I’ll write more about musical influences in the weeks ahead, including some anecdotal stuff that you might enjoy. In the meantime, here’s a poem by one of my favorite writers. Comments welcomed.
Pull A String, A Puppet Moves (Charles Bukowski)
each man must realize
that it can all disappear very
the cat, the woman, the job,
the front tire,
the bed, the walls, the
room; all our necessities
rest on foundations of sand –
and any given cause,
no matter how unrelated:
the death of a boy in Hong Kong
or a blizzard in Omaha …
can serve as your undoing.
all your chinaware crashing to the
kitchen floor, your girl will enter
and you’ll be standing, drunk,
in the center of it and she’ll ask:
my god, what’s the matter?
and you’ll answer: I don’t know,
I don’t know …