Saturday, January 10, 2009

Finnegans Wake, Cannabis Seeds and a Rottweiler

A Brief cut from my interview with uncle Bob!

[Leading on from some earlier e-mail interview question's you answered for me, can you expand upon why Finnegans Wake, Cannabis seeds and a Rottweiler are essential elements for a 21st century survival kit?]

RAW: You need Finnegans Wake to understand the merging world village that's appearing; Finnegans Wake is the only book that's written from a global perspective, well Pound's Cantos are almost global, they include China , parts of Africa, most of Europe and the United States and some ancient Sumer, Egypt. Joyce is much more universal, he includes a lot more of Africa than Pound does - a hell of a lot more - and a lot more of Asia too. That's part of your education to live in the 21st Century, you gotta master Finnegans Wake, and then you need what? - [Cannabis seeds] - Obvious, that doesn't need any explication does it? And the Rottweiler ....[GAP IN RECORDING WHILE TAPE IS CHANGED]
http://www.maybelogic.org/maybequarterly/08/0801FlyRAWInterview.htm

4 comments:

Bogus Magus said...

Nice one, Fly! Thanks!

I can't believe two years have passed since Bob left the planet, but it seems like perfect timing to read something of his (I'll be grabbing a random book) - and your interview works as a perfect intro.

I still envy you meeting the man F2F, and having a laugh.

And look at all the treasure just lurking there in Maybe Quarterly!

Links to all MQ material in column on the right...

Anon the Librarian said...

Do you remember what the Rottweiler was for?

FLY AGARIC 23 said...

yes, anon the librarian - protection against the TSOG. Or words to that effect.

Toby said...

heh heh

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