Posts Tagged: Sir Eugene Goossens

To the very dregs

Peter Warlock’s enthusiasms were as tempestuous as his disdain, and the flip side of his antsy vitality was the crippling despair to which he would periodically succumb. He conducted vituperative public feuds, writing obscene limericks about his enemies which he at one stage anthologised on a toilet roll.

To the very dregs

Peter Warlock’s enthusiasms were as tempestuous as his disdain, and the flip side of his antsy vitality was the crippling despair to which he would periodically succumb. He conducted vituperative public feuds, writing obscene limericks about his enemies which he at one stage anthologised on a toilet roll.

Pan’s people

There’s something for everyone in the amazing story of the Australian witch and the knighted English conductor: sex rituals, pornography, drugged trances, Pan worship and (look away now children!) retired policemen in sensible sweaters.

Pan’s people

There’s something for everyone in the amazing story of the Australian witch and the knighted English conductor: sex rituals, pornography, drugged trances, Pan worship and (look away now children!) retired policemen in sensible sweaters.

The witch of Kings Cross

While apparently a pussycat in person, Rosaleen Norton was harassed by the city’s drearier Christians who condemned her black masses and sulphur-scented artworks. Her works and reproductions thereof were not infrequently confiscated as obscene (or on one occasion as “decadent and obscene, and likely to arouse unhealthy sexual appetites in those who saw them”).

The witch of Kings Cross

While apparently a pussycat in person, Rosaleen Norton was harassed by the city’s drearier Christians who condemned her black masses and sulphur-scented artworks. Her works and reproductions thereof were not infrequently confiscated as obscene (or on one occasion as “decadent and obscene, and likely to arouse unhealthy sexual appetites in those who saw them”).