Tuesday, August 09, 2011

My Own Pretty Glossolalia Machine 3.0

From Blogizdat LJ:


Throughout the ages there have been ecstatic movements that have embraced one form of glossolalia or other, the private or collective experience of speaking in tongues, utterances that are not of one's own, usually attributed to and employed in the worship of some deity.

And even though I've never participated in such, ever since I was a young lad I found that song lyrics sometimes expressed my thoughts and feelings better than I ever could, that I could close my eyes and use the words of others to take me to a different state, frothing with images and memories, capturing the essence of my deepest fears, wistful hopes and aching longings.

Anyway, I'm putting down a few lyrics that have been running in my head the past week or three, some that make me think, some that make me shudder, some that make me smile, some that make me tear up - and some that just make me want to sing along - My Own Pretty Glossolalia Machine, 3.0.

Pretty Glossolalia Machine 1.0 here
Pretty Glossolalia Machine 2.0 here

Read the rest of Pretty Glossolalia Machine 3.0 here.

Monday, August 08, 2011

In My Head

Fiona Apple


"Extraordinary Machine"
Fiona Apple


"Across The Universe"
Fiona Apple


"Sleep To Dream"
Fiona Apple


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Laughing With

'Laughing With'
Regina Spekton


Pee Ditty

I've been told that I make poetry
When I rage and rant and gush
But I don't feel too much like poetry
When my brain has turned to mush

And I do not think that rhyming
Necessarily makes things better
And I'm getting a bit pissed
Trying to find the word that fits here

- Me

Scratched Inside

"I have what no man could ever have
So how come I feel scratched inside?"

THOL - "Scratched Inside"

No Man...

""No man, proclaimed Donne, is an Island, and he was wrong. If we were not islands, we would be lost, drowned in each other's tragedies."

— Neil Gaiman (American Gods)

What Is

"This isn’t about what is,” said Mr. Nancy. “It’s about what people think is. It’s all imaginary anyway. That’s why it’s important. People only fight over imaginary things."

— Neil Gaiman (American Gods)

It Was Changing Him

"Metaphors failed him, then. He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him."

— Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere)

Monday, August 01, 2011