Greetings from Venice

I think, in these days, especially in the States, you have to be a politician or an assassin or something, to really be a superstar.”

– Jim Morrison 

 

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&

there’s 

some

hippie

still

alive

on the

beach 

Californian

Heidelberg

so

to speak

but

it’s not only

fun

out here

lot’s

of work

to do

too

best

to you

keep on

groovin’

P.

 

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The Doors – Back Door Man (1970?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf3KG8VAtJg

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Peter Bies © 2013

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Perfect Girl

 

“Truth is stranger than fiction.”              

– Lord Byron               

               

 

 

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perfect girl

how come you are so perfect?

perfect girl

how come you are so cool?

 

perfect girl

as perfect as an android

perfect girl

why are your eyes so cruel?

 

perfect girl

perfectly unassuming

perfect girl

admired & adored

 

perfect girl

your smile is nearly human

perfect girl 

how come you are so bored?

 

perfect girl

how come you are so perfect?

perfect girl

how come you are so cool? 

 

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Wallace Berman – Aleph (1966) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4AYM-yrf_A

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Peter Bies © 2012

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“Богородица, Путина прогони!”

 

 “Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.”

– Captain Ahab 

 

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I’ll be offline for a while.

Au revoir in the middle of September…!

 

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Watch the full video! 

Russian punk group Pussy Riot diabolically desecrating

Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on February 21, 2012:

“Bogoroditsa Dyeva, Putina progoni!” – 

Holy Virgin, send Putin packing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCasuaAczKY&feature=context-cha

Punk’s not dead, obviously… 

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Peter Bies © 2012

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The Benefits of Madness

A dream jealously guarded : Keep off the Grass. And yet whose unearthly beauty compelled one to say : God forgive me.

 – Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano  

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Willing a lightyear’s passage by sheer wishful thinking, it’s stunning to feel that rules aren’t real. Take the other in-house drug: some of the Almighty’s love & hate kept killing in an instant. Be him! Indulge in the imitation of Christ! But the disingenious deal is invalid. Why? Surreptitious breach of security. Invading time dwarfs blast the shadow people back to ’82 or even earlier. So, what are the clandestine benefits of unsparing madness? Well, it’s the incarceration of your imagination, of course: “Purchase unique pills now!” Selective self-loathing re-uptake inhibitors. See, time threads given knot quality are about to remain within themselves. Those nodes, they can’t clog up the space drain…

 

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Daevid Allen’s Gong – I Never Glid Before (1973) 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiy5K81qvbg&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2012

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Kunstbehauptung vs. Kunstverzicht! ——— Konkrete Poesie!

“Die Einzigartigkeit des Kunstwerks ist identisch mit seinem Eingebettetsein in den Zusammenhang der Tradition.” 

– Walter Benjamin 

 

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 asdf  jklö:

 

Kiki, lade das ideale Fass!                           

Fliese die edle Esse, Affe!

(Es klaffe jedes Asselfell!)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                       

Löffle die Galle!              

Fege jede Feige!                                                             

Jage geile Deals! 

 

 

Seife die Liege!                         

Feile die Diele!                                                        

Seihe das Siel!      

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Öle die Kelle!            

Keile die Kasse!                                                                                                         

(Leide, Jeff, leide!) 

 

 

                                                                                                                    

Ilse, sei leise!                                                     

Kleide die Fliege!      

Ja, iss das Aas!         

                                                                                  

                                                    

Sage es, Skalde –                                                                      

elf Gilde-Eide?                                                    

Kiese das Lied!                                                                                                                                          

                                             

   

Ei Laffe! Eile!

Lass’ die Klage –                                     

kill das Leid!                                                                                                                                             

                                        

                                         

Da! Da! Das Glied!                                                 

Jesses! Lass’ es!

Lass’…

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                        

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1. Futurologischer Congress – Nur mit Dir (1982) 

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

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Peter Bies © 2012

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Dystopic Haiku

“Ô cerveaux enfantin!”   

– Charles Baudelaire, Le Voyage   

  

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drug squad 

plug in 

brain controls                   

 

human bugs                    

                

change sides                    

 

flickering    

strip          

lites

 

 

              

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Joy Division – She’s Lost Control (1979)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8avfwucgcI&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2012

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Unlocking the Maze #2

“Books are for writing. Do not read anymore books. Everybody can write one little book, and it should be about himself.” 

– Quentin Crisp 

 

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

 

Slippery moss-green path going down down down, into the cortical maze & into the damp, dripping darkness… as I’m diving into the adit, a somber procession of clerics materializes out of the blackness – rat-faced Jesuit priests in black robes, lugubrious Dominican inquisitors in b/w habits, majestic purple clad prelates with wide-brimmed hats… trying to avoid them, I stumble upon a heavy sack of golden pomegranates… it occurs to me briefly to nick it, but a Carmelite abbess points out that the sack belongs to me, anyway… “You’ll have to defuse the fruits first, champ!”  The nuns brandish their wooden rosaries. “But it will slow me down! Dad’s still after me!” Before I can make up my mind my cellphone is ringing. I don’t want to wake up yet!

 

 

 

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Scenes from Federico Fellini’s Roma (1972) – a decadent clerical fashion show! Enjoy!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYzRL9YIswQ

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Peter Bies © 2012

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