Some slippery paranormal

keeps texting me torture porn

calling me Dorothy

Breaking fish bones

in my home

and picking ‘em out of my throat

in the mornings

"You can always tell when a customer is the kind who really Likes to Know His Service People. When he’s new to the neighborhood he’ll stroll in and start asking questions; about your favorite bar, your tattoo, what’s playing on the sound system. In an uncomplicated set of cultural cues—calling people of both genders “man,” reminding you about his DJ set at such and such bar down the road, reminiscing about that great cup of joe he once drank in Seattle —he’ll mark himself as totally down, a member of the just-recently-completely-bohemian creative class. He tips well, which is a plus, but you probably lose that money in time when he parks himself in front of the counter and stalls the line. He’s complimentary in a way that probably isn’t meant to be condescending about how totally awesome it is, the way you spread the cream cheese on his bagel just so."

http://www.theawl.com/2014/03/the-service-economy-trap-inside-brooklyns-barista-class

chiefelk:

Dear Eve Ensler,

I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh…

"And at the time, I happened to be reading Ecstasies, a book by Carlo Ginzburg, a text purportedly about the Black Sabbath, but actually about a great deal else. Reading this book led me to realize that a history I had taken to be minor, the history of witchcraft, could be viewed as an alternative major history, as a history of women. So I became fascinated by witchcraft and by related subjects, such as dreaming. I started working with some people who knew those disciplines. My Mother: Demonology came from that place."

— Kathy Acker - Paragraphs

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Too Many Creeps.

Tags: bush tetras

blackcontemporaryart:

top to bottom: 

Dawoud Bey, David Hammons standing in front of Richard Serra’s ‘T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.

Dawoud Bey, David Hammons peeing on Richard Serra’s “T.W.U.,” 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.

Dawoud Bey, David Hammons receiving a citation from a police officer, 1981. Photo courtesy Dawoud Bey.

one of my favourite pieces/how i feel every day, really.

(via dreamhampton1)

"The Xenotext Experiment aims to embed poetry in one of the earth’s most resilient organisms — a strain of bacteria called Deinococcus radiodurans.” . 

http://www2.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/script-ed/vol5-2/editorial.asp

cybernetics loops me back to mysticism again and again. 

fever ala tumour by lizzy mercier descloux

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Tumour/2I0SPW?src=5

Zen for Film 

reminds of me of Aditi.

Dodie Bellamy on Kathy Acker:

http://media.sas.upenn.edu/Pennsound/authors/Bellamy/Bellamy-Dodie_On-Kathy-Acker_UPenn_3-22-07.mp3

Tags: amiri baraka

I could have tasted death for a taste of your tongue,
watching you eat ice cream when we were young.

1. Compare Acker’s treatment of pirates with that of William Burroughs, an often cited influence on her work. In his introduction to Cities of the Red Night, Burroughs writes that the pirate communes of the seventeenth century represent an example of “Utopia” as it “actually could have happened” (xiv). But where Burroughs’s pirate com- munes are animated by the liberal “principles of the French and American revolutions” and constitute a kind of ideal democracy, Acker’s piracy is hostile to all forms of politi- cal organization. Her piracy myth envisions a radically free market as the utopian replacement for democracy, “liberal principles,” and all other modes of organizing social life. 

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