read more about it. Also: Anglo Saxon mythology would be a good bonus. (I have that background too)

so i’ve answered this here it features a couple of mesoamerian books as well. and i’ve recently found these books:

Forests of the Vampires: Slavic Myth (Myth and Mankind) by Time-Life Books
The Soul of Russia: Magical Traditions in an Enchanted Landscape by Cherry Gilchrist
Slavic Mythology by Ronald Cohn
Dmitriy Kushnir has written an excellent collection on Slavic mytholgy that is separated into different volumes. 

and i really can’t help you with the anglo saxon mythology part, sorry. i know there’s this one book ( Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Migration & Magic by Tony Linsell ) but apparently it’s not all that reliable but maybe it’s a good book to read nonetheless? 

The internet seems like the ideal place for artists. It is a nimble, malleable, and responsive sphere that enables a degree of autonomy, which most artists crave but are often unable to achieve due to the hierarchical nature of the art world and its institutions. On the internet the artist has no boss, no mediator. There is no institutional structure, no publisher, no one between the artist and audience.
—  Alana Kushnir, Tabularium Excerpt, 2014