…into a fortune cookie. And you want to bite deep, deep to the core where the truth waits. Once you’ve reached that spot you’ll see Biggles sitting on a giant Toad Stool mushroom and he’ll be saying: “It’s better to live like a dog in good times than like a human in bad times.” Sounds like Schopenhauer. Or his poodle. But no, it’s a wiser Biggles talking here, one that doesn’t comprehend the world and its craziness any longer.»
«But why? you’re asking Biggles. He’s silent. He’s stopped looking for answers. He now collects wonders. And now you’re beginning to think he’s crazy, the way he sits on his mushroom glancing over to the erupting volcano. He wants to catch wonders where there aren’t any! is your sneering reply.»
«Biggles just smiles his eremite’s smile and disappears into one of the black holes of this destroyed world. And if you put your ear to the hole you’ll hear the echo of a barking dog and you just know you have to follow it. It’s now just a matter of breaking through the crispy crust and you’re there right in the middle of the essence of the riddle.» (Des Pudel’s Kern in Faust I by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Written by Anna Rothenfluh (www.biggles.ch), translated
Biggles are Biggles on vocals, guitar, omnichord; Valentin Baechi keyboards; Manu Baker bass, Matt Dinkel drums percussion and David Schnee viola.
«These are wonders Biggles is composing, wonders» (Albert Kuhn, DU – das Kulturmagazin)