S​/​T

by Grand Hotel Paradox

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1.
Footnotes 02:28
this had better just be a single chapter in this life. simply footnotes as i jump boats. into small ponds, i dive just a temporary post to be fulfilled and then replaced: parting gifts and a toast. i wonder what they'll say at the funeral of course they're gonna spout nice things but i'm wondering if they'll have stayed up yesterday scraping the barrel thinking up something good to say i wonder what they'll say i'm still taunted by traffic lights and the sepia toned street-lamps at night they're the clenched-fist hand-shakes that say "you're destined to tread the water gushing the other way" it's heading the opposite way
2.
day four: fever like sun day five. day six: like none before … day nine: agony transmission ceased how did dead air befall such prolificacy?
3.
perched up on that high horse, you must know what is best for us but at such altitudes you can get clouding of vision; side effects include misjudgement (a study in) social anthropology: these micro-communities rise and dissipate see the trace of humanity in this brutal display of energy that's all it is, anyway. that's all we are: capacitors passing charge around i swear, these clothes still stink after coming out the wash the stains seem to remain - the things we can't un-watch we set these scenes: soft focus shots of an ensemble cast the script stays the same but the actors drift past
4.
Cedar Walton 02:09
you try to place chess pieces on your 'promised land' you occupy & commodify divinity but if it's so sacred then why do you demand that anyone should own it and bleed it dry until that holy place is nothing more than a pilgrim's strip-mall? suddenly it is clear: of all tourists, the best kind are those that'll leave behind worldly lucre (paid in exchange for renditions of a saviour cast in plastic - whose model behaviour conjures up romantic dreams of a place where all of this world has no bearing on eternal existence) so, they occupy & commodify divinity they occupy and bleed dry divinity
5.
when poison is preached from rooftops, let them spit venom so we learn the taste and recognise the smell let them spit venom. or they'll burrow deeper underground - silence is a threatening sound the rose tint won't share the same hue to those who've seen it fade how can we learn to see the light if we're always kept in the dark? words have consequences but decisions are only ours let them spit smoke beneath will rise up we're doomed to a centralia-like fate smouldering below us if we refuse their voices allow them to bark on and the bite won't be as strong keep them in our sights and let them spit venom
6.
private exchanges across stereophonic fields acres of solitude - delivering news these umbilical chords

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released June 6, 2014

recorded & mixed by chris ryan
mastered by dan coutant
illustrations by shehara w
layout by mike priest

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