Mr. Nabokov had Strong Opinions, but one person ain't listening
Summation: It was like LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends"
Songs that remind me of this trip...
+ LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" (live)
+ Santogold - I’m A Lady
+ Pulp - Common People (Live)
+ PRINCE - KISS music video
+ The Strokes - Reptilia (Live)
+ Like A Virgin - live
+ M.I.A - Paper Planes (live)
+ Franz Ferdinand - Take me out (live)
What New York used to be
Dawn in New York has
four columns of mire
and a hurricane of black pigeons
splashing in the putrid waters.
Dawn in New York groans
on enormous fire escapes
searching between the angles
for spikenards of drafted anguish.
Dawn arrives and no one receives it in his mouth
because morning and hope are impossible there:
sometimes the furious swarming coins
penetrate like drills and devour abandoned children.
Those that go out early know in their bones
there will be no paradise or loves that bloom and die:
they know they will be mired in numbers and laws,
in mindless games, in fruitless labors.
The light is buried under chains and noises
in an impudent challenge to rootless science.
And crowds stagger sleeplessly through the boroughs
as if they had just escaped a shipwreck of blood.
"A Poet in New York" by Federico Garcia Lorca
Away for a few days. You know where.
New York City spread herself before you
[ She's The New York City Skyline ]
One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes--I can't even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there's a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life.
[ The Damnwells: She's The New York City Skyline ]
you're like New York City
"Alvy, you're incapable of enjoying life, you know that? I mean you're like New York City. You're just this person. You're like this island unto yourself."
Reader, I am anxious about
are you constant as me?
Otherwise, burn this book
Go to the movies
if you aren’t doubled up with laughing.
[ Spain: It's So True ]
The progress of an artist is continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
So for the time being, I'm being patient
+ Elvis Costello and the Imposters "I Know" @ The Architectural Dance Society
+ Fiona Apple: Green Chimneys intern