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



ΧΗΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΓΚΑΣ – 
ΡΙΤΑ ΑΜΠΑΤΖΗ, ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΡΟΥΚΟΥΝΑΣ 1933.



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



Yammas!  

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





ΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ ΠΑΓΙΟΥΜΤΖΗΣ - 
ΣΑΝ ΕΓΥΡΙΖ' ΑΠ' ΤΗΝ ΠΥΛΟ   1935.
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

http://sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/mab/index.htm

Plethyn - Golau Tan Gwmwl


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


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delkiow_Sivy

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

http://sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/swc1/index.htm

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!  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Summer of Dub 67

Multicoloured memories fade to monochrome echoes.  Images change – perception continues.  Awareness reflects impartially like a looking-glass.  

Hello Goodbye – The Beatles



The Notorious Byrd Brothers



Soft Machine - Jet Propelled



Judy Collins - Wildflowers



Love & Peace...........