City of Joyful Dread

I caught a fever, a holy fire

Month: August, 2012

Avoir

for Gaspar Noé

me & him
did some drugs
& then we’re gonna
fuck you up!

I used to be
half the man
I was

whether it’s the
porn or the
unborn,

the verloren

(pas tout le monde qui erre)

someday your
ass was mine,
I told the mirror
tomorrow

le temps détruit tout

tout détruit le temps

& the sun went
down over l’Angers

Photo courtesy of http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-new-cult-canon-irreversible,2497/.

Occupy Lazarus

o brothers of mercy
o sisters soulful
wake me from the dead with your banners of envy!

waste not your dumb depthless beauty
beneath black balaclavas of mourning!

bury not your nightmare visions
beneath hollow tenements of meaning!

write not your dreams in wicked umber!

words are penumbras!

techno is real!

I’M SO DEPRESSED I CAN EXPIRE

MORE MAN THAN MACHINE

STILL JUST A RAT IN A CAGE

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, IT WILL MAKE THE CAUSE LAST LONGER

Photo courtesy of H. Wechsler.

Hipster Checklist

(for men) Do you:
a. carry your five year old son/daughter on your shoulders?
b. carry your five year old son/daughter wrapped around your neck in a papoose?
c. carry your five year old son/daughter’s iPad for them?

Do you totally identify with the children in every Wes Anderson movie but aren’t especially amused by the deadpan, self-loathing Bill Murray character?

(for men) Do you have a beard?

(for women) Do you have a beard?

Do you listen to any of the following bands:
Arcade Fire
Band of Horses
Bon Iver
New Pornographers
Fleet Foxes
Wilco
My Morning Jacket
Panda Bear
The Black Keys

Would you have listened to any of the following bands 20 years ago:
The Rembrandts
Hootie & the Blowfish
Toad the Wet Sprocket

Have you ever heard of any of these bands?

(for men) Do you resemble:
a. Moby
b. Rachel Maddow
c. Quentin Tarantino

(for women) Do you resemble:
a. Moby
b. Rachel Maddow
c. Quentin Tarantino

Do you drink beer with any of the following words in its name: Bastard, Smutty, Devil, Demon, Monster, Olde, Wild, Wilde, Dead, Satan, Brooklyn

Do you enjoy telling jokes like, “How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? You mean you don’t know–?!”

Do you get the joke?

Photo courtesy of H. Wechsler.