Charles Cowling
  Photograph by Bill Henson   Posted by Jenny Uzzell There is a very useful word frequently used by anthropologists and students of religion and mythology to describe something that is neither one thing nor the other; something that is ‘in between’. The word is ‘liminal’. Classic examples of things that
Charles Cowling
  When Ed Emsley, a film student at the University of Falmouth, rang me up to talk about his idea for a documentary about the death industry, I was struck by what a very nice fellow he was. I gave him all the help I could — a mouthful of
Charles Cowling
Last Portrait of Mother by Daphne Todd   So, a bad week, then, for dead heads of state. Hugo Chavez can’t after all be embalmed ‘like Lenin’. By the time the experts got there it was too late for the disembowelling and the deep marinade which would have made him,
Charles Cowling
“Adios Nonino” from Ernesto Herrmann on Vimeo. Posted by Vale In my very occasional series (see Song for my father by Horace Silver) here’s another piece written as a tribute to a much loved father. It’s a version of Adios Noninos by the great musician of the tango, Astor Piazzola.
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale I was at a funeral recently when this song by Purcell was played at the committal. We listened to the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, but I couldn’t find their version on You Tube so this is the Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir instead. Close thine eyes and sleep
Charles Cowling
    No one here at the GFG-Batesville Shard volunteered to do this gig, so we’ve sent along the work experience lad. Probably the last we’ll see of him. The venue is the Royal College of Art. Coco de Mer stock a range of mischiefmaking Valentine’s Day gifts — if
Charles Cowling
Mona Funeral 03 loop from Dana Darvish on Vimeo.   If you’re a bit arty you’ll like this a lot. If you’re not, you’ll probably think it’s stupid. 
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  Desiree Dolron, Xteriors VIII
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