Mark Ryden for Town & Country magazine, December 1993.

Franz von Lenbach - The Summer Meadow

Hastings, MN, 2014
"Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief."

J.R.R. Tolkien (via baldwin4-1185)

(Source: baldwiniv-1185, via karrova)


kudzu in perry county, ky


San Francisco, 1998: Performing on the very stage that Phyllis Diller and Tiny Tim made famous back in the 1960s, The Haters performed The Grinding Gig at the Purple Onion. Two performers each had an electric drill mounted with a grinding wheel. They both pushed the spinning grinders into a live microphone being held up by a third. The mic was slowly worn down to a stub. Applause followed from the cheering audience. This performance lasted 30 minutes.

who the fuck would stand and listen to that for 30 mins

by David Plowden (Freight Train, West of Havre, 1968)