Archive for May, 2013

Yet hints come to me from the realm unknown;

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Airs drift across the twilight border land,
Odoured with life; and as from some far strand
Sea-murmured, whispers to my heart are blown
That fill me with a joy I cannot speak,
Yea, from whose shadow words drop faint and weak:
Thee, God, I shadow in that region grand.


Pieter Bruegel The Elder > Patientia (patience)

Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Bruegel Patience 1557

Bruegel patience 1557

>in lower margin> Patience is the tranquil endurance of evils that assail you or happen to you.

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Patience gazes upward, holding a cross; she sits chained to a block, much like a prisoner awaiting execution. The landscape around her is overrun with fantastic creatures. Out of a large hollow egg at the edge of the river emerges a figure possibly meant to symbolize a papal envoy, as he wears a cardinals hat displaying the crossed keys of St Peter associated with the papal coat of arms, and a message or bull with dangling seals is inserted in his belt at the back. A man on horseback reads aloud what appears to be a papal bull, while a monk next to him holds a bundle of twigs over a blinded corpse in the river. A village with a church is burning. Under a covering in a large tree one monk meets with a prostitute and another fills a pitcher of wine. Beneath the tree hooded creatures dance. The river scape background with a village and a city visible in the distance presents a remarkably peaceful contrast to the unsettling scene in the foreground.
It seems clear from the clerical imagery that Bruegel intended to make a statement of some sort about contemporary religious conflict in the Netherlands. Some of the imagery may refer to the oppressive authority of the ecclesiastical establishment, while monks drinking and carousing in the tree certainly represent the dissolute life of some clerics. Bruegels own religious and political beliefs have long remained a puzzle, but in this print, at least, he revealed certain of his attitudes by making a plea for endurance and patience in the face of extremely oppressive political climate of the day. (click image below for high res)


new tune > circuit break

Monday, May 6th, 2013
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…the last weeks I am working on a pretty heavy blues rock number…loud…in yo face…so much fun to sing in my car I haven’t laid the vocals – plus I dont have the lyrics, plus I’m not really a guitar player and bass player – but the 1 man band thing beckons!!!!!……coming soon God willing! Anyway, I saw this circuity thingy on the pathway as I tweaked a snare drum…and chased, coddled and published…it was by some evergreen trees espousing the theory of electricity, gas and fluids…and I asked about the spirit? May you smile.

1. an act or instance of going or moving around.
2. a circular journey or one beginning and ending at the same place; a round.

we were never sure how long it would take but
we were sure that the circuit would break

we were never sure how long it would take but
we knew that the circuit would break

chikatabong bong band de bang ….

we were never sure just how long it would take but
one day that serpent would break…ah yeah…