Samoyed - Her Honey Dripping Behind
"I have no problem thinking of tweets as poetry, because the really great ones function in the same way that poetry does to me. They are clear and cubic thinking, and they repay obsessive thinking-about. 140 characters is just about the right length to get inside your head, so if I walk around all day chanting “apnews: an girl go back in time to shhot cow that start gret chicago fire . cow say “i expect you” shoot her an start fire with i’ts cigaret”
to myself the same way I walk around chanting “The milkman came in the moonlight and the moonlight was less than moonlight,” I see no reason to make a distinction, because I’m not some sort of taxonomy psycho. Honestly, when I think of the question “what is poetry” I picture Linnaeus and David Lehman absolutely making out, hands up each other’s shirts, while everyone who participates in modern American poetry watches."
“It’s a sort of populism—why can’t ordinary people get the cleverness, because then we can all be elites? It’s that argument about socialism which says there’s nothing wrong with having champagne. I want everyone to have champagne. I want everyone to enjoy the clever things that people do. What I loathe are those who try and keep them secret, and use them as a way of proving that they’re clever.”
— In Conversation with Adam Curtis, Part I
“[Michel Foucault] was a great friend to me and his other friends. I know he was very forbidding to the public. You read about all the drugs and the sex, which was part of him, but it’s kind of an external portrait, trying to make him into a Nietzschean man. He was also a very sweet, domestic person, a wonderful cook. He and his boyfriend grew tomatoes in between their marijuana plants.”
— Richard Sennett: ‘Big society? It’s to keep the bankers happy … ‘
“There was a guy who was a great wing shot on a quail hunt in Georgia. He killed everything he saw, he dropped ‘em all morning. One of the other guys said, ‘You’re the best wing shot I’ve ever seen.’ At lunch the guy asked him, ‘Do you shoot with one eye open or both?’ He paused and thought about it. Finally he said, ‘I don’t know.’”
— Cormac McCarthy on the Santa Fe Institute’s Brainy Halls
“Nobody has to apologize for studying The Wire.”
— A Conversation with Fredric Jameson
A$AP Twelvy - Dope Sample
Like the trumpets on the walls of Jericho.
"Ann Marie Kennedy, a resident of Effin in Limerick County, Ireland, complained that Facebook was blocking her from listing her hometown on her profile. She wanted to show her pride in her parish, she said, along with “so many Effin people around the world.” A woman from Bumpass, Virginia, was arrested for smashing a salt bottle over her date’s head while he slept. An inquest confirmed that reggae singer Smiley Culture stabbed himself through the heart."
Black Light Smoke - Lovework
This joint appeared to me not so much a tight groove as sheer epiphany on Appleblim’s FACT mix.
"Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering that a mysterious dark energy was constantly accelerating the universe’s expansion, which would result in a phenomenon known as the “big rip” that would leave the cosmos covered in ice and completely dark. The universe will be “a very, very large, but very cold and lonely place,” said Charles Blue, spokesman for the American Institute of Physics."
"In Old English ‘bleak’ meant ‘shining, white’ and came from the same Germanic root as ‘bleach’."