So Patti Smith's legacy in my mind is tainted because she talked to Maureen Dowd who subsequently farted out a throwaway column? Probably not, but I am so trained to be angry that when Corporate stops whacking the hornet nests for the holidays, my jones latch onto my loved ones to feed my obedient and reliably hungry anger.
- A must.
- On modeling. How I know I'm not top percentile? I can see and understand a created model, I just can't create a model.
- Capitalist realism v the memory of class.
- UPDATE! 2011 Prediction Thread.
- Not Atlas Shrugged but Lord of the Rings.
- UPDATE! What do anarchists want?
- Hailey Barbour, racist cynic.
- UPDATE! A shameful anniversary.
- I have reached the point where an idiotic column by Jonah Goldberg no longer pisses me off.
- UPDATE! On the Goldberg column.
- Hillary Clinton robs bank!
- I say take the defender.
- Metaphor v Metonymy.
- What does this signify?
- Bunch of lit-links.
- I remember liking Sophie's Choice when I read it twenty-five years ago.
- RIP Billy Taylor.
- UPDATE! Freudian slips.
- Belle and Sebastian, twee or fey? I liked what I heard of the new one.
- UPDATE! Love rhombus!
- Auf Wiedersehen.
- UPDATE! In my book of love.
- To prove my complicity in everything shitty, I love this Peter Gabriel/Hot Chip cover of a Vampire Weekend song.
THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
It has taken thirty-five years to be this confident
of what happens between the noun and the verb.
Eventually, love goes. The image. Then the thought.
No? Then you are still alive. Only a little. And then,
I do not mean to depress you. Men have to hear
before they see. Sacred vows. Dropped shirts.
Women do not speak to men. They are overheard.
Sadness mounts people. Around the burn-scar high
on one thigh, the body of the beloved will vanish.
And the come cries and salt hair-smells of lovemaking.
Secret fiction, holy matrimony, longest short story
the troth two lovers pledge to one another is none
of the president’s business, let him say what he wants.
He is no good with words. Ask any true lesbian.
He should take a poetry workshop with Adrienne Rich.
He should try using the world less and words more
Finding Polaris in the Aurura Borealis While Sipping Psilocybin Tea Supine on a Chaise Longue on the Deck of the Good Ship, S.S. BDR.ReplyDelete
The effects of reading you today.
(With thanks to David Markson)
Patty Smith pisses you off by talking to MoDo but the Pantload doesn't piss you off?ReplyDelete
Y'know, there's medications for this. I'm begging you: take them.
Patty Smith is lame and not worth a bloot.ReplyDelete
As for Patti, it's not so much her as it. I'll get over it.
As for Goldberg, I expect the turds.
Your complicity in everything shitty is appreciated... today.ReplyDelete
Frances, you're in Missouri now? It *is* known for its fine shrooms.ReplyDelete
Day by day, Freida, day by day.... though Baal save me from a murder spree should Gabriel start covering Arcade Fire.
I attended several of Patti's New Year's Eve/Birthday Party concerts at the Bowery Ballroom back when I lived in NYC.ReplyDelete
I've got some music from one of those shows on a CD, now that I've learned the magic of uploading to youtuber, I'll have to try some of that.
Trying to stay a step ahead of Dick Cheney. Thanks for blowing my cover. Buh-da--buh. Listen I would like it marked down in the official day's stats that today is the day I solved the riddle pun at the heart of the visual conundrum embedded in the image on the cover of Philip Roth's The Humbling. (The hint on Nemesis's cover didn't hurt, neither. Daddy's sweet like that.)ReplyDelete
Also, I've been meaning to ask you--do you listen to Smokin' Koken?
That should've been "lord of the FLIES", not rings.ReplyDelete
wait, how do you organize anarchists?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link, again. Funny thing about Patti Smith--me and the Baronette put her on last night for the first time in a while and had a long talk about the various ways she's amazing. No idea today was her birthday. Synchronicity.ReplyDelete
On the Slate link: http://www.anarchyinthenews.com/2010/12/an-anarchist-state-slate/
Did you see that Denis Dutton died? I first started reading his ALDaily very early on. Damn.ReplyDelete
btw: that may be my favorite Planet photo ever! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete