Paris - Day what the hell is it already?

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Crowds at Jim (the wanker) Morrison's grave, crowds at Oscar (the wanked) Wilde's grave...

At Proust's tomb, only...




Posted by: expat@large on Sep 05, 07 | 6:22 am | Profile


You look so serious and sad. I felt like cuddling you after seeing that picture.

Posted by: VirginPornStar on Sep 05, 07 | 2:13 pm

Mate, just been reading thru your trials and tribs and Paris sounds fantastic...Please tell me you are there for the Rugby...:)

Posted by: Scorpy on Sep 05, 07 | 3:08 pm

VPS: Sorry, I only accept cuddles, hugs and kisses from French babes from now on...

Actually I was sad for Marcel, only moi there to mourn him... He is so much greater, so much more important a cultural force than that bloody arrogant, deluded and overrated Morrison.

Actually, I was more likely worried that my camera would fall off the adjacent grave before the time-lapse triggered...

Scorpy: I am Victorian. What's this thing, rubgy(sp?)?

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 05, 07 | 4:27 pm

p.s. On my walk through this hill of tombs, I overlook G. P'r'c's symbolic flat sign in his honour in its columbariam ... forgot to instil in my mind what his tomb's No: was... do'h! I did not Avoid it with a goal such as this in mind. Such an inclusion could bring my tour of Paris to fruition. But I cannot go back now, too short a stay - I am flying to Austria tomorrow. How disappointing it all is. I should study his works and gain solid wisdom from him, don't you think?

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 05, 07 | 4:58 pm

Proust was a snobbish, effeminate, aesthete with an inflated sense of his own desirability. Just my opinion.

Posted by: Samantha on Sep 06, 07 | 3:14 am

Sam: and a wonderful opinion it is too... ;-)

While we are the ad hominen bandwagon... Jim Morrison was a snobbish, effeminate, aesthete with an inflated sense of his own desirability. Just my opinion.

I have only read the first two volumes of ALRDTP by Proust, but I recall how powerfully they affected me. The love story of poor Swann and his bisexual Odette is as huge, multifaceted - yet coherent! - and still as moving as anything I have ever read...

So Proust was a silly old poof, so what? He was the second most brilliant writer ever (according to "Little Miss Sunshine").

Morrison, however is just a silly young heterosexual unable to handle his undeserved fame... and always will remain so. "Roadhouse Blues" is an hum-alongable 12bar blues, the staggering mediocrity of which (even in that genre) he never surpassed.

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 06, 07 | 3:42 am


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