Sunday, January 14, 2007

Outraged Aesthete

Outraged aesthete

observes street furniture

like a patient etherised upon a table.
Street furniture wins.


Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Such a brow, scaffolding for that brain.

8:09 PM  
Blogger St Anthony said...

Noble of brow ... poor old Thomas ... he gets a somewhat bad press these days ...
We have a print on the wall, a photo of T.S. looking quite stern ... Lily calls him 'Uncle Tommy' ...

8:24 AM  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

'Stern' ... Nice one.

Modernism per se gets a bad press. It's still with us, happily: Walker's The Drift, in my view. It's full of and takes a lot from TSE, if only in its methodology.

Lily's surrounded by fine influences it seems.

8:50 AM  
Blogger St Anthony said...

Poor Lily ... she can already identify photos of Joyce, Burroughs and Genet ... God knows what trouble she's going to get into at school.
Yes, I firmly believe in Modernism as a process, or a methodology, and think it's more viable (and more necessary!) than ever.
Walker being a good example in point ... working away in a certain manner, could be film, could be literature, in this case happens to be music.

1:43 PM  
Blogger doppelganger said...

heh.... my eldest saw Che Guevara's face embroidered on a sweatband and said: 'Look Dad!..they've got James Blunt!'

11:22 PM  
Blogger St Anthony said...

Ah, the young ... actually, that'd be a good one to wind up Che T-shirt wearers. It's a toss up between who annoys me more, Blunt or Che.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Hate that reduction of lives to t-shirt-o-rama! Some unknowing yoyo wearing a Che t-shirt. Is hilarious! Unwittingly, they are trapped in unironyland, between Citizen Smith and that Python sketch, the quiz with polital figures, being asked questions about football!

We need Trotsky t-shirts!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Funniest band for years - Manic Street Preachers. File with all that U2 stuff we've been commenting upon. Their flirtation with Cuba... chuckle. Hey, but they've got degrees in political science... that plays heavily in the circles in which they slither.

10:13 AM  
Blogger St Anthony said...

The Left flirtation with Cuba (witness the international joke London has for a mayor)... very puzzling. Jailing disidents, homophobia ... can't support that.
Radical chic - always illogical, always hypocritical, always with us.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Totally agree - nothing progressive or romantic about such things. I do like the thorn in the side of America - literally, figurally, sat there in the Gulf of Mexico, stabbing into the continent itself, off the coast of Florida, little old Cuba, not playing the game. With a big proviso, a better version for now is Venezuela. All that oil, too.

9:21 PM  
Blogger St Anthony said...

We had a great laugh here in London when Ken Livingstone went over to Venezuela and Chavez couldn't even be bothered to spare him 5 minutes.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Livingstone is an intellectual pygmy, for sure. Saw him speak years ago. Hilarious contest: him vs Frank Dobson.

11:03 AM  
Blogger St Anthony said...

Livingstone vs Dobson ... it's hardly Ali vs Frazier, to be sure. The blind needling the blind.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

'...The blind needling the blind...'. Nice one.

12:53 AM  

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