Monday, October 5, 2009


I'm giving some serious thought to folding up Poetry Is For Assholes. I never quite figured out what I wanted to write about. I like posting music files, but there's tons of people doing that. I don't feel like being one of the many bloggers who write about their personal lives.

I'll have to admit to feeling burnt out in general. I'm not really sick, but I'm constantly beset by health problems. My crazy family is acting a little crazier and demanding a little more attention. My job has been a real grind. I'm just trying to survive a couple more years there.

I'll also have to confess that I have been sucked in by the evil one, the all seeing eye, Facebook. I've been chatting with various High School friends and old Midwestern scenesters.

I've been reading actual books. I noticed that I was acquiring more and more books that I meant to read and getting around to fewer and fewer of them. I've decided to see if I can't put a dent in the pile of books (hell, piles) of books around the house. I'm finding that I like the way books make me slow down. The internet and it's constant flow of "information" makes me feel a little too speedy and "ADDish". Besides is it really information if it's fucking useless and serves to do nothing but clutter up my thoughts?

I'm going to take a little time and think about what, if anything, I want to do on the internet. If I feel clear in my direction I might start another "serious" blog to discuss union issues.

I'm not giving up the internet. Not hardly. If I've been following and commenting on your blog, I will continue to do so. I've got a couple of regulars who don't have blogs of their own. I'd like to hear from them. Rick in Lorain and Sarah in Mississippi, you're both really interesting people. Same goes for anybody else who comes here regularly and anonymously. You know who you are.

Feel free to email me at Adamdelved, that's all one word, at g mail dot com.

If you're wondering about Adamdelved, it comes from the rhyme, "When Adam delved and Eve span/ Who was then the gentleman?" Those two lines contain the seed of all subsequent radical thought in the English speaking world.

For the moment I leave you with this,

"When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty."
-John Ball- 1381


@eloh said...

Well, Jon, I don't know if these bloggy things expire....but through you I have heard some damn good music that I otherwise would have never been exposed.

For those of us who follow you, if you post tomorrow, six months, or a year from now, we will pick up on it. (If we are still here.)

I don't think you need to shut her down...just stick it in a drawer for later....just don't lose your damn password!

ib said...

It is that time of year, I think, when everything takes on the taint of exhaustion.

The craziness of family is encroaching on me too. Impressing on me that every act of blogging is a tired and frivolous expense.

But Facebook ? Wait. What the fuck.

Leave the back door open. Never say never.

And thanks for the insight on adamdelved; I never would have guessed. I keep trying to "cast off the yoke of bondage" only to fidget under shell of many failings.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

What could be more serious than Poetry For Assholes. Maybe you could name your union blog Unions Are For Assholes Like You.

Jon said...

I did say another serious blog. Because "Poetry Is For Assholes" is as serious as cancer in your left nut.

Joe said...

Jon its all about expression.We can choose to do that any way we wish. No judgements necessary.And in a world of billions much (all?) can seem a bit trite. How could so much significance live side by side. Yet we have a voice and whether you use yours here or elsewhere I have found it well worth listening to. Joe

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed your writing

Sometimes I think that I'm all alone with the way I think and then i read someone like you and I know there's likeminded people everywhere!

Thank you so much for everything

Big Ern xxx

Melbourne Australia

Nazz Nomad said...

Don't do it. The world is more interesting with you in it, Clarice.

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