En Route to Père Lachaise
Interminable pointillist odyssey. I’d returned to LA from three weeks in Asia where, in the ancient city of Luoyang, capital of numerous Chinese dynasties, I had a kind of existential meltdown/breakthrough. All sorts of arbitrary habits and assumptions were thrown into high relief. I was drunk and felt like I was facing death. What Saul Bellow described as the dark backing of a mirror.
Acrostic Interview — Rob Sussman.3
Advice: What is the best advice you’ve received?
Not sure if it’s the best, but I like William Burroughs’s Words of Advice for Young People. Junkie wisdom, distilled and universal.
What is the best advice you can give?
In terms of giving advice, it’s probably good to write down your ideas before you forget. Disregard the voice that says you’ll remember them, You won’t. They’re too valuable to leave on a windowsill.
He’s done HUGE pieces if I remember correctly that have the same almost “Alice in Wonderland” flair to them. A spark of surrealism is what I’m referring to. Could easily, if you find the right pieces, be more like witnessing a tongue in cheek visual William S Burroughs. (Chris Bonno)