Hiatus Time! See ye in a bit!
Aaaagh my Kindle is fucked. I bought it second hand and I’m in South Korea where they don’t have official sales. I hope I can get some kind of return/discount on a replacement, but I’m not sure how likely it is to work out.
Trad session this weekend hopefully! Planning to learn some mouth music for it! Maybe some of the uncool ‘diddly-diddly-dum-dum’ stuff.
This is a collection of mouth music - tunes used for dancing.
“Fear a bhios fada gun phòsadh” is a cautonary song, telling men that those who remain bachelors for too long will see grass, moss and beards grow on their faces.
“Thoir Gille Leat” is the song of an upset man - he’s wife’s been cheating on him, and now he’s asking for his servant to bring him a gun and his dog so that he can deal with the man who’se been having an affair with his woman.
“Is ann an Ìle” tells the listener that the song writer was born on Islay, and that he used to be with Catrìona when he was there.
"All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful."-Flannery O’Connor
I keep a looong and ever growing mental list of people who are still friendly with known abusers. So many surprises! So much chummy facebook interaction. So many self-declared-feminist men and women!
William Blake - Laocoon
"Expect poison from the standing water."-William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (via oldmanflower)
I’ve been a real sonofabitch this week. I think I’ll spend the evening painting if possible. Should help me work my way out of this foul state.
Alberto Martini (1876-1954) - Illustration’s for the Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
Evelyn de Morgan . The Angel of Death, 1890.