"the only way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in a perpetual orgy of absurdity"
sebastian horsley (1962-2010)
We contain all the passions
and all the vices
and all the suns and stars,
chasms and heights,
trees, animals, forests, streams.
This is what we are.
Our experience lies
in our veins,
in our nerves.
between grey blocks of houses.
On bridges of steel.
Light from a thousand tubes
flows around us,
and a thousand violet nights
etch sharp wrinkles
in our faces.
(George Grosz, c. 1919)
the digestive system is so smart…
- ginsberg’s howl
or "that's how the cookie crumbles" said the Crow
DADA WITHOUT DADAINE -
LOLLY GOBBLE BLISS BOMBS
by henrik aeshna, perfumed with diOR sauvAGE
concerning DaDa TODAY:
- DaDA without dadaine -
i prefer newborn's meconium
on the white sheets of heaven
vesuvius' breast milk &
katrina in a teacup
bottled batrachotoxin* tsunami-cola
cocaine & cyanide for breakfast
yves saint-laurent's phantom faces staring at me
wherever i go
like a sublimaze trip of total accomplishment
or the good ole 'Orgasmic Toast'*
dada is a heyokha*/goliard* soulcode like an irezumi tattoo
shared in secret only by feral children &
underground nymphs the oya-scream* of cicadas in heat
it changes skin & casts off its hip molt whenever its granted an
dada has no sex color class gender party nationality this or that
dada is androgynous
its genitals are jellyfish-like eyes writing mad odes to the asteroid that exploded over earth wiping out all the dinosaurs
Dada is not born yet
it's just brewing up in that ole dreamcocoon you call MYSTERY PIGPIG TAKHAK or HEY JOE
lost in Tao-lation
now here nowhere
ready to burst
while babylon burns
i watch the orange-haired fairygirl fly the transparent kite of my heart
& share a glass of champagne w/ kim kardashian's robbers
on top of the highest tower
gnarling stoned laughing out loud blaspheming
spitting diamond chips & philosophical pearls into the air
vive DaDa fuck dADa !
(*) 'orgasmic toast' - reference to a poem by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927)
(*) Batrachotoxin - (BTX) is an extremely potent cardiotoxic and neurotoxic steroidal alkaloid found in certain species of frogs (poison dart frog), melyrid beetles, and birds (the pitohui, blue-capped ifrit, and little shrikethrush).
The most toxic of poison dart frog species is Phyllobates terribilis.
Poison dart frog (also known as dart-poison frog, poison frog or formerly known as poison arrow frog) is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native to tropical Central and South America. These amphibians are often called "dart frogs" due to the Amerindians' indigenous use of their toxic secretions to poison the tips of blowdarts. However, of over 170 species, only four have been documented as being used for this purpose (curare plants are more commonly used), all of which come from the genus Phyllobates, which is characterized by the relatively large size and high levels of toxicity of its members.
It is argued that dart frogs do not synthesize their poisons, but sequester the chemicals from arthropod prey items, such as ants, centipedes and mites.
(*) VANYA YUDIN - A Russian boy was found in an apartment filled with caged birds at the age of seven. His mother neglected him and he was raised without any human communication. During this time he embraced his feathered friends around him and learned to communicate with the birds. He picked up a variety of mannerisms and chirping noises even flapping his arms when flustered. In 2008, the State took custody of him and he is currently in rehabilitation.
(*) HEYOKHA - The heyoka (heyókȟa, also spelled "haokah," "heyokha") is a kind of sacred clown in the culture of the Lakota people of the Great Plains of North America. The heyoka is a contrarian, jester, and satirist, who speaks, moves and reacts in an opposite fashion to the people around them. Only those having visions of the thunder beings of the west, the Wakíŋyaŋ, and who are recognized as such by the community, can take on the ceremonial role of the heyoka.The Lakota medicine man, Black Elk, described himself as a heyoka, saying he had been visited as a child by the thunder beings. (Thunderbirds).
(*) GOLIARD - The goliards were a group of clergy who wrote satirical Latin poetry in the 12th and 13th centuries. They were mainly clerics at or from the universities of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and England who protested the growing contradictions within the church through song, poetry and performance, often within a structured carnivalesque setting such as the Feast of Fools. One of the largest and most famous collections of goliardic poetry is the Carmina Burana.
The goliards, as scholars, often wrote their poetry in Latin. Travelling entertainers, the goliards composed many of their poems to be sung. These poems, or lyrics, focus on two overarching themes: depictions of the lusty lifestyle of the vagrant and satirical criticisms of society and the church. Portraying their lusty lifestyle, the goliards wrote about the physicality of love, in contrast to the chivalric focus of the troubadours. They wrote drinking songs, and reveled in riotous living.
Their satirical poems directed at the church grew from what they saw around them, including mounting corruption in monasteries and escalating tensions among religious leaders. As a result of their rebellious writings against the church, the goliards were eventually denied privileges of the clergy. Their strained relationship with the church, along with their vagabond lifestyle, also contributed to many poems describing the complaints of such a lifestyle.
The satires were meant to mock and lampoon the church. For example, at St. Remy, the goliards went to mass in procession each trailing a herring on a string along the ground, the game being to step on the herring in front and keep your own herring from being trod upon. In some districts, there was the celebration of the ass, in which a donkey dressed in a silly costume was led to the chancel rail where a cantor chanted a song of praise. When he paused, the audience would respond: "He Haw, Sire Ass, He haw!". The University of Paris complained:
"Priests and clerks.. dance in the choir dressed as women... they sing wanton songs. They eat black pudding at the altar itself, while the celebrant is saying Mass. They play dice on the altar. They cense with stinking smoke from the soles of old shoes. They run and leap throughout the church, without a blush of their own shame. Finally they drive about the town and its theatres in shabby carriages and carts, and rouse the laughter of their fellows and the bystanders in infamous performances, with indecent gestures and with scurrilous and unchaste words."
The goliards used sacred sources like texts from the Roman Catholic Mass and Latin hymns and warped them to secular and satirical purposes in their poems (such as in the Drinkers Mass). The jargon of scholastic philosophy also frequently appears in their poems, either for satirical purposes, or because these concepts were familiar parts of the writers' working vocabulary. Their satires were almost uniformly directed against the church, attacking even the pope.
(*) OYA - Oya (Yoruba: Ọya, also known as Oyá or Oiá; Yansá or Yansã; and Iansá or Iansã in Latin America) is an Orisha of winds, lightening, and violent storms, death and rebirth. In Yoruba, the name Oya literally means "She Tore". She is known as Ọya-Iyansan – the "mother of nine." This is due to the Niger River (known to the Yoruba as the Odo-Ọya) traditionally being known for having nine tributaries.
"We’re having too good a time today. We ain’t thinking about tomorrow."
john dillinger (1903-1934)
"One does not sell the land people walk on."
Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux (circa 1840-1877)