Digits

17 Mar

“Small Room Tango” by Gabriel Shalom
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Joyce never worked for me. none of it.
(nunavut.)
not Portrait not Dubliners, Ulysses,
nor Finnegan’s.
should
‘ve
if you think about it.
based on labels: ɯsıuɹǝpoɯ
ima
gism
instead
what fascinated me about
James
Augustine
Aloysius
were his gargantuan hands
and elongated fingers.
all i can think of when i hear Joyce mentioned in conversations
is the dexterity he must have had on the Underwood
as he was banging out the words.
Thelonius Monk and Vladimir Horowitz
hold the same obtuse fascination.
as do Scott Joplin and Fats Waller.
those oblong digits
working their magic on keyskeyboardstimelinesofhistory.
they save us.
___________________________________________________
.sn ǝʌɐs ʎǝɥʇ
(line missing)
˙ʎɹoʇsıɥɟosǝuılǝɯıʇspɹɐoqʎǝʞsʎǝʞ uo ɔıƃɐɯ ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıʞɹoʍ
sʇıƃıp ƃuolqo ǝsoɥʇ
˙ɹǝllɐʍ sʇɐɟ puɐ uıldoɾ ʇʇoɔs op sɐ
˙ǝɯ ɹoɟ uoıʇɐuıɔsɐɟ ǝɯɐs ǝɥʇ ploɥ
zʇıʍoɹoɥ ɹıɯıpɐlʌ puɐ ʞuoɯ snıuolǝɥʇ
˙spɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ʇno ƃuıƃuɐq sɐʍ ǝɥ sɐ
pooʍɹǝpun ǝɥʇ uo pɐɥ ǝʌɐɥ ʇsnɯ ǝɥ ʎʇıɹǝʇxǝp ǝɥʇ sı
ǝɔʎoɾ ɹɐǝɥ ı uǝɥʍ ɟo ʞuıɥʇ uɐɔ ı llɐ
˙sɹǝƃuıɟ pǝʇɐƃuolǝ puɐ
spuɐɥ uɐnʇuɐƃɹɐƃ sıɥ ǝɹǝʍ
snısʎolɐ
ǝuıʇsnƃnɐ
sǝɯɐɾ
ʇnoqɐ ǝɯ pǝʇɐuıɔsɐɟ ʇɐɥʍ
ɯsıƃ
ɐɯı
modernism :slǝqɐl uo pǝsɐq
˙ʇı ʇnoqɐ ʞuıɥʇ noʎ ɟı
ǝʌ,
plnoɥs
˙s,uɐƃǝuuıɟ ɹou
‘sǝssʎln ‘sɹǝuılqnp ʇou ʇıɐɹʇɹod ʇou
(˙ʇnʌɐunu)
˙ʇı ɟo ǝuou ˙ǝɯ ɹoɟ pǝʞɹoʍ ɹǝʌǝu ǝɔʎoɾ

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11 Responses to “Digits”

  1. gabrielshalom 17/03/2009 at 5:38 PM #

    Thanks for the poetic response Alex!
    How in the world did you get the text to flip upside-down!?

  2. momentofchoice 17/03/2009 at 6:20 PM #

    WOW to both of you, Alex & Gabriel.

  3. (S)wine 17/03/2009 at 8:10 PM #

    Gabriel, I bribed it with some good gin.
    Moment, you’re still pulling out your hair?

  4. momentofchoice 18/03/2009 at 7:25 AM #

    haha apparently so. i love that stupid monster.

    but seriously great stuff. love the video & music. love the words. love the upside down words. it’s like visiting an art gallery. what’s Gabriel’s site again?

  5. (S)wine 18/03/2009 at 8:07 AM #

    For anyone else interested, Gabriel’s site is “Quantum Cinema” http://quantumcinema.blogspot.com/

    It’s listed on my Roll Call list. The Vimeo site is also listed; there you can see some of his work, and hook up to his account w/Vimeo, or:
    http://vimeo.com/gabrielshalom

  6. Slyboots 18/03/2009 at 10:38 AM #

    Hello, long time listener, not first time caller. I am really enjoying where you are going with these! It’s good to see the play the collaboration between video and your words. To quote Ben Stiller from “Starsky & Hutch,” “Do it, do it!” (yes, that is a true gem. I know.)

  7. Geoff 18/03/2009 at 1:14 PM #

    Alex — just two words: blown away.

  8. (S)wine 18/03/2009 at 1:18 PM #

    Thanks Geoff, and thanks all. Gabriel’s work and this piece seem to jive very well. Geoff, you’re coming up on post #500. Remember: nothing dies. Right? Let’s ask my daughter.

  9. Matt 19/03/2009 at 12:30 AM #

    Fuck the sky. This is great.

  10. Erin O'Brien 04/04/2009 at 2:49 PM #

    This is why we have the internet.

  11. roxixmas 13/06/2012 at 8:14 PM #

    Goddamn it.

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