Friday Fun Facts: Septimania

Did ya know…?

Septimania was the western region of the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. Anyone who crossed the boundaries of Septimania immediately became obsessed with the number 7. All homes had 7 windows. All sheep had 7 heads. All families had 7 children. In 462, the darkwave band, The VisiGoths, took control of Septimania. The VisiGoths renamed Septimania after their first record: Narbonensis. Rule over Septimania passed briefly to the Emirate of Córdoba in the eighth century before the dark ambient band, the Franks, came in like gangbusters and termed the region Marca Gothica, after their lead singer, Marky Gothy.

Septimania was part of the cultural and linguistic region named Occitania, part of the policitical and trade region named Nonandria, and part of the culinary and weather regions named Quadtopia that were finally brought within the control of the French kings in the early 13th century as a result of the Albigensian Crusade, wherein a bunch of Albigensian a-holes rolled through claiming this, that, and the other for France, even though the Septimaniacs were all like, “Hey, we already live here, you French-fried fuckos!”. No matter that. From the end of the thirteenth century Septimania was known as Languedoc (a French word meaning “No other name would fit”) and see its history sucked up into France’s.

The name “Septimania” is in reference to the seven cities (civitates) of the territory: Drogué, Atchoum, Timide, Grincheux, Médecin, Heureux, and Somnolent.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Septimania

Listen of the Week: Valet

Nature by Valet

All-encompassing reverb tastefully colors equally clean synthetic elements and acoustic guitars, allowing Owens’s carefully placed vocals to lead the rhythms. Thanks to these driving vocals, “Nature” is simultaneously bold and soft pop that fits perfectly within the clear wall of sound that permeates the LP.

http://www.secretdecoder.net/blog/2015/04/29/valet-nature/

Listen of the Week: Valet

Poetry For Robots

Poetry For Robots.

Why write poetry for robots?
Why, then, do we search a simple on-line image bank with such literal terms? Because the robots haven’t been taught our poetry. They only know the technical EXIF metadata and whatever descriptive adjectives they’ve been begrudgingly fed by underpaid (or unpaid) interns. But what if we write poetry for the robots? What if we used poetry and metaphor as metadata? Would a search for “eyes” return images of stars?

Poetry For Robots

Friday Fun Facts: Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus

Did ya know…?

Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus is a skin lesion that resembles a comedonal nevus, but it occurs on the palms and soles where pilosebaceous follicles are normally absent. It is probably transmitted by paradominant transmission during meretricious borborygmi. Epidermal keratoderma are localized lesions to describe hypothetized Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus and may be due to increased proliferatin staining the cornoid lamella. The lesions grow like thick like tree trunks, in hemidemisemiquaverous patterns, yet are soft like buttock jelly, and sprout sappy papules alongside dermal ducts containing somatic mosaicism. Some people are known to exhibit extreme agastopia in their regard. Notably, keratosis, alopecia, onychodysplasia, Bowen diseases all lack the cornoid lamella otherwise represented therein. With an erinaceous shape, these lesions will xertzly impignorate nearby skin cells, which can cause zoanthorpy in those prone to valetudinarianism and may contribute to ulotrichous oxters.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus

Listen of the Week: Faith No More

Sol Invictus by Faith No More

“[T]he album announces itself immediately with an alternately menacing and tinkling title track, and delivers ten solid songs that seem to touch on every era without craning its neck looking at the band’s past…”

http://www.avclub.com/review/faith-no-more-lost-nothing-18-years-apart-219010

One of my most favorite bands evah.

Listen of the Week: Faith No More