Nodding Off in Enoch: Antediluvian Riffs

Iqbal Jogi

Many years ago (before the Flood, in fact)
I used to own this vinyl record featuring Iqbal Jogi and Party.
It’s a master mix of REAL snake-charmer music,
full of mystic minor memories…

There are echoes of psychedelia in this music (certain Beatles songs come to mind)
as well as a sort of wacky sound
like a Scottish Bagpiper who drank too much in a Punjabi restaurant
and then began playing…
Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron.
[Genesis 4:19-22 ESV]

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