Uh, can I think of something to say about every single day that I put down five hundred words? I’m dubious but persistent. Today I doubled back into the novel a bit and added a scene that probably needs to be there. I wonder if the time lapse between when I wrote the first part of the novel and now is to my detriment? It definitely contributes to the feeling that I have a pile of words that it’s going to take the mental equivalent of a high-rise crane to erect into a novel. This is a false feeling. It’s more like a luscious chicken and I need to pick it clean. Wait, so I end up with bones?
OH JESUS I CAN’T EVEN COME UP WITH A SUITABLE SIMILE WHAT KIND OF WRITER AM I
Anyway, dig the terrible video above – an apparently hot new track from the 90s-era act Information Society. I saw it first when I was working at a gay bar this fall as part of an ever-changing slew of videos that we showed on the monitors whether anyone was paying attention or not. The videos were all “mixed” which is to say the beginnings were spliced into the videos that came before them. And most of them were these obscure club tracks which made me wonder: Where did they come from? Who picked them? The Information Society one (and the one below, from K-SYRAN, which I actually love) stood out to me for its sheer low-budget weirdness. Then just this past Saturday I saw it again on the monitor at the gym and I thought: is this song actually popular? Or is it just popular in some alternate euro-club-music reality? Who knows.2 Comments
Feb 11, 2019 @ 21:04:46
Natty: I so enjoy getting your periodic updates of writing progress/unprogress. I get it. Just finished Michael Cunningham’s “The Snow Queen.” Talk about writing. Damn.
Anyway, I actually liked the peculiar “Information Society” video. Makes me feel my oats — as a 56-year-old queen such music and imagery still feels “new” — although sort of cheesy — and to think it’s “old” for so many makes me feel a bit odd.
Je t’aime, Pink
Feb 12, 2019 @ 20:02:02
Heya Pink, great to see you round these parts! I’ve never read Michael Cunningham, perhaps I should give him a try. I’m reading a book by A.M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven. It’s pretty much her standard territory but it’s a fun read. A clarification: while Information Society did have their heyday in the 90s, this song and video are from 2018. Still oddly cheesy, but current.