It did look grotesque—this grinning, ghastly thing at the head of a banquet table, with a bony hand at either side of its plate. I pushed back my chair and stared at Harlan, wondering if he had suddenly gone mad, There was a diabolical expression of vengeance and jealousy in his bloodshot eyes and his mouth was twisted cruelly. He was pouring drinks for those nearest him, for himself, and for the thing of bones! With a gesture, he raised his glass to the stark jaws, and adding to the already incredibly gruesome scene, he began in a voice that seemed to choke and rattle deep down in his throat: Drink, drink to him, boys!
He wins—with a heart turned to dust! Damn your grinning pack of bones! You win, damn you! Then with one movement he gulped his own drink and fell back sobbing in his chair, his head in his arms on the table. I got up to follow him, but Harlan stopped me at the door. He did look done-up, poor devil. How deserted the place looked! I lighted a cigarette and sat down at the far end of the room, with my back to the table for a few quick puffs.
When I had finished smoking-, I walked over to the wall switch near the door to turn out strumming a uke, while four of the boys hovered over her, harmonizing extravagantly on moonlight melodies. Clever little girl, Sally, but you had to watch her drinks. Someone had suggested dancing, and after a few turns I had gone downstairs with a couple of the boys for a smoke. When I came back, I saw Bob making the rounds as though looking for someone, and I went over to join him.
And no sign of Harlan and Pat! T HE dancing and hilarity had lulled for a while and capable Betty Lindsey was busying herself with seating arrangements at the table when Harlan walked in alone. Two of the girls ran up, to ask excitedly what he had done with his charge. Harlan laughed at this and seemed to be regaining his composure, but he became sullen again at the table. I sat opposite him and noticed that he was punishing the wine steadily. He had already had enough to make him drop the mask of amused interest he had worn earlier at supper, and he no longer laughed at the clever things little Sally Folsom on his left cooed in his ear.
He was scowling fiercely in the direction of the corner. I realized this with a shock. And that hellish dream! A speeding car, coming toward me, which for no reason filled me with great glee. She was coming to the party, of course. As I ran down the long, dark road to meet her, waving my arms and shouting greetings, I saw something white in the seat beside her. Then, as the car drew nearer, it became—that thing in there!
Then I woke up. Might as well leave things as they were until morning, I thought. I turned the switch, the lights went out and my heart almost stopped beating!
Good God, what was that fluttering, reddish glow behind me, over my shoulder! I was paralyzed for the moment and afraid to turn around, for I remembered too well the thing sitting at the table. Suppose those tales one heard were true? Slowly, half leaning against the door, I turned to look. Boy, what a relief! With a sigh and a little chuckle, I relaxed against the door. A good laugh for the fellows tomorrow. What an old woman I was getting to be. Afraid of my own shadow— might as well be that way, as to be afraid of the glow of a few almost burned-out candles sputtering in a dark room.
The candles on the table, of course. I opened my eyes and looked again. I stared—for I was fascinated by the gruesome beauty of that fantastic scene. The flicker of almost exhausted candles casting an eerie, wavering light on the deserted banquet table in the great dark studio—the only remaining guest, that thing of bones at the head of the table. That grinning, ghastly thing with its unearthly expression of misery and mockery.
T he bleary San Francisco fuzz-rockers originally considered making their sixth studio album a double, but evidently had the wisdom to realise that two discs' worth of uncharacteristic downtempo melancholia would numb the listener. The 12 tracks that made the grade comprise one of BMRC's better releases. They were written after the sudden death of their sound engineer, Michael Been — father of bassist Robert Been — and are heavy with loss. As a result, Specter at the Feast was a way for the band to mourn their loss and rid the pain, as he was the father of bassist Robert Levon Been, but also their live sound technician and a mentor to all the members.
Former drummer Nick Jago left the band in to focus on his solo project. They have released eight studio albums: History Formation and early years — The band was formed in , originally called The Elements. After discovering that another band had the same name, the members changed the name to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, after Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the film The Wild One.
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Robert Been used the pseudonym 'Robert Turner' on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's first two records, in an attempt not to be linked to his father. He later dropped this identity when promoting their third album, "Howl". Later that year, he appeared in two concerts with a reunited The Call, taking his father's place on bass and vo April 3, Label: August 25, Label: Gold Howl Released: August 22, Label: Silver Baby 81 Released: April 30, Label: November 1, Label: The song was recorded independently on a two-track machine in the small farming community of San Marcos CA when lead singer Rosie Hamlin was only 15 years old.
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