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Saturday, September 20, 2003

instinct 1 : impelled by an inner or animating or exciting agency 2 : profoundly imbued

institute 1 : to establish in a position or office 2 : an elementary principle recognized as authoritative


etc. etc. just reminding self

No two storms alike
a like

dance a kooky dance


el MAGINIFICA

No two popsicles alike and
hell if I know the formula

you will have a yellow and

I will have a red one, I will
dance your straight up and down dance


aye Marie, aye Marie the one for me

Two pillows but never used
two storms but never cloudy

aye Marie, yellow and green



Wow, gotta give credit to the person who spent time transcribing that fucker. The lyrics are no big deal, just long. You have to hear them with the music for the full Mooney experience.

More than a few people have Googled this site in the past and linked to it believing it had something to do with Can. Today, it finally does.

Here's the weekend special. A couple people have asked me what Yoo Doo Right is. Most know the song and the group who performs it, Can. When I was setting up my blog a few months back it was playing in the background, so it really has little meaning to me beyond convenience (though it is an unbelievable song).

As a public service I'm going to print every word from it here today. Actually, I lifted this from a Can fan appreciation site, but they have about as much right to it as I do so they probably won't complain. Here goes.

YOO DOO RIGHT
Sung by Malcolm Mooney
[based on a letter written by Malcolm's girlfriend]

Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.

I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on, man.
I need your help, I need your love today.
Once I was blind, but now I see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me.
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.
Black eyes was wrong, I say “OK”.
I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on, man.
I need your help, I need your love today.
Once I was blind, now I can see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me, she said
“Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, yoo doo, yoo doo it right.
I need you, I need you not, doo right, yoo doo right.”
One day I was wrong, I say “I’m OK”.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on, man.
I’m in love with my girl, she is away to stay.
A drum beat 21 hours a day,
Once I was blind, now I can see,
Once I was blind, but now I can see,
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me.
She said “doo, doo doo right”, she said “doo, doo doo right”,
She said “doo, doo doo right”, she said “doo, yoo doo right”,
She said “you, it’s alright”, she said “you, it’s alright”,
She said “yoo, yoo doo right”, she said “yoo, yoo doo right”.

Black eyes, that’s wrong, I say “OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she is away,
I need your help, I need your love today,
Eyes in the letter right away.
Once I was blind, but now I see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me, babe,
Baby, baby, baby, it’s OK, she said
“Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.”

Black eyes was wrong, I say “I’m OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she is away,
I need your help, I need your love strong.
A drum beat 21 hours a day,
I know you’re, you’re, you’re here to stay,
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me, she said
“Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.”

Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, it’s alright, doo right, it’s alright,
Doo right, it’s alright, doo right, it’s alright,
Doo right, it’s alright, doo right, it’s alright,
Doo right, it’s alright, doo right, it’s alright,
Doo right, it’s alright, doo right, it’s alright,
Doo right, it’s alright, doo right, it’s alright,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.

Once I was blind,
Once I was blind, now I see,
Once I was blind, now I see,
Once I was blind, now I see,
Once I was blind, but now I see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me.
Black eyes was wrong, I say “OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she’s away.
I need your help to keep me strong,
I need your help to keep me strong,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right.

Doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.
When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “I’m OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on, man.
I need your help, I need your love today.
A drum beat 21 hours a day,
Once I was blind, but now I see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me.
Got to, got to doo right, got to, got to doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.
When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “I’m OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on, man.
I need your love, I need your love today.
Once I was blind, but now I see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me, babe.
It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright,
It’s alright, baby, it’s alright, it’s alright, baby, it’s alright,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.

I’m OK,
I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Oh man,
I need your help, I need your help today.
Once I was blind,
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me,
You made a believer out of me.
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right.
When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “I’m OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on, man.
I need your help, I need your love today.
A drum beat 21 hours a day,
Once I was blind, but now I see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me, babe.
Alright, it’s alright, alright, it’s alright,
Alright, it’s alright, alright, it’s alright,
Alright, it’s alright, alright, it’s alright,
Alright, it’s alright, alright, it’s alright,
Alright, it’s alright, alright, it’s alright.

I get the rocket tonight, I get the rocket tonight,
I get the rocket tonight, I get the rocket tonight,
I get the rocket tonight, I get the rocket tonight,
I get the rocket tonight, I get the rocket tonight.
When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “I’m OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she’s gone away.
I need your love, I need your love,
I need your love, I need your love.
Once I was blind, but now I can see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me,
You made a believer out of me.
Got to, got to move on, man, got to, got to move on, man,
Got to, got to move on, man, got to, got to move on, man,
I get the rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
I need your help, I need your love,
A drum beat 21 hours a day.
Once I was blind, now I can see,
Now that you’re in love with me.
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move,
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move,
You got the rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
I need your help, I need your love,
A drum beat 21 hours a day.
You got the rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
You got the rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
Doo right, yoo doo right, doo right, yoo doo right,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
Once I was blind, but now I can see
Now that you’re in love with me
You made a believer out of me, babe,
You made a believer out of me.
You got the rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight,
The rocket tonight, the rocket tonight.
When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “OK”,
I’m in love with my girl, she’s away.
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move,
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move,
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move,
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move.
You need, you need her love, need her love, you need her love,
A drum beat 21 hours a day.
Doo right, doo right, doo right, doo right.
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move,
Man, you got to move on, man you got to move.
You get the rocket tonight, you get the rocket tonight,
You get the rocket tonight, you get the rocket tonight.
You need her love, you need her love,
A drum beat 21 hours a day.
You get the rocket tonight, you get the rocket tonight,
You get the rocket tonight, you get the rocket tonight.
Oh, once I was, once I was blind,
Now I, now I, now I, now I, now I can see,
You made a believer out of me, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You made a believer out of me.
You get the rocket tonight, you get the rocket tonight,
You get the rocket tonight, I said the rocket tonight,
I said the rocket tonight, I said the rocket tonight,
I said the rocket tonight, I said the rocket tonight,
I said the rocket tonight, I said the rocket tonight,
I said the rocket tonight, I said drum beat 21 hours a day.
She said “I need your help, I need your love in every way”.
I said the rocket tonight, I said the rocket tonight,
I said the rocket tonight, I said.

Rocket tonight, rocket tonight,
Rocket tonight, rocket tonight,
Rocket tonight, rocket tonight,
Rocket tonight, rocket tonight,
It’s alright, it’s alright,
It’s alright, it’s alright,
It’s alright, it’s alright,
It’s alright, it’s alright,
It’s alright.
When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “I’m OK”.

When they ask “what’s wrong?” I say “I’m OK”.
I’m in love with my girl, she is away.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on.
Man, got to move on, man you got to move on.
 

Friday, September 19, 2003

It's not his most startling poetry, but the images are hard hitting at least.


War continues. Kenneth Patchen weighs in:

THE BODY BESIDE THE TIES

Can't seem to wake you, kid, guess it
put you to sleep getting cut in two
I wonder what my mother will say
To hell with your old lady, kid, it's you dead
like you read about being dead
in the school books with medals all over
your chest and all the girls saying
Boy is he ever something on that big white horse
hell's fire a hero dying for his ahem country
What is my country?
And all the fine buildings with flags fluttering
thataboy some class a first-rate bloke
with bubbles of blood in his hair
There are a lot of jails in America...a lot of poor boys
trying to get somewhere.

Hello, kid
still dead?

I had a lot to do a lot to see


Thursday, September 18, 2003

this is all

an experiment

in managing

a seagull meets a
rooster half-way

seagulls

do seagulls roost


sounds

seagulls

sounds

children


children have
moved in down
stairs

seagulls


sounds

sounds

sounds

Sounds

Sounds

Sounds

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

This seems to work!

Inexplicable things are happening to our blogs. First, the links on Gary's blog and then my own simply vanish, then we both have to use new templates altogether to repair our respective messes. Now Amanda's Ironstone Whirlygig link will not work. Devil in the machine? You decide.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

POLICY

Invert letters only when
touched off at someone
the semi collapse of
nerves


Monday, September 15, 2003

Lucy is making some wonderful drawings "for Mother". This is the first use of the word "Mother" (as opposed to "ma") in Gloucester since the 19th Century.

Mother
Mommy
Mama
Mom
Ma
Mem
Mim

OK, decided to change my blog completely. I wish there were more options, but at least this a slightly dignified format.

If I've forgotten your link please let me know.

Will re-add when time allows. Sorry!

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Here's a little Oppen while I wait for my stomach to feel better:

THE FOUNDER

Because he could not face
A whole day
From dawn

He lay late
As the privileged
Lie in bed.

Yet here as he planned
Is his villiage
Enduring

The astronomic light
That wakes a people
In the painful dawn.

There's a couple spaaaaaacing problems with the post of Simon's poem that I have no patience to correct. Simon's poetry speaks for itself, I think, though I think it's worth noting that it defies simple categorization. He has that sort of slipperiness to his work that I always enjoy, concrete but somehow remaining up in the air, the point where you are just about to fall but catch yourself but readjusting your weight over your feet.

I have no idea what I mean here. I've always had trouble describing poetry, even in grad school, and would make a horrible reviewer, I think. I do think I make a decent editor, however, because there's room for those of us who know it when we see it. At least as I see it.

Simon's got it.

From Simon Pettet's Collected (Hope he doesn't mind me reprinting here-if you are lurking out there, please write us, Simon):

February 5 1985

Is it to stop here and wish
each of us forever locked
in amatory sculptures?

Roped together like mountaineers
We discover our own vocabularies

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