Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Daily Bleed 6.29

An open door, an utter deed of love,
Transforming day's evil darkness;
but We found extended hell & fog Upon the earth,
& within the head
A rotting bog of lean huge graves.

— Kenneth Patchen, "Let Us Have Madness"

Daily Bleed in full,


Radical critic of the politics of everyday life.

Russia: ST. PETER'S DAY. Celebration of the "Funeral of Kostrama":
Bonfires kindled; maiden chosen to be carried in procession
& to reign over games & dancing.



1840 -- Mikhail Bakunin leaves Russia to study philosophy in Berlin.

1886 -- US: Harlem photographer James VanDerZee lives.
Daily Bleed Saint, 1998; Knockout Harlem photographer, roustabout.
Photographic subjects include Marcus Garvey, Madame C.J. Walker,
Daddy Grace & many others.

1900 -- France: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry lives (1900-1944).
French aviator & writer, real life hero who looked at
adventure & danger with a poet's eyes.

1916 -- Sir Roger Casement is convicted
of treason & sentenced to death, UK.

Daily Bleed Saint, September 1
Gay, Irish patriot, martyr, protester of First World
terror inflicted on Third World colonials.

A patriot to the Irish, a traitor to the English, & a footnote
in the history of homosexuality & of "the war to end all wars".

1918 -- US: Because of Emma Goldman's anti-war activities,
Federal agents raid the apartment of Emma's associate M. Eleanor
Fitzgerald, seizing mailing lists & other relevant material.

1919 -- Australia: Striking meat-workers in Townsville, Qld., clash
with police; nine people are wounded in an exchange of gunshots.

1919 -- US: Slim Pickens lives to die.

Slim Fast?

"I can no longer sit back & allow Communist infiltration,
Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, & the
International Communist conspiracy to sap & impurify all
of our precious bodily fluids... "

— General Jack Ripper

1924 -- Poet Cid Corman lives.

"A hint or tint of
music — as if the silence
were being turned on."

1936 -- US: Jesus Pallares, founder of the 8,000-member coal
miners union, Liga Obrera de Habla Esanola, is deported as a
so-called "undesirable alien."

1940 -- Individualistic Swiss artist Paul Klee dies.

Swiss graphic artist & painter.

"Art does not reproduce the visible. Art makes visible".

1941 -- US: Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) lives, Port of Spain,
Trinidad. Emigrated to the United States. In 1960, Carmichael formed
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

1954 -- Guatemala: Democratically elected Beloved & Respected
Comrade Leader President Guzman successfully overthrown by a
CIA-sponsored "revolution."

Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles announces the coup successfully block a
Soviet plot to establish a "nesting place" in the Americas.

The new military junta orders the arrest of all Communists.

1964 -- Jazz great Eric Dolphy dies, Berlin.

"Eric Dolphy was a saint — in every way, not just his playing."

— Charles Mingus

Daily Bleed Saint 2003-2005
Unique instrumental voice, also the link between Coltrane,
Mingus & the European avant-garde.

1967 -- Israel: Barricades are removed, re-unifying Jerusalem. Yup.

1972 -- Graham Young is sentenced to life for poisoning fellow workers
with thallium; police are not suspicious until one reads Agatha Christie's
The Pale Horse, which describes this method.

1987 -- Train Stops: Songster Elizabeth Cotten dies.

1990 -- 93 nations agree to halt production
of ozone-destroying chemicals. Yup. Yup.

1991 -- Henri Lefebvre
Every day no more

French social critic.

Lefebvre was a signatory to the Proclamation of the 121
This declaration supported insubordination during the war of Algeria

September 6, 1960: 121 writers, academics & artists publish their
support (in "Truth-Freedom", No 4, September-October 1960; this
number was seized & its staff accused of provoking soldiers to

The signatories face severe sanctions...Simone de Beauvoir, André Breton,
Daniel Guérin, Henri Lefebvre, Jehan Mayoux, et al ...

1996 -- Alanis Morrissette, Eric Clapton, Ron Woods, Bob Dylan
& the Who perform for 150,000 at a charity concert in London's
Hyde Park...without crutches even!


"How does it become a man to behave toward this American government

I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it....

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for
a just man is also a prison."

— Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience


— Auntie anti-rotting bogs 2010

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