Monday, February 16, 2009

For the record


"If you don't use your own imagination, somebody else is going to use it for you."
Ron Sukenick

7 comments:

Variations On A Theme said...

What's a Rock Card? Does it entitle you to rick? Was is actually printed backwards or are you photographing it in a mirror? So many questions.

(And I'm thrilled about graduate school. When I looked up possible courses on the online catalog, I got so excited I had to pee.)

jdaviddark said...

The mirror thing seems to happen whenever I take a picture with my computer. In one sense, the "Rock Card" is a long, lost promotional tool for Nashville's 103 KDF (once a "rock station"). A card that could get you a dollar off the Pink Floyd laser light show at the planetarium and.or a dollor off at Cat's Records. I carry it around as an artifact/reminder of the days when certain voices were getting thru to me by way of radio, video, and earth-shattering mixtapes. I want to dwell within those days (and days to come) now. I also know i can make Todd Greene smile whenever I take it out of my duct tape wallet.
hope this Tuesday finds you well.

Variations On A Theme said...

Oh! I remember KDF well! My older sister always listened to it in her car as she drove us to school. It made me very nervous when I was young, because it was the "hard rock" station. She was such a rebel. :)

Annabanana said...

Oh, so it's the computer making that turn round-I thought it was backmasking...

and a toast to kdf.

jdaviddark said...

I'm not cool enough to have thought of it as a shout-out to back-masking.
I join you in the toast with a special remembrance of the fact that KDF began each week by playing new releases all the way through during Sunday evening/AM hours. Good times. REM's _Out of Time_'s "Half a World Away" was especially wondrous on a school-night.

Rivers of Sinope said...

I'm curious where you came across that Sukenick quote, Mr. Dark. I learned about it by attending the creative writing program he used to head (though he was not there, not even alive, by the time I got there). But it's not a widely circulated quote, despite its brilliance.

jdaviddark said...

Nice to hear from you, Rivers of Sinope.
My source is my (perhaps) primary source for so many cool words/images/sensibilities:
Wood S Lot