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 ยฉ 2019 – 2020


‘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
The Wholly Processed High Carbonate
and Patron Saint of the Junk Food State.


The Converts …
Obesity and Malnutrition,
both dished up on the one plate.
Somewhere, everywhere,
in the developing world,
where the profits are great!

David B. Redpath ยฉ 2017-2020

76 thoughts on “Of Cotton & Things Rotten”

  1. Your title made me smile, never heard that Leonard Cohen song, wow, very cool… but the artwork though!!! Political commentary astute, but the angler one was my favourite, dark and bluetiful too. Talented are you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ

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    1. Thank you muchly & deeply, Lia ๐Ÿฌ
      I started to paint the Angler picture
      for my son who likes to fish ๐ŸŸ but
      it seemed to take on a life of it’s own
      as it wriggled about!? ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ™

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      1. Funny how art gets like that, and sometimes with very big teeth too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ Keep being brilliant, you ๐Ÿ˜š๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•

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      2. It is most obvious ๐Ÿข
        that turtles are very modest.
        Unlike that clown fish ๐Ÿ 
        of Nemo Movie fame ๐ŸŽฅ
        A fishy little extrovert
        who knows no shame ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Sadly, a strange phenomenon,
      spreading like an infection, from
      the industrialised west. Highly
      processed food, loaded with
      chemical preservatives and
      carbohydrates, yet stripped of
      any nutritional value. In Mexico,
      overweight children are being
      given lap band surgery, whilst
      suffering from malnutrition!

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      1. That is crazy…and terribly sad.

        I went organic 12 years ago or I source from local farmers that practice organic but, aren’t certified. I can’t get raw milk but, I can get raw cheese. I try to avoid all sugar and that is a chore.

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  2. I have a Leonard Cohen CD that includes “Everybody Knows.” Sadly, the deal is more rotten than ever. Your artwork is so on point, particularly “The Missionary . . . San Pepsi.” It really is unconscionable what the big food corporations are doing to vulnerable people’s health for the sake of profit. Food justice is definitely needed in our world.

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    1. Poverty is seen as a financial
      opportunity by the Multinational
      Food Conglomeration. In the
      developing world, much like in their
      own urban backyards, they use a
      strategy of eliminating competition,
      like fresh food markets, leaving the
      way clear for “Mini Marts” to take
      over the local food supply, pushing
      their industrialised poison.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne ๐Ÿ™
      You can’t go far wrong getting on
      the Leonard Cohen wavelength ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      “Suzanne takes you down
      to her place near the river.
      You can hear the boats go by,
      you can spend the night forever.
      And you know that she’s half-crazy
      but that’s why you want to be there.
      And she feeds you tea and oranges
      that come all the way from China.
      And just when you mean to tell her
      that you have no love to give her.
      Then he gets you on her wavelength.
      And she lets the river answer
      that you’ve always been her lover
      And you want to travel with her,
      and you want to travel blind.
      And you know that she will trust you.
      For you’ve touched her perfect body
      with your mind.”

      ~ Leonard Cohen

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™
      I should let Leonard do
      the responding, Luiza . . .

      The birds they sang
      At the break of day
      Start again
      I heard them say
      Don’t dwell on what
      Has passed away
      Or what is yet to be
      Yeah the wars they will
      Be fought again
      The holy dove
      She will be caught again
      Bought and sold
      And bought again
      The dove is never free
      Ring the bells
      that still can ring
      Forget your perfect offering
      There is a crack in everything
      That’s how the light gets in

      ~ Leonard Cohen

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