Friday, February 25, 2011

Egoslavia's Holiest Day

George was born sixty-eight years ago today. I love George. I can say with utter certainty that I have listened to All Things Must Pass more than any other album. In that sillyass desert island game, it's one of five.

Ric Flair is 62 today:

His shoes cost more than your house.


Rae Armantrout

Sad, fat boy in pirate hat.
Long, old, dented,
copper-colored Ford.

How many traits
must a thing have
in order to be singular?

(Echo persuades us
everything we say
has been said at least once 

Two plump, bald men
in gray tee-shirts
and tan shorts 

are walking a small bulldog –
followed by the eyes
of an invisible third person.

The Trinity was born
from what we know
of the bitter 

symbiosis of couples.
Can we reduce echo’s sadness
by synchronizing our speeches?

Is it the beginning or end
of real love
when we pity a person

because, in him,
we see ourselves?


  1. I dig George too! Have you ever heard Senator Flux's version of It's All Too Much? Pretty wicked... and a DC native band too!

    Q: Why does Ric Flair hate Ks? Why is it pronounced "rikk" and not "riss"?

  2. Jack, of course.

    Don't know Senator Flux's version, and a quick youtube exploration brings up nothing. I'll try to track it down.

    And Ric Flair has 25 women in a limousine waiting for him to go Wooooooooooo!

  3. Best I could do last time I looked was this:

    I would happily send you a burnt copy CD style!

  4. Bollocks. March 21. Shame on Egoslavia.

    Not to diss George, mind. Oh, and fuck your calendar, the fucking weepy-making fuck.

  5. In the real world, yes, March 21. Though of course mention will be made here, along with adorable photo.

  6. Happy Holy Day, BDR.

    I had not seen that pirate sketch before. Thank you!

  7. Aw shit, thanks to Snowpocalypse, I missed out on all the internets wooooo.