...In which Our Hero discovers that he actually has time to work on his blog, now that the weekend is upon him.
I was re-reading "The Music of Erich Zann" and noticed that Zann is described as having a "grotesque, satyr-like face." Now given Lovecraft's knowledge of classical mythology and the central role of music in the story, I can't help but wonder if this is intended as an allusion to the story of Marsyas.
Marsyas was a satyr who picked up a set of pipes discarded by Athena (who felt that puffing out her cheeks like Louis Armstrong
was beneath the dignity of a goddess of wisdom) and started playing. He challenged Apollo, who among other things was the god of music, to a contest, Apollo's lute versus Marsyas' pipes. Apollo agreed, on the condition that the winner could do anything he wanted to the loser. Somehow, I don't think Marsyas imagined this
Don't fuck with the sun god, kids. Harry Crosby knew.