red iron

Interesting fact: last night, during their performance in Edmonton, Canada, the red hot chili peppers played their song Dosed from the album By The Way for the first time live. One of the reasons why this song had remained left out of the setlist for the past 14 years was mainly because it would require more than one guitar playing simultaneously. In order to achieve this sound, the band was joined last night by long time friend Zach Irons (Jack Iron’s son and guitarist of the band “AWOLNATION”). Zach was, and probably still is, also very good friends with John Frusciante, former guitarist of the band, who gave him the legendary Olympic White Stratocaster that he used for most of the Stadium Arcadium tour and which can be seen in the popular video of Dani California. Zach Irons is lefty so he had to convert it to left handed in order to play it, which he still does to this day.

Why is this important?

Because that ‘61 Olympic White Strat is my favorite from John’s guitars and I didn’t know this until now. So, there you go…

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Red carpet arrivals at the 66th Academy Awards in 1994: Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh, Al Pacino, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Alex Kingston, Antonio Banderas, Daniel Day-Lewis (x)

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The Heaven (Le Ciel) and Hell (l’Enfer) cabarets of Montmartre, Paris. 1880s.

In the 1899 book Bohemian Paris of To-Day by William Chambers Morrow and Édouard Cucuel, the authors visit several of the City of Lights darker drinking destinations and describes l’Enfer thusly:

“Enter and be damned, the Evil One awaits you!“ growled a chorus of rough voices as we hesitated before the scene confronting us. Near us was suspended a caldron over a fire, and hopping within it were half a dozen devil musicians, male and female, playing a selection from "Faust” on stringed instruments, while red imps stood by, prodding with red-hot irons those who lagged in their performance.

Crevices in the walls of this room ran with streams of molten gold and silver, and here and there were caverns lit up by smouldering fires from which thick smoke issued, and vapors emitting the odors of a volcano. Flames would suddenly burst from clefts in the rocks, and thunder rolled through the caverns. Red imps were everywhere, darting about noiselessly, some carrying beverages for the thirsty lost souls, others stirring the fires or turning somersaults. Everything was in a high state of motion.

And right next door to the Cabaret de l'Enfer was Cabaret du Ciel (“The Cabaret of the Sky”), a divinely themed bar where Dante and Father Time greeted visitors and comely ladies dressed as angels pranced around teasing patrons. As Morrow recalled, the evening’s entertainment was presided over by St. Peter himself, who anointed the boozy crowd:

Flitting about the room were many more angels, all in white robes and with sandals on their feet, and all wearing gauzy wings swaying from their shoulder-blades and brass halos above their yellow wigs. These were the waiters, the garcons of heaven, ready to take orders for drinks. One of these, with the face of a heavy villain in a melodrama and a beard a week old, roared unmelodiously, “The greetings of heaven to thee, brothers! Eternal bliss and happiness are for thee. Mayst thou never swerve from its golden paths! Breathe thou its sacred purity and renovating exaltation. Prepare to meet thy great Creator and don’t forget the garcon!” 

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I GOT THEM TODAY.

I ORDERED A FEW THINGS FROM @spoopy-gaster NOT TOO LONG AGO AND THEY FINALLY CAME IN. AND I’M SO HAPPY BECAUSE I’VE BEEN WANTING THESE FOR AGES BUT ALL THE MONEY WAS GOING TO RENT SO I DIDN’T GET THE CHANCE. I EVEN NEARLY MISSED MY CHANCE BUT HERE IT IS.

i actually started screaming
then when gaster’s face in the 3rd photo was recognized as an actual face i started to cry. it was recognized in the first photo as well and i wanted to sob because of what picture that is and my phone recognized him.

nevertheless i can’t wait to read the comic and i’m so glad these came so quickly. thank you for telling me you had a few left over, latte.

(im still internally screaming and crying)