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.

27 September 2013

Purple Haze!

Things we never imagined (continued) : 
a tribe from the West, the Purple Haze, to descend upon Melbourne for the 2013 AFL Grand Final.

And yet, tomorrow at the MCG :
Hawthorn Vs Freemantle

Melbourne enveloped by purple haze 
Rhianna King / The West Australian (article here)
27 September 2013
Coincidence or a purple cosmos? Today, Melbourne's World Food Books has PURPLE FASHION (published by
at the top of it's online listing.

Also today, one of our older staff members brought his 1967 Purple Haze E.P. into the office. We've been playing it. Loud! The great here-we-go tritone intro. One perfect air guitar office orchestra. 
  Argh! Argh!
     Argh! Argh! 

        ... Purple Haze! 

              'scuse me while I kiss the sky!

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