Friday, March 03, 2006

experimental jet set trash & no star

not my favorite album but bonus points if you know who i'm talking about.

anyway. I'm not sure who i'm to e-mail regarding a reading-response blog so i'll just post it on here & delete it after i'm listed ... if you click on my name on the right (on the "contributors" list) it will give a bullshit profile of me & will have a list of blogs ... my reading-response blog is listed. unfortunately, it's about as eloquent as i usually am, so allow me to apologize in advance.

whenever i would walk out of a bar in pittsburgh's southside too many friends would start calling people drunk. bad idea. i'm not sure how this posting will go, but i'm listening to joan baez do a spanish cover of "no woman no cry"; that w/ a combo of too much whiskey & i fear i'm already talking nonsense.

there will be feasting & dancing in jerusalem next year.



rodney k said...

Hi Jeffrey,
I found your blog url and sent it on to Emily, who should add it to the links over the weekend. Thanks for putting it up there.

Got a chance to read what you wrote on Loy and Moore--really enjoyed it. Can I persuade you to bring these comments into our discussion? I left the class thinking Loy was pretty much reviled and everyone wished we'd just read Moore! Will have to Google experimental jet set trash tomorrow ... too late right now. See you Tuesday for Big Wally.

will said...

Shoulda called this post Sister.

jenn said...

ding ding ding. sonic youth.

rodney k said...

Wow! Does Jenn get a prize?

Feeling better about Loy since reading some of the response blogs. :) More on Moore, I hope, as we tackle Stevens, who's more Mooreish than Loyish.

rodney k said...

Speaking of Sonic Youth, Just noticed that Thurston Moore blurbed David Meltzer's new Selected Poems. And Dennis Cooper in an interview a few years back got Stephen Malkmus to admit to reading Ashbery. And, is it just me, or does that second-to-last stanza in "The Snow Man" sound like a possible source for Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind?" He puts Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot in "Desolation Row," so we know he was a high Modernist kind of guy :-)

"And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
Fighting in the captain's tower
While calypso singers laugh at them
And fishermen hold flowers
Between the windows of the sea
Where lovely mermaids flow
And nobody has to think too much
About Desolation Row."

Wait! Doesn't that mermaid image recall the end of "Prufrock?" Must. Stop. Getting. Too. Intertextual.
signing off ...