josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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19 Jan '05 06:28:26 AM

'Oh yes, the sentence,' Creeley once told the critic Burton Hatlen, 'that's what we call it when we put someone in jail.'

18 Jan '05 07:32:56 AM

'You don't even live once.'

17 Jan '05 10:09:21 AM

I am suspicious of anyone (including myself) who is proud of listening to a record because of its genre.

16 Jan '05 11:14:54 AM

The heart will be the last to return, after eyes to see with.

15 Jan '05 11:23:02 AM

Maybe it turned into a 'more' somehow.

15 Jan '05 11:22:05 AM

I swear there was a 't' there.

15 Jan '05 11:21:12 AM

Asli Bayram aus Köln is die neue Miss Deutschland. So sez Die Zeit in the fluff-story behind Das Tagesbild (caption: who is the most beautiful in all the land? at least, I think) for today. Reading shitty non-news is so much more more rewarding in languages I'm not fluent in.

15 Jan '05 10:18:06 AM

What I said about that Missy-Nelly Furtado thing was totally about what I remembered. Because I listened to it tonight for the first time since it came out (four years ago?!) and it didn't sound anything like that!

Sigh.

15 Jan '05 06:56:54 AM

'Finer distinctions' like: what they're saying, how the records make me feel. I don't know that well what the Junior Boys or Sonic Youth are saying, or how they make me feel, but that indeterminateness is less pressing.