Saturday, January 14, 2012

Extraordinary Discourse 051

We Could Play Today!

Deconstructing work, school, development-- and much more!

We assumed that nothing would be published from the very beginning. So the private world of my friends became the center of our artistic activities, rather than the public world of publishing, media, universities and literature.
Allen Ginsberg

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1878, Thomas Edison perfected the phonograph, a machine that could record sounds and play them back. There had been some primitive prototypes before, but his version was a major improvement. And what were the first sounds to be immortalized on Edison's phonograph? The rush of the wind in the trees? A dramatic reading of the Song of Songs? The cries of a newborn infant? Nope. Edison recited the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb." When you make your own breakthrough in communication sometime soon, Scorpio, I hope you deliver a more profound and succulent message.
Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology

the poems are 
Eavan Boland read by Lorna Crozier

Clip of GRASS, by Carl Sandburg, read by Lister Sinclair

ETRUSCAN TOMBS, by Irving Layton, read by R. H. Thomson