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This here mix features the juiciest closing bits of Salome, the one act opera by Richard Strauss and Hedwig Lachmann based on the play by Oscar Wilde (here in a production from 1961 with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Birgit Nilsson as Salome and Gerhard Stolze as Herod).
Lustful King Herod begs his step-daughter Princess Salome to dance for him. Hot-and-bothered and already rejected by her twice before, he promises to give her anything she wishes. Having herself been rejected by Jochanaan aka John The Baptist, Salome performs her striptease “Dance of the Seven Veils” (here let the low end of the Vienna Philharmonic resonate around your lower-half).  Salome then demands her payment be the head of Jochanaan brought to her on a silver platter. What follows is both lovely and grotesque; truly a “love” song most tender and disturbing, bitter with revenge and longing as she caresses, serenades, and kisses the severed head. This is something simultaneously ecstatic and pathetic:
Ah! You would not let me
kiss your mouth, Jochanaan!
Well, I will kiss it now,
I will bite it with my teeth
as one bites a ripe fruit.
Yes, I will kiss your mouth,
Jochanaan.
I said it. Did I not say it?
Yes, I said it.
Ah! Ah! I will kiss it now…
But why don’t you look at me,
Jochanaan?
Your eyes that were so terrible,
so full of rage and scorn,
are shut now.
Why are they shut?
Open your eyes, lift up your eyelids,
Jochanaan!
Why don’t you look at me?
Are you afraid of me, Jochanaan, that
you will not look at me?…
And your tongue, it says nothing now,
Jochanaan, that scarlet viper that spat
its venom upon me.
It is strange, is it not?
How is it that the red viper
stirs no more?
You spoke evil words against me, against
me, Salome, daughter of Herodias,
Princess of Judea!
Well, Jochanaan, I am still alive, but you
are dead, and your head,
your head belongs to me.
I can do with it what I will.
I can throw it to the dogs and to the
birds of the air.
That which the dogs leave, the birds of
the air shall devour…
Ah! Jochanaan, Jochanaan, you were
beautiful.
Your body was a column of ivory set on
a silver socket.
It was a garden full of doves in the
splendor of silver lilies.
There was nothing in the world so white
as your body.
There was nothing in the world so black
as your hair.
In the whole world there was nothing so
red as your mouth.
Your voice was a censer,
and when I looked you, I heard
mysterious music…
Ah! Why did you not look at me,
Jochanaan?
You put over your eyes the blindfold of
one who wanted to see his God.
Well! You have seen your God,
Jochanaan, but me, me, me, you have
never seen.
Had you seen me, you would have loved
me.
I crave your beauty,
I am hungry for your body,
Neither wine nor apples can appease my
desire…
What shall I do now, Jochanaan?
Neither the floods nor the great waters
can quench my passion.
Oh! Why did you not look at me?
Had you looked at me, you would have
loved me.
I know that you would have loved me.
And the mystery of love is greater than
the mystery of death…
Ah! I have kissed your mouth,
Jochanaan.
Ah! I have kissed your mouth.
There was a bitter taste on your
lips.
Was it the taste of blood?
No! But perhaps it was the taste of
love…
They say that love has a bitter taste…
But what does it matter?
What does it matter?
I have kissed your mouth, Jochanaan.
I have kissed your mouth.
This is followed by only one quick line, as Herod’s hard-on turns sour with horror (the historical Herod is believed to had died from gangrene of his genitalia), he turns to his guards and shouts with revulsion “Kill that woman!”…the orchestra comes crashing down as does the curtain on a disturbing tale of tragic passions and rejection.
It was with a chuckle that I found it fitting to follow this with Paul Simon’s “Crazy Love, Vol. II.” Man, no one can write quite like Simon, these little snippets of scenes where you momentarily enter a life and it’s concerns. I find there’s always something both sad and funny about his work, much like life.
…Well please press play and…as always…

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__  _A.M.O.P. Presents: __Home Scars & Limpets

  • One Step At A Time / Pink Turns To Blue – Hüsker Dü 
  • Coc’o Mary – Brainticket
  • Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home) – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift)
  • Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys
  • I’m Your Man – Spiritualized
  • I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown
  • Nonstop Disco Powerpack – Beastie Boys
  • Feast To Famine – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
  • Ballet Statique 2 (edit) – Conrad Schnitzler
  • Hang-Ups – T. Rex
  • Clap Hands – Beck
  • Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – Neko Case ft. Mark Lanegan
  • Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils / She Is A Monster, Your Daughter /  Ah! I kissed your mouth, Jochanaan (John the Baptist)  – from Salome, composed by Richard Strauss, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, performed by Birgit Nilsson (soprano) as Salome; and Gerhard Stolze (tenor) as Herod; recorded Vienna, October 1961 
  • Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon
  • Leave it alone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Easy – The Dandy Warhols
  • Out On The Side – Gene Clark & Doug Dillard
  • Snowman – Guided By Voices

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One Step At A Time / Pink Turns To Blue – Hüsker Dü

Coc’o Mary – Brainticket

Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home) – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift) [photo by Richard Swift at his own National Freedom Studio in n Cottage Grove, Ore., Oct 21, 2017]

Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys [photo by Seth Kushner, 2004]

I’m Your Man – Spiritualized [illustration by Dominick Rabrun]

I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown

Nonstop Disco Powerpack – Beastie Boys

Feast To Famine – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

Ballet Statique 2 (edit) – Conrad Schnitzler

Hang-Ups – T. Rex [photo by Michael Putland, June 18, 1976.]

Clap Hands – Beck [photo by Autumn de Wilde]

Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – Neko Case ft. Mark Lanegan

Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils / She Is A Monster, Your Daughter / Ah! I kissed your mouth, Jochanaan (John the Baptist) – from Salome, composed by Richard Strauss, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, performed by Birgit Nilsson (soprano) as Salome; and Gerhard Stolze (tenor) as Herod; recorded Vienna, October 1961

Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon

Leave it alone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre [photo by Katy Lane]

Easy – The Dandy Warhols

Out On The Side – Gene Clark & Doug Dillard

Snowman – Guided By Voices

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