Another Dream of Water

 

“With me automaticism is an entranced moment in which the mind accelerates a constant hour of mind-foolery, mind-genius, mind-madness…”

— Gregory Corso

 

 

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Sunday, 26 June 2011:

 

Grey chalk sky & I’m at the lonely pier.

There’s Sebastian, swarthy mechanic.

Tie-dyed wife-beater, paisley bandana.

 

He’s fine-tuning the V8 engine of a hydroplane racer.

Hydroplane all peach & polish like a Packard Clipper.

 

Now I’m hiding in the water, under the jetty.

I’m hiding from Cato the jealous Rottweiler.

I’m wading through the dark shallow water.

 

Reaching the opposite shore.

Enter derelict Tuscan manor.

Arches, pillars, flight of steps.

 

Inside it’s the sixties.

Stark Danish furniture.

Low ceiling.

 

Panoramic picture windows.

DayGlo posters & lava lamps.

A pantsuited Ray Conniff feel.

 

I feel at home now. Safe.

Fiddling with the knobs.

Big wall-mounted stereo.

I’m listening to The Tape.

Brian Eno & Jah Wobble

 

Radio traffic from Mission Control.

Endless loops of soothing tech talk.

Welcome to the Sea of Tranquility.

 

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(to be continued)

 

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T-Total feat. Marc Almond performing Brian Eno’s Baby’s on Fire (2005) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T3Shir-X50&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

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The Last Words of Dutch Schultz – 5th Take

 

We find those things disgusting to us which we cannot assimilate & yet which are not a present danger.

— Tuli Kupferberg

 

 

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Strike honestly & instrumental. Put anyone near the Englishmen & they’s a goner. You know the type? I knows a boy’s many goods no one know of. The soft ball got sidetracked. Who shot me? Don’t answer. It’s a no-no. Don’t forget I am edged. Factorize payoff entirely. Still want to be looking for a bad man’s friend? Rip it. Take all girls to eye friends & fridays. Why bother about me bad ones? You push & you pull. How to stage a riot, doll mother? Bad habits won’t let us know.

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Sly & The Family Stone – Higher (1969) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fZBaPS_XvQ

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Peter Bies © 2011 

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Night Million Bad Seeds

 

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.

 — Bertrand Russell 

 

 

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doll mother pray in phase

of tumescent money gland

2 cowboys can’t flag down

a night million bad seeds

 

 

 

 

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doll mother count the days

of rite riot guilt department

& lift the untuned thousand

you got to fake what is you

 

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Sun Ra – Space is the Place (1974)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djBKQNVj5Cc&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

 

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The Wee Mum Waited #2

 

 “The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent.”

— Stanley Kubrick

 

 

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The wee mum waited.

 

Jacks & queens 

& nowhere to stuff it.

Gifts & debts of unspoken control.

This cowboy awaited the instrumental million.

Beneficiary break-out & harassment included.

 

Pick it off doll mother!

Thru you the lethal beauty strike.

 

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 Neu! – Hero (1974) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPuBCfvMrBA

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Peter Bies © 2011

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Id-Factory #3

 

The ego represents what we call reason and sanity, in contrast to the id which contains the passions.

— Sigmund Freud

 

 

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Truth & trouble shift up events.

Emotional black holes congeal.

Will anyone rear me a million?

 

She now fire!

Pick ’em off!

Eclipse that life!

 

Doll mother gone bad.

Smoldered ten-seven.

She won’t fight justice.

  

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Julee Cruise – Falling  (1991)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srqIymNRVYc&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

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Id-Factory #2

 

It is easy to see that the ego is that part of the id which has been modified by the direct influence of the external world.

— Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id (1923) 

 

 

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Pick off the truth, doll mother!

May moon is honestly a creep.

 

All big mouth.

Letting you in.

Night control.

Near death.

You checked?

 

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Can – Mother Sky (1970) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyKKahQoDY

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Peter Bies © 2011

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