KeskusteluThe Chapel of the Abyss

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Muokkaaja: joulukuu 10, 2010, 11:04 am

Death isn't dressed up for halloween
in a long black cape with a scythe.
He comes in the wee hours
on a fire truck, it's engine rumbling,
the siren off.


joulukuu 9, 2010, 10:05 am

Excellent. Did you write this?

Reminds me of Dylan's line about the "last fire truck from Hell".

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 9, 2010, 9:36 pm

Just some morbid, 4am thoughts.
Something to cheer you up!
"last fire truck from Hell" doesn't sound familiar. A song?

joulukuu 10, 2010, 12:03 pm

Something about that last line really works. Perhaps because Off corresponds to death, silence & surprise. And, its a very elegant ending. Damned fine work!

joulukuu 10, 2010, 12:19 pm

Sort of a haiku about death? Thanks, Slick. It's been a long time since I've written anything. I kind of like the matter-of-fact, simple

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 10, 2010, 12:27 pm

>3 tros: A song?

Shooting Star

ETA: Add link to lyrics.

joulukuu 10, 2010, 5:45 pm

Odd - before reading your poem this morning, I was listening to this song on the way work:

joulukuu 10, 2010, 5:59 pm

2, 6 Oh Mercy is on it's way and just in time!
7 You must arrive dazed and crazed!
I've lost track of Bobby since Blood on the Tracks. He might make it as a poet yet. ;-)

joulukuu 10, 2010, 6:09 pm

I believe Man in the Long Black Coat is on that album as well. You can probably guess what that one's about.

I also like the more recent line, which samples Robert Johnson:

I sleep in the kitchen with my feet in the hall
Sleep is like a temporary death...

syyskuu 22, 2015, 4:36 pm

lokakuu 25, 2016, 3:56 pm

A great book about how collecting skulls and shrunken heads and such is a fascinating meditation on death:

marraskuu 2, 2016, 10:30 pm

helmikuu 8, 2017, 3:09 pm

Comedian and "World's Foremost Authority" Irwin Corey RIP:

Now who will Thomas Pynchon have to accept awards on his behalf?

elokuu 13, 2018, 10:40 pm

Found The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, subtitled "The way of the samurai is death." Also found Hara-kiri: Japanese Ritual Suicide by Jack Seward

It would be fascinating to do a comparative study on the death-fetishism of bushido and the decadent aesthete.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 14, 2018, 7:53 pm

Regarding Dylan and the topic of death, I read an interview with him conducted shortly after his excellent album Time Out of Mind was released. The interviewer commented that a lot of reviewers had written the in the album, Dylan was writing about his mortality. Dylan responded, "I love the way they say I'm writing about my mortality, as if they think they're never going to die."

syyskuu 29, 2018, 1:03 pm

All together now!

"Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers

syyskuu 29, 2018, 1:10 pm

Good old times... saw them live twice. The second time the subway car on the way back was filled with a largeish group of other concert goers belonging to some "sixties swing" subculture. Felt like time travel.

syyskuu 29, 2018, 9:45 pm

I remembered seeing the video on MTV on occasion. As if Bob Dobbs directed an episode of the Lawrence Welk Show Compared to the other neo-swing bands of the era, like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Brian Setzer, the Squirrel Nut Zippers seemed delightfully "off."

marraskuu 22, 2018, 11:36 am

My review of Exemplary Departures by Gabrielle Wittkop:

Or, if anyone has seen Barton Fink: "Gabrielle Wittkop. Death. Whaddya need, a roadmap?"

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