MY TEN GREATEST EXPERIENCES, 9: LARKS’ TONGUES IN ASPIC Part 1 “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic”! A delicacy, no doubt, and to this day I’m not sure if it ever was a real dish actually eaten by anyone... but the significance is in the concept of its rarity. At the tender age of fifteen I traveled fifty miles from … Continue reading MY TEN GREATEST EXPERIENCES 9: LARKS’ TONGUES IN ASPIC Part 1
VINCENT VAN GOGH, GOD AND ME
Having reviewed what I’ve learned about Vincent Van Gogh in recent times, it seems to me that aside from his art, his life and character could be summed up in three words: "passion", "loneliness" and "faith". (Lamplighter, "Lux") Having lost connection with his faith, his suicide was an expression of two of these: loneliness led … Continue reading VINCENT VAN GOGH, GOD AND ME
DEAR GOD, WHY DID YOU MAKE?
(this post is a continuation of the previous one, titled "Throwing paint for the glory of God") DEAR GOD, WHY DID YOU MAKE? Dear God, why did you have to make A thing to look like that? It seems as though you took some paint And threw it with a splat - Why did you form the toad, … Continue reading DEAR GOD, WHY DID YOU MAKE?
At the risk of treading on even more toes than I have, I decided to relay some song words which often pop up in my mind (no pun intended). They will speak for themselves. Hoping not to infringe copyright laws, I must quickly say that all the praise goes to the author, Frank Zappa. The … Continue reading SLIME