AIM IM with Mike
i want to learn a lot about internet marketing and then be a consultant from home
and make money and do things i like to do
i will be the person people call when they are old and want to start selling things on ebay
that would be good
will those jobs be here in the recession?
i think so
the internet is not going to die
during the recession
people can't afford to let it die
a lot of commerce has become virtual
i don't think people are going to forsake the internet in favor of dept. stores all of a sudden
was a catalog store w/ a website
now it is a web retail store that happens to have a catalog
at least i'm not a loan officer.
or a bounty hunter
i think people will always need someone who knows things
i don't want to have a title
i want to be someone who keeps up with things
and they pay me for it
"i have my finger on the pulse of society, that will be $5,000 a month thank you"
i want to find the best place to get brand new press releases
i want to know it before anyone else.
The Original Press Release
I THINK THE NEW ONE SAYS REPENT MOTHERFUCKER
did i show you my lisa jarnot imitation
it is basically an imitation of her rhythm
no you told me about it though
do you want to see it
i sent a google docs invit
wow it's big
the poem it's an imitation of is two pages long, yeah
i haven't read much jarnot
a few poems maybe
i am ashamed.
that poem is called "the age of the velocipede" which was a victorian bicycle
she is really good
you should get ring of fire
i stole one of your lines
or one of your pets
Yreka bakery as palindrome
it has a nice rhythm.
i like the phrase "yreka bakery"
i like this poem a lot
way too long for a blog
but very very good.
there are a couple spots where you kinda slip a little
but i kind of like it
it fucks up the rhythm in an interesting way.
like which spots
i think i know which spots you mean
i think it's more the rhythm of the idea
than the rhythm of the actual language
does that make sense?
i think i know what you mean
i think they're intertwined tho, the rhyhtm of the language and the rhythm of the idea
You are still the awesome handjob that you gave in Hunter's truck. But now you've been the mug shots of the teeth after the meth, been serenaded by "well, okay, I think I'll give myself another chance,"
like the "now you're both. congratulations"
or that, yeah
both of those
and even the "oh man you're not okay; are you okay; can we get you anything?"
i think changing the rhythm of the language hanges the idea ,or should
it feels like it's all of a sudden directed at me
even though the "you" feels like i'm watching mike young relay this poem to a 3rd party.
yeah, that makes sens
like i'm a passive observer and then i'm all of a sudden a "you"
it's jarring. i like it.
even tho it's "you" throughout
the you seems to change you-ness.
did you mean to make it like that?
or did you have a specific "you" in mind
explodes the you
i meant to make it like "hey, it's still you, don't be lulled"
i figured you weren't writing the "you" with one particular person in mind, right?
no, not really
whenever i write "you" poems i am thinking of several thousand people at once.
and i consider them all to be "yous"
i think in jarnot's poem the you slips in and out of autobiography, and i think that is true in this one too
sometimes i write you's like that but sometimes it's directed at myself or a specific person
not in this one so much
there is no specific you
i like the non-specific you.
i think in my poems i tend to include both specific "yous" and non-specific "yous" in the same poem sometimes.
that is good
because i can't concentrate on one person.
sometimes in my poems the "you" is just the concept of you
or the concept of you-ness
a lot of times in my "funny" poems that is true i think
or sometimes i'll think of a "you" and a specific idea that is attached to that "you" and i will, in my mind, reassign that specific idea to a different "you"
obviously no one knows it but me
but it makes writing the poem more interesting
that is interesting. i'm not sure i've ever done that
i don't know if my mind tries to make people interchangeable or what
i think it's a good idea
i think what i just described is called "fiction" lol
hahahha i suppose, yeah
in a way
it could be a concept of fiction distilled into pure idea form
like a nail
used for its nail-ness
instead of to hold something up
it's like taking people and their experiences/lives and mixing them up. it's like musical lives instead of musical chairs.
i'm going to bed
i'll talk to you later.
i'm posting this conversation on dryer drum.
we've done well
dryer drum's triumphant return
like another ron paul presidential campaign
"he never stopped."