Terrance Lindall's "Dinner with the Devil"
Terrance Lindall sent me an email to remind me of his "Dinner with the Devil" - partly in honor of the artist and soothsayer Bienvenido "Bones" Banez - on this upcoming Friday the 19th of September, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. More details are available here on The Satanic Verses, a collaborative work by Lindall and Banez, as well as glimpses of their artwork used in illustration of the poem. I am not an unbiased reporter:
"The poetic conceit that Bones is working with is that we're already living in the tribulation of the eschaton, and the poem is his artistic vision, accompanied by vivid, electrifying artworks depicting, in some way, those troubled times." - Dr. Horace Jeffery HodgesBut this man knows the score:
"Consisting of ten books, lavishly illustrated with Banez's visual masterpieces, The Satanic Verses, in alignment with Paradise Lost, contextualizes the devil in times of modernity. The collection obviates man's archaic fear of the hellmaster, which for six millennia prevented humankind from understanding Divine perfection. From being God's chief rival in earlier books, Beelzebub, taking advantage of man's power of reasoning, morphs himself as everything that tempts, pleasures, and taxes man, snaring practically everyone, believers and unbelievers alike. Ultimately, the Prince of Darkness is disclosed with sound philosophy as instrument for the actualization of a higher, yet unrealized, Almighty scheme!" - Phillip Somozo, Journalist and Art Critic, Manila, The PhilippinesAnd this man knows even more:
"Without a doubt, Terrance Lindall is the foremost illustrator of Paradise Lost in our age, comparable to other great illustrators through the ages, and someone who has achieved a place of high stature for all time." - Dr. Rober J. Wickenheiser, Renowned Milton CollectorCheck out this website: The Satanic Verses! Given Lindall's stature and Banez's genius - or vice-versa - you can bet this Dinner with the Devil will prove a lively time as Lindall recites from the epic poem inspired by Banez, and Banez plays his Satanic Rhapsody, not to mention dinner music by the Julianne Klopotic Duet! Possibly also a reading of my poem "Hell's Bells," depending on Lindall's whimsy, if the time and the mood are right . . .
I can't make the event, for I'm stuck in Seoul, but if you'll be in New York City that evening, get your tickets now.