Archive for ‘Magnanimous Misanthropy’

February 12, 2019

Beauty and Happiness

Beauty depresses me,
knowing that it’s temporary.
Positivity requires too much energy.
And even if I were happy,
I wouldn’t admit it,
for that would be an insult
to those who are not,
and those who pretend to be.

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January 13, 2019

Moments of Rare Delight

Delivering a profound spiritual message for humanity at…

Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Saturday Jan 19th  8pm
w/ Flesh Eaters & Mud Honey

Furstworld, 8528 Desert Shadows Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Friday Jan 25th  7.30pm

Space Cowboy Books, 61871 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Saturday Jan 26th 3-4.30pm
w/ Gabriel Hart


Chevalier’s Books
, 126 N.Larchmont, Los Angeles CA 90004
Sunday Feb 3rd   5pm
w/ Janet Fitch

 

December 9, 2018

An Act of Great Treachery and Narcissism

Where egotism and self-loathing meet, where urgency merges with futility. Let me grace you with my absence…

November 6, 2018

Roasting Sparks

I will be throwing barbs at the Mael boys at this fun-filled event.

 

April 9, 2018

Soar Into a Rosy Zone of Contemplation

Now unavailable on Instaflam:
https://www.instagram.com/johntottenham/

… Put it out there and watch nothing happen.

March 23, 2016

Golden Waters

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Instead of doing my own work,
I took a long hard look
at somebody else’s work,
in the hope of being pleasantly relieved
by how bad it was.
But, much as I tried to deny it,
it was undeniably good.
And it pours out of him
like a gusher from a golden fountain
that never stops flowing.
Compared to this strained trickle
from a blocked and rusty faucet.
I take consolation
in how much it has cost me,
as if that might somehow redeem it.
Which, of course, it doesn’t.
But I don’t have much else
to take consolation in.

July 2, 2015

Morbidly Wistful Melancholy

On Raymond Pettibon pettibon_joan-crawford http://artillerymag.com/tottenham-corner-raymond-pettibon/

December 12, 2014

Zouch review

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“Extending Larkin-esque British miserablism
to new comic depths”
http://zouchmagazine.com/poetry-review-four-two/

 

April 26, 2014

Radio Ragazza

Live on Radio Ragazza:
7087587
http://www.adelebertei.com/radio-ragazza.html

April 22, 2014

The Indifferent Sublime

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Immerse yourself in sorrow, rake over pain.
Let the novelty of feeling something
wash through you in purifying waves
again and again. But kindness is unnerving,
tenderness hurts, and empathy
can be an excruciating form of martyrdom.
At the end of the day – when all is unsaid
and undone – you’re better off numb.