Monthly Archives November 2004

W. S. Burroughs – “A Thanksgiving Prayer”

Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts. Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison. Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger. Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin leaving the carcasses to rot. Thanks for bounties […]

H. W. Auden – for JB

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, Put crepe bows round the white necks of the […]

A gesture

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:18:33 +0000 From: Jhonn Balance To: Subject: [coil] regarding a gesture Hi all Just a brief note at this difficult time – Ian and I both, and I’m sure John also, feel about financial donations, flowers etc this: Rather than send us anything – we have too much already […]

1962 – 2004

Jhon Balance is dead.