pauper's grave


“Life, dear Greg, is a theater of the absurd. Be honest and gentle, and a man goes to a pauper’s grave. Lie and cheat and kill, and that same man could rule the world!- The Joker

anonymous asked:

What do you think became of the bodies of Aerys and his family? Was the mad king tossed into some paupers grave, Rhaegar left to rot beneath the current of the trident, Aegon and Rhaenys tossed into the black water wrapped in Lannister cloaks? Or do you think the corpses of the fallen dynasty were treated with some respect and decorum?

Rhaegar is explicitly mentioned by GRRM to have been cremated. I’d imagine the rest of them were as well. For one thing, seeing the bodies cremated helps cut down on pretenders, so from a political standpoint, it’s to Robert’s advantage to cremate them publicly.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

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Tokyo Dream Yoshiwara Jinja BC#➒

BC#➒ TOKYO DREAM/Yoshiwara Jinja-Yoshiwara: 300 years as Tokyo’s biggest red-light districtIn 1956, Japan’s Anti Prostitution Act shut down Yoshiwara, easily Tokyo’s most infamous red light area. For the previous three centuries, this neighborhood northeast of Asakura had been one of only a handful of licensed vice districts tolerated by the authorities. Over its long working life, Yoshiwara was home to the courtesans in decadent robes who were depicted in the ukiyoe of Kitagawa Utamaro and the charming, difficult women of Nagai Kafu’s novels and diaries. Poetry of the time often compared the women to cherry blossoms, alluding to both their beauty and their short lives. Inscribed on the wall at Jyokanji, the 350-year-old temple where some 20,000 prostitutes were interred in paupers’ graves, is the saying: “Birth is pain, death is Jyokanji. Read Tim Dunleaveys review of Tokyo Dream @ DNB◉UNITED.COMVandergrift, Pennsylvania, population 5200, is a town in Southwestern, PA. Once home to the largest sheet steel mill in the world, it exists entirely within a peninsula jutting into the Allegheny River. One suspects it also inhabits a place and time within the artist. This is a love song to a memory, or maybe a semi-sweet lament for a simpler time of playful youth. Two vocalizations flow in and out of the music, one sounds, to me at least, like the word Home.
From the start, “Vandergrift” demands your immediate attention.

First, the song makes an announcement, after which it drives ,then rests, then drives again. Every seven bars of pounding beats is followed by a soaring interlude that includes a voice that often exclaims…Home. Then, having caught our breath we jump back into the hard driving verse. We repeat the cycle long enough to internalize the sounds and feelings that BC#9 seeks to share with us, at which point we are brought back slowly. “Vandergrift” then ends as it began, only this time announcing itself to the world.
There is a video of “Vandergrift” at DNB UNITED.COM. It’s a compelling montage of real and surreal images that move at the same frenetic pace as the music. The first half of the video invokes the industrial past of its namesake town with a late 20th century sci-fi theme, then pushes into the present and all of its big city consumerism. It’s a wild ride, check it out.
This is a strong entry by an established artist, BC9, and a strong launch for DNB UNITED RECORDS. The label is promising to be a positive force for unity in the often fractious world of musical performance and recording. Let’s face it; the competition sometimes causes us to be our own worst enemies. Cheers to BC9 and DNB United Records, and to all they hope to accomplish in the future. Buy Link: