Social Cartography

(via Spencer Ackerman) “Jonathan Stray, an energetic blogger, has constructed a social-network chart detailing the connections between the so-called Counterinsurgents. It has some errors — I’m assuming ‘Nathniel Flick’ is Nate Fick of the Center for a New American Security — and as Abu Muqawama says, “a better graph than …

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond any experience,your eyes have their silence: in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near your slightest look easily will unclose me though i have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal …

Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To

“The three most significant predecessors to the Shoegazing movement were the Cocteau Twins, Spacemen 3 and The Jesus and Mary Chain…”(1) So Spacemen 3 were active from 1982 through 1991, when the two main poles of the band (Jason Spaceman & Sonic Boom AKA Pete Member) split – Jason took …

Scarecrow in Magnolia

We raked until raking puffed our mitts with hot blisters.Then we desisted. Wind de-raked our raking then,spilled the tops of our piles, blew new-fallen bronzes across brief spans of lawn. We worked like the damned:I the Sisyphus of fall, you the Sisyphus of autumn.Rakes dropped, we drifted through discarded wrappers …

The Clerks

… And you that ache so much to be sublime,And you that feed yourselves with your descent,What comes of all your visions and your fears?Poets and Kings are but the clerks of Time,Tiering the same dull webs of discotent,Clipping the same sad alnage of the years. EA Robinson