“The Genius of the Crowd” by Charles Bukowski May 20, 2019
there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day
and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace
those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love
beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect
like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
their finest art
My Current Obsession – Raul Esparza March 14, 2019
Beautiful. Delicious. Intoxicatingly sexy.
And, of course, super-talented. He did this performance – with a throat infection, people!
THAT is dedication.
I swear I get pregnant every time I watch this:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! January 1, 2019
Jan 1, 2019.
Well, hopefully, you made it through safe and happy.
The New Year brings new challenges, new opportunities, and new hope for better days.
I’m not making any formal resolutions, I just have vague thoughts of “doing better”. For me that’s definitely going to be getting more active – going from human slug to actual movement. Actually slugs are a little gross, with the slime and all, so maybe change that to the standard “couch potato”.
“Doing better” always, hopefully, involves more blog posts. I’m not committing to every day but I need to get expressive and put stuff out here. There may even be more poetry. Yay, said … no one???
Some of them may be good. A lot of them will probably be lame, but whatev. Never know ’til you start, right.
Anyway, just wanted to get something on here. I came across this on twitter, earlier today, and I think it’s perfect:
Have a great tuesday, y’all!!
A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings January 19, 2016
David Bowie Paintings article shares his very own artwork, influenced by Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Francis Bacon, Francis Picabia
Here’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Reading MLK’s ‘Beyond Vietnam’ Speech in the Church Where King Gave It January 18, 2016
In New York City on Monday afternoon, a staggering lineup of performers gathered at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The #MLKNow program featured, among others, Chris Rock on fire as James Baldwin, and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda reading as King himself.