I drove past true love,
in a dream.
like a house that caught fire
it burned and flamed.
and the magician disappeared
as quickly as he came
and with a sound like white magic caught in a black car's blazing trail.
"I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company."
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
Young Kate Bush playing with shadow.
Photo by John Carder Bush
"Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is."
The Devil’s Cabaret, 1930.
(One of a few surviving numbers from MGM’s abandoned musical The March Of Time.)
GALLERY: The Iconic Album Art of Ghariokwu Lemi
Nigerian graphic designer, fine artist and illustrator Ghariokwu Lemi occupies a unique position as the creative genius behind twenty-six of Fela‘s iconic album covers. Christened ‘The Artist’ by Kuti himself, the vivid social realism of Lemi’s works created between 1974 and 1993 provided a fitting visual accompaniment to the singer’s derisive anti-establishment lyrics with its cross of distorted collage, illustration and caricature.