Monday 31 December 2007

We illuminate all of our tomorrows

With all revolutionary optimism for 2008

Friday 28 December 2007

The flag against which I pledged allegiance

For Alex Fatta (Centre des Recherches sur Vélos Trouvés) and Martin Marriott (The Phil Ochs Memorial Academy and Bandstand)

Saturday 8 December 2007

Saturday 24 November 2007

Ruins of Empire

found where they had fallen into the foreshore of the Thames

Monday 19 November 2007

Saturday 17 November 2007


Cast in a silver sheet of jewels across rocky star-maps

Wednesday 14 November 2007

A clearly-stated preference

Such clarity of vision and taste is admirable.

Monday 12 November 2007

Stick-rubbing to be new Olympic sport

East London spontaneously combusts in despair at being razed to the ground to make way for an Olympic village, shopping mall and cultural wasteland

Tuesday 6 November 2007

Friday 2 November 2007

Wednesday 31 October 2007

Come Down Here, Elvis!

Jarry Lee Lewis revolvering through the grounds of Gracelands
(i.m. 1st November 1907)

Thursday 25 October 2007

The old world broke open and a new world emerged

In these our times of wonder
What can we do but shake
And shake and shake like thunder
These times until they break

for the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Monday 22 October 2007

A Headboard

for those dreaming of being asleep

Sunday 21 October 2007

Destruction of the barrier

The singer finds himself deceived
this relationship went well beyond robbery
they might pose the question of the dialectic
The ailanthus tree's feathery leaves sway
the supposed sensitivity of bees

The concept of being elf-shot
The city is flawed
they have common roots of thought
What are chips?
What is repressed is unconscious

The intellectuals were the fools
The beadle had her seized and searched
it has an indisputable symptomatic vein
Then came a horrible spectacle
A knife spinning round on the table

hedgehogs sucked milk from cows' udders
"That's the future"
Weakness invites disease
Such marriages were cheap
Efforts to exterminate it failed

But there's a trace of magic there
None of this was possible under the ancien régime
raise a howl to the skies
But let's not forget the rat
Only reported a handful of times

wear a snakeskin around the head
for a long time in latrines
the movement of a given phenomenon
Bonfires were lit
it holds out for "paradise now"

animals provide an irrational stumbling block
the genitalia, pockets, tongue and mind
An incredible argument!
I'd never seen anything like it
Other symbolic actions were recommended

Other informants warned against breaking things
a dead man would be propped up next to a table
study the fight of both factions historically
A hatchet scar across his face
the destruction of the barrier

Playing something very like MK Shibek's Meaning Through Chance in the company of Paul Garon Blues and the Poetic Spirit, Peter Linebaugh The London Hanged, Leon Trotsky In Defence of Marxism, Robert Sullivan Rats, and Steve Roud The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland.

I was imagining a device for the simultaneous translation of dreams

Thursday 18 October 2007

Friday 12 October 2007

Sports for All

Pope Surfing
#8 in an occasional series of sports to keep you young in body and mind

Wednesday 10 October 2007

A Chapter of Horrors

Prostitutes and women of the lowest class
Dead kings and pious dead men

Thursday 4 October 2007

Saturday 22 September 2007

Welcome to the bat arcade

He adjusts his predatory swoop in line with the quivering needle of the bat compass

Wednesday 19 September 2007

Captain Jowls rides to the rescue

Guardian readers swoon with gratitude, art critics are triumphantly vanquished, and the world is safe once again (as long as you don't read the news pages).

Sunday 16 September 2007

Thursday 13 September 2007

Whistle and I'll come to you

Excitement at his discovery of the bone flute has made the curious antiquarian incautious, and unmindful of warnings

Tuesday 11 September 2007

As the French book says

Love at that time was not as love is nowadays

Tuesday 4 September 2007

Tuesday 21 August 2007

Under protection for the journey

The grey-eyed goddess Athene stepped down from her palace on Olympus. She came to me in the form of an old woman, casting a mist around me for protection. 'Go in boldly,' she said, 'even though you come from afar.' And mantled in her clouds she set me on my way, filling my belly with her sound judgement right up to my teeth.

Sunday 19 August 2007

Do you play with yourself? We do

You can was childish to do nothing to his Puissant majesty, the merchant
Meat than bishop
Is each mad
eviction northbound
Do who mackerel

Enjoy new abilities of the real Man and become him

Saturday 18 August 2007

Thursday 9 August 2007

Bunny Lake is still missing

And people know who took her, they're just not saying

Wednesday 8 August 2007

The Fear of the Lord is a Fountain of

On the day I took this, the fear of the lord was a fountain of Delia Smith's Vegetarian Collection.

Monday 6 August 2007

Democratic rights & pinions

BAA have been granted leave to ban climate protesters from Heathrow Airport. They originally sought to ban members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and members of that dangerous radical sect the National Trust. BAA can now call in police against any bird attempting to fly across the runway at Terminal 4. Pictures of this curlew have been circulated, but it is believed to be still at large.

BAA were not allowed to proceed with their original plans to bar everybody from going to Heathrow ever. Judges announced that this would only serve the environmentalist cause BAA were opposing, by preventing people from travelling on the Tube. The National Trust, meanwhile, have pledged that they never wanted to storm the Winter Palace at all, they merely wanted to preserve it for the nation and open a tea-shop.

Wednesday 1 August 2007

Sunday 29 July 2007

Praising the labour: giving the toilets due

The title was misheard in a state of febrile hyper-receptivity 30 minutes after seeing Duchamp and Picabia's L.H.O.O.Q. for the first time in Washington.

This vista, from a toilet window in central London, is constantly inspiring and fascinating.

Thursday 26 July 2007

I have received my instructions

This message was found during the SLAG Tarot dérive 16th June. I have been following my orders.
Other results can be found here.

Wednesday 25 July 2007

The Siren's call

"No one should play politics with the floods" she whispers seductively, luring the innocent into the caressing waters

Thursday 19 July 2007

Return the Odyssey Treasure

A parrot in a false beard
and wearing on its shoulder
a frog becoming a tree.
A star on the dome of a jellyfish.
A fluorescent tapeworm.
A judge swallowing intestines
and I escape with fish

Wednesday 18 July 2007

Tuesday 17 July 2007

Brobdingnag (Farringdon)

Between the thighs of the Hammersmith and City Line