This Isn't Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction

This Isn't Just a Cult: A Work of Real Fiction

A part-time cabal. A fusion of assemblage art, hurly-burly, bedlam, disquiet and poetry. Indie music, art, writing and treasure. A podcast of Real Fiction featuring music from the This Isn't Just a Cult constellation of artists and stories of regret, elation, mysticism, headaches, heartaches, harpoons and merit badges. Perfect for every situation. Except four. This Isn't Just a Cult is an art collective with a focus on collaboration and creativity. It is often absurd. It can be a comedy or a parody. It is often abstract. It is poetry and fiction. It is the bubbles of a creative community.

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February 15, 2021 32 min

Bosky Rumbluffer doesn't spend a great deal of time looking back. As a massively prolific artist, he is constantly working on the next project. We were honored to catch him in a nostalgic mood to discuss the recording of his classic anthem Eat Your Soup and Shut the Fuck Up. It turns out to be quite the epic story of hallucinogenic skiing, puppet masters, broken bones and a chance encounter with a musical genius.

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Björ6n Oranj digs into the history of the cult movie Telephone Girl & the County Drum. For the uninitiated, it is a bizarre story of a maverick genius, CIA sponsored hallucinogenic studies, puppetry, capitalism, love, family and dedication to a dream.

Featured music in this episode includes:

County Drum and Warm Worn Heart by Zack Scott

along with

Ten Penny, The Empty Life, Tuesday 14.487, Thursday 16.236 and Rot & Decay by...

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January 15, 2021 38 min

Part 8 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Björ6n Oranj.

All apologies. After the last installment of The Long Lightning, we fully planned to get on it and release pt. 8 just a few weeks later. Then, well....the exorbitant pina colada moonshake Valium tammy bin pamplemousse vodka house spread eager totalities and miscreants violated as they will from time to time and you know how that can go in a world mislead by...

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January 1, 2021 14 min

Björ6n Oranj tells the tale of man, a burly man with an affinity for wool garments, who did what he had done for years. He climbed a tree. 

Featured music in this episode includes:

Everything Changes and Walking Around Looking Like Animals and Faces by Dorje Lamb

along with

The Leaves of the Sea by The Halcyon Brothers

This episode was written, produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.

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December 15, 2020 21 min

Björ6n Oranj assists a listener who is finding it difficult to communicate with a housemate.

Featured music in this episode includes:

The Rainbow Crown Dead Man and The All Good by Mint Machete

along with

I Don't Care by The Halcyon Brothers

This episode was written, produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.

If you prefer, you can also find our podcast episodes and other videos on YouTube.

Learn more about the art collective that ...

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December 1, 2020 23 min

Björ6n Oranj ponders funerals, formalities, family, friendship and fIREHOSE.

Featured music in this episode includes:

The Fire of No by Mint Machete

a snippet of Brave Captain by fIREHOSE

Coca-Cola Freakouts by The Halcyon Brothers

and Joe Is About to Lose His Shit by The Creeping Man

This episode was written, produced and narrated by Björ6n Oranj.

If you prefer, you can also find our podcast episodes and other videos on YouTube.

L...

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Have you ever had a dude, probably in his thirties wearing a well-worn My Little Pony hoodie, ride up to your house on a vintage Raleigh velodrome bike, hand you an envelope from Milo Lulu, throw his cigar butt into the fresh snow of your yard, flip you off and then ride off rather precariously down the icy road?  Björ6n Oranj just had that experience and tells the tale.

Featured music in this episode includes:

The Black Stork by T...

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October 30, 2020 39 min

We apologize. It's been a while since we posted an episode. What can be said? Things got weird. Björ6n Oranj supplies an update while also reaching into a rather surprising mailbag of postcards that mysteriously landed at his new base of operations.

Featured music in this episode includes:

Classic Cars for Classic Assholes by Bosky Rumbluffer from Everything's Fucked

Heirlooms for Granite Tombs by The Halcyon Brothers from ...

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May 15, 2020 43 min

Apparently people are looking for something to read. We have been getting a number of inquiries asking for recommendations. So, Björ6n Oranj is offering up some of his latest finds. You'll get a variety: paranormal action-adventure, inspirational biography, community drama, experimental fiction and quirky non-fiction.

Featured music in this episode includes:

Not This by Mint Machete

Orchid by The Halcyon Brothers from Set Upon ...

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April 30, 2020 32 min

Part 7 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Stephen Indrisano

We left you on a bit of a cliffhanger with the ending of part 6. Sorry about that. Here's a recap. The Tammy Bins have circulated the punctuated burning airlines of manipulated spacetime with reverence and decay born of crimson electrification and mounting oracle juice effecting both my hat and your speed dot connection transmission through common...

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April 14, 2020 33 min

Moon Boy got kicked out of Heaven.

Then he blew his top and shot out some stars.

It's a love story.

This episode was written, produced and performed by Björ6n Oranj. It features the songs We'll Always Be Together as well as Over the Moon by The Halcyon Brothers from their album Set Upon by Satellites. Bosky Rumbluffer provided the soundscape. 

You can listen to The Halcyon Brothers on all the platforms including: Spotify, A...

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March 31, 2020 32 min

There are a lot of podcasts out there and that means there is a pretty vast podcast community. Really, the only folks listening to podcasts are individuals who are also making podcasts. Since only 17 people worldwide are actually earning any sort of profit from producing podcasts, the community relies on each other to for technological, legal, promotional and voice-over assistance. Members of that community have appeared on this ve...

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March 20, 2020 3 min

Chris Campbell [a.k.a. The Creeping Man] created this sound collage for you the listener to ponder. He hopes it will spark that existential conversation you have been postponing with a loved one. Also, it is meant to inspire you to aspire. To reach for the stars. To swing for the fences. To boil the ocean. To bounce like a Muppet. To never Leggo the Eggo. 

This Isn't Just a Cult is an art collective with it's focus on colla...

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March 14, 2020 33 min

Part 6 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Yall Yall

Many listeners have contacted us about this series and asked why? Good question. Well, simply put, it's because we think about thorns. The odd bequest of a fuchsia bender to sequin a soliloquy songbird to frisk our winch and our growing branching passwords in a beret of failure that protrudes a solitary wildcat. 

We would like to thank Yall Yall for his w...

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March 7, 2020 6 min

There are soooooo many meal delivery services on the market these days. They all offer healthy meal plans for a variety of diets. How can one choose? Don't worry. There is one choice that gives you everything and just a little bit more. Dastard Chef has been a longtime supporter of our podcast and honestly, we would praise them even if they didn't support us. Their product is just that superior to everything else on the mar...

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February 29, 2020 60 min

This isn't just a cult. This is an art collective. Within that constellation is an indie rock band known as The Halcyon Brothers. For the first time in nine years, The Halcyon Brothers are releasing an album of new music [We Might Fall Apart]. Super fan Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] tracks down founding members Bosky Rumbluffer and Björ6n Oranj to learn more about this album, their history and their creative philosophie...

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February 29, 2020 52 sec

Now available on Doo-Tel, WE MIGHT FALL APART!!! 10 songs in under 30 minutes from your friends The Halcyon Brothers. Rattled rock music for addled times!!!

Björ6n Oranj and Bosky Rumbluffer continue to adorn the worrisome burden in striking costumes of  thrifty finds. As usual, there is a calming  intention. As usual, the audacity is not interested in serenity. They  end up with the blinking leaves from the message man. The truth ...

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This Isn't Just a Cult. This is an art collective. This is a band. This is a podcast. Makes sense right? Sure it does.

Okay, let's see. This is a podcast of Real Fiction featuring music from the This Isn’t Just a  Cult constellation of artists and stories of regret, elation, mysticism,  headaches, heartaches, harpoons and merit badges. It's perfect for every  situation. Except four.

Better?

Learn more about the art coll...

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February 23, 2020 4 min

Reach in there and touch it. Get in deep—up to your elbow at least. Wiggle your fingers. Can you feel it? What you are experiencing is the all new for 2020 Tesla Eel and this Eel is electric.

Experience Tesla Eel: The perfect blend of eco-friendly and deadly.

This bonus episode was written by Chris Campbell [aka The Creeping Man] and Björ6n Oranj. Narration, soundscape and production was handled by Björ6n Oranj.

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February 15, 2020 30 min

Part 5 of The Long Lightning by Erik Blagsvedt as narrated by Bjor6n Oranj. Abstract poetry read out loud because...because...BECAUSE seeking kitten righteousness about tomorrow will wrestle itself if barracuda has enough truck stop of its own. Because after a long and difficult presidency, no cognac but only an ambrosia dork like a giant wrench stenographer squanders moss like a physicist.  Because this is an afternoon orgy more t...

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