Notes Scribbled in Dejection in JC’s Cake & Cafe Shop Newtownmountkennedy

When you are stuck in a Cafe in Newtownmountkennedy an hour or two before an appointment, one can become intolerably bored. Being a bit of a bore myself, I start talking to complete strangers, who for the most part have come in for a quiet time by themselves and don’t want a strange hairy talkative … Continue reading Notes Scribbled in Dejection in JC’s Cake & Cafe Shop Newtownmountkennedy

Crucifixion?

Calvary (2014) Written and Directed by John Michael McDonagh “Killing a Priest on a Sunday, that would be a good one.” A Catholic Priest, especially on a Sunday, while he celebrates Mass, acts In Persona Christi  (in the person of Christ) transforming the bread and wine in to the body and blood of Christ, re … Continue reading Crucifixion?

William Seward Burroughs (1914 – 1997)

With thanks to Scrawl Magazine, who originally published this piece.   William Seward Burroughs – actually smiling… It's not all in the voice. But one gets inklings when one listens. The cracked sepulchral voice of William Seward Burroughs (1914 - 1997) adds a searing quality to countless recordings of his stories. Nowadays this is the … Continue reading William Seward Burroughs (1914 – 1997)