Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: dada

NEUE dada . . .

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It’s the first day of “fishing season” here in eastern Cali-for-nigh-Ay the wind is blowing and there is new snow sur les montagne !! Who cares . . .

Seriously . . . here’s a new zine . . . content is from the 2CH BBSkanji translations, some dada influence and my acid mind . . . images are of the dummy paste-up.

Since I don’t read kanji, I was selecting blocks of text randomly, based on bits of English in the BBS thread heading.

Cover (open, front and back)

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. . . inside pages . . .

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the knife . . . the book

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push the blade,
cut to the heart
of the book . . .

Excalibur
thy name is DADA

the legacy is shit . . .

Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.

Choose an article
the length you want your poem.

Next carefully cut out each of the words and put them all in a bag.
Shake Gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.

the result
IS NOT a poem

it is shit . . .

it is wiping your ass
and calling the result “ART” . . .

it is bourgeois acuity
dreamed up
by bourgeois proles

with no job
and time on their hands . . .

da doo doo doo . . . da da da da . . .

More poesy . . . a poem

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a Man Ray photograph . . .

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. . . a poem . . . the poem is a “translation” of text by Tristan Tzara . . . I used some of the original French words in my poema; the English text is either a translation of the French text, or words suggested by type on the page as composed by Tzara . . .

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A NIGHT of GRASS
(by SalVidali)

. . . composed
UNDER the BLEU hole
cinema sky . . .

Abstract heart (mon coeur)
20 francs (Fr.)

. . . unique
aujourd’hui (today) tomorrow

Thinking (thought) without language

DeLuxe edition
collected

. . . in YOUR interest . . .

merci,

I love you . . .

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Here is the page with text by Tristan Tzara . . . keep in mind that the poem above is NOT an attempt at creating a literary “masterpiece”, but a simple exercise . . . dada . . .

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Man Ray photograph (c) by the Man Ray Trust, all rights reserved.

50,000 words . . .

TRISTAN TZARA would be surprised? Probably not, but the “vulgar herd” is using his “cut-and-shake” process to create crap dada poems . . . sort of like when you Google “Pop Art“, yeh, and some Lichtenstein and Wesselmann pops up, and then fake-y Warhol portrait stuff bubbles into view, not the diverse selection of Pop Art paintings and assemblages like one might expect . . . the vulgar herd indeed! . . . didn’t even see any Jim Dine, or Claes Oldenburg, or you know, the guy who got buried in his Cadillac, oops, 1940 Packard (brown) . . . Uh . . . he did “Barney’s Beanery” and “Back Seat Dodge 38 ” . . . Yeh. Ed Keinholz . . .

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Oh, the 50,000 word challenge . . . I was considering signing up for the thing, but then ii thought, why don’t I just use what I would write for the challenge for my regular posts? 50,000 words would probably last for at least 12 months. Besides, I’ve been making “notes” for several days, and each “note” lends itself to one or two posts . . .

Just some random thoughts for today . . .

p.s. I went to a local hardware store to buy a rack to hang my pots and pans, and to get a globe for a bathroom light fixture . . . So? There were some light fixtures on a clearance rack for $5.00 each . . . So I got sucked in and bought 2, then when I was paying for my stuff, the cashier said that if I bought 2 more, he would toss one in at no cost!! I got 5 fixtures for $21.00 (tax you know) . . . OH YEH!!

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