The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

April 22, 2010


"when fuck-philoctetes strums, stumbles, sister-streaming-blood"

http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/strum1.mp3 (d-standard strumstick)

when fuck-philoctetes strums, stumbles, sister-streaming-blood,
when fuck-philoctetes strums, stumbles, sister-streaming-blood, when
an ending for fast strumming, when an unconventional technique, and
when fragile for plucking and strumming, and tuning

|tuning the strumstick b-c-g,
|avoiding the pentatonic fretting in an odd and innovative way

protrusion protrusive rostrum spectrum stagestruck struck structural
structure struggle strum strung strut tantrum truancy truant truce truck
                 strum in rhythm,
this platform, stage, this rostrum,
this rostrum,
when fuck-philoctetes strums, stumbles, sister-streaming-blood, when
furrowed sand-inscription, when swollen, not spelling out, when
precise and subtle strumming and abstract picking, is all tangled up
with intense strumming, and atonal scrabbling, here and there the
plucked or strummed, and neveer usually bowed, and if we leave,

and if we leave "our warm home strumming" surely here and some about
strumming breasts and bodies

The last haircut of Roland Barthes
The last meal of Jacques Derrida
The last tree of Agnes Varda
The last interview of Michael Jackson
The last words of Alphonso Lingis
The last blue sky of Kathy Acker
The last smile of Vito Acconci
The last floor of Foofwa d'Imobilite
The last touch of Jimmy Carter
The last walk of Luce Iregaray
The last friend of Allen Ginsberg
The last tears of Rene Levesque
The last photograph of Michel Foucault
The last sitting of Monica Vitti
The last rain of Isadore Ducasse
The last sighing of Anne Bradstreet
The last breath of Marina Abramovic
The last sleep of Charlie Parker
The last drink of Hermann Weyl
The last prayer of Opal Whitely
The last touch of Johannes Birringer
The last good times of Al McKenzie
The last diary of Evelyn Weiss
The last thought of Sarah Bernhardt
The last memoir of Joseph Fuerman
The last goodbye of Simone Signoret
The last laugh of Nicole Miller
The last book of Ludwig Wittgenstein
The last singing of Lucille Ball
The last memory of Marguerite Young
The last movement of David Marr
The last yawn of Armand Schwerner
The last lightning of Valeska Gert
The last cup of Alan Sondheim
The last bird of Andy Karp
The last gasp of Michelangelo Antonioni
The last sorrow of Anita O'Day
The last bed of Buddy Bolden
The last swordplay of Robert Fanning
The last writing of Karl Marx
The last happiness of Martina Navratilova
The last gesture of Donald Knuth
The last whisper by Merce Cunningham
The last thing seen by Azure Carter
The last mountain of Terry Fox
The last food of Cherie Kanjorski
The last hiccup of Ossi Oswalda
The last coastline of Kaja Silverman
The last one seen of Rainer Maria Rilke

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