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Arthur Loves Plastic

 

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Arthur Loves Plastic

Arthur Loves Plastic is the tech maven/electronic keyboardist Bev Stanton, who specializes in creating sonic-worlds with breathable atmospheres. Guest chanteuse Lisa Moscatiello has been called a "twice blessed" possessor of magic by Billboard Magazine. Lyricist Craig Conley (a.k.a. Prof. Oddfellow) is a lexicographer of magic words and serves as an eccentric scholar for a variety of major (as well as secretive) publishers.


 

In Depth


Arthur Loves Plastic is vocalist Lisa Moscatiello (left), lyricist Craig Conley (center), and keyboardist Bev Stanton (right)

 

Track list

  1. Magick, Music and Ritual 9 - The Silent Now 04:40

    The Silent Now
    (Moscatiello/Conley/Stanton)

     

    THE SILENT NOW
    by Craig Conley

    Listen to this golden moment

    just before the rain.

    Hear the leaf that's gently gliding;

    the cardinal's hushed refrain.

     

    Stand upon this precipice,

    the point where language falls away.

     

    Words should be like glass, transparent,

    windows seen right through.

    Leaving just the poet's meaning,

    were the glass removed.

     

    Here on the horizon's edge—

    the vagueness of destiny.

     

    Conclusions and

    beginnings coexist

    in the silent now.

    The corner of

    this world upon your map

    plainly shows you how.

     

    Listen for the pause in music,

    the stillness in the dance.

    Calligraphic circled spaces,

    emptiness enhanced.

     

    Thread through the needle's eye,

    and sew on ad infinitum.

     

    Conclusions and

    beginnings coexist

    in the silent now.

    The corner of

    this world upon your map

    plainly shows you how.

     

    Conclusions and

    beginnings coexist

    in the silent now.

    The corner of

    this world upon your map

    plainly shows you how.

     

    Pause here long enough to notice,

    life is all in jest.

    If you refuse to verbalize it,

    you can't be outguessed.

     

    Weave intention with compassion,

    a sutra is a stitch in time.

     

    The predicate

    and the antecedent are

    silently understood.

    I'd spell them out

    in a wide vocabulary

    if words only could.

     

    Conclusions and

    beginnings coexist

    in the silent now.

    The corner of

    this world upon your map

    plainly shows you how.

 

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