The indomitable Roland Kirk was simply an unstoppable force of nature. Being a virtuoso on tenor sax and flute was simply not enough for this man; he was irresistibly compelled in the direction of “more”. He not only invented instruments; he often played several of them simultaneously. Blindness couldn’t stop or slow him, nor could a major stroke. A truly inspirational jazz titan.
Master of the Ney flute.
The inimitable magic of Steph Curry, which for him is a mere bagatelle. Curry is without a doubt one of the greatest long range shooters ever, possesses magical ball handling skills, and is a potent scorer from anywhere on the court. The 2 time league MVP holds a number of NBA records, including highest free throw percentage for a career, most points in an overtime period, most 3 point shots made in a season…the list goes on. The 6’3″ guard has revolutionized the way the game is played, and is a joy to watch.
The magisterial wonder of Lionel Messi.
Gary Numan performs one of his signature compositions.
Mesmeric, starkly entrancing performances by Gary Numan. And: the 1984 version, by which time he’s all but carried off on the shoulders of an adoring populace, not a drop of his unique artistry being spilled all the while.
Down in the park where the machmen
Meet the machines and play Kill by Numbers
Down in the park with a friend called Five
I was in a car crash or was it the war?
But I’ve never been quite the same
Little white lies like I was there
Come to Zom-Zom’s, a place to eat
Like it was built in one day
You can watch the humans trying to run
Oh look, there’s a rape machine
I’d go outside if it’d look the other way
You wouldn’t believe the things they do
Down in the park
Where the chant is death, death, death
Until sun cries morning
Down in the park with friends of mine
We are not lovers, we are not romantics
We are here to serve you
A different face but the words never change
Gary Numan gives stunningly dramatic, provocative performances of one of his most elusive, ceremonial, cryptic compositions.
Wignall and Benton defined Lazarus taxon as, ‘At times of biotic crisis many taxa go extinct, but others only temporarily disappeared from the fossil record, often for intervals measured in millions of years, before reappearing unchanged’.
Thou, whose exterior semblance doth belie Thy soul’s immensity;
Thou best philosopher, who yet dost keep
Thy heritage, thou eye among the blind,
That, deaf and silent, read’st the eternal deep,
Haunted forever by the eternal Mind…