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Monday
Feb042008

in WHICH this RECORDING is A memex MADE of CONCRETE

a SONATA for p/rep/ared KEYBOARD

BY molly LAMBERT

i AM not TRYING to MAKE this P/URP/OSELY look likE a RANSOM note OR because I'm A STR8 GANGSTA now. my COMP/TUR is BROKEN. I am TAKING this BETCH to THE glendale galleria GENIUS bar right AWAY.

i couldn't STOP/ myself FROM trying TO blog AND it GOT me THINKING that JOHN cage WOULD be reallY into P/REP/ARED comp/uter KEYBOARDS and THE IDEA of BLOGUEING concrète. i'm SURE there ARe P/OETS who HAVe THOUGHT of THIS vis A vis THE internet. THERE was A dep/artment FOR it AT my SCHOOL. thE HYPERTEXT field IS wide BUT shallow. They HAVE yet TO imp/rove ON p/roject XANADU.

The ON the ROAD typ/ewriter scroll

RIGHT now MOSTLY the CAP/S lock IS turning ON and OFF at WILL and SOMETIMES things COME out AS sp/aces INSTEAD of CHARACTERS. It's P/RETTY imp/ossible TO tolerate. IMAGINE how FRUSTRATING it WOULD be IF comp/utERS were MORE like HARP/S or ORGANS. LIKE if YOU had TO hold DOWN a SHIFT key NOT just TO cap/italize BUT to WRITE vowels OR YOU HAD to TAP/ some KEYS TWICE and OTHERS three TIMES.

WE think OF typ/ing AS being INTUITIVE AND close TO thinking, LIKE kerouac TYP/ING out the MANUSCRIP/T for ON the ROAD as A scroll, but LANGUAGES are ONLY intuitive ONCE you've LEARNED them AND thEY become INTERNALIZED. I remember looking At BILLBOARDS BEFORE I knew HOW to READ. Staring INTO THE incomp/rehensible ICONS known AS letters, willing them TO reveal THEIR meanings TO me.

The SCROLL of KUBLA khan by SAMUEL taylor coleridge

unfamiliar LANGUAGES can BE clunky AND HARD to USE. html IS a LANGUAGE but if I ever started THINKING in IT while NOT BLOGGING I'd want YOU to murk ME.

I was TERRIBLE at LANGUAGES in HIGH school. I took FRENCH instead OF the INFINITELY more USEFUL sp/anish p/arce QUE je SUIS un ABRUTI.

but EVER sincE i learned HOW TO P/LAy GUITAR off ABOUT.COM i AM sup/er COCKy THAT i CAN learn ANYTHING from THE internet. (EXCEP/T how TO fix A comp/uter KEYBOARD ap/p/arently).

John CAGE saddle shoes BY RAY johnson

my CELL p/hone IS broken in A way WHERE i CAN'T read MAYBE a FIFTH of THE screen AND i JUST work AROUND IT. Sometimes I get TEXTS where THE key WORDS are BLACKED (or actually, P/URP/LED) out like "HEY MOLLY i WANT to [........] YOU LATER."

I AM still WAITING for THEM to INVENT a MACHINE that WILL directly RECORD MY thoughts.

THIS recording DIDN'T invent DIGITAL p/oetry WE just P/ERFECTED it. blogs ARE mostly ASSEMBLAGE anyway.

SAMUEL T. COLERIDGE: faggy GOTH kid

Kerouac wrote ON the ROAD IN an AMP/HETAMINE induced SP/RINT. DID Jack GET the IDEA for A CREATIVITY enhancing drug BINGE from SAM coleridge, WHO wrote KUBLA KHAN and THE rime OF the ANCIENT mariner IN an OP/IUM hazeP?

aaron SORKIN was COOKING his own CRACK when HE wrote THE american P/RESIDENT. I WONDER IF he WATCHES the WIRE. if DICK wolf RAN the WIRE there'D be AN amy WINEHOUSE ep/isode THIS season. I'M only on SEASon ONE so far MYSELF. don't SNITCH.

John CAGE cooks

The VOYNICH manuscrip/t IS a mysterious illustrated book with incomprehensible contents written between approximately 1450 and 1520 by an unknown author in an unidentified script and language.

BOB coover AND his Electronic LITERATURE Organization would ap/p/rove. i LOVE ELO!!!!!!!!

 

John CAGE with P/IANO

LINKS TO MAKE YOU smarter WHILE GOOFing off at WORK:

TIMELINE of HYP/ERTEXT technology

great WORKS by TR's P/ATRON saint JOHN cage

Indeterminacy ONLINE

UBU web IS the HOME of CONCRETE p/oetry ON THE web.

OUTGRAP/O

OULIP/O

ALL the covers OF p/ublished editions OF OTR

P?aul HARTAL

Haptic Poetry

John CAGE comp/osed IN america

Hyp/ertext

HYP/ERCOMICS

Memex

EMERGENCE

OFFICE of The FUTURE

WORLD brain

Symbiotic INTELLIGENCE

situationa/l awareness

Cybernetics

My Life Bits

Life LOG

Dymaxion Chronofile

ATOP/ aN ap/p/le MACBOOK,

yourS truly,

m LAMBERT

molly LAMBERT is SENiOR EDITOR of THIS recording.

Songs FOR A broken KEYBOARD:

THIS ridiculous 1950S comp/oser NAMED LEROY anderson wrote A p/iece THAT uses a TYP/EWRITER as the KEY instrument.

Typ/ewriteR - LEROY anderson: MP/3

needles AND p/ins - JACKIE deshannon: mp/3

GIRLFRIEND - ERIC'S trip/: MP/3

WHAT more CAN I do - the ZOMBIES: MP/3

P?REVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING:

P?ictograp/hs ARE Worth A thousand WORDS

Tess HAS got LASER eyes. SHE knows WHAT you're THINKIN and SHE'S so CURIOUS

Fuzzy F. Baby, P/LEASE say THE baby

JOHN CAGE READS THIS RECORDING IN HEAVEN.

Reader Comments (7)

Great post. And thanks for explaining the American President.

February 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkarinab98

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