Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

FAVORITE MUSIC OF 2007 AND OTHER LISTS

20 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2007:

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
3. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
4. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
5. Feist - The Reminder
7. Kanye West - Graduation
8. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
9. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
10. The National - Boxer
11. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
12. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
13. Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings
14. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
15. Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck LP
16. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
17. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
18. Menomena - Friend and Foe
19. Tullycraft - Every Scene Needs A Center
20. Justice - †

Does anyone else have a list?

A list of anything?

List of favorite shoes worn in 2007?

Here is my list of favorite shoes worn in 2007

FAVORITE SHOES WORN IN 2007:

1. My white Onitsuka's. The really fucked up pair.
2. My brown Onitsuka's. (R.I.P.) They got destroyed when I was fueling a helicopter and spilled a gallon of jet fuel on myself.
3. My OTHER white Onitsuka's. They are pretty cool.
4. My newest pair of white Onitsuka's. They have yellow on them and they look like running shoes kind of.


Here is a list of things I would like to avoid eating in 2008

LIST OF THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO AVOID EATING IN 2008:

1. Macaroni & Cheese
2. Snakes
3. Bees


Here is a list of things I would rather do than work at the warehouse where I work.

LIST OF THINGS I WOULD RATHER DO THAN WORK AT THE WAREHOUSE:

1. Pull my teeth out and sharpen them and then use the sharpened teeth to cut off my fingers and then sharpen the bones of my fingers and then stab my eyes.
2. Attack people.
3. Read.


Here is a list of cutest cats I have been around in 2007.

LIST OF CUTEST CATS I HAVE BEEN AROUND IN 2007:

1. My cat Pedro.
2. Kelsey's cat Sam.
3. Bearface.
4. N.W.


Have a good 2008. Don't die.

Monday, December 10, 2007

highly recommended

pennsound's close listening w/ christian bök

and these poems:

mushroom clouds

motorized razors

i don't know what this is called


Thank you Mike for listening to this with me at the same time even though you are in Massachusetts.

And for suggesting it.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

This has no thesis statement: A small essay regarding poetry and voices and procedure

In the past two weeks I have listened to readings and lectures by Rae Armantrout, Alice Notley, Lyn Hejinian, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Spicer. (Thank you PENNsound.)

I listened to them while I shipped motorcycle parts and clothing.

I thought about people's procedures of writing poetry and all their different forms. Spicer's ghosts and Martians. Notley's trances.

I have been thinking a lot about "voice." I feel like there are infinite voices available to use in poems. I feel like there are infinite voices you can access through osmosis. I think this is because of things like TV and the internet and technology's ability to both alienate us and unite us at the same time. I am very scared of this merging of voices. I am scared and excited, I think.

I think of it as a sort of collective unconscious Jungian thing but I probably misunderstand Jung. I like thinking about poetry as the ability to access/be any voice.

Lately, I like trying to distrust my own voice in writing. Or at least trying to separate/distill my voice from other voices.

I have been trying to write poems using different procedures. Since I listened to all of Spicer's Vancouver lectures I tried writing some poems by emptying my mind and only acknowledging thoughts that I felt were "alien." Not Martians. Just different and interesting and decidedly not "mine."

I want to write a poem using a Ouija board.

I have also been thinking about trying to write something while I hold a part of my body over a candle. This seems like a valid procedure.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007