Sunday, August 26, 2007

Calligrammes, Alcools

Moe Tucker's birthday. The Velvet Underground, ya know. Forty years later, they look completely contemporary -- a sure sign of cool.

Tatar Russian rock star Zemfira. Here's a machine translation sampled from the Russian lyrics of "Jim Beam." A little like piecing together a cut-up by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin:
Forward I search for before the sky of cloudlet not one I thus far see as usual, this rhythm from the neighbors Melancholiac- dipsomaniac they are pulled in the sleep to me sucking knobs Ay, thanks, that I do not see, brought me to the colics Ay, the thanks druggie and melancholiac- dipsomaniac yes, brought me druggie and melancholiac- dipsomaniac, dipsomaniac of knob, knob, whispers past the knob, the knob, whispers by druggie and melancholiac- dipsomaniac To kiss unpleasantly - herpes reached on the high on containers Jim Beam into the lips. But under the stars on the roof of heat- completely. Can convergent- will take a walk, let us take a step? Forward . . .

Mexican pop star Thalía posing with large image of herself. It's plain bizarre.

Today's Rune: Breakthrough.

Birthdays: Zona Gale, Guillaume Apollinaire (b. Wilhelm Albert Vladimir Apollinaris Kostrowitzky), Peggy Guggenheim, Chen Yi, Christopher Isherwood, Albert Sabin, Mother Teresa (b. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), Julio Cortázar, Benjamin C. Bradlee, Geraldine Ferraro, Maureen Moe Tucker, Shirley Manson, Thalía (b. Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda), Zemfira (Zemfira Talgatovna Ramazanova).

Ciao Detroit! (Or, as a Tatar rock star might say): Sau buligiz!


Charles Gramlich said...

I like those lyrics more than most I hear.

Pythia3 said...

Yes, The Velvet is cool! But, not cool - me standing by my huge head - I mean face.
Oh, my mistake, you do have question...about the yo-yo. Only you answered it so cool that I missed it as "the stupid question."
Enjoy the day.