Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Back to the future

above the clouds thoughts feel clear at 35,000 feet in the middle of the night. the movie is 'The Boat That Rocked' (2009) D: Richard Curtis. perhaps history is written for the rich and the powerful, a fair-weather friend of truth. maybe heart and soul are recorded on vinyl and the true meaning of life is expressed in rock and roll. so i'm back in the future, nine hours ahead.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


i was on my left side, knees together watching a monitor feed back video from a camera wandering around my colon. then, on the screen this little arm pincer came out, grabbed a chunk of tissue and tore a chuck off,
"did that tickle?"
"oh, i was just wondering why you were laughing"
i was laughing because i'm watching all this happen on a monitor, and actually feeling it happen inside my body, like experiencing some kind of full immersion computer game with someone else at the controls, as the nurses and i joke about a version being released on Nintendo Wii. 'Rear Entry 3, the last biopsy'. some modern technology is impressive, in the past the pain must have been horrendous trying to insert a large format camera and a flash up the back passage to get a good photo.