"the deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent" - William Gibson

Friday, November 05, 2004

hunky dory

In times like these, I am drawn to Bowie. No one else celebrates perverse despair as some sort of searching theatric kooky hope.
We find the sublime in ragged holes, in rats scurrying across power lines, and in whatever affair we can.

Life on Mars?
It's on Amerika's tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse
has grown up a cow
Now the workers
have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it
ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on
time's like these
Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?


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