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You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.
born on a different cloud
from the ones that have burst round town
its no surprise to me
that your classless clever and free
Last night, I had a dream.
I shall explain it to you.
It all started in a field
I was sitting in the middle.
No one else was there.
All that was there with me
was a small acoustic guitar.
So i stood up.
And smashed the guitar with my trainer.
Then, I wasnt alone anymore.
People were walking towards me
Some people I knew
Some I didnt.
You were there.
But you were lying in a bush.
People surrounded me and looked up towards the skies
The clouds dispersed.
And a light shone through
Then, a presence descended.
As it came closer, it looked more familiar
It was John Lennon.
John Lennon reached into his pocket
And gave everyone a packet of haribo.
2009-04-01 02:52:13 by ThoseSwellNachos
i have been thinking lately and wouldn't it be brilliant if
Burlesque is a humorous theatrical entertainment involving parody and sometimes grotesque exaggeration. Prior to Burlesque becoming associated with striptease, it was a form of musical and theatrical parody in which an opera or piece of classical theatre is adapted in a broad, often risqué style very different from that for which it was originally known. The term burlesque may be traced to folk poetry and theatre and apparently derived from the late Latin burra ('trifle'). Some authors assert that the first instance of burlesque occurred in the Commedia dell'arte of 16th century Italy. However, the first wide spread use of the word was as a literary term in 17th century Italy and France where it referred to a grotesque imitation of the dignified or pathetic.
Beginning in the early 18th century the term burlesque was used throughout Europe as a title for musical works in which serious and comic elements were juxtaposed or combined to achieve a grotesque effect. In the 19th century and 20th century England the word became a term for a dramatic production which ridicules stage conventions. In 20th century America the word became associated with a variety show in which strip tease is the chief attraction. Although the striptease originated at the Moulin Rouge in 1890s Paris and subsequently became a part of some burlesque across Europe, only in American culture is the term burlesque closely associated with the striptease.
And I happen to be going to see Blur at Hyde Park next year.
I recently found about a biographical documentary of the late Joe Strummer, from The Clash. It's called Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. It is an amateur film, but has many a contribution from famous people i.e. Bono, Johnny Depp etc.
Personally I thought it was brilliant. I made a poster inspired by it.
So, have you seen the film? If not, then see it.
If you have seen it, what did you think?
And what do you think of my poster: