David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

08 April 2013

Slave Bingo Barrel Music


The Slave Bingo Barrel Girl
Divines the Number of the Next Slave Song
This time it's No. 6

She wraps Metal Nail Band No.6 around the barrel 
 metal 'nails' strike metal tuning strips  

... then grinds out the music.

Slave Audience Sing-Along :

Roll Out The Barrel
Let's Have A Barrel o' Fun

  Yes, it's a cover of the ANAM original.
   see also :
         Slave Pianolas
             Slave Grinders
                 Slave Pianos
                     Slave Bingo Barrels
                         Slave Guitars

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 someone looks at something ...