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One such example is Hugo Ball’s Karawane, the text of which in part reads, ‘hollaka hollala / anlogo bung / blago bung / blago bung.’ From Ball’s perspective, the impulse to stand on stage and address an audience with sounds and gibberish was a reaction to the society that led to World War I. Such a bankrupt society deserved meaningless poetry.

J M R Higgs, KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Higgs KLF impulse stand on stage address audience sounds gibberish reaction society wwi bankrupt deserved meaningless poetry

As John C. Calhoun, the 7th Vice President of the United States once wrote, “The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and the establishment of the new, constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.”

J M R Higgs, KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money [Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Higgs KLF uncertainty confusion error wild fierce fanaticism


KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money by J M R Higgs isn’t hardcore history and reads a bit like a magazine article in tone and tempo, but it’s got a lot of history I didn’t know about, both directly and tangentially related to KLF, especially around Discordianism, that I found very interesting, and it was a timely read for the resurfacing of the group this year.

I made 258 highlights.

Originally posted on my personal blog at KLF