Of Cotton & Things Rotten


‘Poetry of America –
The Cosmic Athletes’
~ by Salvador Dali

Everybody knows
that the dice are loaded.
Everybody rolls
with their fingers crossed.
Everybody knows the war is over.
Everybody knows the good guys lost.
Everybody knows the fight was fixed.
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich.
That’s how it goes.
Everybody knows.

And everybody knows
that it’s now or never.
Everybody knows
that it’s me or you.
And everybody knows
that you live forever,
ah, when you’ve done a line or two.
Everybody knows the deal is rotten.
Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton
for your ribbons and bows.
And everybody knows.
~ Leonard Cohen


‘The Angler’
~ by David B. Redpath Β© 2019


‘Heavy and Metal
Industrialised Refreshment’


The spiritual home of Whopper Culture.


Reigning Mustard …
in the Hall of the Fast Food King.


The Missionary … San Pepsi,
Patron Saint of the Junk Food State
and the Grand Wholly Processed High Carbohydrate.


The Converts …
Obesity & Malnutrition
dished up on one plate
in the developing world,
where the profits are great!

Photography :
David B. Redpath Β© 2017-19

29 thoughts on “Of Cotton & Things Rotten”

    1. My pleasure, being a blonde
      with a dose of concrete blues 😎
      Being a mad dog in the midday sun
      I also like Joe Cocker’s take on
      First We Take Manhattan

      Everybody knows that
      Lady Liberty has been faithful
      Give or take a century or two
      Everybody knows she’s been discrete
      So many people she had to defeat
      That’s how the Empire grows
      Everybody knows

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    1. I have a penchant to enhance the
      light with my new app, Dwight😎
      I do dream of a world where right
      makes might. Perchance, no need
      for fight or flight, it would seem, for
      long overdue justice is soon coming.
      As always, thanks for reading πŸ™

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  1. Beautiful art, David, as always! I like the social critique so explained with images and words. I immediately saw DalΓ­ in the first picture. And I love Leonard Cohen! You also make me think of Alfred Hitchcock many a time when I look into your artworks. There is your picture as Hitchcock appeared in his movies.

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    1. Thank you very much, Marta πŸ™
      Hitchcock’s movies had a profound
      impact on me during my lava phase 😎
      Of my top 10 movies, 5 are Hichcock’s.
      With his movie, ‘Spellbound’, Hitchcock
      got together with Salvador Dali to make
      an all time masterpiece.
      Despite the summer tourist congestion,
      I do envy you living in Barcelona, so
      close to Dali territory.
      T’he trobat a faltar, Marta.
      I’ve been too much on the road,
      and sadly, neglecting my friends
      on social media. Mea Culpa.

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      1. You are welcome, David, and no worries. WordPress is highly time consuming.
        You should come to Barcelona one day
        I’d have a chance to meet you in person.
        Wouldn’t that be great, my friend?
        Una abraçada ben forta per a tu.

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      2. I was there a few years ago, Marta,
        on the way to visit Dali up in Figueres.
        It was Summer, and I spent most
        of the time at the Pablo Picasso
        Museum, instead of swimming
        in the Mediterranean 🏊 πŸ’¦

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      3. I swam in the Mediterraean this morning.
        My town is just about 12 km (8 miles) from Barcelona’s famous PlaΓ§a d’Espanya.
        and I know of a wilder beach which is
        also around 8 miles from my town
        quite easy to reach riding my bicycle. 🚲 πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

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      4. I’ll be there hopefully next year.
        With more time to spare. I’ll be sure
        to bring something to float on πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ
        Spent a week on the Costa Brava
        a few years back, and the Costa
        del Sol more recently. But, apart
        from Caledonia and Australia, my
        heart belongs for Catalonia β™₯️😎

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    1. Yes, apologies to Edvard Munch 😱
      I found the Gingerbread Scream on
      a T-shirt in Venice. It was munchie
      … I mean MUCH cheaper to take a
      picture than buy the T-shirt. Simply
      buying a coffee in Venice will leave
      you broke! I couldn’t even afford a
      cookie to go with my cafe latte 😎

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