Julio 01, 2003
Scavengers Of The Dawn

Urban Sea Birds cluster suddenly and a young man asks for change or a cigarette or drugs or alcohol or a passport

Pigeon and Gull fight for pizza and a squirrel stops eating to look out through the window of a Dorito's bag

5:30 am

Concrete everywhere

Posted by King at Julio 01, 2003 06:01 AM
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I just wrote an epic response to this but one slip of the fingers and it all disappeared. Shit. Anyway, King, I work with these guys who claim to be language poets (actually they say they're L:A:N:G:U:A:G:E poets but anyway) anyway, they've never come up with anything nearly as good as "through the windo of a Dorito's bag".
That's like Ezra Pound and shit. And, I know. concrete everywhere. EVERYWHERE>>> that shit calls for some italics post-haste. I just got back from Winnipeg and that's what it was like there. I showed up on the scene without any idea where I was going (I asked where portage st. was but said "portahje" instead of "portidge" and got laughed at. Twice.) Downtown winnipeg is basically like a warzone anyway but I took a wrong turn at one point and ended up in the WRONG PART OF TOWN. Like an especially bad WARZONE. Like armies of drunk guys shouting (I've got nothing against drunk guys shouting but if there's more than five of them at a single intersection and it's before 2pm then I think 2 things; a) guys, c'mon, get it together... I can still taste this morning's toothpaste and you guys are already wicked polluted. and b) I'm a middleclass bitch-shit from toronto- I shouldn't really be here (this happened to me also in Amsterdam and Brussels). Anyway so I was in the wrong part of Winnipeg and there was concrete everywhere (italics) but it was decaying concrete so it was pretty scary. And empty concrete lots. SOOOOOOOoooooo many concrete empty lots. No vermin birds to speak of though. Wicked vicious mosquitos though. And bugs you can't even recognize, with claws and things like this. They're creepy, eh? Bugs you can't even recognize Imean. At any rate that was that. And King, we gotta hang out. I feel like an asshole saying that and posting such a thing on your weblog is pretty weak but seriously. Like there are not very many things I'd rather do.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Julio 4, 2003 09:51 PM .

I would also like to hang out.

Posted by: on Julio 7, 2003 03:19 AM .

Boy, Winnepeg doesn't sound so hot. Listen Discourse we can hang any time you want but you are equally as hard to get a hold of as I am. I'm having gum surgery tomorrow and should be cranky for most of the week, but lets do it Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Posted by: king on Julio 7, 2003 09:06 AM .

Nice. I'll call you on thursday to see what's what.
FTR, Winnipeg is actually a pretty hot town. After wandering around the concrete wasteland for about an hour I met up with some friend of a friend who showed me around and it was pretty fucking awesome. Good record shops, nice people and wicked-cheap rent apparently.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Julio 8, 2003 11:29 AM .

Calgary, on the other hand, has nothing to redeem it. I was there at the beginning of May right after Toronto had finally rid itself of that lingering hell of a winter we had. I think, in fact, I'd managed to wear a t-shirt for the first time the weekend before I left. Anyway, I arrive in Calgary, and it's fucking snowing. A full foot of it already sitting on the ground. Miserable. I then had to drive around in this muck for a few hours visiting various businesses. Talk about concrete! Holy Christ, Calgary seems to be a series of 1980's era malls linked by one way streets that suddenly change number (oh yes, no fucking street names in this already dull town) when you cross an imaginary grid zone border. This zone thing, I'm sure, was designed to help you get around whenever it was conceived but the city has grown so completely out of control that it serves only to get a motorist utterly buggered. And don't bother walking. The streets are all 6 lanes wide and the distance between one strip mall to another is prohibitively long. Everyone drives pick up trucks as well, a worrying trend for a supposed city. Two months later, and every time I think of Calgary I get angry. This is not normal. I really despise the place. Please, none of you ever go there I beg you. Sure, the mountains look good (not that i saw them of course) but really, Calgary is just a fucking railroad junction that got out of hand.

Posted by: Jerms on Julio 9, 2003 11:26 AM .

Was just bored and thought I would post

Posted by: Jenn on Abril 12, 2004 03:50 PM .

Cool.

Posted by: king on Abril 14, 2004 03:34 PM .

Hello, did I complete this correctly?

Posted by: popups on Junio 25, 2004 01:58 PM .

King, if you're sick of spam like this, there are two things you can do. One is to right-click (control-click) on the name, 'copy link location' then go to the blacklist site and enter that URL (mail me for the blacklist address). Or, the better way if you are getting emails to notify you of new comments: at the bottom of each mail it has a link to "despam using MT-blacklist." Click that.

Posted by: D on Junio 25, 2004 02:13 PM .

Thanks D. That's way better than the solution I had thought of, which was to come over here and write: "Fuck off spam."

Posted by: king on Junio 25, 2004 03:44 PM .

This is my first time here and was wondering how often posts are made?

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