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Telemann - fantasie nr. 3 (Brüggen)

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— 2 weeks ago
"Sound is almost a drug. It’s so pure that when it goes in your ears, it instantly does something to you."
David Lynch (via sound-art-text)
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Allen Ginsberg’s final poem “Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgias).” (via)


Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgias) Never go to Bulgaria, had a booklet & invitationSame Albania, invited last year, privately by Lottery scammers orrecovering alcoholics,Or enlightened poets of the antique land of Hades GatesNor visit Lhasa live in Hilton or Ngawang Gelek’s household & wearyascend PotalaNor ever return to Kashi “oldest continuously habited city in the world”bathe in Ganges & sit again at Manikarnika ghat with Peter,visit Lord Jagganath again in Puri, never back to Bibhum takenotes tales of Khaki B BabaOr hear music festivals in Madras with PhilipOr enter to have Chai with older Sunil & Young coffeeshop poets,Tie my head on a block in the Chinatown opium den, pass by MoslemHotel, its rooftop Tinsmith Street Choudui Chowh NimtallahBurning ground nor smoke ganja on the HooghlyNor the alleyways of Achmed’s Fez, nevermore drink mint tea at SocoChico, visit Paul B. in TangiersOr see the Sphinx in Desert at Sunrise or sunset, morn & dusk in thedesertAncient sollapsed Beirut, sad bombed Babylon & Ur of old, Syria’sgrim mysteries all Araby & Saudi Deserts, Yemen’s sprightlyfolk,Old opium tribal Afghanistan, Tibet - Templed BeluchistanSee Shangha again, nor cares of DunhuangNor climb E. 12th Street’s stairway 3 flights again,Nor go to literary Argentina, accompany Glass to Sao Paolo & live amonth in a flat Rio’s beaches and favella boys, Bahia’s greatCarnivalNor more daydream of Bali, too far Adelaide’s festival to get new scentsticksNot see the new slums of Jakarta, mysterious Borneo forests & paintedmen and womenNor mor Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Oz on Ocean WayOld cousin Danny Leegant, memories of Aunt Edith in Santa MonicaNo mor sweet summers with lovers, teaching Blake at naropa,Mind Writing Slogans, new modern American Poetics, WilliamsKerouac Reznikoff Rakosi Corso Creely OrlovskyAny visits to B’nai Israel graves of Buda, Aunt Rose, Harry Meltzer andAunt Clara, Father LouisNot myself except in an urn of ashesMarch 30, 1997, A.M.Allen Ginsberg

theparisreview:

Allen Ginsberg’s final poem “Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgias).” (via)

Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgias) 

Never go to Bulgaria, had a booklet & invitation
Same Albania, invited last year, privately by Lottery scammers or
recovering alcoholics,
Or enlightened poets of the antique land of Hades Gates
Nor visit Lhasa live in Hilton or Ngawang Gelek’s household & weary
ascend Potala
Nor ever return to Kashi “oldest continuously habited city in the world”
bathe in Ganges & sit again at Manikarnika ghat with Peter,
visit Lord Jagganath again in Puri, never back to Bibhum take
notes tales of Khaki B Baba
Or hear music festivals in Madras with Philip
Or enter to have Chai with older Sunil & Young coffeeshop poets,
Tie my head on a block in the Chinatown opium den, pass by Moslem
Hotel, its rooftop Tinsmith Street Choudui Chowh Nimtallah
Burning ground nor smoke ganja on the Hooghly
Nor the alleyways of Achmed’s Fez, nevermore drink mint tea at Soco
Chico, visit Paul B. in Tangiers
Or see the Sphinx in Desert at Sunrise or sunset, morn & dusk in the
desert
Ancient sollapsed Beirut, sad bombed Babylon & Ur of old, Syria’s
grim mysteries all Araby & Saudi Deserts, Yemen’s sprightly
folk,
Old opium tribal Afghanistan, Tibet - Templed Beluchistan
See Shangha again, nor cares of Dunhuang
Nor climb E. 12th Street’s stairway 3 flights again,
Nor go to literary Argentina, accompany Glass to Sao Paolo & live a
month in a flat Rio’s beaches and favella boys, Bahia’s great
Carnival
Nor more daydream of Bali, too far Adelaide’s festival to get new scent
sticks
Not see the new slums of Jakarta, mysterious Borneo forests & painted
men and women
Nor mor Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Oz on Ocean Way
Old cousin Danny Leegant, memories of Aunt Edith in Santa Monica
No mor sweet summers with lovers, teaching Blake at naropa,
Mind Writing Slogans, new modern American Poetics, Williams
Kerouac Reznikoff Rakosi Corso Creely Orlovsky
Any visits to B’nai Israel graves of Buda, Aunt Rose, Harry Meltzer and
Aunt Clara, Father Louis
Not myself except in an urn of ashes

March 30, 1997, A.M.

Allen Ginsberg

— 7 months ago with 460 notes

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Watch Orson Welles’s 1962 film adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial. (via)

— 8 months ago with 315 notes
"

It’s only recently that I’ve come to understand that writers are not marginal to our society, that they, in fact, do all our thinking for us, that we are writing myths and our myths are believed, and that old myths are believed until someone writes a new one.

[…]

I think it’s a beginning for authors to acknowledge that they are myth-makers and that if they are widely read, will have an influence that will last for many years — I don’t think that there’s a strong awareness of that now, and we have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it, which will be accepted.

"
A rare 1974 interview with Kurt Vonnegut, touching on some oh-so-timely issues. (via explore-blog)

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— 9 months ago with 850 notes

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Susan Sontag’s Unguided Tour AKA Letter from Venice (1983) (via)

— 9 months ago with 141 notes

The original costumes and sets for Pulcinella(Stravinsky) designed by Picasso. 

— 9 months ago
LOU REED BY MICHAEL STIPE, unedited →

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

I first saw Lou Reed perform in 1977, first covered his songs in 1980, and first recorded and released his songs in 1983. By the time we met in 1985, he had already helped define the trajectory of my life. Musically, Lou Reed was profoundly important, but there was another component to his public…

— 10 months ago with 502 notes

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“I also truly love paper. I don’t know how else to put that.”

At the New York Timess Lens blog, Kerry Mansfield’s “Expired” photo series on discarded and withdrawn library books.

— 1 year ago with 3093 notes