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Your Games

.jack on February 09, 2013 02:52

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    Your Games (Collab Piece)

    because a janitor painted over the history of us that i wrote on the toilet stall,
    because Genocide lies, the conned sequences,
    because I’m a bit thirsty,
    A salted lie devoured
    Like finally swallowing that blodclot which hung in your throat

    leaning over the ledge, er, with heath, heaving in shamed air,
    that never ending repetition downward, like credit
    falling, failing, overlooked those watching with a grin,
    your clamorous fall from grace
    that leap, that bound, binds ties lynches invisible bind,
    tight rope
    Slip

    What does it take to get a drink in this place?

    I was where you were when I lost the path
    A straying sun darkening your world
    A place where nothing stays

    Your years and years of happiness are alien to me

    I do know a thing or two about the fucks that I do not have to give
    Worn like a ‘Well Done’ sticker on my lapel
    And shamed air and
    The stinging sensation of wet pavement

    They aren't afraid of what you are going to say, they know that already.
    They are afraid of the questions that they have to answer after what you said sinks in

    you rescue fear, because there are much worse emotions,
    older, vile emotions, few in history were burdened to carry
    for instance love, that ingrown hair on your lip
    while you try to mouth a scream with your mind

    the truth is just brand name ignorance

    you are everything you overlooked

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    • .jack
      .jack at 0.40 on February 21, 2013 20:24

      @mark goodwin: no i mean you actually said something that i could build from beyond just commenting on the piece - for instance the machine hiss, a negative that i didn't truly notice but did when you mentioned it, that is feedback as going forward i am listening for these ill transitions. i like segments as they might add something to the poem - i may in the future do what you mentioned which is to just let the poems be there by themself - but, i dont have an ear just yet for noise or what a poem would sound like on its own. i've been working with shorter poems as they are read/listened to more often - but i have a knack for the 'overall picture' of things and film scoring. what i would like to do in march is a full set of poems like this but built like a film score where some images repeat throughout the set in unobtrusive and organic ways - i think for the time being they work as a stepping stone, and as me letting you know i really like Tron lol. clearing these for financial reasons would murder anything i ever tried to put out if it had a pricetag so eventually say i wanted to make a set of poems have a price and all proceeds would be donated, viacom would probably step in and silence the project or take all the proceeds. another reason why i use clips is i grew up on samples, both working back from the hiphop track to the actual song and some of the songs used from 30's to 90's and really love what some samples can do for a new song, the way an opening scene can do for a whole movie. you can share my work anywhere, you could even sell it - all that matters is the stories getting out, i've always been about the story and not about me. we should chat more often - keep me in the loop.

    • mark goodwin
      mark goodwin at 0.40 on February 21, 2013 20:03

      @.jack: What do you reckon? Am I right about Tron? I'd like you to share your work to air to hear, but as I say, not sure about the film soundtrack clips, but I might be wrong about that. What's your artistic criteria for using the clips? Do you think they are vital? Or could your work, having been informed by them, just go forward on its own. As I say, this is just a question?

    • .jack
      .jack at 0.40 on February 21, 2013 19:50

      @mark goodwin: now this is feedback! good looking out!

    • mark goodwin
      mark goodwin at 0.40 on February 21, 2013 19:24

      I'm wondering if you should start this track right here, at this small explosive machine-hiss. Am I right in thinking the intro up to this point is sampled from the film 'Tron', I get that particularly because of the picture heading this track ... ? I really like your poetry, and delivery. Strong images and compelling flow. And I am very interested in the way you are choosing to off-set samples from films against your own poetry - at least I'm pretty sure that's what you are doing. Having said this, I'm not sure you need to ... I do mean 'I'm not sure', but I lean more towards feeling your poetry and delivery stand up strong enough on their own.

    • noellenull
      noellenull at 0.22 on February 17, 2013 02:09

      You do some really cool stuff!

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    • Daffs
      Daffs at 2.29 on February 09, 2013 18:29

      I second that! Jack you are a really talented poet and I always love listening to your voice

    • Sahoulyah
      Sahoulyah at 2.27 on February 09, 2013 05:31

      This is absolutely AWESOME!!!!!! Standing ovation!!! ....please continue!

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