Thursday, February 07, 2008

There’s Nothing Beethoven Could Do To Help

So they’ve hauled off Britney to a nut house.
There’s nothing Beethoven could do to help.

He’s dead, of course. But even if the guy
were alive he’d still be a musician
and if Beethoven were a musician
alive today and in love with Britney
would Britney care if Beethoven composed
a symphony for her? Or would she want
him to earn enough money from his work
to finance a movie she could star in?
And what are the odds a classical guy
in today’s world could earn that kind of cash?

I’ll admit I still think it would be cool
if Beethoven were in love with Britney.
I’d kind of like to hear what he’d compose
waiting for her to work through her troubles.

I suspect Britney wouldn’t give a fuck
about being a classical guy’s muse.
And I suspect Beethoven would know it.
But I suspect he’d still compose cool stuff.

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I hadn’t prepared anything special for today.

Then last night I spent a few hours drawing a cartoon of Keira Knightley. (In pencil! It came out pretty good. I haven’t lettered the caption yet, but I’ll do that today. The cartoon doesn’t fit next week’s theme, so the earliest I’ll get it up will be the week after next.)

After finishing the drawing last night I wasn’t sleepy so I wondered if I could put together something for Thursday’s post. Very quickly—almost as if it were writing itself—I wrote down in long hand these twenty lines of verse without any pre-planning of any kind.

I swear I didn’t write this as an apostrophe!

That having been said, today’s post makes a great introduction to tomorrow’s post, which will be an introduction to next week’s topic.

That’s very weird. It’s Goblin Universe stuff. Things that just write themselves and yet still fit right in.

Sometimes things have a way of working themselves out.

And if Beethoven did love Britney that would be so weird (and, to me, cool) I’d be hoping that too would work itself out somehow and end up with those two together and living happily ever after.

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