By Tony Sokol If might seem a bit ironic that Fifi Rong’s upcoming EP will be called Awake. Her ethereal voice is consistently described as hypnotic. The ambient musical landscapes she creates in songs like “Forbidden Desire” tease subliminal seduction. It might not be too far a stretch of the imagination to call the multi-instrumentalist … Continue reading Fifi Rong’s New Single Will Have You Asking If She Could Be ‘The One’; Artist Starts Pledge Music Site for Awake EP
Even as Americans openly display their differences of opinion in marches that sometimes turn violent,
Even as the clock turns back decades to the struggle for civil rights,
And a violent Apocalypse looms in the distance like storm clouds floating across an angry nation,
Inside my heart,
I ache to look into the eyes of my Twin before Western Civilization as we know it ceases to exist …
Because love is more important.
By Tony Sokol Mylo Carbia likes it raw. From the sex and violence at the center of her book chart topping novel The Raping Of Ava Desantis to the advice the Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor gives in her lectures, Carbia is not one for sugar coating. That doesn’t mean the novelist doesn’t eat well. … Continue reading Horror Queen Mylo Carbia Says Vegans Aren’t Scary
By Tony Sokol
Ana Divina, who goes by the alias Mamá Divina, is a practicing root worker, conjurer, quantum energy healer, reader and ascension guide who helps people manifest their intentions. Unfazed by the “realm of Darkness,” she rides “one of its dragons. The Cleveland-based spiritual counselor uses tools like Oracle Cards, crystals and her own innate gifts. She is a kundalini and practical reiki master who can be reached at The Energy Exchange at 216-359-7096.
Divina will discuss Gnosticism and how its traditions and rituals can be used for light, or refracted into darker colors.
Magick Lab explores and explains paranormal practices the easy way: straight talk without the gobbledygook of religion or faith. The…
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By Tony Sokol
Bloodrunners isn’t a great movie, but it is a fun movie. Now, before you couple that with the star rating at the bottom, remember: most gangster movies didn’t get five stars. There are some Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson movies that got awful reviews. And don’t get critics started on George Raft. That doesn’t stop gangster fans from watching gangster movies. The Bowery Boys and East Side Kids movies were B-pictures at best. I have every single one, though I especially love the original Dead End cast. I can say with utter assurance that Ice-T feels the same. Not only that, but I’d wager real money he’s also in love with horror movies, another genre that rarely gets reviewers’ respect.
The picture opens with a drum-cymbal ride. What movie opens with a drum solo? Movies about Prohibition. The Cotton Club did the whole Dutch Shultz…
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By Marie Bargas and Tony Sokol
CNN reported that the U.S. bombed the caves of Afghanistan with the biggest non-nuclear missile in the history of bombs. The arsenal rained down on April 13, 2017. In the midst of five retrogrades, including Mars, the planet that rules war, otherwise known as the “Red Planet.” During retrograde, the usual astrological forces that bombard the earth from the solar stratosphere work against themselves, according to astrologers. History shows that you don’t want to mess with Mars. A lot of well-known wars that were started during retrograde were lost by the nations that fired the first shot. Interestingly enough, another player in the world stage, the USSR, is poised to lead the armies of the “Red Tide.” As we explore the ramifications on the 13th of April, the questions begin with, “When will our luck run out?”
Take the Russians in Afghanistan. The Soviet–Afghan…
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by Tony Sokol Bonny and Clyde’s Warren Beatty may not have been able to read it from the envelope, please, but Marie Bargas read it in the stars. The celebrity psychic predicted that Barry Jenkins’ intimate coming out while coming of age masterpiece Moonlight would win the best picture Oscar tonight. Everyone else was still … Continue reading Marie Bargas Predicted Moonlight’s Best Picture Oscar
This story originally ran in Smashpipe on Dec. 24, 2015
By Tony Sokol
John Lennon has been dead for thirty five years, leave him alone. This is the first in a series of stories asking “when did the John Birch Society become mainstream?”
It’s the Christmas season and if you’re not feeling it yet, and you’re supposed to, maybe you’re just not listening to the right music. Christmas didn’t feel like Christmas to me when I was a kid, until I heard the Beatles Christmas messages that used to play on the radio, and were later collected onto Vinyl. You see. I was a Beatles baby, my first words were “yeah yeah yeah,” according to my mom and every year my parents bought me their albums or singles for Christmas. They bought it for themselves during the year.
Now, if you’re like me, which is unlikely in most cases, you…
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This article originally ran in the Dec. 17, 2015 issue of Smashpipe. It was written by Jim Knipfel and Tony Sokol. Legendary provocateur takes on his greatest challenge. If it seems like the presidential race this year looks more like a wrestling match than a gubernatorial procedural, you're right. Andy Kaufman is back … Continue reading Andy Kaufman Is Alive, Well And Running For President As Donald Trump
This article originally ran in the Dec. 17, 2015 issue of Smashpipe Trump can buy any town in America and raffle it off to the delegates on ISIS’s GoFundMe page. By Tony Sokol Does it really matter if Donald Trump wins the election or not? Can’t he just buy it? It’s not like he’d be … Continue reading Can’t Trump Just Hire ISIS To Buy The Election?