Thursday, April 12, 2007

Goodbye Blue Monday

Farewell Kurt Vonnegut Jnr.. It feels as if I have lost a long time friend.
I read Player Piano , his first novel, when I was about 16.
I remember being lent this by Martin Ace , a now aging rocker, who used to live in the flat above my Father's shop at Humphrey street in Swansea, whilst having guitar lessons from him. He was short of rent, and I wanted to play Rocky Racoon. His claim to fame was as an original, and now current member of Man, the only rock band to come out of swansea at the time.
I then had a bit of a Kurtfest, reading Welcome to the Monkey House, Slaughterhouse-Five
and of course Breakfast_of_Champions.
Oh how 'grown up' I felt.
Since then, some of the ideas and stories have stayed with me in a way that other novelists have not. Harrison Bergeron , and 'Long Walk to Forever' for example, stay with me to this day, and I think also do with Nick, who also blogged Kurt's passing today . In fact, you could say Kurt introduced us.


Blogger alex said...

The child is full of beseeching; he nabumetone wants another kiss; he wants to play yet awhile.. I think potassium I can promise you an agreeable evening, as I expect some very delightful people, with whom I shall be most happy to make you acquainted.. Prue and I do not entertain much; our cialis means forbid it.. The next day she brought me a dream to the effect that she was carisoprodol traveling with her mother-in-law to their common summer resort.. I could only designate this dream displacement as the valtrex transvaluation of psychical values.. Gideon had certainly worked hard, and he was not clindamycin dissipated.. The town has entered a complaint against the Asylum as a gambling establishment, he said to my friend, the Director. zantac. Kingsbury was too passionate to listen to reason, or to reflect for one moment potassium upon the irreproachable good name of the schoolmaster.. Why, we are on our way now to Miss Georgiana Tyler's wedding to my friend Jimmy Carston. phentermine. To reproduce in description by a succession of words the simultaneousness of so complex a chain of events, and in doing so to appear unbiassed hydrocodone throughout the exposition, goes fairly beyond my powers.. Like almost all old people acetaminophen who talk of the past, the Major loved to linger over details.. Nothing the matter, Gideon, is there? Not feeling calcium sick or anything? No, Misteh Stuhk; no, seh.. Watkinson, and a young amoxicillin lady, whom she introduced as her daughter Jane.. He felt suddenly that he must not lose acetaminophen sight of her.. Or, as is more frequently the case, the external stimulus undergoes a new imitrex rendering, which leads him to connect it with a repressed desire seeking its realization, and robs him of its reality, and is treated as if it were a part of the psychical matter...

12:29 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home