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Kyle

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A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« on: June 28, 2009, 10:16:30 PM »
DISCLAIMER: eric, you will hate this.  But I was bored and lonely and the keyboard sure was looking sexy.  Sorry.

wrote a bad poem today
recategorized Sonic Youth
 not a good band for party mixes
ate
shat incredible amounts
 a symptom of diarrhea
  coming down with something
   i'm glad
    being sick is like being high
     except for the snot and shit and coughing and god
      awful headaches and lurching stomach and the chills
       and hoping that i die soon because i'm pretty sure
        they don't have viruses in hell
i watched porn on the computer while
watching a History Channel special on rubber
apparently Akron, Ohio is the rubber capital of the world
 i'm from there
  never knew that
called XXXXX up
 said she and OOOOO had sex
  never knew that either
   they aren't speaking to one another
shat again
 lessening
  just liquid now
   not the satisfying stuff
    like Chinese food
discovered the genius of Steve Albini
he has cool glasses
 the perfectly round kind that John Lennon and Ghandi had
  but eyeglass stores never seem to stock
   probably because they're reserved only for the
    musicians
     and peacemakers
      and Steve fucking Jobs
       not decrepit little poets like me
        that breed deserves to just go blind
         they're already deaf
reading On the Road
 and wondering why the fuck Jack Kerouac hyphenates in such a weird
  manner
   where he'll either make three dashes : ---
    or two, with a space between: - -?
     wondering that
      and where the fuck he's going with this thing.
just now realizing that i wrote two bad poems today
 this one's worse

Offline eric

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 11:15:34 PM »
Read Alan Ginsburg.

Kyle

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 11:30:06 PM »
Yeah, his Howl is on my list of to-buys. 

Are Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsburg the only worthwhile Beat guys?  Was it mainly just those three?

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 11:41:24 PM »
No.

Don't think about reading Ginsburg, read Ginsburg.  He whined a lot about his sex life, you will find that instructive.  Geniuses can do that, you know.

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 12:20:47 PM »
Read Alan Ginsburg.

What Eric said.
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." - --  Eleanor Roosevelt

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 06:43:12 PM »
kyle man that is f**kin brilliant

thanks for that. i'm gonna read it again, in a minute, and looking forward to it - i enjoyed it that much






so anyway...so ginsberg ginsberg burroughs blah blah blah

the 60s are so ancient now it looks like we've got 'establishment last-words'...or 'intrinsic epitaphs'

god rest their William Blake-riddled tell-not-show hallucinatory gurrrrrd-dealing souls




definitely read: Tom WOlfe the electric cool aid acid test
                      Emmet Grogan Ringolevio
and by the way Klye i just read your short story/ sonic youth picture. i like it man but...seriously...great stories are timeless and so your characters way of saying things (within reason) are gonna count. If you start logging Groovy or Funky or whatever you're gonna sound like the Beatnik Corporation (copyright) that sprang pretty quickly out of Haight Ashbury before the seventies even began.


 

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 07:03:45 PM »
pb, thanks so much for the read.  Glad you liked it.  I really appreciate the book recommendations.  I need those severely.  I'm going to look 'em up on Amazon right now.  Also, I'm going to limit the slang of those characters in that story.  No groovy, no happenin'.  Just two kinds of phrases:  those that we still use (e.g., "cool"); and those that are interesting to today and pretty unheard of (e.g., "cherry", "boss", etc.).  Thanks again.

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 07:08:56 PM »
pb is right about grogan ... wolfe is great but you can also learn about kesey from kesey.  but if you use words like "cherry" and "boss" in the vocabulary of sixties types, i will disown you as a poet and you will nevermore learn squat from me.

far out, far away, for surfer dudes only "bitchin," and there's a few more.  Mindblowing, you (it) blow(s) my mind, dig it, I can dig it.  you obviously need to read.  Guess what, fuckin' as a word was even bigger then than it is now.  However, you never saw "f**kin" ...

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Kyle

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 07:18:40 PM »
eric:  ;D

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 05:41:18 PM »
you can also learn about kesey from kesey.  

 However, you never saw "f**kin" ...


lol :D

quality.

'f**kin quality' is an oxymoron now, I'm afraid.

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Re: A horrible attempt at catharsis [ADULT]
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 05:53:52 PM »
"F**kin' Quality" would be the slogan for my business if I ever had one.