Gregory Galloway

"All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie, The romantic lie in the brain Of the sensual man-in-the-street  And the lie of Authority Whose buildings grope the sky:  There is no such thing as the State  And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die.”
from “September 1, 1939” by W.H. Auden

"All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.”

from “September 1, 1939” by W.H. Auden

On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, claiming that Poland had attacked them first in a series of sabotage operations. In fact, German soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms undertook these operations (called “Operation Himmler”) to give them cover. Adolf Hitler cited these events as rationale for the invasion, but privately told his generals, “credibility doesn’t matter. The victor will not be asked whether he told the truth.”
The editorial headline in the paper, “We MUST Stay Out” was the prevailing opinion in the US for the next 2 years, with total isolationism giving way to limited to support to the Allies, until entry into the war after Pearl Harbor.

On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, claiming that Poland had attacked them first in a series of sabotage operations. In fact, German soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms undertook these operations (called “Operation Himmler”) to give them cover. Adolf Hitler cited these events as rationale for the invasion, but privately told his generals, “credibility doesn’t matter. The victor will not be asked whether he told the truth.”

The editorial headline in the paper, “We MUST Stay Out” was the prevailing opinion in the US for the next 2 years, with total isolationism giving way to limited to support to the Allies, until entry into the war after Pearl Harbor.


William Burroughs photographed by Gerard Malanga, 1975

William Burroughs photographed by Gerard Malanga, 1975

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Lily Tomlin and Tom Waits in Short Cuts (1993)

Lily Tomlin and Tom Waits in Short Cuts (1993)

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939)

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939)

Art Pepper (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982)

Art Pepper (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982)

It’s Lily Tomlin’s Birthday (born Mary Jean Tomlin, 1 Sept. 1939)

It’s Lily Tomlin’s Birthday (born Mary Jean Tomlin, 1 Sept. 1939)

George Ivan “Van” Morrison (born 31 August 1945)

George Ivan “Van” Morrison (born 31 August 1945)