Following the lead of Frank Zappa in his liner notes to We're Only in It for the Money, I'm going to recommend that you read Franz Kafka's "In the Penal Colony" before listening to "The Chrome Plated Megaphone of Destiny."
Ah, now that's better, isn't it. Next week, if all goes well (which is a little joke I'm sharing with a few hundred of my closest friends), we'll be celebrating the first full year, 52 weeks, of Issa's Sunday Service. Stay tuned. Should the litrock continue?
This week's Lilliput feature poem comes from issue #77, March 1996. It's by Graham Duncan and it's one Kafka might have liked:
Fire SermonSteady there.
We are tinder
the world readies
for its spark.Graham Duncan
And when it all shakes out, money, fire, and the whole damn thing, it's all down to this:
even horse shit
translated by David G. Lanoue