You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels.
I tended to emphasize the secular, the casual, the colloquial, the vernacular against the sacred.
Stories are different every time you tell them – they allow so many possible narratives.
I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore.
While I don’t script and I don’t use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting.
I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It’s hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
I didn’t think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn’t understand.
My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it.
From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
I’m aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I’m trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus.
Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman’s idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman’s idea of the real.