Death Is Just Around the Corner


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This is the archive of freeDeath/Cornerepisodes; every new episode, from #82, will be available atour Patreonfor a $5 monthly fee   ///If you don't want to subscribe but feel like contributing something, we also deeply appreciatedonations///   contact us on Twitter at@corpseinorbit

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BONUS – #113: The Old Man's Back Again

Joe Biden: not just a hair-sniffing perv, but one of the most evil Democrats of the modern era.

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Apr 13, 2019
BONUS – Thomas Pynchon, "The War's Evensong"

Now that the occasion has passed, hey, what the hell, have my reading of "The War's Evensong," one of the greatest extended prose passages in English, from Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow.

Jan 09, 2019
BONUS – #103: Mannequins with Kill Appeal

A declassified private show about Don DeLillo's Mao II and terrorism as the public art of the modern era.  Hear more by subscribing at the show's Patreon for the pathetically low, frankly groveling price of $5 per month.

Dec 31, 2018
BONUS – #93: From Kether to Malkuth, pt. 1

Still not a subscriber, you miserable brigand?  Jump aboard my briefly free ship & check out the unlocked first part of "From Kether to Malkuth," MJ's podcast on Bowie's masterpiece Station to Station.

Aug 22, 2018
BONUS – #87: The Singularity in Hell

Another subscriber episode unlocked for those of you who haven't yet joined my 501(c)3 religious pyramid scheme at

... In which MJ, after explaining Certain Local Psychoses, reveals that the Singularity is real, just not the way those depraved shitbags want it to be (this episode dedicated to Corey Pein & his Live Work Work Work Die).

Jul 26, 2018
BONUS – #82: Watergate, the Gentleman's Way Out

As a favor to all you poor benighted souls who don't yet subscribe to, a preview of what you're missing: MJ lays out the legacy of Richard Nixon, the Hillary Clinton of the 1960s, and problems with the official story on Watergate and prize slimeball Mark Felt, better known as liberal hero Deep Throat.

Jul 04, 2018
#81: A Stronger, Loving World to Die In (Iran-Contra, pt. 3)

In which MJ perhaps gets too angry to be articulate  ––  fuck Ronald Reagan till forever  ––  the lost story of Antonio Martin  ––  Iran-Contra as the groundwork of the American police state  ––  Freeway Ricky Ross, the crack explosion, and how the CIA filled the hood with drugs and automatic weapons  ––  welfare cuts, police militarization, mandatory minimums, 100:1 crack-to-powder sentencing, three-strikes laws, and the private prison industry  ––  fuck the Clintons, fuck the cops, fuck Obama  ––  how Ricky got free

Jun 04, 2018
#80: Cokeboys International, Amen (Iran-Contra, pt. 2)

Sincere apologies for being alive  ––  the CIA is just excellent with regional loyalties  ––  Julio Zavala and Carlos Cabezas, or, the Justice Department sometimes has trouble getting on the same page  ––  Danilo Blandón, fuckup kingpin  ––  Ron Lister & our various covers for supplying Salvadoran death squads, in case you were feeling good about yourself, piggy  ––  Arkansas, cocaine capital of the US, thanks to your boys Barry Seal and Danny Lasater ––  Billy Clintón, probable serial rapist, assassin of the New Deal, and big-time accomplice to Tony Yayo  ––  I like Bernie, as far as he goes, but that bitch won't disarm the cops  ///

I have no dignity and am begging you for money so I don't have to make this a Patreon show & lose 99% of you:

May 28, 2018
#79: GoFundMe Nicaragua (Iran-Contra, pt. 1)

MJ gets Midwest Ultra Pissed  ––  hang Oliver North by his heels and let him be eaten on live TV  ––  Iran-Contra as the basis of the modern police state  ––  R.I.P. to Robert Parry and the murdered Gary Webb  ––  the CIA: Drugs Are Our Business, And Business Is Unequivocally Denied  ––  how to turn the Black Panthers into people you can murder with no repercussions  ––  La familia Somoza, a novel by Gabriel García Márquez  ––  ah, when coke was only for the rich  ––  you run the cops, you run the drogas  ––  the FDN and la Legión de 15 Septiembre  ––  Mitt Romney's fortune is based on startup capital from the people who murdered Oscar Romero  ––  los hermanos Meneses: CIA from the jump  ––  Clipse weren't the biggest coke boys in Virginia

May 22, 2018
#78: Our History Is an Aggregate of Last Moments, pt. 3

GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, pt. 3  ––  MJ in the Iraqi Parliament, insh'allah  ––  for a minute there, even Joan Didion was sufficiently paranoid  ––  Slothrop as a one-man history of American contributions to Nazism  ––  looms, computers, cellphones, submarines  ––  the Nazis own your food now, by the way  ––  GR as spatiotemporal colloid suspension  ––  Walter Benjamin, who saw everything first and died of it

May 15, 2018
#77: Our History Is an Aggregate of Last Moments, pt. 2

GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, continued: precursors  ––  John Quincy Adams, the only president worth admiring as a human being  ––  America has always been, will always be, and must remain schizoid, and lemme tell you why, young gun  ––  Herman Melville, the first great American writer, possibly the first American (post-genocide class)  ––  Gravity's Rainbow as the antidote to V.  ––  Gravity's Rainbow, mutant novel of sentimental education

May 08, 2018
#76: Our History Is an Aggregate of Last Moments, pt. 1

DEATH/CORNER is back baby.  It's good again.  Awoouu (wolf Howl).  Now who the fuck in this club is ready for 66 minutes of an attempt at an approach to an effort to find a language in which to begin to talk about GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, part one of a series that may genuinely last until I die?

May 01, 2018
#75.5: Pardon Our Dust While We Grow to Serve You Better

Not sure if there's going to be an episode tomorrow, so just in case, enjoy a true rarity: an official Death/Corner remix from our days of behaviorist experimental DJing.

Apr 23, 2018
#75: Macché, questo è'l fascismo?, pt. 2 (feat. Matthew McConaughey)

McConaughey for Lexus, pt. 2  ––  Songs of Praise, o sweet children of mine  ––  fascist death cults; they made more sense than you might think  ––  the fascist as both Übermensch and Damné de la Terre  ––  two fascist dreamers: Ezra Pound and Martin Heidegger  ––  self-devouring nationalism, or Fascism, American-Style  ––  blah blah, OK, fine, Trump, el Perón analfabeto  ––  technofeudalism: move sharpish to the fiefdom of your choice


Sitting on spare family Krugerrands? Find a checkbook hanging from the gallows? Well,

Apr 17, 2018
#74: Was heißt der Faschismus? (feat. Matthew McConaughey)

The BBC Empire Service: Spotlight on Hitler's Patreon  ––  fascism cooks, fascism swings, but nobody knows what it is  ––  right-wing wish-fulfillment as "political philosophy"  ––  government and corporations rubbin' together till they fuse  ––  it's not just reaction, it's a return to the primordial sci-fi bullshit past  ––  co-opting the tactics of left revolution  ––  station break: Matthew McConaughey for Lexus  ––  you want something other than capitalism, hey, good fuckin' luck  ––  Rex, the Realm of Total Souls, and Human Life as a Hideous Blood-Soaked Accident (look, hear him out)

Apr 11, 2018
#73: Lose Extra Pounds of Brain & Bone the John Kennedy Way, pt. 5

NOTE: I've removed this episode, as consultation with a number of experts on the topic has convinced me that it was not based on reliable information.

Apr 06, 2018
#72: Lose Extra Pounds of Brain & Bone the John Kennedy Way, pt. 4

THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD SUMMERSLAM SPECTACULAR: Lee Oswald, Secretary of the Fair Play for Cum Town Committee  –––  Lee Oswald, Time Man of the Year, 1963-2018  –––  The Eikonosphere, the Kingdom of the Realer-than-Real  –––  if you're not rich, talented, or lucky, you can always kill the right celebrity  –––  Oswald: CIA since 1959/repeat/Oswald: CIA since 1959  –––  a wandering dyslexic joins the Marines  –––  how to "defect," give up military secrets, meet girls, and get paid $3,500 to come back home!  –––  a CIA-led life among the weirdest fucks Fort Worth and New Orleans have to offer  –––  imitation is the sincerest form of framing your ass for a presidential assassination  –––  epilogue: the Warren Commission is only fit to wipe up bloody piss  –––  debut of a special song, dedicated to the trillion helpless cyclical losers still to come (this author included)


Extracurricular reading – an introduction to the Eikonosphere, the bulk of which I wrote almost a decade ago and might or might not disclaim now:


Mar 27, 2018
#71: Lose Extra Pounds of Brain & Bone the John Kennedy Way, pt. 3

J. Edgar Hoover and Howard Hughes clean up the podcast industry ––– JFK galvanized into giving a damn ––– two and a half years' secret war against the secret state ––– the U.S. in Southeast Asia: not just "the Vietnam War," but the technocrats' fuckfest ––– W. Averell Harriman and Henry Cabot Lodge take matters, sorry, murders into their own hands ––– the American University and Civil Rights speeches ––– it wasn't supposed to be Dallas: CIA assassination attempt #1, November 2, 1963, Chicago

Mar 21, 2018
#70: Lose Extra Pounds of Brain & Bone the John Kennedy Way, pt. 2

The Headshot Sports Talk Call-In Show; Group 40, or, The Kill Kastro Klub Becomes The Kill Kennedy Kommittee; the CIA, the Mafia, and a whole lot of heroína; Howard Hughes, the world's most racist vampire (sorry, Peter Thiel); the young John Kennedy, warhawk mediocrity, somehow both stiff-backed and spineless; Patrice Lumumba's head mailed to the Inaugural Ball in a takeout carton.

Mar 14, 2018
#69: Lose Extra Pounds of Brain & Bone the John Kennedy Way, pt. 1

Nuclear weapons, the Cold War, and an introduction to your friends and wardens at the Central Intelligence Agency; or, two secret wars: World War III (1945-1991) and the American Military-Intelligence Coup (1953-1963).

Mar 07, 2018
#68.5: Stray Cries from Lot 49

Before we tell you who killed JFK and why, some further overtones in Lot 49 and Pynchon's work as a whole, plus a very exciting announcement about our big-time crossover into Hollywood moguls (direct-to-DVD frigate class).

Feb 28, 2018
#68: Thomas Pynchon and the American Reconquista, pt. 2

After eviction from our manmade island & transfer of our facilities to a disused oil rig, we're happy to bring you part 2 of "Thomas Pynchon and the American Reconquista": THE CRYING OF LOT 49, the "counterculture" compromised from the word go, and how an entire generation saw its parents fucking in the Zapruder film.

Feb 23, 2018
#67: Thomas Pynchon and the American Reconquista, pt. 1

After years' absence, persecution by all the predictable authorities, several instances of thoroughly unelective plastic surgery, and a set of geographical switchbacks that would leave you physically allergic to the sight of a straight line, DEATH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER triumphantly returns with Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, the "counterculture" as a recco map to its own streamlined reconquest, and the same old evil agencies just biding their time, returning on a scale even they wouldn't have dared dream of when they had to take their last little planned pause.

Feb 23, 2018