Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Truth Can Now Be Told by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE
("Sax Rohmer's Widow" by Blaster and collage below from tENT's archive)
Blaster Al In The Cosmos Tribute Week continues with a submission from booed usician, filmmaker, author, mad scientist, archivist tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, known to some alley denizens in the area of Normal's Books as "Mr. Zipper Man".
tENT was also my conduit to the enchanted forest of Blaster's art and mind. We worked together at Second Story Books and tENT showed me copies of Popular Reality and John M. Bennett's epic long running visionary literary magazine Lost and Found Times, two of Blaster's main vision portals of that time (Lost and Found Times for decades and Popular Reality went on to publish the Monster On The Bookshelf - The Blaster Omnibus.f
The truth can now be told. We are almost all dead now. I am the only one left alive. The 6 Finger Club sent circulars from Belfast to San Antonio to Tepoztlan to BalTimOre to San Leandro. Lafferty is dead, Zack is dead, Blaster is dead. The stench of sulphur that hung about us has been sanitized by the shrunken hebephrenic cardboard pine tree. We all opted out: live fast, die old.. but DIE, baby, DIE. We are all dead now, except for maybe DJ.. & Nunzio.. & False Kitty.. Blaster began by breaking things that morning. He broke the glass of water on his night stand. He knocked it crazily against the opposite wall and shattered it. Yet it shattered slowly. Even I am dead.. & if you were to ask me why I'd tell you that story, the one you've heard more times than you can remember. In fact you can't remember it at all & that's why I keep my shaving cream next to the bust of Blaster. Wch is a flat screen tv. I am tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & I am a hebephrenic. Oh, sorry, wrong meeting. Blaster's bust is flat. In fact, Blaster's bust IS that pine tree, that pine tree he planted that thyme, most commonly Thymus vulgaris. Fact is, the world's a flatter place w/o Blaster. The Flat Earth Society was right. Marshall B. Gardner was right, contradictory as that may seem. If Blaster were still here he'd have a bicycle pump attached to that sucker in no time flat & Pego & Rupe wd be plunging it up & down like a dynamite - w/ Blaster & that fucking pillowcase & Mogen-David cackling like a hen w/ a Johnny Cash brain implant. & the world wd be a safer place for it.
tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE