Distribution Automatique

Sunday, September 16


Police Arrest 189 During Anti-War Rally in D.C.< [Huffington Post]

Dozens Arrested in Protest Near Capitol [New York Times]


Protesters Take To The Streets in New York [Rolling Stone]

"Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind".

-Bob Dylan


Thanks to the following blogs for the links to, and quotes from, my Argotist online interview with Gregory Vincent St Thomasino

Growing Nation


the Morning Line


woods lot
[the following quote from the interview was posted on wood s lot September 9, along with, among other things, a tribute to Cesare Pavese, who was born on that date in 1908]
Nick Piombino interviewed
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
The Argotist Online

The title *fait accompli* is intended as an ironic comment on the conventional viewpoint regarding time. The concept for the blog was to choose and post excerpts from my handwritten journals dating back to the 60's. Each passage was to correspond to ideas, feelings and concerns that I was concerned with that very day, thus creating a journal within a journal in an attempt to create a setting for synchronicities to occur: thus the subtitle of the blog, spellbound speculations, time travel. The blog had grown out of the dialogues I had sought out, mostly on the University of Buffalo listserv, after 9-11. The similarities between the war torn years of the 60's and the post 9-11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were, and are, inescapable. In fact, the phrase, fait accompli, is sometimes employed to characterize wartime events involving violence or political actions that politicians want to see regarded as final. What is done is done and there is no going back; the only choice is to aggressively respond.
For the most part, I do not conceive of time in this way, which probably results from my professional experience in the fields I have been practicing in for most of my life: writing, art and psychoanalysis. For me, time and history are recurrent, as in Freud's return of the repressed and repetition compulsion, the aphorisms of Heraclitus and the timeless insight of tribal shamans. Of course, there are the irreversible finalities of aging and death, utterly indisputable, except for religious believers and mystics, who usually don't completely deny these things but factor in their caveats.... (more)

Nick Piombino's book, fait accompli (Factory School)
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino edits eratio postmodern poetry