Shock Treatment

March 25, 2012
By rfaybeau SILVER, Springfield, Virginia
rfaybeau SILVER, Springfield, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin - more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."
Bertrand Russell


I read somewhere that
Lou Reed received shock treatment
as a kid and I found that kind of
funny because he always
sort of reminded me of
this
bohemian Frankenstein
carved in opium clay and lobotomized
and subsequently brought to life
at the altar of the carnal flesh of Chuck Berry
by sounds so carmine and corporeal.

Lou, resurrected by temptation,
I, 17, tempted,
swallowed whole by cold hands
and chest cavity,
a cadaver no longer,
gave myself away --

and we were listening to White Light/White Heat
I think, on vinyl he didn't deserve to own,
our own
private
shock treatment.


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