And ride in triumph through Persepolis!--
Is it not brave to be a king, Techelles?--
Usumcasane and Theridamas,
Is it not passing brave to be a king,
And ride in triumph through Persepolis?
Today I was listening to Jarvis Cocker on R4, talking about the almost-forgotten Richard Brautigan. For some reason, I also carry around a sentence of his, from IN WATERMELON SUGAR:
Inboil came out to meet us. His clothes were wrinkled and dirty and so was he. He looked like a mess and he was drunk.
I used to read Brautigan a lot, back in the day.
Strange, when you're sitting on the bus or something, and stuff like this floats across your brain.
Today I discovered Danny Noble, through THE VERY IMPORTANT YEAR, which I picked up in Orbital. Nice stuff. Also got the latest COMIX READER, which gave me great pleasure.
Once again, I have failed to be converted to DOWNTOWN ABBEY.