Thursday, October 29, 2009

No Talking Tuesday# 109

This no talking Tuesday started with me winning a large game of Texas Hold'em.
And re visiting one of my favourite films from childhood: Searching For Bobby Fischer.
Or I guess more accurately, I should call it by it's infinitely less suitable European title:
Innocent Moves.

The List:

how would you feel about going to lunch
at that inexpensive restaurant past
Vlad's place we've past by a
few times?

how about I stay and cook us a sexy
lunch after some grocery shopping?

we can go after them

I might stay and cook
lunch for them to ease
the pain of staying

watch Searching For Bobby Fischer
brainstorm olympic games

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

At Arm’s Length

Remembered with sharp discomfort
after a world record of not thinking of you

my affections your burden
braced against me at arm’s length

we misinterpret each other correctly
between countries that connect in an instant
but not really

we’re not who we want or what we need
but we’re something
aren’t we

following apart
we expect the worst
but hope for the best

we delight in details
our faces pressed too close to understand

a little longer
to see what happens.

No Talking Tuesday # 108

The List:

you unknowingly just
perfectly described
my romantic life

I thought the song
was "a boy with

First I need to be
clear on body
action's gender

would you mind whoring out your
brilliance and critique my amateur
verse? All short pieces

I'm admittedly grossly under educated in
my exposure to poet's works. The only ones
I've really grabbed on to are
Frost, Cummings, and a little
Michael Odjante (spelling?)

I like harsh un softened


Also I forgot to mention in my too short list
I'm really into Elliot

Non big names mostly


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No Talking Tuesday # 107

No list, nothing special to report.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hall & Oates
("Mustache guy and the gay man")

I was reeling from the hilarity that is when I came across this gem:

"What are you listening to?...I know who Hall & Oates are god dammit.
It's the mustache guy and the gay man."

So for whatever reason I took this as a queue to explore the music of Hall & Oates.
Two days into my intense Hall & Oates blitz
(At the annoyance of others in the bookstore who must have wondered
how many times a day I need to listen to "Rich Girl".)
I realized why the universe had guided me to 'mustache guy and the gay man'.
They are the perfect mix of awesomeness, hilarity, pop, and song craft.
Here is a mix of the most infectious/satisfying songs:
(click image to download mix as a rar)

I marvelled at times how astute the lyrics described my own romantic complications
but realized that is one of the tests of pop music,
to appeal as broadly and specifically to everyone/someone as possible.
I love the repetative subdeud skattish talking in 'Do What You Want, Be What You Are'
and got super excited for "Manatee"
but quickly realized I had misread the song name and it was "Maneater".
Now when I listen to that song, I like to imagine that word replacement throughout.

I eventually got so hypnotized by the moustache and music that it occurred to me
if I let my hair grow out and sported a bushy moustache I would look almost exactly like Oates.
A prospect that's equal parts frightening and exciting.
I'll be in Greece for another three weeks so I have time,
but the question remains "Do I dare?..."

Monday, October 12, 2009

No Talking Tuesday # 106

The List:

Who told you that?
Chichen Itza

I have an innocent
craving if you'll
indulge me?

I have a cover of
that song I think
you would LOVE

Fuji makes
an instant film

I'll stop by the market
to get Nutella and
fitness flakes anything
else? Bread?

I'm not actually a fundamentalist
christian... The irony was
lost in my muteness

My art director sent
my hard drive and it's
stuck in customs

At first I thought the
song was "Manatee"
... I was deeply

So, there are complications...
the others will be back in
45 mins to relieve me

James and girls
will be back in 30 mins
then I'm going with the
girls we've been hanging out with
to the black beach

Dirty Three

Monday, October 05, 2009

No Talking Tuesday # 105

The List:

Weren't you coming
on Sunday or something?

Also you should go check
mail, they may have
been the ones calling

Mail for
Atlantis Books?

San Francisco

I got a call from Athens
last week that they had it

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