And there’s nothing I can do. Major Tom has achieved an acceptance that may always be beyond ground “control”. But of course, from their position, they are unable to experience the blueness of planet earth, despite the apparent power under their “control”. ‘Can you hear me, Major Tom?’ More than that, Major Tom listens to […]
I feel a great sense of gratitude that the great conspiracy that is life and the universe unfolded in a way this week that I was able to see David Byrne perform in concert in Sydney. I saw Talking Heads perform at Narara ’84 as part of the Stop Making Sense tour, and it was […]
Easy to lament now that I never became a cryptozoologist, but they weren’t offering degree courses in pseudoscience when I left school. I love cryptozoology and forteana, but the thing I love most is enthusiasm in others. My interests dip and wane and run all over the place. I admire single minded people whose love […]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR ALLAN POE!! Even though you are dead, you are still keeping up the good work, I see. (Everything here blatantly stolen from somebody else, but that’s what good artists do.) Oh … and this (late entry)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANE MACGOWAN! “I believe in miracles,” Shane MacGowan said recently in response to a question about his religious beliefs … . “I’ve seen miracles happen in my life. It’s a miracle every morning when you wake up.” “I’m concentrating on my health at the minute,” … and to this end he has given up […]
Everybody was kung-fu fighting But I was kung-fu loving Drunken Master Mantis Style Long Fist Eight Extremes White Lotus Ah!
I. Billy Be a hero The rest of us will creep out the back Our wives were happy Our kids were happy They didn’t care about Billy After all, their Dads came back. II. The night Chicago died There was nothing good on TV I went to bed early and missed it all. Dammit!
I owe my career entirely to my family and to the way I was brought up. I am very grateful to them and to Christ and His Holy Mother and all the saints. And, of course, I am grateful to Victoria, my muse. Without whom I might well be dead by now. Shane MacGowan, The […]
“I’m looking for the dope with the microscope” – Iggy Pop One of my favourite lines, from the theme song from one of my favourite films, Repo Man, I was horrified to read yesterday that the quote is actually “looking for the joke with a microscope”. Several googles later, I was reassured by other sites […]