Collapse Board Manifesto: In Poetry Form

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by Brigette Adair Herron

Collapse Board has a lot of Manifestos.
I asked my friend about it and he said “Collapse BORED”.
But I don’t take what he says too seriously.
He has cough syrup eyes.
He keeps going on about childbirth and authoritative knowledge.
He thinks there are 12 people in this world and the rest are paste, etc.
I think his taste for bullshit reveals a lust for a home or office.

Do you know about Lester Bangs?
He said “John Coltrane lives! Skronk!”

Do you know about Richard Meltzer?
He was a whore like the rest.

Do you know about Paul Morley?
He said “let them chatter”.

Do you know about Everett True?
He has all of the treasure maps. But he lets you draw your own.

Do you know about Simon Reynolds?
I once sent him some hate mail.

There are more.

I don’t care.

You don’t care.

Let’s just have some fun.

Of course, we hate it when our friends become successful.
But Adam Ant says that there is always room at the top.


8 Responses to Collapse Board Manifesto: In Poetry Form

  1. sleevie nicks June 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    cough syrup eyes, now i have to start a pen tip rip over.

  2. Wallace Wylie June 24, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Ridicule is nothing to be scared of.

    Sister you’re a poet.

  3. Nate M June 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I love that story where Lester is chasing his landlady around with a saxophone, skronking the free jazz into her face when she’s cornered and basically fearing for her life

  4. Brigette Adair June 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

    @Sleevie: You snooze you lose. Especially when you drink too much Nyquil.
    @Wallace: 🙂
    @Nate M: That’s my favorite story too. Saxophone was actually my first choice as an instrument when I was 11 years old, but at band try outs someone told me that my hands were too small to play it correctly. It made me so mad I decided to try out for the drum line instead. That’s why I loved that story because it really doesn’t matter what size hands you have! Skronk on.

  5. Everett True June 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    You are aware of Lydia Lunch’s love for saxophones, way above guitar, right? I can look up an interview we did which talked about that, if you want.

  6. Brigette Adair June 26, 2011 at 4:20 am

    I didn’t know about that! I would love to see that interview.

  7. Everett True June 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    remind me when I’m feeling better, OK?

  8. Brigette June 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Of course. I’m sorry you are not feeling well!

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