Beth Cavener Stichter. Olympia. Stoneware, white porcelain slip, oil blush, cloth blindfold.
Photo: Noel Allum
What if I just turn this blog into gameofthronesjokes.tumblr.com? That’s sweet with you, right?
We’ve just begun rehearsing the new songs in Finn’s living room. Current contenders include:
Through the Deep, Dark Wood
Swimming with the Crocodiles
Candy Apple Red
Dancing with the Tornado
Summer & Smoke
Out From the Valley & Into the Stars
Train with No Name
Iodine & Iron
Another Night on Earth
In with the Oracles
We’re looking to start recording around November, we will let you all know when there’s more to report.
I just like that I saw this and went ticking through tumblr links and got to infinite abyss and was all ‘wait, what THERE IS A SECRET VEILS BLOG, THOSE CUNTS’ and then realised that not everything in the world happens on tumblr, and that actually this is on a site outside of tumblr and someone on tumblr brought it in.
But you don’t come here for the latest news, right?
You do though.
And there it is.
What I also like about this is something that’s taken me years to realise. Finn likes lists a whole lot. Not in normal life, but in ‘preparing for album’ life. So every time, it’s about six months of Finn, with these lists, always on really nice paper with a really nice pen, all these songs, and every couple weeks there’s a new list, and then in the studio there’s a list on a whiteboard, but my realisation was that actually, and hopefully he won’t be upset about me blowing this massive secret, actually all those lists are cairns on the road rather than tablets of stone.
When I realised that it made me really happy, and quite fond of Finn, and his lists.
Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his head.