Wednesday, December 30, 2009

it sickens me to see the secrets become part of the sceenery

...but for posterity, Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic, my journal from 2008-2009ish.  The tile of this journal was based partly on a NatGeo documentary on the Queenslander that is quite charming if you can ignore the narrator's overacting as the house.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic Cover

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p1

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p2 Gangi Sketches
some Gangi poster sketches, all rejected.  Matt likes Dada.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p3
early draft of "Runnintil You Fall" / Text from gorgeous Robby

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p4 Midilife Crisis in Moccasins

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p5
DON'T RAISE THE ROOF, BREAK THE CEILING

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p6

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p7
more Robby texts, and words from other boys/manz

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p8
writing in A B C D E F  / "Didn't know well enough to think of less suggest how easy it is to tell a lie when high when the water of the night sweetens to wine"

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p9
ant hill as analogy for love, sick love / sketch of my cuttle fish squirt gun that i used to control the loveable demonic cats in my apartment.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p10

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p11
the 60s had free love, we have free attention.  / this is me but you must rsvp and get a hand stamp if you plan on getting stoned by the toll booth in illegal zonage - and there's the task. / early draft of 1-800-NOW-DONT

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p12
an origin myth / "in many ways there is still nothing more harrowing than a woman who misjudges her bronzer requirements" = subway thoughts.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p13
drafts that would be broken up into a few poems.  are these even poems?

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p14 Don't Ever Be a Bubble

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p15
thoughts on seeing my first dead body / quote on the top right is from Strangers with Candy

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p16
a little art criticism of the Martin Kippenberger MoMA show, and some Sol Lewit paper works: "how much can you do to paper without ever making art"

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p17
art criticism continued / and the definition of my existence.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p18
if the hilltops were convexed, and we calmed them down, would we have lakes instead?  this is the nonsense that plagues me.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p20
she does it for the shivers on the way home / scenarios that follow #1 are far more obscene

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p19
sloppy anatomy of a party table at Ojay's (aka Zebra Fucking Katz) apartment in the West Village

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p21 Collective Slopconcious
"happy and disgusted by my happiness or miserable and enchanted by my misery." - more definitions of life

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p22
in which i pine like christmas.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p23 Suggestive Language
poem "no or every - know or envy - direction" / handwriting analysis on the subway

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p24
that love sick again

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p25

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p26
dancing to the light spots behind my eyes.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic p27
minimalism may have overtaken this goal.

Tragic Magic of the Gothic Tropic Back Cover
the end, punctuated by the heart from Tom's dumpling menu. he was so fucking reluctant to give me the menu, classic dickhead.

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