Saturday, April 02, 2011

Daily Bleed for April 2nd

"The task of the right
eye is to peer into the

while the left eye peers into the microscope."

— Max Ernst

Daily Bloody Eye in full, 62 entries, web page,
with lotta links


John Saville
Prominent British Marxist labor and economic historian.


1840 -- French writer, activist, experimental novelist Emile
Zola lives (1840-1902).

1851 -- Joseph Lane (1851-1920),
British anarchist, lives.

1891 -- Saint Max Ernst (1891-1976) lives, Germany.
Painter, poet.

1916 -- France: In Paris, during WWI, Sebastien Faure
launches the newspaper "Ce Qu'il Faut Dire" (What Must Be Said).
The paper meets a keen interest, despite heavy censorship.

1916 -- England: Marxist labor historian John Saville lives.

1919 -- Canada: Ban on the IWW (September 1918) because of
the Great War to End All Wars is lifted. Two branches are formed
in Toronto & Kitchener.

1928 -- Serge Gainsbourg lives (d.1991). French poet, singer-
songwriter, actor & director. Composer of existential malaise,
angst, love; sleazy, dissolute dirty mouth of pop music.

1929 -- Edward Dorn (d.1999) begins slinging guns. American
poet & teacher often associated with the Black Mountain poets.
Lived in the Pacific NW for some years, a mentor & supporter
of the musical group Devo.

1931 -- Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig
in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1945 -- Poet Anne Waldman lives. Part of the late Sixties poetry
scene in the East Village. She ran the St.Mark's Church Poetry
Project, & gave exuberant, highly physical readings of her own work.

1947 -- Songster Emmylou Harris lives, Birmingham, Alabama.

1952 -- Auntie?? Anti-anti-anti-anti-anti-anti-

"The Anticoncept" is banned by the French
film censorship commission.

1954 -- Seamus O'Sheel (1886 - 1954) dies. Irish-American
bellettrist, poet.

1959 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Rep.
Alexander Celia introduces bill for posthumous pardon for
the anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti to Massachusetts Legislature.
The petition is denied.

1960 -- ¶ During this month, while drunk, Beatster Jack Kerouac
falls & injures his elbow in New York's Penn Station. Still later,
in May, while drunk in the Bowery, he falls again & injures
his head; Kerouac experiences first bout of delirium tremens.

1965 -- Ken Kesey busted for marijuana first time. We are
sure it is the last time, given its addictive qualities — or
Kesey would be a heroin junkie or Mall Rat by now.

1966 -- Vietnam: 100,000 Vietnamese ingrates demonstrate
in Da Nang against U.S. & South Vietnamese governments.

Civil unrest spreads to Hue & Saigon. Apparently they
do not understand we are bringing them Civilization (Ayn
Rand) & Democracy (CIA, FBI, NSA, etc) & Freedom
(largest prison population in the world, death penalty,
no government health care, etc).

1980 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Jimmy
James Carter signs the "Windfall Profits Oil Tax".

Sounds like a song by Seattle songster Jim Page.

...history walkin' on a tightrope line
big money pullin' on invisible strings
gettin' into everything
...the banker with the bottomless check
the corporations & the CEOs
& the bottom line is, the profit grows
the money talks, you don't talk back
they don't like it when you act like that

but didn't we
shut it down
didn't we

— Jim Page, "Didn't We"

1982 -- Falkland Island "incident" begins — England &
Argentina attack in the Penguin Islands — the Penguins lose.

Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there.

— Robert Browning,
Home Thought from Abroad

1982 -- US: Anti-Big Government Beloved & Respected
Comrade Leader Ronnie Reagan authorizes much broader
powers for the feds to hide/withhold information on citizens
on "national security" grounds.

1990 -- England: Riots in 20 more prisons throughout
Britain, following Trafalgar Square & Strangeways.

1996 -- Antonio Ortiz Ramirez (1907-1996) dies.
Member of the CNT in 1936 during the Spanish Revolution:
"Ortiz, General Without God Nor Master ".


The splendor of the stars is not
reserved for those who have

— Max Ernst, "Dream of a Little Girl
Who Wanted to become a Carmelite"

— anti-CopyRite 1997-3000, more or less


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