Albion, Art, Trickster

‘I Travel’…

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Although defeated by Monkey… Pigsy does have a formidable weapon of his own… Also stolen from the heavenly realms… His pitch-fork is described as formed from the nine dark trigrams… And when this tale was a straight exposition of Taoist doctrine… This phrase could well have held real meaning… And referenced a literal tenet of that ancient religion… Sadly, no more… But it does bear keeping in mind that both Monkey and Pigsy… Have truck with the legendary immortal Lao Tzu… His most famous utterance, perhaps, relates… To the signatures of space… The way… Named is not… The way.

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The Pistols… Would, it appears… Wholeheartedly agree… Once categorised… As public enemy number one… By the main stream media… Town Councils nationwide… Moved to ban them from performing… And their fledgling career in rock was over… Almost before it had begun… Many years later… The original band reformed… As much to cash in… As anything else… But if Lao Tzu’s famous statement… Is the signature of space… Then what is the signature of time?… Unsurprisingly, perhaps… The signature of time… Is music… Which is precisely why… Written music always carries a time signature.

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Realising all this… In a flash of genius… Woz races into the cabin of the train… And swaps the public announcements… For one of his old tapes… And the train of time… And memory immediately starts rolling again… The first track up… It has to be owned… Seems almost contrived… I Travel… But it is such a good track… That any thoughts of reprimanding… Our brass mouthed hero… Are lost in the travelogue of European… Statues… Parks… And galleries…  It was one of Mark’s favourites… And he always took to the dance floor… At Man Friday’s… When it was played… Which was quite frequently.

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