Melora Creager of Rasputina presents
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Thursday, 19th August

A Banner Day over at Coilhouse

Coilhouse, my favorite website (and print magazine), is all sweetness and light today.

First of all, Ghoul Next Door has re-presented the Riz Aleister Crowley recipe that I recently unearthed for a wider audience.  Am I Internet Famous now?  Probably not.  Moving on.

Second, Angeliska has posted an absolutely comprehensive and wonderful interview with Melora Creager of Rasputina.

There are links in those words, Dear Readers.  Click them.

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Friday, 1st October

Melora Creager from Rasputina hanging a wig up to dry.

TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF 2010

Rasputina - Sister Kinderhook

Sample track: “Sweet Sister Temperance”

Don’t call it a comeback!  Actually, I am going to call it a comeback.  Or, more, accurately, a return to form.  Oh Perilous World shook my faith in Rasputina just the tiniest bit; the album was too inspired by musicals and had far too much screeching dulcimer for my tastes.  Luckily, Sister Kinderhook revisits everything I love about Rasputina: mournful cello, fantastical anachronism, and lyricism that seems to come from a timeline just beside our own.  Heck, even the album cover recalls the embroidered style of Thanks for the Ether

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Thursday, 30th December
I believe I forgot to mention that Rasputina’s Daytrotter Session was posted back at the end of December.  And if I did post this before, it bears repeating!  Click the link to stream or download some thrill renditions of songs from Rasputina’s latest album, Sister Kinderhook.

I believe I forgot to mention that Rasputina’s Daytrotter Session was posted back at the end of December.  And if I did post this before, it bears repeating!  Click the link to stream or download some thrill renditions of songs from Rasputina’s latest album, Sister Kinderhook.

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Tuesday, 1st February

Rasputina - “1816, The Year Without a Summer”; video by Dame Darcy

The first part of the lecture I am giving in my Gothic literature course is on the “Haunted Summer” of 1816 that paved the way for both Frankenstein and the first vampire novel written in English, so I’m going to be playing this in class to start things off.

Note to self: post more stuff from Dame Darcy because she is awesome.

Today is must be Lizzie Borden Day because I received two Borden-related items in the post this afternoon!  I got Rasputina’s Great American Gingerbread (which contains the “Ballad of Lizzie Borden”) and a documentary entitled Lizzie Borden: A Victorian Nightmare.  I am very excited about these developments, people!

Today is must be Lizzie Borden Day because I received two Borden-related items in the post this afternoon!  I got Rasputina’s Great American Gingerbread (which contains the “Ballad of Lizzie Borden”) and a documentary entitled Lizzie Borden: A Victorian Nightmare.  I am very excited about these developments, people!

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Monday, 4th April

Melora Creager from Rasputina talks about her cello gear in her own inimitable way.

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Wednesday, 11th May

Rasputina, “I Go to Sleep”

This song has been stuck in my head for about a month.

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Thursday, 12th May

Melora Creager from Rasputina talking about Goth & stuff.  I love the way her house is decorated.

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Tuesday, 28th June