Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Hogweed Sneezer

Caterpillar feelers wiggling communicating in all languages at once.  The wind sighs and the caterpillar smiles.  The sun shines and the caterpillar continues to wiggle.  An Gath Vlewek – The Caterpillar – Dasson - dasson – echo – echo – echo – no glyb glyptotech for this fine Keltek fellow – Disolving in carapace – krogen – cocoon – soon to emerge as fluttering ephemeral psyche, cast as the Kornyshe Pysky, the little fella, the flittering fritillary Tikki-Dyw twinkling of a wing – the Butter-Flye dances as it sings, dancing on its merry way - 

 Antilaloun oi Filakes 
(The Prisons Echo)
Spyros Zagoraios 

Tumbling  Tumbleweeds – Sons of the Pioneers

Sari Siroon Yar - Loosig Kochian

When The Crow Turns White (?) – Georgia Bitaki 


Grigoris Bithikotsis – Antilaloun oi Filakes 

The Caterpillar Dub is the echo
 of the question – 
Who Am I?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lizard Juice

A field of Vision, what we see, encompassed by Mind.  A field of Sound - what we hear - encompassed by Mind.  Rustling hogweeds and rattling stalks of dry wild plants - a beautiful field overlooking the rolling sea.  Universal/Unique experiential flux.      

Antilaloun oi Filakes – Markos Vamvakaris - 1936

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Is The Same As That

A very green sea today.  Actually it was made of Turquoise.  Molten stuff surged and white waves dotted the dark rolling ocean under the windy sky – the world spun then and has not stopped since.  Was that a crinoid stirring?  A pymp-bys starfish spinning, radiating?  

Lee Perry – City Too Hot

Buzzcocks – Spiral Scratch – 1977

Andy Kirk – All the Jive is Gone.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is the Samizdat

Extraordinary and perplexing phenomena manifesting in molten hypogeal flux up at Chy-an-Brae in the granitic hinterland of Penwithershins, clasped within the clutching claw of Cernyw.  Chapter 24, the penultimate chapter of ‘The Journal of Elias Gillpington’ is featured in Issue 70 of ‘The Caterpillar – A Visionary Ghetto Tabloid’.  Enjoy irresponsibly.  

Debussy – Arabesque 1

Monday, December 29, 2014

Kevardhu Dasson

Kheera Kai Mangas – Rita Abatsi, Kostas Roukanos, Iakovos Montanaris – 1933.  The sinuous 9/8 sound of this meandering zeibekiko speaks for itself and says plenty.  

Ballet Mechanique - 1924

Cobwebs & Strange - The Who - 1966


Zeibekiko .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Journal of Elias Gillpington, Part 23. An Gath Vlewek 69, Kevardhu 2014.

What is sweeter than mead? – Intimate conversation.
What is blacker than the raven? – Death.
What is whiter than snow? – Truth.
What is swifter than the wind? – Thought.
What is sharper than the  sword? – Understanding.
What is lighter than a spark? – The mind of a woman between two men.

From the ancient Irish tale, The Wooding of Ailbe.

Bardhonieth . . . . .

Dearbhla Ni Bhroin  - Uirchil a Chreagain.

The stunning beauty and Music of Aran Isle, Ireland.

Entr’ Acte -  Erik Satie, Rene Clair, 1924.

Εχει η νύχτα θάνατο - Γρηγόρης Μπιθικώτσης


Thursday, November 27, 2014

An Gath Vlewek Dasson 68

DUB 68 – It must be DUBHorace Andy Dub’s Psalm 68.  ‘Sleepy’ sings of The Bible, Psalm 68, Verse 4:  “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:  extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.”  
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In 1935 - ΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ ΠΑΓΙΟΥΜΤΖΗΣ (Stratos Pagioumtzis) recorded the great rebetiko song ΣΑΝ ΕΓΥΡΙΖ' ΑΠ' ΤΗΝ ΠΥΛΟ (San egyriz’ ap’ tyn plio).  Whisper a hwystra  smuitiuil, niwllaw,        llwydnos – a misty, drizzly twighlight and a Cath   Gath  Hath     -  it’s  the nebulous, dubhfhocal tewlwolow world of The Caterpillar Dub - dubh    duibh    duibhe   dubha .  .  .  .             

Horace Andy – Dub 68

The Mighty Diamonds - Jah Jah Bless The Dreadlocks

Stratos Pagioumtzys – San Egrys' ap' tyn Plio - 1935

O Psaras (The Fisherman) – 
Stratos Pagioumtzis / Yorgos Mitsakis

Mary From Dungloe – The Johnstons

Gleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair - The Johnstons

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore - The Johnstons

The Mabinogion

Plethyn - Golau Tan Gwmwl

Brenda Wootton - Delyo Syvy (Strawberry Leaves) A song in the Kernouak language of Kernow (Conrwall, Britain.)

Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall, Vol. 1, 
by William Bottrell  -1870.

In next month's issue of The Caterpillar, the tale continues, with Part 24 of that most eldritch and gothique saga of Cornique gull-duggery, The Journal of Elias Gillpington.  Hhmmmm. . . .  as singular as it is perplexing!