Sunday, 24 July 2011

(après garde)

I cut my eyes with a carpet blade like some do it yourself Buñuel

(do it yourself Buñuel)

There are no collaborators here no martyrs to a back catalogue of the
twentieth century

(après garde)

We walk through the gardens
slashing burning burying
planting pruning cultivating

(Candide on ketamine)

Voltaire would have choked on our arrogance
I disagree entirely with what you are saying and
I will shoot you through the face if you say it again

(leave no witnesses)

Constructed to our own designs decaying in its

(brave brave new world)

Shit just got real

Russell J Turner – July 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Every Tattooed Slave

Every tattered shade hides a broken lamp,
A fuse-blown tale of luck and love lost.

Every shattered grave hides a broken joy,
A lonely Fall and a killing frost.

Every flattered maid hides a broken tramp,
A sweet double-standard that the boys ignore.

Every tattooed slave hides a broken toy,
A clockwork body which her lover wore.

Russell J Turner - July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Books What I Have Read

January to June 2011

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (9)
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (9)
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood (10)
Windmills in Flames - Tom Raworth (6)
77 Dream Songs - John Berryman (8)
The Rings of Saturn - W G Sebald (10)
The Emigrants - W G Sebald (8)
The Scar - China Mieville (8)
Kraken - China Mieville (6)
The City and the City - China Mieville (8)
Three Uses of the Knife - David Mamet (7)
Luck of the Devil - Ian Kershaw (6)
Reality Hunger - David Shields (9)
Supercontinent - Ted Nield (8)
Doctor Brodie's Report - Jorge Luis Borges (8)
Second Avenue - Frank O'Hara (8)
The World That Never Was - Alex Butterworth (10)
Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You - Molly Naylor (7)
Harlequin Valentine - Neil Gaiman & John Bolton (7)
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood (10)
Surfacing - Margaret Atwood (8)
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov (9)
Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds - Eleanor Lerman (8)

Films What I Have Seen at the Cinema

January to June 2011

Black Swan (8)
Blue Valentine (9)
True Grit (8)
Animal Kingdom (9)
The Tempest (6)
Source Code (7)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (6)
Meek's Cutoff (10)
Essential Killing (8)
Point Blank (2011) (7)