GeneralScouring yard sales and flea markets for treasure. Reading. Singing along with Morrissey. Letterpress printing. Mail art. Doing It Myself. Favorite typo: remeber.
Books"I know it's silly to write things down, but it's also good and important, though a little arrogant and pointless. Actually it's sinful. What makes it most compelling is that there's something cheeky in writing down complete, downright lies and letting po-faced judges believe every word of it, like as if it was gospel—not of course that I'd ever intentionally tell a lie."—Billy Childish, Notebooks of a Naked Youth .. "'See here,' she said, "Don't let us talk about dying; I don't like it. Let us talk about living.'"—Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden .. "Humiliating, and yet somehow a secret joy: to be able to upset people simply by wearing the wrong clothes!"—Tama Janowitz, Area Code 212.. "My heart was full of softening showers,
I used to swing like this for hours,
I did not care for war or death
I was glad to draw my breath."
—Stevie Smith.. "Aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands." —1 Thess. 4: 9-12, Concerning Brotherly Love .. "Listen to your own Atlantis
wreathed in kelp and coral"
—from "Under Noise" by C.E. Chaffin.. "If you can enjoy the sun and flowers and music where there is nothing except darkness and silence you have proved the mystic sense."
—Helen Keller.. "...there are portents abroad
of magic and might,
and things that are yet to be done.
Open the door!
--from "On a Night of Snow" by Elizabeth Coatsworth.. "Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold its great proportions. A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit."--Ralph Waldo Emerson..
About me:If you are looking for The La-La Theory distro, which carries poetry and fiction zines, it is now called One-Room Schoolhouse. Here is its WEBSITE... I'm Katie. I make zines. These include the original The La-La Theory, an unusual and slightly loony zine about language; Word Math, a collection of found poetry; Transcribing Birdsong, a collection of poetry I found in my brain; and other things. You can find my zines at a bunch of distros and little shops around the country, or you can order them from my etsy shop. Why don't you do that, in fact? I like to keep the zine factory humming. ..
I've seen it explained and attributed differently in different sources, but here's what I know about the la-la theory: During the nineteenth century, scientists and philosophers were interested in figuring out the origins of language. Some of their theories were pretty fanciful. The pooh-pooh theory, for instance, suggested that human speech came from the instinctive sounds early people made out of frustration and anger. The la-la theory put forth that language was borne of the human need to express music, poetry and love. Both Darwin and a Danish linguist named Otto Jespersen thought that emotion inspired music, which they believed could have been the predecessor to language. Jespersen wrote, "[Love] inspired many of the first songs, and through them was instrumental in bringing about human language.".. Nice, right?.. ..
Who I'd like to meet:You.
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio