Hot lights/tripod, bowl of rice, nice and
hot, straight from the electric cooker,
tee-pee sweat lodge, Datura growing all
over LA under the noses of those who
don’t know, we’ll film this only because
it’s the first time since uncle’s been
here that we’ve had film and everything.
So, Moxa/Artemesia, something to smudge
with, something to smoke on, something to
trail off into, something that won’t get caught in the camera, but just fade
THNGS DRKEN ND SLW AS IT SWING, CASTNG
RTARY SHADWS N DRK NDER-DOM
THES AR NT BOOTLG RTWORKS OR REREPRSEN-
TATIONS OF GRET RTWORKS F TH PST, BT
RTHER, SHADW PICES, NOCTRNES, DREM PICES
THT HAV THER ON LOGC ND FUNY COSMOLGY
THS MY MAK MOR SNSE FTER DRK
Clariobaldo came to me and said, "oh that I were insane, always...I will never rest! Can you not make me truly insane? I will never rest till I am so. Oh, that in the bosom of god I was hid. Your retain health Mr. Lorenzo, and yet are as mad as any of us all, over us all... mad as a refuge from unbelief... from Bacon, Newton and Locke."
The Tramp came to me and said, "we got a new house with new things and now the new things are requiring that we get new tools to fix them when they break. These new tools have no tangible purpose, they slip out of my hands like ghosts. My old yucca broom doesn't work anymore on screen-printed tile floors and my old soaproot brush doesn't work on my new hair.
At one point, we were interested in broad expansiveness and cycling, spiraling time. Our intellect was collective and cut with one-thousand-facets; it dangled in front of my eyes like string of jewels.
Somehow, our autonomy and our expansiveness were complimentary; venison and acorn mush. Now, my soaproot brush pulls out my hair and my yucca brush leaves more dirt on my tile floor while my swiffer and synthetic brush pound reverberate, echo and disappear, flipping out of my hand like streaming tracers..."
Manifesto Concerning East Los Angeles Balloon Tours, a long defunct public transportation system for the city of East Los Angeles. Derailed in the 1930's, relics of the corporation (photos, zeppelin manuals, ledgers) occasionally show up at estate sales