Wednesday, January 18, 2012

'SAN LAFFERTIVS - Patron of Coyotes and Visionary Lunatics'

Amazing how new Lafferty stuff sits around online for a year before one notices it...

This is an illustration of Lafferty from Bruised Terrestrial ('the drawing-and-arting blog of Adam Moore / Laemeur').  At the blog site it is accompanied by some interesting comments from the illustrator, who is a Lafferty fan.  The text in this 'saintly' portrait is from Lafferty's 1968 novel, Past Master.  I think it's pretty dang cool.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dream, Float, Burn - Lafferty, Painting, & Punk Rock

My friend, Stephen Cefalo, made a wee video announcement of his upcoming exhibition of paintings,  'Dream, Float, Burn', and used a track from my 'post-punk' band Voice of the Mysterons.  Why this is of interest to the Lafferty blog is that the refrain being sung here is the title of one of Lafferty's short stories:  'And Walk Now Gently Through the Fire' (1972).  I think the imagery and sound go well together and perhaps even complement Lafferty's writing.  And it's a small and very obscure instance of Lafferty being referenced in popular culture.

Voice of the Mysterons - They Have Pulled Down Deep Heaven On Their Heads

'It was all strong talk with the horns and hooves still on it.'
(R. A. Lafferty, The Devil is Dead)