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Tag: Internet

ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

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Delighted to say that my new pamphlet, Another Green World, is published by SPAM Press today. It’s composed of alternative lyrics for the 14 songs that form Brian Eno’s pre-internet album of the same name

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The poems were assembled by sourcing the album’s lyrics from the online text database Genius and erasing everything but the first word of each line. This word was then Googled, and its suggested searches used either as a springboard for improvisation or verbatim as a new line. Since 9 out of the 14 songs are instrumental, the majority of the poems are ‘wordless’.

All the clouds turn to words
All the words float in sequence
No one knows what they mean
Everyone just ignores them

–Brian Eno

You can buy Another Green World here. It’s one of four pamphlets in their spring series (as pictured) for which there’s a neat bundle deal here.

BECAUSE BECAUSE

Because Because

Because the cause
Because the Cairngorms
Because mouthing that word
Takes two bites of air
Because the internet
Is not the answer
Because the night
Belongs to lovers
Because the rain
Because the city
Because the city rain
Because our glasses
Clash when we kiss
Because austerity

KIM KARDASHIAN’S MARRIAGE

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Sam Riviere’s books advertised next to a ‘news’ story on Kim Kardashian. Internet, you have surpassed yourself.

TEXT PEOPLE PICTURES OF THE SUNSET

I’VE SAID IT BEFORE

photo: Maybrick2001

photo: Maybrick2001

I’ve Said it Before

and I’ll say it again every passing moment
especially if it is in some way ‘beautiful’
is these days merely a performance
intended to be shared on the internet
‘do you ever experience the present’
asked the man smiling at the woman
photographing the pigeons bathing