FROM THE HEART. RANT: LOVES AND HATES/DISLIKES. INSPIRED BY “POLARI” WORKSHOP, “HOMOTOPIA”, 2015.BY STEVEN BENSON.

I LOVE:

Classical music, particularly obscure nineteenth century piano concerti;

Michael Ponti;

Literature and good writing style {this isn’t it!:P};

PROPER  Espresso coffee, as strong as possible; it fuels my writing; I celebrate my addiction!;

My lovely new social housing flat, overlooking parkland,squirrels and ducks, adjoining desuetudinous houses;

My CHOSEN colour scheme for that flat; from razzle-dazzle to black Gothic;

My queer/gay red study; and rainbow coloured bedroom;

Critical theory(including QUEER theory and lgbt studies), even when as dense as the espresso(strength 13);

W G Sebald: what a genius and poet of life and the world; a mammoth yet miniature melancholist;

Setting up and facilitating grassroots(mainly) lgbt groups;

That I have constructed and re-invented my self and life;

Socializing generally and all my fab friends, multi-facetted, kind and interesting;

My friend who has read 6 volumes of “A la Recherché” in as many months;

My chaise-longue and literary soiree corner; and I do not CARE if its “pretentious”;

Boho cafes,a la Greendays; Lark Lane; Bold Street et al;

News from Nowhere AND Waterstones!;

{GO ON; say it, Steve}:
I LOVE

JEREMY CORBYN

and

OWEN JONES

(no matter HOW MUCH some people are scared by/do not want to talk re them{more of the spectralisation and otherisation of Jezza later})

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{the exercise in the writing workshop said “hates”; well, some ARE hates(hatreds?); some are more dislikes as I think hate is a very strong word and should be used advisedly!}
I HATE incompetence, systemic in some quarters; usually, the bigger the corporation, the greater the (systemic) ineptness;

I dislike the way Blairite supporters are behaving towards Corbyn: their bruised egos;

I strongly dislike watery coffee, black or white;

I dislike stylistically poor/weak writing {and this isn’t the best, stylistically lol; lets call it an experiment in heartfelt ranting and passion, unmediated by poetic considerations:P};

I hate most private landlords and letting agents; they are callous and, again, titanically incompetent{apols to any good ones!};

I dislike arguments and raised voices{though MINE was a bit raised, lets say impassioned, in this exercise; they call it “projection” darling, sort of talking to the cushion, MANAGED anger};

I hate English cowpat music;

I dislike England{I LOVE Wales};

I cannot(anymore) tolerate, and have nil patience with, neither homophobia, unthinking heterosexism nor heteronormativity; nor normativising thinking of ANY kind{think from first principles:go from who you are,INWARDS to OUTWARDS};

I hate “I am fine with gays as long as they do not shove it(my sexuality!) down your throat{!!!!!!!!!!!!!! someone ACTUALLY SAID this to me recently; imagine if I were to say that to a non lgbt person; they would be, quite rightly, OUTRAGED};

I strongly dislike people who say I/gay men are “too camp”/too “gay”{what does that even mean? ; and doesn’t it say more about THEM than us/me?};

I HATE (unequivocally) Ian Duncan Smith, for his ideological warfare, and gradual destruction of the welfare benefit safety net;

I strongly dislike INVERSE INTELLECTUAL snobbery {“you are using too many big words”; well, I am very happen to explain them:)

I am sad/dislike that my parents sent me(out of good, socialist motives, so I have forgiven them:)) to a (mainly; saved by my lovely Latin/Russian teacher)  horrible, rough comprehensive school;

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(mainly!) UNCENSORED, as it poured out, in the writing workshop

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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One Response to FROM THE HEART. RANT: LOVES AND HATES/DISLIKES. INSPIRED BY “POLARI” WORKSHOP, “HOMOTOPIA”, 2015.BY STEVEN BENSON.

  1. decayetude says:

    Thx,Gill; ur appreciation is , as ever, valued:)

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