Track of the day - Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), translated & read by Matvei Yankelevich - "Blue Notebook 4" (0'36" wav; mp3 here). Ginsberg's "first thought best thought" was a stupid thought. But was it stupid enough? • More reasons to be wary of our desks.

Event report for Yankelevich's reading with Anna Moschovakis on 28 September 2006. Excerpts from the Blue Notesbook in Octopus 5. Wikipedia entry on Kharms. More Kharms in translation. Moscow Times story on Russian Absurdists. • Some Yankelevich & Moschovakis links. The indispensable Ugly Duckling Presse. • Lipstick of Noise tracklist. XML feed.

Monday -- 02 October 2006 -- permalink

The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.