a SONATA for p/rep/ared KEYBOARD
BY molly LAMBERT
i couldn’t STOP/ myself FROM trying TO blog AND it GOT me THINKING that JOHN cage WOULD be reallY into P/REP/ARED comp/uter KEYBOARDS and THE IDEA of BLOGUEING concrète. i’m SURE there ARe P/OETS who HAVe THOUGHT of THIS vis A vis THE internet. THERE was A dep/artment FOR it AT my SCHOOL. thE HYPERTEXT field IS wide BUT shallow. They HAVE yet TO imp/rove ON p/roject XANADU.
The ON the ROAD typ/ewriter scroll
RIGHT now MOSTLY the CAP/S lock IS turning ON and OFF at WILL and SOMETIMES things COME out AS sp/aces INSTEAD of CHARACTERS. It’s P/RETTY imp/ossible TO tolerate. IMAGINE how FRUSTRATING it WOULD be IF comp/utERS were MORE like HARP/S or ORGANS. LIKE if YOU had TO hold DOWN a SHIFT key NOT just TO cap/italize BUT to WRITE vowels OR YOU HAD to TAP/ some KEYS TWICE and OTHERS three TIMES.
WE think OF typ/ing AS being INTUITIVE AND close TO thinking, LIKE kerouac TYP/ING out the MANUSCRIP/T for ON the ROAD as A scroll, but LANGUAGES are ONLY intuitive ONCE you’ve LEARNED them AND thEY become INTERNALIZED. I remember looking At BILLBOARDS BEFORE I knew HOW to READ. Staring INTO THE incomp/rehensible ICONS known AS letters, willing them TO reveal THEIR meanings TO me.
The SCROLL of KUBLA khan by SAMUEL taylor coleridge
but EVER sincE i learned HOW TO P/LAy GUITAR off ABOUT.COM i AM sup/er COCKy THAT i CAN learn ANYTHING from THE internet. (EXCEP/T how TO fix A comp/uter KEYBOARD ap/p/arently).
John CAGE saddle shoes BY RAY johnson
my CELL p/hone IS broken in A way WHERE i CAN’T read MAYBE a FIFTH of THE screen AND i JUST work AROUND IT. Sometimes I get TEXTS where THE key WORDS are BLACKED (or actually, P/URP/LED) out like “HEY MOLLY i WANT to [……..] YOU LATER.”
I AM still WAITING for THEM to INVENT a MACHINE that WILL directly RECORD MY thoughts.
SAMUEL T. COLERIDGE: faggy GOTH kid
Kerouac wrote ON the ROAD IN an AMP/HETAMINE induced SP/RINT. DID Jack GET the IDEA for A CREATIVITY enhancing drug BINGE from SAM coleridge, WHO wrote KUBLA KHAN and THE rime OF the ANCIENT mariner IN an OP/IUM hazeP?
aaron SORKIN was COOKING his own CRACK when HE wrote THE american P/RESIDENT. I WONDER IF he WATCHES the WIRE. if DICK wolf RAN the WIRE there’D be AN amy WINEHOUSE ep/isode THIS season. I’M only on SEASon ONE so far MYSELF. don’t SNITCH.
John CAGE cooks
The VOYNICH manuscrip/t IS a mysterious illustrated book with incomprehensible contents written between approximately 1450 and 1520 by an unknown author in an unidentified script and language.
John CAGE with P/IANO
LINKS TO MAKE YOU smarter WHILE GOOFing off at WORK:
TIMELINE of HYP/ERTEXT technology
great WORKS by TR’s P/ATRON saint JOHN cage
UBU web IS the HOME of CONCRETE p/oetry ON THE web.
ALL the covers OF p/ublished editions OF OTR
John CAGE comp/osed IN america
molly LAMBERT is SENiOR EDITOR of THIS recording.
Songs FOR A broken KEYBOARD:
THIS ridiculous 1950S comp/oser NAMED LEROY anderson wrote A p/iece THAT uses a TYP/EWRITER as the KEY instrument.
Typ/ewriteR – LEROY anderson: MP/3
needles AND p/ins – JACKIE deshannon: mp/3
GIRLFRIEND – ERIC’S trip/: MP/3
WHAT more CAN I do – the ZOMBIES: MP/3
P?REVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING:
P?ictograp/hs ARE Worth A thousand WORDS
Fuzzy F. Baby, P/LEASE say THE baby
JOHN CAGE READS THIS RECORDING IN HEAVEN.