Experimental, impressionistic sub-paragraph tumblin' (think obstsalat)


one way

And I rode out to Death Valley
And I laid down naked on the floor
And I said “Hey God”
“How’s it hanging tough guy”
He said “The age of specialization is over.”
I said “Excuse me?”
— Dan Bern, Lightning Jazz

We got fast food and condoms and hair spray
We got the right to vote to take all of our rights away
We got life and the means to spend it
We’ve even got the bomb in case we want to end it
— Dan Bern, Kababa

Tunel 6


Waiting for my little friend at the schoolbus stop

Now I see a red rose
I smell a red rose
A red rose
Blooming on another man’s vine
— Tom Waits, Another Man’s Vine


And there’s a black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
Black tornado, black tornado
Spinning around in my body sometimes
— Dan Bern, Black Tornado


I’ve heard you’re a dancer
Your legs are so fine
Come dance to my bedside
Come drink up my wine
— Dan Bern, Marlene

Light games
01:05 <oGMo> why is it i type in "ruby" and the first list is "alt.conspiracy.jfk"

Sometimes I think I’ll melt away
And in the sidewalk cracks I’d stay
And who will notice who will call
Whose life would change much if at all
I close my eyes and live
I close my eyes and live another day
— Dan Bern, Live Another Day

under the bridge


Mar en llamas

And the DJ spins his records
From here out to the sun
And he flings them through a big hole
In the ozone one by one
And somewhere beyond Mercury
The wax begins to melt
— Dan Bern, Thanksgiving Day Parade

23:03 <shevy> lieber trinken wenn man jung is
23:03 <shevy> irgendwann is man ZU ALT DAFÜR
23:03 <chris2> irgendwann ist alt dafür da
23:03 <replikant> duesseldorfer werden zu alt zum trinken und koelner zu koelsch

Six birds on a telephone wire, one was Mao Tse Tung
One was Rembrandt, one was Napoleon, another one was Cy Young
One was a guy named Stanley, who had been a clerk in a shipping company
One was Gertrude Stein, I shot ‘em all down bang bang
No more birds on the telephone wire
I shot ‘em all down bang bang
— Dan Bern, Six Birds


by eli m

And the wind chimes up above
Dance in the restless desert air
And I feel like I’m supposed to be someplace
But I don’t know where
— Dan Bern, Desert Wind


Are you gonna follow your soul
Are you gonna follow your soul
Are you gonna follow your soul
Or just the style of the day
Or just the style of the day
— Dan Bern, Are You Gonna Follow Your Soul?


Casa Blava II

But sometimes
When I get your message machine
I m happy to talk for 10 seconds and hang up.
I don’t gotta answer no questions
Sometimes I need it like that
— Dan Bern, Radio Static

And there’s a thing they call an hour
And that’s sixty of those of those
And I don’t know what those are
— Dan Bern, Days And Months And Years

Spiral aloe.


Happy Alcoholidays!

Now the only thing a gambling man needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk;
And the only time he’s ever satisfied
Is when he’s on a drunk.
— House of the Rising Sun


Come on baby
Let your love light shine
Gotta bury me inside of your fire
Because your eyes are ‘nough to blind me
— Tom Waits, Fumblin’ With The Blues



Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh, won’t you please take me home?
Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home
— Guns’N’Roses, Paradise City

pic 147

Putting fear beside him, he trusts in beauty blind,
He slips into the nectar, leaving his shredded clothes behind.
“With their tongues, they test, taste and judge all that is mine.
They move in a series of caresses
That glide up and down my spine.
— Genesis, The Lamia



Under that apple suckling tree
Oh yeah!
Under that apple suckling tree
Oh yeah!
Underneath that tree
There’s just gonna be you and me
Underneath that apple suckling tree
Oh yeah!
— Bob Dylan, Apple Suckling Tree

Oh the fishes will laugh
As they swim out of the path
And the seagulls they’ll be smiling.
And the rocks on the sand
Will proudly stand,
The hour that the ship comes in.
— Bob Dylan, When The Ship Comes In




The wind blows rain into my face
The sun glows at the end of the highway
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile
— Rolling Stones, Child Of The Moon

Is this just another day, in this God forgotten place?
First comes love, then comes pain. Let the games begin,
Questions rise and answers fall, insurmountable.
— Pearl Jam, Love Boat Captain




We’re gonna live in Century City
Go ahead and give in, Century City
Like modern men, modern girls
We’re gonna live in the modern world
— Tom Petty, Century City

ThoughtNational Pubic Radio.
no smoking in pubic places

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part
— Tom Petty, The Waiting



If today was not an endless highway,
If tonight was not a crooked trail,
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time,
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all.
— Bob Dylan, Tomorrow Is A Long Time

15:51 <chris2> i just see corundum around, and cmeme2 for logging
15:51 <manveru> not even a chanserv :(
15:51 <chris2> why do you want a chanserv?
15:52 <manveru> it makes me feel like i know at least one guy in the channel

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed
— Bob Dylan, Things Have Changed

11:30 <wackimonki> does anyone know how to find a repeated element in an array?
11:41 <chris2> come on, it's easy to write manually
11:43 <chris2> i like this variant: a.find_all { |e| a.index(e) != a.rindex(e) }



Ist Newtons Gravitätlichkeit natürliches Gesetz?
Natürlich nicht, eher ein Verbrechen,
denn ich hab’ sie nicht bestellt.
Grad’ gegen seine Apfelfalle hab’ ich mich gewehrt,
sie wurde gegen meinen Willen trotzdem installiert.
Seitdem hat sich mir die Fliegerei um einiges erschwert.
— Einstürzende Neubauten, Newtons Gravitätlichkeit

20:21 <eTM> auf facebook chris, auf facebook
20:21 <chris2> och nee
20:21 <eTM> ja ich bin jetzt auch geil social web dings
20:21 <eTM> ich lehn den ganzen tag nur noch freundschaften ab
Cape Town Nov 2007  - 36

… without fantasy one would never become a mathematician, and what gave me a place among the mathematicians of our day, despite my lack of knowledge and form, was the audacity of my thinking. — Sophus Lie


good evening, tanah lot

Alabaster moonshine
thunder burns at midnight
drinking firewater
with the devil’s daughter
— Lydia Lunch, Cisco Sunset

Delirium is just a disease of the night
and I’m just another daughter of darkness
stuck in this psycho-tropic wasteland
another wretched witch entranced
by the voodoo of the living dead
— Lydia Lunch, Disease Of The Night

by sponger


ảnh đẹp chưa nè ^^

You can make the sun and moon begin to shine
and if you could have your way every day would be fine.
It’s no wonder for as long as I may live
— The Tremeloes, Right Wheel

Equal The Playing Field

We take a walk,
The sun is shining down,
Burns my feet as they touch the ground.
— The Tremeloes, Good Day Sunshine


Limey 009

I fell in love the very first night, that I was here
I crashed a party, or a wedding, or a birthday, some Catholic thing; there were priests
I caught her eye, I thought we’d be perfect, but we didn’t speak
Over and over the last three days I’ve been falling in love this way
— Dan Bern, Via Gioberti

No pornography exploits women. It exploits men. It’s the men that are made to look stupid, silly and ridiculous, chasing after the golden elixir. Women look beautiful, do what they wanna do and get paid for it. — Lydia Lunch

19:56 <chrissturm> ruby-de is der volle aggro channel
19:57 <penpen> was dem IRC fehlt ist force feedback
19:57 <chrissturm> und rumble

So the world evolved a creature
Infinitely creative
That would make things interesting
And mess the order some
And build towers of buildings
To cut strange lines in the sky
— Dan Bern, Going Fine



Love is vindicated
Love was in the news
Love was on the guest list
Love took off its shoes
— Dan Bern, Trust


I shot two men in a military car
On a road in a country I can’t pronounce
I saw their eyes when I pulled the trigger
Then checked the back seat for the body count
— Dan Bern, After The Parade


20071112 002

Life comes from within your heart and desire
Life comes from within my heart and desire
Life comes from within you heart and desire
— Pearl Jam, Inside Job


I have faced it, a life wasted.
I’m never going back again.
I escaped it, a life wasted.
I’m never going back again.
having tasted, a life wasted.
I’m never going back again.
— Pearl Jam, Life Wasted



Flying geese, he said, I like that one
What s this about flying geese?
I guess, I said, They were flying overhead
And it frees us from the painting motif
— Dan Bern, Flying Geese

15:57 <penpen> In Jülich steht der zweitschnellste Computer der Welt :)
15:58 <shevy> wie viel km/h schafft er?
13:58 <shevy> die Kühe der Zukunft werden auf der Weide stehen… Tourist geht vorbei, beisst ein Stückchen weg… das wächst dann der Kuh nach, bis der nächste Tourist kommt. Ökotourismus
13:58 <shevy> ja, happen, ein bissen
13:58 <chris2> lol
13:58 <entropie> ne lassma shevy
13:59 <entropie> es sei denn es sind schokokühe
16:09 <chris2> Xach: seen ?
16:10 <chris2> Xach: "My goal is to finish the book within 6 months. I'm sure you will start seeing drafts much earlier."
16:10 <Xach> soon he will switch to writing a lisp book, before finally completing an ocaml book.

From place to place and town to town,
From red and green and gold to brown
To cash and get it up and down the coast
From face to face and down to down
From gray on green and gold to brown
From where I’ve never been and been the most
— Dan Bern, Running


ThoughtAnarchaia will resume publishing Monday, November 12. I’ll be speaking at Euruko 2007 in Vienna, don’t you want to drop by?
Robotlab : bios [bible] (2007)

I’m only waiting
till the morning comes
Till the morning comes,
till the morning comes.
— Neil Young, Till The Morning Comes

Delicia doce :þ~~

ThoughtThe best way to live is to travel from conference to conference and talk about what one thought during the flights.

Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof, die Szene wirkt makaber.
Die Pforrer tanz’n mit die Hur’n, und Juden mit Araber.
Heit san olle wieder lustich, heit lebt ollas auf,
im Mausoleum spü’t a Band, die hot an Wohnsinnshammer d’rauf.
— Wolfgang Ambros, Es Lebe Der Zentralfriedhof


Haworthia truncata var. truncata

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
— Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’

ThoughtThere’s no better way to kill a project than to announce it before it is started.

Memory, ecstasy, tyranny, hypocrisy
Betrayed by a kiss on a cool night of bliss
In the valley of the missing link
And you have no time to think.
— Bob Dylan, No Time To Think


Sun Rise

Hey, you make me king for a day
Hey, and then you take it away
And there’s nothing I can say
— Dan Bern, Just About The Time

sky  at 13.15  h  ..on road home..

If you wanna make some dough
You oughta invest in my company
We’re putting bar codes onto fetuses
Using ultrasound and laser technology
We used to do babies, but some of them still got mixed up
This takes care of that
— Dan Bern, Go To Sleep



Waste of time–I’m thunder and you’re lighting
Waste of time–there’s wars we could be fighting
Waste of time–stupid little tragic waste of time
— Dan Bern, Waste Of Time

20:14 <b_jonas> I once wrote an interpreter for some pseudocode someone used
20:14 <b_jonas> so I can prove the pseudocode is buggy
moving on

If the words ‘jail’ and ‘bail’
Didn’t happen to rhyme
There’d be 1,437 fewer songs
There’d be 1,437 fewer songs
— Dan Bern, Boll Weevil



I need a chorus, a theme
Something to make all this tie together and make sense
But for now I got no chorus and no theme
I keep running off to someplace that I’ve never been
To do something quite unimportant, to stay out of sight
So people other places might think that I’m somewhere
Doing something quite important
— Dan Bern, Anger

Strange Creatures

Oh, the only decent thing I did when I worked as a postal clerk
Was to haul your picture down off the wall near the cage where I used to work.
Was I a fool or not to try to protect your identity?
You looked a little burned out, my friend,
I thought it might be up to me
— Bob Dylan, Up To Me



My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now.
— Bob Dylan, My Back Pages

Camping isn’t opinionated. It’s strange. — Nathaniel Talbott

18:21 <chris2> ich lern jetzt glaub doch ocaml
18:21 <chris2> wenn man die augen zu macht, gehts :-)


Macro - 1

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint
— Rolling Stones, Sympathy For The Devil

Tell me, tell me, tell me, you want me too
Tell me, tell me, tell me, I need you
When I saw you over there
What could I do but stand and stare
Will you, will you, will you be my lover tonight?
— Rolling Stones, Will You Be My Lover Tonight?

22:52 <replikant> linux reift wie ein guter wein:)
22:52 <replikant> windows wird schnell schal sobald man es aufgemacht hat:)
22:52 <chris2> lol
22:52 <chris2> ++



Someday I ll write a simple song
Someday, someday, someday
Someday I ll write a simple song
Someday, someday, someday
— Dan Bern, A Simple Song

Halloween Flames

I wish you well on your travels
My friends I wish you well along the way
This is the story of how I came to be
In jail for a night and a day
— Dan Bern, Jail