listen!
Ask Dr Hal Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes Download Episodes
starring Dr. Hal !
OSSIFRAGA SVAVIVM MEVM EST
August 15, 2014 10:00pm
Dedicated to Vulture Goddess Nekhbet, this episode flies on broad pinions through poetry to archival japery. Spy Emerson, Sarah Szczechowicz Goldie and Puzzling Evidence (the latter unheard, but present) take up temporary residence in the Studio, while the action at Bruno's down below registers as boiling hot. Past, future and present impossible worlds that never were are featured. Music of Susumu Yokota, Alyssa B. Osborne and the Andrews Sisters with Bing Crosby, among others. Nekhbet, great one, Goddess of the Upper Kingdom, have favor upon your humble supplicant and make the desire of his heart come into being. Feast on the liver of my doubts and fears; let me love unselfishly in the shelter of your wings. With Wadjet thy Companion, I beseech thy mercy as well, O other Netby, She of the Two Ladies! Without thy help my soul will be devoured, Noble Ones. In art, Nekhbet was depicted as a vulture, according to some a Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), though Arielle P. Kozloff opines that the Vultures seen in New Kingdom art images, better resemble the blue-tipped beaked, loose skinned Nubian Lappet-Faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos)... This show is also for one of the Muu, the lovely priestess in her robe of Egyptian vulture feathers. We hope she likes it. And now, into the broiling Desert for the next two or three shows... Again, this Show is followed by Puzzling Evidentiary K-Robbery of indefinite length.

<- back to podcasts