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Friday, May 15, 2009

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T H E = You= T U B E = P O E M


NOTE - try starting one or more or all the videos at once - no irony is intended here - despite the quite obvious comicality that may and often does occur! - the limit is reality - else all human experience is valid and we must treat each being and each thing or phenomena with great gentleness and concern - let us hope despite or because of our mortality and the errors we have made - let us try to experience and love - [ the joy, the darkness, the death, light; and the precariousness and the endless insanity of the all too human...] all persons and all things - let us learn the depth and gentleness of people at their best (and perhaps what is "worst" in this ridden universe...) and such as Cage; his traffic silence, his laughter! ; please don't elevate one person or thing above another; and, yet, listen to the eternally fragment disparate sounds laugh at the colourful madness or strangeness of it all; and study the various movies ... laugh, yes laugh, and react [react!?] or not, and take whatever ideas or experiences you can...










































































8 comments:

Doug said...

great stuff

especially the Sisel manufacturer - so proud of his machines :)

also enjoyed Lyn and the chess maneuvers

Richard Taylor said...

Thnks for you interest...Doug.

I love that thing about Sisel! He made all that himself! And yes - almost a childlike joy in his machines and so on - and it is so huge!

Ivanchuk is one of the World's best Chess players - still playing now - Kasparov retired at 42 I think...

Takes ages for Lynn Heijinian to come on (the video is nearly one hour) it is almost amusing the way she only gets about three words in while all the other stuff is going on!!

I was playing 3 0 chess on the internet while it was all playing and it was a really crazy experience! All those sounds and the different voices and accents!

I need more on and different languages etc

Ross Brighton said...

Cage and Schoenberg. At the same time. I'm melting.

Richard Taylor said...

Ross - I have an "infinite" musical/art instrument here you can play courtesy of YouTube and me! I like Cage's way of talking -his gentle voice. The sound of traffic...

Schoenberg - dont you mean Stockhausen? Doesn't matter... Well Stochausen is/was mad of course - but very interesting. I like the ideas of these contemporary musicians (or the way they express their ideas as I don't really understand many of them; I dont think it's necessary to understand them) ... the magic is in what is not quite understood... and Brett Cross's sound music as well as the way Bill Direen works on stage etc

Both are great poets and innovators also.

Ideas ideas - wrong or right; distorted even - that is what we want. And the texture of ideas.

Do I have favourites? - Maybe the Bach but also Lygetti and the piano accordian player Benke - as well as the song from The Thomas Crown affair like a few of the things here it takes me back to a particular day in 1970 when I saw that film. And the arc furnace and the guy showing off his huge factory!

Ross Brighton said...

"Well Stochausen is/was mad of course - but very interesting. I like the ideas of these contemporary musicians (or the way they express their ideas as I don't really understand many of them; I dont think it's necessary to understand them) ... the magic is in what is not quite understood... [...] ideas ideas - wrong or right; distorted even - that is what we want. And the texture of ideas." Very Deleuzian. "Ask not if it is true, ask if it works" (or somesuch). ANd the madness, of course. Madness as a line of flight out of the strictures of "sanity".

Two things you may enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5sB_YvvSS4
http://begayerlalangue.blogspot.com/2009/06/henri-chopin-live-in-france-2005.html

If you want cortex melting into multicoloured ooze.

Ross Brighton said...

Just added you to my blog-roll as well. Somewhat embarrassed that I haven't already, but such happens.
Steve McCafferey is a genius.

Richard Taylor said...

Ross - I am very flattered - I see you as a highly intelligent young man. You will be able to keep me in line! I will be able to add a dash of postmodernism to my raw -whatever I am else!

Did I add your site? I learnt the "quid pro quo" phrase.. from "The Silence of the Lambs Film" BTW Jack Ross said he was reminded of me when he went to see "The World's Fastest Indian" (not that I am a motorbike!) It was a good film though...

McCaffery - yes there is that amazing poem he did with text in a kind of three dimensional form and his "exploded" poem... It's on Silliman's Blog somewhere..

Richard Taylor said...

I see re McCaffery - I just dropped the You Tube on here - I had only seen his stuff on thepage before...

Yes - kind of literary Golem married to Victor Borges and conected up to a Genius Maddness Machine with a comedic Zaum capacity and a 2009 Model linguistic torquing factor!