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[ Far From Me ]

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[ Nick Cave - Far From Me ]

Misogynist or not, Cave has never been short of admirers, and has been linked romantically with collaborators like Kylie and PJ Harvey. So are the rumours true? “Kylie? No, no. No. We were, er, no. Polly Harvey? Yes.” He pauses. “Go figure.” The relationship provided a rich stream of material for both parties: Cave in Boatman’s Call and Harvey in her 1997 album Is This Desire?
The Accidental Rock Star


[ The Morning Papers ]

[ Prince - The Morning Papers ]

"I think Prince should be president of the United States....It has been said that Prince presents nothing: he's dead, an image. But who do you think you are? Are you real? Such reality is false. You can only be who you’re taught and shown to be. Those who have and are showing you, most of the controllers, are shits. Despite that, how can you hate you or the image? How can you be who you're not and how can you not be? Prince accepts his falsity. We must be conscious in order to fight outside control. Make Prince, who may be conscious, the next president of the United States."- Kathy Acker


..soul of a pirate

Art: Dave McKean

" It is true that women are never men. Even a woman who has the soul of a pirate. Even freaks need homes, countries, language, communication. The only characteristic freaks share is our knowledge that we don’t fit in. Anywhere. It is for you, freaks my loves, I am writing and it is about you. Since humans enjoy moralizing over and over again they attack us. Language presupposes community. Therefore without you, nothing I say has any meaning. "
Kathy Acker


[ I Know This Bar ]

Iknowthisbar

[ Ani DiFranco - I Know This Bar ]

"The bar . . . is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet, dark, very comfortable—and, contrary to modern mores, no music of any kind, no matter how faint. In sum, there should be no more than a dozen tables, and a clientele that doesn’t like to talk. "
Luis Buñuel


Sometimes I forget completely

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photo: Jason Nocito

Sometimes I forget completely what companionship is.
Unconscious and insane, I spill sad energy everywhere.
My story gets told in various ways: a romance, a dirty joke, a war, a vacancy.

Divide up my forgetfulness to any number, it will go around.
These dark suggestions that I follow, are they part of some plan?
Friends, be careful. Don't come near me out of curiousity, or
sympathy.
- Rumi

[ David Bowie - The Loneliest Guy ]


[ Woke Up In A Strange Place ]

[ Jeff Buckley - Woke Up In A Strange Place (acoustic) ]

"I heard my soul singing behind a leaf, plucked the leaf, but then I heard it singing behind a veil. I tore the veil, but then I heard it singing behind a wall. I broke the wall, and I heard my soul singing against me. I build up the wall, mended the curtain, but I could not put back the leaf. I held it in my hand and I heard my soul singing mightily against me. This is what it's like to study without a friend."
The Book Of Mercy
- Leonard Cohen