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JOHN GIORNO, in conversation with George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC, Feb, 2012

A seven and a half minute interview of John Giorno, by Geore Stroumboulopoulos on his CBC show, Strombo.  February, 2012

 

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JOHN GIORNO :: NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED, 2007

JOHN GIORNO:  NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED

2007

If you’re going to make my life miserable, or bring me bad news, hang up now, but if you’re going to bring joy into my life, and bring me great news, you, I want to talk to, start talking. I want to walk down runways into bathrooms I never been before, I want to walk down catwalks into toilets I never been before, I want to walk down catwalks into toilets I never been before, get what you want, ecstasy and viagra, we do anything and everything you want, too much is not enough, And sometimes, drugs and alcohol numb the nerves numb the nerves, allowing the natural clarity of the mind to flow free, like an auto accident you can’t keep your eyes off it like an auto accident you can’t keep your eyes off it, no good deed goes unpunished I want to rub my face in it and I want to roll in it I want to rub my face in it and I want to roll in it I want to rub my face in it and I want to roll in it, and eat the smell, and the sheer joy of swimming, absolute bliss in bottomless sewers, absolute sewers and bottomless bliss, completely pure, completely pure completely pure completely pure completely pure, primordially pure and empty, eating the sky eating the sky eating the sky eating the sky eating the sky, millions of stars come into my heart, welcome home. Hammering nails into steel with a fist full of water, hammering nails into steel with a fist full of water, hammering nails into steel with a fist full of water; and grabbing a handful of snow from the fire. Many years ago, I thought I could fly, and maybe, I got off once.

 

John Giorno (1936)

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LAURIE ANDERSON / JOHN GIORNO / WILLIAM S BURROUGHS :: YOU’RE THE GUY I WANT TO SHARE MY MONEY WITH (full album), 1981

You’re the Guy I Want To Share My Money With is a double album released in 1981. The album is a collaboration by Laurie Anderson, John Giorno and William S. Burroughs, recorded during their “Red Night” spoken word tour of 1981.[1] Released through Giorno Poetry Systems Institute, the album was funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Most of Anderson’s material came from her performance piece, United States, and live versions of some tracks, such as “It Was Up in the Mountains”, would also be included in her later 5-LP release, United States Live. This was Anderson’s first substantial album release (previously she had only contributed a track or two), and she followed this in 1982 with her first full solo album, Big Science. Continue reading LAURIE ANDERSON / JOHN GIORNO / WILLIAM S BURROUGHS :: YOU’RE THE GUY I WANT TO SHARE MY MONEY WITH (full album), 1981