David Bowie - "Laughing Gnome" & "Tony Day" 45RPM acetate (1966)

David Bowie - "Laughing Gnome" & "Tony Day" 45RPM acetate (1966)

Post by Ziggy. » Thu, 27 Dec 2007 05:10:23

his mind, he wondered how soon they
would shoot him. 'Everything depends on yourself,' O'Brien had said; but he
knew  that there was no conscious act by which he could bring it nearer. It
might  be ten minutes hence, or ten years. They might keep him for years in
solitary  confinement, they  might send  him to  a labour-camp,  they might
release  him for  a while, as they sometimes did. It was perfectly possible
that  before  he was shot  the whole drama  of his arrest and interrogation
would be enacted all over again. The one certain thing was that death never
came  at an  expected  moment.  The tradition  --  the unspoken  tradition:
somehow  you knew it,  though you never heard it said -- was that they shot
you  from behind;  always in the back  of the head, without warning, as you
walked down a corridor from cell to cell.
     One  day --  but  'one day'  was  not the  right  expression; just  as
probably it was in the middle of the night: once -- he fell into a strange,
blissful reverie. He was walking down the corridor, waiting for the bullet.
He  knew that  it was  coming in  another moment.  Everything was  settled,
smoothed  out, reconciled. There were no more doubts, no more arguments, no
more pain, no more fear. His body was healthy and strong. He walked easily,
with  a joy  of movement and with  a feeling of walking in sunlight. He was
not  any longer  in the narrow white  corridors in the Ministry of Love, he
was  in  the enormous sunlit  passage, a kilometre  wide, down which he had
seemed  to  walk in  the delirium  induced by  ***. He  was in the Golden
Country, following the foot-track across the old rabbit-c