There is not much going on right now except for being attached to a computer and writing Very Dull Papers (and attendant deadline-related panics). You can guess at my state of mind by looking at the state of the couch: when it’s cluttered, my mind is as well.
However, I have nothing to discuss, unless LIS papers are of great interest to you. Therefore, I’m giving you what’s sitting by me. You’re welcome to create a story from there.
Many notes to myself on many odd pieces of paper. Things I thought significant enough to note: New York Dolls, pentangle?, Romans 1:26, The Light of the World, The Killing of Sister George, Lee Miller, Ballard-Crash, Brother David Gardner?, The Killing of Sister George (1968) [sic], Venus & the Razorblades, Dontavious.
A New Yorker, last week’s, still open to the page where I fell asleep. It’s a very interesting article about schizophrenia and genetic inheritance. I should finish that.
A band demo CD.
The following books: How Poetry Saved My Life (Amber Dawn), I Am Not Myself These Days (Josh Kilmer-Purcell), There but for the (Ali Smith), 1928 version Book of Common Prayer.
Empty soda* bottle
*Repeated misunderstandings of the word “soda” abound in this area.
Two cat pictures
I would suggest that I am a genetic researcher who is studying the effects of semi-obscure 70s music on cats. When I am rolling in cash as a result of my findings, I intend to furnish this apartment with The Light of the World (or multiple pentangles/pentagrams); I will gave at it reflectively while listening to metal (or possibly Pentangle). Other publications-in-process include a critical analysis wherein I compare Brother David Gardner to J.G. Ballard and generally rant about both, defending my position with excepts from the BCP and reference to The Killing of Sister George. Dontavious is co-writing this masterpiece. The two memoirs are clearly there as I seek inspiration in writing my forthcoming one, which will be based on schizophrenic music-listening cat genomes. None of this would be happening if I were not overcaffeinated.
I’m just reading the Ali Smith because I like the novels, of course, and even genetic researchers need a break.
Featured image: The last page the previous owner of this novel dog-eared (blasphemy). I am left to wonder what prompted this person to throw in the towel on page 75– but that’s another story.