Mackie - lyrics from a life in the flux Poet John Mackie of Banff. Poet Mackie Home page of the Banff poet and lyricist John Mackie
"Creative, transformative memory is equally central to the poetry of John Mackie, who performed his gorgeously hypnotic, meditative verse — at once intellectual and intimate — as Infinite Equation #2, alongside reader Anna Tessier-Lavigne and classical guitarist Michael Moar.
Their work brought a patchwork-colourful programme to a tender close." Lisa Fraser
Mary Margaret Martin Mackie
born June 3rd 1911
died June 26th 2012
at Banff Bay 4.17 a.m 23rd July 2008. Photo by John
the star glazed opacity of night
And the dazzling drift of a deep blue day
The sea and sun embrace
In lovers' fluent languor
In not long now
This seed will burst
On tendrils of gold
To flower today
Piece of Mind back on vinyl!
Originally released in 1968/9 on vinyl, re-released in CD format in 2005, this album, with John's lyrics, is back on vinyl - this time as limited edition collectors' item.
A certain amount of hyperbole has developed. For example K.J. Gustin wrote, 'Piece Of Mind' is a work of
"an exotic psychedelic free-jazz-meets-rock, East-meets-West, progressive and smoky moment in late Twentieth Century music history" !
For details of the collectors' release of "Piece of Mind"
please click on the image of the sleeve (right)and scroll down.
To taste "Piece of Mind", and read a review, please click here
right of John Mackie to be identified as the author of the works mentioned
and quoted from herein has been asserted by him in accordance with the
Copyright, Design and Patents Act, 1988. His moral right has also been
John's multimedia installation
Resonant Waving commissioned by The Forest culture centre was shown at
the Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh, as part of the Annuale Festival 2010
For a glimpse, click here.