Vito Acconci, Open Book, 1974
I’ve found my genre: caustic swish
Another thing to distrust is the tendency to relate the question of homosexuality to the problem of “Who am I?” and “What is the secret of my desire?” Perhaps it would be better to ask oneself, “‘What relations, through homosexuality, can be established, invented, multiplied, and modulated?” The problem is not to discover in oneself the truth of one’s sex, but, rather, to use one’s sexuality henceforth to arrive at a multiplicity of relationships. And, no doubt, that’s the real reason why homosexuality is not a form of desire but something desirable. Therefore, we have to work at becoming homosexuals and not be obstinate in recognizing that we are. The development toward which the problem of homosexuality tends is the one of friendship.
[describing a leather bar] Shows typically include spanking, flagellation, shaving, branding, laceration, bondage, humiliation, wrestling - you know, the usual: amateur, everyday practitioners strutting for everyone else’s gratification, not unlike an academic conference.
Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner
“Sex in Public”
Do I care? Do I care more than I reflect? Do I love madly? Get as deep as possible. The more focus, the more the narrative breaks, the more memories fade: the least meaning.
—Great Expectations, Kathy Acker (via amnesiac1331)
Poetry is made in the bed, like shame.
—Charles Simic (via adornoble)
IN A COMMONWEALTH STATE GETTIN’ WEALTHY
Things That Are Aaron Carter’s “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”
Paul McCartney’s “Jet”
Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle”
Maybe that aggro-hiphop phase of Godflesh (in dub)
Living to 74
Lorca will always keep.