May, 2003


Talk about your leaps into the future...   Let's get right to the fantastic news at hand.

From our friends at www.durtro.com:

'Crampton' by Thomas Ligotti and Brandon Trenz

Durtro are delighted to announce that the new book by Ligotti, a collaboration between him and Brandon Trenz, will be published by Durtro at the beginning of June 2003.  This 110 page film screenplay is a disturbing masterpiece.  The book is a paperback, with sewn signatures, and comes with a 6 track, 22 minute CD, 'The Unholy City', consisting of pieces written by Ligotti inspired by 'Crampton'.  Ligotti sings and plays the guitar on each of the 6 pieces.

We will be accepting orders at the beginning of June 2003, when the book will be added to the Durtro shop.

'The Thomas Ligotti Reader' edited by Darrell Schweitzer

This excellent 188 page collection of essays on Ligotti's work, including 2 interviews with Ligotti, an essay by him primarily on HP Lovecraft's story 'The Music of Erich Zann', and Tibet's essay 'Soft Black Star: Some Thoughts on Knowing Tom Ligotti' is now available from www.wildsidepress.com.  Tibet really recommends this to everyone.

I'm delighted to announce that Ligotti's MY WORK IS NOT YET DONE has been nominated for the International Horror Guild Award in two categories: long form and collection.  >> More.

MY WORK IS NOT YET DONE has also been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award.  >> More.

Congratulations, Tom!

On the technical side of things, the TLO chatroom is up and running once more.

June, 2002


My Work Is Not Yet Done, Thomas Ligotti's latest collection of stories, may now be purchased directly from the publisher.  It is a handsome, 200 page hardback with DJ art and frontispiece by Harry O. Morris.   The book contains Ligotti's novella, "My Work Is Not Yet Done," as well as the short stories "I Have A Special Plan For This World" and "The Nightmare Network."

Ordering Information:

MYTHOS BOOKS LLC,
351 Lake Ridge Road, Poplar Bluff,
MO 63901-2177

Phone/FAX 573-785-7710

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express accepted.

Checks/money orders payable to MYTHOS BOOKS LLC (international checks or money orders must be payable in US funds and drawn from a US bank).

The book is $35.00 postpaid in the USA, $40.00 airmail postpaid to Canada, and $45.00 postpaid airmail elsewhere.



April, 2002


Limited-Edition, Fine-Art Prints by Thomas Ligotti and Jason Van Hollander

What good is your head?

Thomas Ligotti has collaborated with artist Jason Van Hollander on a series of fine-art, limited-edition prints.  The first print in this series is now available.  Each print is numbered and signed by author and artist, and is produced using highest-quality archival inks and papers (7 by 15 inches).  A personalized drawing (remarque) appears next to their signatures.  These are full color, gallery-quality prints that are meant to be matted and framed.  A signed and numbered "certificate of authenticity" is also included.  For information about ordering these collectible prints, or to order a MagicPen catalog, email: magicpenjvh@msn.com.

If you're looking for the newest Ligotti novella, "My Work Is Not Yet Done", I'm afraid you're too late.  The story is scheduled to be published in early May by Mythos Books in the collection My Work Is Not Yet Done: Three Tales of Corporate Horror Write to David Wynn at dwynn@Ldd.net for ordering information. While you're at it, you might ask him about the very rare books he has for sale that are ex libris Thomas Ligotti.

the Current 93/Ligotti CD "In A Foreign Town ..." has been re-released.  "Originally published as a hardback book with accompanying CD in a limited edition of 2000 copies some years ago, this extraordinary item is once again available.  Re-issued as a 60 page booklet attached to a digipak it contains the entire text of Ligotti's haunting and crepuscular tale with all original artwork has been included.  Current 93 were, for this album, Christoph Heemann, Thomas Ligotti, Steven Stapleton, David Tibet.  In stock now."  The reissued booklet/cd is only $21 from Middle Pillar!

This news item from TLO's own Matt Cardin:

Darrell Schweitzer, the esteemed editor of WEIRD TALES and long-time presence in the world of fantasy, science fiction, and horror publishing, is putting together a book to be titled THE THOMAS LIGOTTI READER .  Here's the description that appeared in the market report in the September (2001) issue of the Horror Writers Association newsletter:

"Darrell Schweitzer will edit a volume of criticism and other nf (an interview or 2) about Thomas Ligotti for Wildside Press.  The books will be in a format very much like Schweitzer's DISCOVERING STEPHEN KING , DISCOVERING H.P. LOVECRAFT , etc., which were published by Starmont House back in the 1980s. The books will be published in 2002.  For new material: Query first.  For reprints: Send a photocopy.  Pays 1¢/word against pro-rata share of royalties for anthology rights (for new material, exclusive for year after publication; for reprints, non-exclusive).  Mail: 6644 Rutland St., Philadelphia PA 19149-2128.  E-mail: mattea@juno.com"

Last I heard (early March), material for THE THOMAS LIGOTTI READER   was still needed.

Nocturnal Products, the first collection of stories by highly acclaimed German writer Eddie M. Angerhuber, is now available in trade paperback from Rainfall Books in the UK.  Copies can be ordered for £10 via Amazon or straight from UK distributor 'BJM Press'

This news item from TLO's own Matt Cardin:

Darrell Schweitzer, the esteemed editor of WEIRD TALES and long-time presence in the world of fantasy, science fiction, and horror publishing, is putting together a book to be titled THE THOMAS LIGOTTI READER .  Here's the description that appeared in the market report in the September (2001) issue of the Horror Writers Association newsletter:

"Darrell Schweitzer will edit a volume of criticism and other nf (an interview or 2) about Thomas Ligotti for Wildside Press.  The books will be in a format very much like Schweitzer's DISCOVERING STEPHEN KING , DISCOVERING H.P. LOVECRAFT , etc., which were published by Starmont House back in the 1980s. The books will be published in 2002.  For new material: Query first.  For reprints: Send a photocopy.  Pays 1¢/word against pro-rata share of royalties for anthology rights (for new material, exclusive for year after publication; for reprints, non-exclusive).  Mail: 6644 Rutland St., Philadelphia PA 19149-2128.  E-mail: mattea@juno.com"

Last I heard (early March), material for THE THOMAS LIGOTTI READER   was still needed.

Nocturnal Products, the first collection of stories by highly acclaimed German writer Eddie M. Angerhuber, is now available in trade paperback from Rainfall Books in the UK.  Copies can be ordered for £10 via Amazon or straight from UK distributor 'BJM Press'

Last I heard (early March), material for THE THOMAS LIGOTTI READER   was still needed.

Nocturnal Products, the first collection of stories by highly acclaimed German writer Eddie M. Angerhuber, is now available in trade paperback from Rainfall Books in the UK.  Copies can be ordered for £10 via Amazon or straight from UK distributor 'BJM Press'

Copies ordered from BJM should have cheques made out to 'BJM Press' and be sent to: 95 Compass Crescent, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, S41 9LX

"In Monika Angerhuber's stories, one can hear the true voice of horror--not simply as a literary genre or a specialized emotion provoked by certain types of art, but as the language of that set of inescapable experiences which comprise the nightmare of being alive.  This publication of the author's "nocturnal products" in English--translated, amazingly, by Angerhuber herself--will allow a new audience to hear this voice and to be reminded, as we rarely are, why Horror needed to emerge as a separate tongue among the babel that makes up the history of literary expression.  Angerhuber's stories have their closest affinities, quite naturally, to the more meditative and intimate prose works of such European writers as Stefan Grabinski, Dino Buzzati, and Thomas Owen, figures whose writings form a tradition of poetic horror that looks back to the oneiric landscape of Poe and at the same time looks ahead to even darker and more delirious territories that will require who knows what combination of words and silence to describe.  'Rinaldini's Hands' is especially recommended as an absolute gem of a tale."
        -- Thomas Ligotti

And now for some tremendous news updates on veteran TLO contributor, Matt Cardin:
Matt Cardin's "Teeth," originally published here at Thomas Ligotti Online in 1998 to a strongly positive reception, is currently available in THE CHILDREN OF CTHULHU   from Del Rey.  Just recently, this story was been recommended for a Bram Stoker Award in the "short fiction" category.  Congratulations, Matt!  And this is only the beginning.

A collaborative story by Mark McLaughlin and Matt entitled "Nightmares, Imported and Domestic" has been accepted by John Pelan for publication in DARK ARTS , which will be the latest in the "HWA Presents" series.  This anthology supposed to be published as a signed limited edition (500 copies) later this year by Cemetery Dance Publications, with a mass market hardback and/or paperback likely to follow.

Finally, go to TERROR TALES or THE ART OF GRIMSCRIBE to read Matt's latest novella, The God of Foulness .  This is simply one of the best Lovecraftian tales I've ever read.



January, 2002


All online Ligotti stories have been removed for the time being at the author's request.  But look for additional ones to be published here in the future.

There's much current (and not so current) Ligotti news to report.  Since the last update, two Ligotti stories ("My Case for Retributive Action" and "Our Temporary Supervisor" respectively) have been published in the Summer and Fall 2001 issues of Weird Tales

Moreover, This Degenerate Little Town, a CD and (very limited) Chapbook, was released by Durtro last year..  This magnificently creepy poem is read on CD by Thomas Ligotti himself with atmospheric tones provided by David Tibet's Current 93 (and Ligotti is included in the band). Look for future collaborations (including a published version of the Ligotti/Trenz screenplay, "Crampton").

As of today, Ligotti's bibliography is updated and accurate, thanks solely to the efforts of Douglas A. Anderson, the bibliography's creator and compiler.  I greatly appreciate his fantastic work and patience with me during the updating process.  Moreover, I'm pleased to announce that a revised edition of Mr. Anderson's The Annotated Hobbit is coming out this summer from Houghton Mifflin.  Congratulations, Doug!  

All online Ligotti stories have been removed for the time being at the author's request.  But look for additional ones to be published here in the future.

There's much current (and not so current) Ligotti news to report.  Since the last update, two Ligotti stories ("My Case for Retributive Action" and "Our Temporary Supervisor" respectively) have been published in the Summer and Fall 2001 issues of Weird Tales

Moreover, This Degenerate Little Town, a CD and (very limited) Chapbook, was released by Durtro last year..  This magnificently creepy poem is read on CD by Thomas Ligotti himself with atmospheric tones provided by David Tibet's Current 93 (and Ligotti is included in the band). Look for future collaborations (including a published version of the Ligotti/Trenz screenplay, "Crampton").

As of today, Ligotti's bibliography is updated and accurate, thanks solely to the efforts of Douglas A. Anderson, the bibliography's creator and compiler.  I greatly appreciate his fantastic work and patience with me during the updating process.  Moreover, I'm pleased to announce that a revised edition of Mr. Anderson's The Annotated Hobbit is coming out this summer from Houghton Mifflin.  Congratulations, Doug!  

 

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February, 2001


Check out the latest Ligotti interview at The Art of Grimscribe.   This is one of the best and most comprehensive interviews I've read of Ligotti.   Thanks to Eddie and Thomas Wagner!

August, 2000


We have published an online, German translation of Ligotti's "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World" ("Der Schatten am Grunde der Welt") [removed Jan 2002 at author's request]. The story was translated by Eddie M. Angerhuber, who is the creator and webmaster of the amazing, German Ligotti website, The Art of GrimScribe.

A big thank you to Eddie for her patience over the last six months or so.   She writes:

I'm now working on the translations of a new Ligotti story collection for Blitz/Metzengerstein.  It will appear next year, and in case anybody is interested they can order it at http://www.blitz-verlag.de. It will contain the following stories:

Sein Schatten wird zu einem höheren Haus aufsteigen (His Shadow shall rise to a Higher House)
Die Glocken werden auf ewig klingen (The Bells will sound forever)
Eine leise Stimme flüstert nichts (A soft Voice whispers Nothing)
Wenn du das Singen hörst, wirst du wissen, es ist Zeit (When you hear the Singing you will know it is Time)
Die Medusa (The Medusa)
Die Verheißung der Träume (The Prodigy of Dreams)
Die fremdartige Kunst des Meister Rignolo (The Strange Design of Master Rignolo)
Die Stimme in den Knochen (The Voice in the Bones)
Der Schatten am Grunde der Welt (The Shadow at the Bottom of the World)
Die Musik des Mondes (The Music of the Moon)
Dr. Voke und Mr. Veech (Dr Voke and Mr Veech)
Luchs-Auge (Eye of the Lynx)
Dr. Locrians Anstalt (Dr Locrian's Asylum)
Die verlorengegangene Kunst der Dämmerung (The lost Art of Twilight)

Sein Schatten wird zu einem höheren Haus aufsteigen (His Shadow shall rise to a Higher House)
Die Glocken werden auf ewig klingen (The Bells will sound forever)
Eine leise Stimme flüstert nichts (A soft Voice whispers Nothing)
Wenn du das Singen hörst, wirst du wissen, es ist Zeit (When you hear the Singing you will know it is Time)
Die Medusa (The Medusa)
Die Verheißung der Träume (The Prodigy of Dreams)
Die fremdartige Kunst des Meister Rignolo (The Strange Design of Master Rignolo)
Die Stimme in den Knochen (The Voice in the Bones)
Der Schatten am Grunde der Welt (The Shadow at the Bottom of the World)
Die Musik des Mondes (The Music of the Moon)
Dr. Voke und Mr. Veech (Dr Voke and Mr Veech)
Luchs-Auge (Eye of the Lynx)
Dr. Locrians Anstalt (Dr Locrian's Asylum)
Die verlorengegangene Kunst der Dämmerung (The lost Art of Twilight)

Look for much more to come from Eddie, including information about German Ligotti books.   I'm going to try to keep you posted on what's going on over at The Art of GrimScribe.   If you haven't gone there yet, please do. The website is not only beautiful to look at, it is full of online stories, vignettes, and essays (a good many in English, too).

August, 2000


Some days it just all seems to fall together.

Brandon Trenz contacted me yesterday morning with terrific news: he and Tom Ligotti asked me to republish their X-Files episode script, the brilliant "Crampton," on TLO! So, as of today, "Crampton" is online [removed Jan 2002 at author's request].   If you haven't read this one, get ready for one tremendously chilling and entertaining read.

"The Shadow at the Bottom of the World" by Thomas Ligotti, in now reprinted in its entirety on the website.   This is Tom's favorite of his own work and is clearly one of the best prose pieces he's ever written.   If you haven't read it yet, you must--NOW! If you have, it's time to read it again.

The fascinating Thomas Ligotti interview, "Triangulating the Daemon," from Esoterra's Spring 1999 issue is also online now for your information and enjoyment. Tom actually revised and updated it himself today, so read through it even if you've read it before for some new tidbits (like the next Current 93/Ligotti collaboration, for instance, which Tom mentions by name).

Moreover, Tom wrote me recently with the following: "'I Have a Special Plan for This World' (the story) will appear in the next issue (#2) of a horrorzine called Horror Garage.  This should be out sometime this fall." Congratulations, Tom!

"I Have a Special Plan for This World" is another astounding, dark tale by TL.   I won't ruin a thing for you, but I will say that it shares little in common with the C93 collaboration piece other than the title and a grim outlook.   Questions? Email me at tlo@ligotti.net.

And finally, happy 30th birthday to Matt Cardin! Warmest congratulations go out to Mr. Cardin for the recent, marvelous news that one of his stories, "Teeth," has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming collection edited by horror heavyweight John Pelan! Am I surprised? Not a bit.   I've always been proud to state that Mr. Cardin's prose work originally appeared on the TLO website.   Much of it still does.   Incidentally, there's more possibly great news for Mr. Cardin on the horizon--I'll keep you posted.   Here's to you, Matt!

August, 2000


I'm delighted to introduce author Quentin Crisp.   Thanks to the kindness of John B. Ford, I recently had the opportunity to read Crisp's fantastic novella, "The Psychopomps." He is a writer of precise craft and innovative imagination.   I am pleased to present Crisp's superb contribution to the Related Fiction section of TLO, "Dating the Android."

Good things are happening in LigottiLand.   Look for another, more extensive update quite soon.

July, 2000


Well, it's been a few months and, sadly, no major website updates till now.  That doesn't mean that things aren't stirring around in the void, though.

Firstly, an update on the Last Feast of Harlequin screenplay from our own Brandon Trenz:

Hello, friends.  

It has been a while since I announced that "The Last Feast of Harlequin" had been optioned for film.  Since some of you expressed an interest in the progress of this project, here's the latest.  (As I may have mentioned, I'm terribly superstitious about these things and I'm terrified that speaking in specifics will jinx the whole deal, so forgive me if I'm a little vague.)

The option still resides with a producer, formerly with David Lynch's Picture Factory, now with Marilyn Manson's Posthuman Entertainment.  The script that Tom and I wrote is making the rounds, being read by Hollywood studios.  Technically speaking, we're in a state known as "development hell," which sounds worse than it is--pretty much every project that isn't a Star Wars prequel goes through this stage for some period of time.  

In the meantime, Tom and I have finished a second script (this one from an original story rather than one of Tom's short stories) and are talking about which idea to work on next.   Also, Tom has a few new things of his own in various stages of completion. 

Thanks again for your interest, and I'll continue to keep you posted as things develop.  

Brandon

P.S.  - If you'd like to read about an extreme example of "development hell," check out this screenwriter's sad story: www.mindspring.com/%7Espacklebeast/querytosale/chronology.html .  Though we're in better shape than this fellow, there were a number of elements of his tale that sounded spookily familiar.

April, 2000


Greetings, and welcome to Thomas Ligotti Online!  The last month and a half have been busy around here, but rest assured that the website updates have been going on in the background.  Please check out the disturbing, new Ligottian fiction by horror writer, Richard Gavin ( "Reflections from the Abyss" ) and TLO veteran, Matt Cardin (" An Abhorrence to All Flesh").  Also, by the inestimable Mr. Cardin, we have a new commentary page on Ligotti's "Nethescurial," as well as his further notes on "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World."  Thanks to both Richard and Matt for their contributions!

Ligotti's "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World" itself will be online very shortly, as well as the long awaited Esoterra interview, bibliography updates (which will include some German Ligotti books) and a few more surprises.  Stay with us!

March, 2000


The following is a message from author, Brandon Trenz:

Good day, friends.

I've been given the thumbs-up to announce that Thomas Ligotti's short story "The Last Feast of Harlequin" has been optioned for the screen.  

This has actually been in the works for some time.  Tom was initially contacted by the Picture Factory (David Lynch's production company) in January, 1999.  After reading the script for "Crampton," the producer agreed to let Tom and I have a crack at the screenplay.  After five drafts and two major rewrites, we completed a script that we're quite proud of.  (The good DL has gotten a sneak peek, and has provided us with valuable feedback.)  It's a different animal from the short story, but we both think it is a nice marriage of mass-market appeal and that uniquely twisted Ligotti imagination.

What happens next?  Hard to say.  There are so many horror stories about great movie projects that die before a single frame is shot.  Without inviting bad luck, I will say that a hot director has been lined up, and that discussions are supposed to heat up in March.

If you're interested, I'll keep you posted.

Brandon Trenz

Thanks for that, Brandon.  Spread the news, fellow readers!  We'll be keeping our fingers crossed!

-DL


 Ligotti's Quote of the Day (from a recent missive):
"...I know that anyone can, for no reason whatever, suddenly up and get religion or go insane or become fervently patriotic.  There is no integrity to people, just a vague sense of continuity that most people experience--except during those times when they're "not themselves."


February, 2000


There are a couple of terrific, new Ligottian stories in the Related Fiction area by Matt Cardin and John B. Ford, an excellent new analysis of Ligotti's "Autumnal" by Doyle Netzly, and updated pages throughout.  Let me know how you like TLO, and voice your opinion on what can be done to make the website better by emailing me at tlo@ligotti.net.  Look for two new Ligotti interviews and "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World," coming shortly.

February, 2000



If you don't already know this, Ligotti's latest work has recently been released: another collaboration between he and musical phenomenon, Current 93 , entitled, " I Have a Special Plan for This World ."   It consists of twelve short texts which may be described as a connected series of vignettes recorded, mixed, and supplemented by David Tibet and Company.  The result is simply amazing; like nothing I've ever heard from Ligotti before.  The price from Middle Pillar is cheap--$13.00--my suggestion is to buy it immediately, as you won't regret it .

I'm loathe to give anything too specific about " Special Plan " away, but I will state that the performance leaves me with that same mix of euphoria and depression which is (to me, personally) the hallmark of Ligotti's best work.  Tibet's reading of Tom's material is inspired, and the background voices and drones are creepy without in any way distracting from the central persona. 

The writing itself is unlike anything I've ever read (or heard) by Ligotti, sharing more in common with his shorter pieces than anything, but also giving the impression of a longer work, as the pieces are connected by one melancholy and deranged voice.  The language, though, is lush and lyrical--a (much more skilled) Jonathan Doe from "The Frolic" could have penned these words.  Beautiful and decadent and despairing, the CD left me with absolutely no doubt that Thomas Ligotti is the modern Master of Horror.

I've finally formatted and published Douglas A. Anderson's Complete Ligotti Bibliography .  Most of the links on the page go to used bookstore search engines where Ligotti's books can be found and purchased, and a few links go to my online story summaries and, of course, four go to the online text of the stories themselves.  Thanks so much, Doug, for this excellent and meticulous research!

Two more Ligotti interviews will be online shortly: the Esoterra interview, "Triangulating the Daemon," and Robert Bee's recent interview previously published on the Spicy Green Iguana website.  Please bookmark us and check back often; these are two of the best interviews I've read of TL.

Doyle Netzly's analysis (complete with short Ligotti interview) of "Autumnal" will be appearing shortly; the first new one in what I hope will be a complete summary and Ligotti Q & A on each of his stories and vignettes.

Additionally, a few more Ligotti stories will be appearing in the very near future, starting with "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World."  Supplementing this superb story will be horror author Matt Cardin's insightful commentary.

Speaking of Matt, another Cardin Ligotti-related story, "The Basement Theatre," will be appearing soon in the Related Fiction section, as well as horror author John B. Ford's tribute to Ligotti, "The Eternally Descending Blade." 

If you haven't checked out the Related Fiction section, please do so--we have some impressive new talent here (i.e. Mr. Cardin and Mr. Ford), and some of the work published here has received high praise from well known authors, including Tom Ligotti himself!

Again, please bookmark our pages, and by all means, join TLO, our Ligotti mailing list.  We've already accrued almost one hundred subscribers (and the list is growing daily); some of the most intelligent, well read, and congenial men and women I've met online are members of TLO.  Please, join us!  As a Ligotti reader, there's no better source of information both about the author, his work, and the work of other, similarly remarkable writers.

Here's news for whoever might be out there in the Blackness relating to Ligotti's latest story.   The title, originally "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race," has been published as "The Shadow, The Darkness."  The story has been printed in an Avon book entitled 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense , edited by Al Sarrantonio.  . Ligotti described the book to me as "a hardcover, high-profile horror anthology (S. King, J.C. Oates, a short novel by William Peter Blatty, etc.)".

Best of all, Ligotti's newest story is (imo) easily the best one to date.   I won't reveal anything except for one fact: when I read the manuscript for the first time, I got physically ill (specifically, a stomach disturbance).   For reasons which you will understand once you too are able to read this remarkable tale, this illness evoked a profound nihilistic bleakness within me which lasted several days.   I have never been moved in quite the way "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race" (the original title is my favorite) moved me.  

, edited by Al Sarrantonio.  . Ligotti described the book to me as "a hardcover, high-profile horror anthology (S. King, J.C. Oates, a short novel by William Peter Blatty, etc.)".

Best of all, Ligotti's newest story is (imo) easily the best one to date.   I won't reveal anything except for one fact: when I read the manuscript for the first time, I got physically ill (specifically, a stomach disturbance).   For reasons which you will understand once you too are able to read this remarkable tale, this illness evoked a profound nihilistic bleakness within me which lasted several days.   I have never been moved in quite the way "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race" (the original title is my favorite) moved me.  

Thomas Ligotti is collaborating again with David Tibet and Current 93 on a project entitled "I Have a Special Plan for This World."   Apparently, these consists of twelve short texts that are in a story/poetry/song lyric format; he has already written them.   I'm not sure when this will be coming out.   Stay tuned.

Apparently Christoph Heemann, who helped record and mix C-93's In a Foreign Town, In a Foreign Land , liked the idea of Ligotti's "dream monologue tapes" from "The Bungalow House."   At any rate, this initial thought led to the collaboration between TL and C-93 (as I mentioned, the lyrics/poetry have been written by Tom - now the rest is up to the magic of David and Co.).  

Interestingly, the title, "I Have a Special Plan for This World" is derived from a question on a psychiatric test which goes something like this: "Do you have special plans for the world?"   If you answer yes, chances are you will be diagnosed as a manic depressive.

On another note, Current 93 has released their new album, SOFT BLACK STARS .   If this title sounds familiar, that is because it is an evocative, sinister phrase used in Ligotti's "Teatro Grottesco."   If you haven't bought a Current 93 album yet, click on any of the Current 93 links, which will send you to Satya Palani's excellent and informative website on the band -- Tibet and Ligotti's work share some specific elements and themes (and if you like one you'll probably like the other).  

On a side note, "Teatro Grottesco" was inspired by an actual theatre company that Ligotti peered at every day on his way to work -- "Theatre Grottesco" (listed on an office directory as being on the 20th floor).   Incidentally, when he actually tried to visit the office, the door was locked.   That's all I'll write about this odd but true story for the time being...

More later!

.   If this title sounds familiar, that is because it is an evocative, sinister phrase used in Ligotti's "Teatro Grottesco."   If you haven't bought a Current 93 album yet, click on any of the Current 93 links, which will send you to Satya Palani's excellent and informative website on the band -- Tibet and Ligotti's work share some specific elements and themes (and if you like one you'll probably like the other).  

On a side note, "Teatro Grottesco" was inspired by an actual theatre company that Ligotti peered at every day on his way to work -- "Theatre Grottesco" (listed on an office directory as being on the 20th floor).   Incidentally, when he actually tried to visit the office, the door was locked.   That's all I'll write about this odd but true story for the time being...

More later!

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