26 April 2010

deflated, sleepless

real estate maelstrom for two typewriters, notebook scrawls, and a flagging imagination

angular compositions

Glenn Corbett & Victoria Shaw in “The Crimson Kimono” (1959)

the opera is a loose retelling
of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, which in turn is based on
the legend of Don Juan.

westerns.  crime films.  war movies.
drama.  violence.  philosophy.

17 september, 2009, after heart surgery

richter scale espionage:
have you ever noticed yr jowls when you laugh?
[staple colors]
donald barthelme's "snow white"

mine are derailed w/ birds, squirrels & deer;
fall evenings that spilt
into winter's lazy summer afternoon's

Écrasez l'infâme
the "3-E / 11,000 Volts" seven-inch single by
the no wave band mars

[paul mccartney was a lot cooler in the '70s]

g3g & spooky
"Louange à l'éternité de Jésus" – 7:08 (Olivier Messiaen)
often betray [sadness?  --Ed.]

micro-collages of Country, sleazy jazz; magazine covers
of loretta switt & ornette coleman
brief abstract tributaries
midi saxophone; no, i want hazmat modine
tuba w/ a bowler
hat trick moustache harmonica; red telephone u-turn contingency


repetitive motifs
elegiac piano anempathetic
layered w/ emotions & associations built up
over the years.

Aristotle, Aeschylus, Shakespeare, de Sade, Goya, Poe, Dalí, George Bataille, Hitchcock, Irving Klaw, Francis Bacon, Dan Oniroku, H.G. Lewis, Hermann Nitsch, Gianni Proia's "Ecco"

a deconstructionist perspective
close-up focus on the meta-text(ures) of rustling static-filled
semioticist surfaces
w/ the wide-open tree-lined horizon
of sunset at dusk.

Dr. Seuss & Maurice Sendak
zippo lighter, chesterfield cigarettes; original Technicolor
camera negatives
mere window nostalgia

wistful, evocative
coffee break paperwork explosion

such as flutes & violins
doctors entangled in a passionate love triangle
against the backdrop
of brash sleigh bell codas

"have a good one."  -- anselm berrigan