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The Musical Butt of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch, 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' (ca. 1500) (Image by Perle Artistiche/Flickr)

Hello Prytania audience. I have something special to share with you: a musician playing the tune Hieronymus Bosch tattooed on the rear end of a sinner in the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights.’ It’s got theology, it’s got geometry; who could ask for anything more?

You’re welcome.

It pays to have a teenage geek son. This newspaper story gives the background, and illuminates the detail with the musical posterior. 

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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