The Cyborg Life

You spend nineteen hours daily in awe of my mechanical majesty My radiant robot face beaming light upon your spectacles I fulfill your every desire, all information that you seek Give a command and I’m there, though I admit an occasional glitch Still I beg for some reciprocation—could you cleanse my robot face? And the parts of me I use to talk can still feel that coffee stain You’ve got me feeling bluer than my screen of death It’s...

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Beatitude by Larry Closs
Aug29

Beatitude by Larry Closs

I’ve been meaning to give this one a read for a while now but have been too busy with other projects. When I found the time to finally start the book, I read through it in a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I didn’t know quite what to expect. The plot was summarized thusly: New York City, 1995: Harry Charity is a sensitive young loner haunted by a disastrous affair when he meets Jay Bishop, an outgoing poet and former Marine. Propelled...

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AND THE CORNER ANGELS SANG

And the corner angels sang, something about Descartes And decisions. A swift one at the bookies Or the same at Ronnie’s Bar, Upon whose step they sat Eulogising about word shapes and if it was possible To impart the mind of God – in a syllable or two.   And the rain had abated but the road was lustred oil rainbows and petrol blooms and the corner angels sang about liberty and the cost of trust Her hair braided and The other...

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The Corrupted Race of Man

I sit and watch this corrupted race of man. All meaningless people Doing meaningless things For the sake of people that mean nothing to them.   Want is one thing Greed is another. They lie Cheat Hate Corrupt And plan For the mere sake of their fellow damned.   I can no longer sit here and watch young girls Hike their skirts up As they slip their bras down, Hoping Wanting Praying Desiring That “that one man” will come for...

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A Few Words From Patti Smith On Writing and Beats
Aug11

A Few Words From Patti Smith On Writing and Beats

On May 15, Patti Smith told us about her new record, Banga, and some of the source for the title track’s inspiration, Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. We have been listening to the new music a lot, enjoying it immensely, and looking forward to seeing Patti perform on tour with Neil Young this fall. On the recording, she does a very nice version of Young’s “After The Gold Rush.” At interview...

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