... I thought at least when I ran detox, that I'd get out of the shadow of
The Ghost of Guy Debord. but what was the second thing that
Jim-the-Self-Mutilator said to me? (after we'd finished trying to
reconstruct the beginning of "The Mask of Anarchy" from memory) -- _The
Society of the Spectacle_.
Gee uz a break, mate.
(Incidentally, what's the call on Guy just now -- did he commit suicide or
"The Revolution will come when the last bourgeois is hung from the guts of
the last beaurocrat" -- and I didn't even know that was a Situationist
slogan when I was publishing in NiK (sic) in Glasgow in the sixties.
Makes you ponder, but ...
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From: "┴rni Ibsen" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 2:11 AM
Subject: Re: A pome ...
The principissa Di did occur to me, sorry, Robin, but then I whisked her
image away. Then I enjoyed it. A fine poem. 'Give us words' is the demand
made of writers today, and because of 'today' incapable of utterance.
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on 11/28/02 1:32 PM, Robin Hamilton at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> LOOKING BACKWARDS: 30 YEARS
> (For Diana, who was 4)
> The workers demand their voice - give us
> Words, they exclaim - cry utter speak say.
> Instead we created a slogan - "You are not
> Living your lives, we are": This is a Sit-
> uationist statement. Please hand in your
> Party cards at the exits. Door Zero: this is
> Ideology - the children play manifestation,
> Startle the gendarmes. Broken heads and blood
> On the cobbles - epicentre of the phenomenon.
> The circles spread and spread and it was usually
> Posture. Nothing much happened, after all -
> Cambridge was fun, but trivial.
> Then the wave crossed the Atlantic, and
> There were four dead children at Kent State U.
> Robin Hamilton ...... 9/9/98
> The date it was written has to be part of it.