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Well, after lots of wonderful summer weather here in Western Pennsylvania, the heat's finally settled in. Big-time. So it only seems appropriate to blow things out here at Issa's Sunday Service with a ranting screed just this side of hellfire. Here's a little 14 plus minute litrock number by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds entitled Babe, I'm on Fire. There is so much that is so good about this song, I don't know where to start, so I barely will. I just have to say that when someone rhymes "Picasso's Guernica" with "my wife with her furniture" and means it in a most resonant way, I'm backing up and checking out the exits. On the other hand, it's rather sweet that Garcia Lorca (making his 2nd appearance in 2 weeks) and Whitman are reunited here, however briefly.
Since very recently the regular weekly countdown of issues passed the count up of issues on the Sunday postings, here's a little something from issue #20 that wasn't in the post that featured that issue.
a dried human
the willow tree too
translated by David G. Lanoue
To see and link to and or all 16 songs featured on these Sunday postings, see the Litrock website.