The Benefits of Madness

A dream jealously guarded : Keep off the Grass. And yet whose unearthly beauty compelled one to say : God forgive me.

 – Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano  





Willing a lightyear’s passage by sheer wishful thinking, it’s stunning to feel that rules aren’t real. Take the other in-house drug: some of the Almighty’s love & hate kept killing in an instant. Be him! Indulge in the imitation of Christ! But the disingenious deal is invalid. Why? Surreptitious breach of security. Invading time dwarfs blast the shadow people back to ’82 or even earlier. So, what are the clandestine benefits of unsparing madness? Well, it’s the incarceration of your imagination, of course: “Purchase unique pills now!” Selective self-loathing re-uptake inhibitors. See, time threads given knot quality are about to remain within themselves. Those nodes, they can’t clog up the space drain…












Daevid Allen’s Gong – I Never Glid Before (1973)


Peter Bies © 2012


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