uzin@mo = art + food + kulture + muzik + fiction + états d’âmes + karnet + exploration des sens + erotika + littérature de l'étonnement + inspiration + chronique

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SUPERNOVA : ...en phraze terminale (U)

[ étoile filante lumineuze dans le ciel fade de nos ékrits monotones ]

soleil couchant
deuil in the making

écrit enivrant

en phraze terminale
je me désagrège

maison silencieuse
révolution lexikale

proze anxieuse

en phraze terminale
je m'allège

écrivain itinérant
sans table de travail fixe

roman inquiétant
crucifix radioaktif

en phraze terminale
je m'auto-digère

écriture kannibale
en phraze terminale...


Muzik pairing :

La fête triste - Trisomie 21

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bouillon de kulture : Le guide des bars et pubs de Saguenay (Mathieu Arsenault) (55)

suis sorti dehors ce midi. pour prendre l'air. pour écrire. j'ai lu ce midi le guide de mathieu d'une traite. boom! avec la même urgence qui a été déployée pour l'écrire / j'ai dévoré ce petit bouquin de moins de 100 pages avec un intérêt soutenu : la prémisse du projet me titillant tout le soul comme une incontrôlable érection matinale. écriture en directe. écriture automatique. écriture expérimentale. drama king / écrire sur les gens, parmi les gens et pour les gens : véritable kommunion littéraire / autopsie lexikale : en pages de gauche un essai, en pages de droite des poèmes et tout au centre, nous, le lecteur; le tout s'unifiant comme deux corps suintant entrelacés par une chaude nuit sauvage au plein coeur de l'été / le comment, le pourquoi... le ying, le yang... les matériaux, la construction / mathieu arsenault s'approprie ici le bar, lieu de débauche par prédilection, comme table de travail itinérante, le temps d'un projet littéraire uniquo-moderne qui dresse le portrait du fêteux d'aujourd'hui et de son modus operandi / petit livre, grande réussite / drunk poet society / le téléphone intelligent est une arme redoutable, u know!


Muzik pairing :
love for sale (talking heads) / waiter! (french b) / zoo station (u2) / too drunk to fuck (dead kennedys) / secret agent man (devo)

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

ONE THOUSAND POST ON UZINAMO: Bouillon de kulture : Zen in the Art of Writing (Bradbury) (54)

Today my friends, I share with you a very important blog post, one that holds a special meaning in my heart.

A post celebrating the 1000th occasion I have taken the time to sit down at my desk (or in my car, or anywhere else in the world for that matter) to address myself to you dear followers through this unique and amazing platform.

I did not realize it until now, until I am writing these very words, but the book that I am about to talk to you about is somewhat like my second Bible. I have read it so many times and I continue to learn from it and appreciate it every time I open it. Needless to say, this exuberant publication is from MY all-time favorite author, Ray Bradbury.

Zen in the Art of Writing is so much more than a how-to guide for the would-be writer: it is a celebration of the art of writing itself with its amazing collection of tips, anecdotes, reflections and secrets that will inevitably inspire the author in you...

So, let's begin, shall we. Following a breathtaking preface, ZITAOW is divided in 10 fantastic chapters (I will only comment on 9, leaving out ...On Creativity).

1- In Joy of Writing, Bradbury begins his journey with two words that have a really special correlation between them: zest and gusto. He explains how these two very important tools are essential in a writer's make-up. How can we, writers, pretend to do our work without fun, passion, love, and excitement?

Ignite, explode, disintegrate in hope that your joy will seek and find others in the world who, reading your story, will catch on fire too...

 2- Run Fast, Stand Still, or, the Thing at the Top of the Stairs, or, New Ghosts from Old Minds    This is such a fascinating chapter. The one with the word lists. This has to be my favorite part of the book. Bradbury wrote titles on a blank page, and hour later a brand new fresh story was born. Bradbury explains that he wrote a thousand words a day, every day from the age of twelve on. Fueled by this word-association technique, he has been one of the most prolific writers who ever walked the Earth.

 3- How to Keep and Feed a Muse  Everyday we eat and drink. We also nourish ourselves with sounds, smells, images, and textures. So, the Muse, feeding on all these items that are stored in our minds, inspires us in our writings. But the secret in not only to find our muse, but to feed it and keep it in tip top shape. One of Bradbury's solutions : write a thousand words per day, every day, thus keeping the doctor away... Read, write, breathe.

 4- Drunk, and in Charge of a Bicycle  In this chapter, Bradbury talks about his passion for monsters, skeletons, circuses, carnivals, and, of course, the Red Planet, Mars. He tells us never to let go of what makes who we really are, no matter what age. If not, there is no fun, no zest, no gusto, no flavor. He recollects the amazing story of his Buck Rogers comic strips collection: how his friends made him throw it away because of embarrassment and how he went back to collecting them, sending them all to Hell. He also tells us about his strange and uplifting encounter with Mr. Electrico, and how that also changed his life forever. And, lastly, he brings example about how the stories built up in his mind based on his passions.

5- Investing Dimes : Fahrenheit 451  From 1941 - 1950, Bradbury had done most of his typing in the family garages, but when his girls got older he needed his own place to write all his wonderful stories. This chapter tells us about how/where he wrote F451 in the typing room in the basement of the library at the University of California (Los Angeles), surrounded by millions of words and books.

What a place, don't you agree, to write a novel about burning books in the future!

6- Just this side of Byzantium  Dandelion Wine is a book about growing up, and this chapter tells us more about his word-association process.

7- On the Shoulders of Giants  Why in the past was fantasy and science fiction neglected? And who is responsible for the change? The students. The young people. The Children. Thus, for the first time ever in the history of art and teaching, the students have become the teachers. Bradbury genuinely illustrates the change and how this transformation took place. How the pyramid shifted...

8- The Secret Mind  This chapter is about adapting Bradbury at the theater. His own questionings about it and the reverse of the old tale.

Everyone except me is having fun adapting me! How come?!

9- Zen in the Art of Writing  Educate yourself about the art of writing. Feed your passion with easy guidelines. Up your game. WORK. RELAXATION. DON'T THINK. Love yourself and your writing...

There you have it... My very own appreciation of a book that inspires me every time I look at its cover  imagine what happens when I actually open it... for I know of its content. I know how it can nourish my soul and make me want to become a better writer because of it.

God bless Mr. Bradbury, the catalyst, wherever u are! 


Muzik pairing :

The Fly / U2

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