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LA | NY A Special Edition of The East Village
Snap: Live in the City Is it world domination this amassing and massive moving of mostly crappy goods and personal yearnings or just the soaring speculation of deeply fucked dot com? With hard-won individual anxieties, rights, freedoms, etc. on a first-name basis try imagining that you live in this century (city). Good. Now park the Sports Utility Vehicle and circulate freely amongst the competing cultural information and traditions you have access to. I'm just sort of ("what ever happened to") sitting here imagining a world without walls or wallpaper, like "reflexive" or "second" or "free form" modernism but yet with better doorknobs and accredited poetry workshops for the masses (saskia sassen). Trusting in art to help me (why wontcha babe) get over the blank stare of the commodity (keep me hangin on). If it is my hatred of classical music that will save me in the end show me a better (bitter) century, more social, less pharmaceutical and sure of the loss of causality, daddy these are only ideas, worse (worst) yet, words and not people opening their windows to check the middle morning weather (retired postal workers with heart conditions) in emergent middle Europe in the lyrical working district that circles the city "girdles the globe" "the image of an engine" "the new mobility of people and money" "industry outputs" "Thailand, Japan and, Time Warner, Toyko, Toronto, Turkey, un- employment, unions, United Kingdom, United Nations, Uruguay." Music. Movies.