“He is a living performance-art experiment. He is a school bus full of children perched on a ledge, and you can’t look away. There aren’t a lot of real rock stars left, and he’s one of them.“ – Tyler Bates
Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner), Twiggy Ramirez, Tyler Bates & Gil Sharone @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Opening Night of the The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour in support of The Pale Emperor Setlist:
Deep Six Disposable Teens No Reflection Slave Only Dreams to Be King Great Big White World Third Day of a Seven Day Binge mOBSCENE This Is the New Shit The Dope Show Cupid Carries a Gun The Beautiful People Sweet Dreams (Acoustic) The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles Killing Strangers Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover) Warship My Wreck Coma White
“The Spiral, which is the oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices, reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral represents the goddess, the womb, fertility and life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. The Spiral is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life. When used as a personal talisman, the Spiral helps consciousness to accept the turnings and changes of life as it evolves. The acceptance of change is one of the greatest freedoms a human can experience, putting consciousness in the present moment where the power of creation is condensed. On a larger scale, using this symbol assures all beings are reminded of their inward and outward evolution, a balanced and centered state of mind.”
Manson’s use of a spiral on his forehead…on his mind…certainly holds some interesting implications.
Doctor Manhattan: “She was pregnant, and you gunned her down.”
The Comedian: “Yeah, well you know what, you watched me do it. You could have turned the gun into steam, the bullets into mercury, the bottle into goddamn snowflakes, but you didn’t, did you? You really don’t give a damn about human beings. You’re drifting out of touch, Doc. God help us all.”