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January 21, 2009

No talking in the library.

No talking to drown the still small wailing and whining of humanity, to make more supportable its shame and less ignoble its misery, in the library.

No big talking ball, howling behind my dissertation, in the library.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2009 4:45 pm

    When a person is stoned, when a person receives a stoning. stones are thrown and they tend to die.

    When a person is booked, when he receives a booking, books are not thrown and they are not killed under the crushing weight of a hefty library.

    But, prisons and libraries, prion libraries, prisoners and books. They go together for good reason.

    Cross references: rarely angry. Book him, referee. Book him!

  2. January 25, 2009 11:31 am

    what is the fututist reciting in the backgarden? I can not hear it or i miss the reference. I love your music. but sometimes I miss a prper lyric sheet.

    the netherlands

  3. January 25, 2009 11:33 am

    sorry a couple of moments later ifound your user guide page 😦


  4. January 25, 2009 10:42 pm

    Yes, as you will have seen, SOUND POETRY!

    I loved this — –, by the way!

  5. January 26, 2009 12:23 pm

    you could write a song about andriessen 😉

    btw, you’re in my new blog post of my space pics and muses

  6. Wayne permalink
    January 29, 2009 9:05 pm

    Speaking as a librarian (honest!) in a University (also true), I think libraries should be all about talking – or maybe conversations. In some areas or circumstances, conversations between readers and texts; in others conversations between people about texts. The last thing we want is silence. That way lies despair and worse.

    Keep talking…..


  7. kleine schteine permalink
    February 2, 2009 9:24 pm

    You could also write a song using that library text. A morality song about library etiquette. I would play a song about library etiquette by you on the radio.

  8. February 3, 2009 3:23 am

    Well, since you mention it — the album I’m finishing right now is electronic pastoral pop songs, but the one that I’ll make soon after is going to be an incredibly discrete lowercase song cycle based on sets of instructions, thank you notes, official warnings, things of that sort. I want to make an album so quiet that it barely exists.

    This post has attracted some of the best comments I’ve ever had!

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