October 22, 2012

Meet the Elongate Heart Urchin

Met these strange creatures on a beach in southern Tanzania.

I also recently revisited Ethiopia, Lalibela in particular.

comments

  1. Joel Bernstein on October 22nd, 2012 at 3:09 am

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  2. Sheila Ryan on October 22nd, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Elongate heart. Urchin.

  3. Derek White on October 22nd, 2012 at 4:29 am

    In retrospect, i should’ve used Capt Beefheart as the soundtrack to this:
    Each pillow is touted like a rock
    The mother / father figure
    Somebody’s had too much to think
    Send your mother home your navel
    Case of the punks
    New hearts to the dining rooms
    Violet heart cake
    Dissolve in new cards, boards, throats, underwear
    Ashtray heart
    You picked me out, brushed me off
    Crushed me while I was burning out
    Then you picked me out
    Like an ashtray heart
    Hid behind the curtain
    Waited for me to go out
    A man on a porcupine fence
    Used me for an ashtray heart

  4. Sheila Ryan on October 22nd, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Don Van Vliet would have loved the elongate heart urchin.

  5. Derek White on October 22nd, 2012 at 5:14 am

    [interstitial conversation from Trout Mask Replica:]
    don van vliet (captain beefheart): ah, ha, ha, ha…! fast and bulbous.
    victor hayden (the mascara snake): fast and bulbous!
    don van vliet: that’s… (laughs)
    frank zappa: hey, do it again.
    don van vliet: i love that, i love all those words.
    victor hayden: fast and bulbous!
    don van vliet: that’s right, the mascara snake, fast and bulbous.
    victor hayden: bulbous also tapered.
    don van vliet: yeah, but you got to wait till i say: ‘also a tinned…: teardrop’.
    victor hayden: (laughs) oh, christ!
    frank zappa: alright, again. beginning…
    victor hayden: fast and bulbous.
    don van vliet: that’s right, the mascara snake. fast and bulbous. also a tinned teardrop.
    victor hayden: bulbous also tapered.
    don van vliet: that’s right.

  6. Joel Bernstein on October 22nd, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    We were at the beach
    Everybody had matching towels
    Somebody went under a dock
    And there they saw a rock
    It wasn’t a rock
    It was an elongate heart urchin

  7. Sheila Ryan on October 23rd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Fast and bulbous. Yes.

    Also, Fred Schneider crying out, “Elongate heart urchin!”

  8. Derek White on October 23rd, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Bulbous also tapered.

  9. Sheila Ryan on October 24th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Bulbous tapir.

  10. rick neece on October 24th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    You are so subtle, Ryan.

    Tap[e] end bulb us?

  11. rick neece on October 24th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Make of that what you will. I have no answers.

  12. Don VV on October 24th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Somebody’s had too much to think.