The Black Cat
Edgar Allan Poe
For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not --and very surely do I not dream. But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburden my soul... continue>> | [listen]
"Diamanda Galas' interpretation of The Black Cat is astounding. Her characterization of this part continually brings new imagery to this tale we all know so well. Her vocal delivery ranges from sinister to rational, from vampiric to witch-like and from calm to neurotic. All together she weaves the spell of pure insanity Poe intended. Considering the track is nearly forty minutes of poetry it would be a Herculean task for any actor. Of Galas' many fierce, rare talents, acting would not be the first to spring to mind. Wilner makes an art of compelling, unique casting of which this is a fine example." - Review of Closed on Account of Rabies - Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe [see album]
note: what better way to pay tribute to the wildest, most profound literature ever written for both adoration and abhorring of cats..
This is my tribute for