“It is pure intention: If there is chaos, it is authored chaos; if it is ugly, it is designed ugliness; if it is absurd, it is willed absurdity.”—Rem Koolhaas, S M L XL. Still the most relevant quote about Singapore. (via woonder)
I fell in love with somebody who loves me only as a friend. I've been lying to them about a lot of things, and I hate that. And I'm afflicted with so many things, I'm so heartbroken no matter how genuine that friend-love is, it won't really make things better. Can you write a poem for me?
I am your friend. I am walking across an ice field.
Winter has begun to put a puzzle in your mouth.
This is what a real lie looks like. I grew up
in the dark paintings of Moscow. I have three children,
grown now, they live in the outskirts of a town I can not
pronounce. I am deeply unaware of warmer continents. I have
never shaken a soda and opened it in anyone’s face. I have two
jobs, I’m so busy. I told you that your eyes are just eyes. I pretended
I was okay when you left a village on the back of a seal. This is what
a real lie looks like. I wanted to tell you. I wanted announcements carried
by large birds across the country. This is what the truth
looks like. I am the youngest in my family. I light small
things on fire and step away. I think this could work if we are
held up to the sun in the right way. I think
you’re tired. I think your wings are just wings and I won’t
hold you responsible.
here is a poem/prose for you. I hope you like it. Thanks for writing to me and letting me write something. I hope it helps. xo
Recorded in performance at Turn It Up in Brattleboro, VT, earlier this evening, April 4, 2014. Another 60 Hz piece.
The underlying drone is the Synthrotek 4093 NAND box that my brother Doug built inside an old English tin (he also made the wooden knobs).
The only other sound source is the FreqBox VCO, which is driven by the carrier output from the ring modulator which passed back through the ring mod, then further processed through a flanger (with a phaser inserted into its feedback loop), then through a delay unit in a flangy setting, and finally through a looper.
Ed Big Daddy Roth interviewing Von Dutch back in the early mid eighties at Von Dutch s garage shop They talk about Von Dutch s Dad typography pin striping and all that entails gold leaf squirrel hair for brushes oil in the ground and sign painting And my favorite Von Dutch holds forth on design …
Inventive bio about renaissance man Ed Big Daddy Roth who engineered a shift in mid twentieth century culture with his customized cars monster T shirts and Rat Fink Featuring the vocal talents of John Goodman Ann Margret Jay Leno Brian Wilson Tom Wolfe Matt Groening Robert Williams Stone Cold Steve Austin Paul LeMat Billy F …
“I don’t care terribly much about my own opinions. I find my own opinions very tiresome and predictable. I’ve always tried to keep opinions out of my work. That’s why I take so long to write the stuff - so that it goes beneath the opinion, the slogan, the stance. You know, in a conversation in a bar over a drink, I can dredge up an opinion. I can even dredge up a belief. But I don’t have much conviction in these matters.”—Leonard Cohen (via jacobwren)
“The problem is no longer getting people to express themselves, but providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves, but rather, force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying.”— Gilles Deleuze, “Mediators” in Incorporations (via dialoghost)