Outrage Sunday 222 the price of fame

That’s easy for this whyteboard in Shenton Park to say. Free to do what? Free of what? ‘Grants me years of sickness and fever/make me sleepless for months at a time./Take away my child and my lover/and the mysterious gift of rhyme’, as Anna Akhmatova said.


What would Joseph Brodsky have made of the Angus cactus? Is the price of fame being shat on by seagulls? Perhaps that is more Chekovian? The Lord Mayor certainly knows about the price of fame.



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As do I: a bloke can’t even come out of the Perth Magistrates Court without someone trying to get in his face. I left like reciting Maria Petrovmykh to the papper: ‘Love me. I am pitch black,/sinful, blind, confused./But if not you, who else/Is going to love me?’


Basil Zempilas regularly pays the price of fame. Sporty young men acquire his number, and text him late at night. One thinks of Alexander Blok’s crowd nightmares. It must get a little annoying! But as you can see, Baz handles them with aplomb.

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4 Responses to Outrage Sunday 222 the price of fame

  1. Zuben says:

    Fool = gull , a
    Wedding ring on each hand ?
    Transitory state .


  2. Arcadia says:

    How typical and how depressing that the propragandist and harlot Akhmatova basks in recognition, even here on TWOP, and brave doomed Mandelstam is forgotten. Even Blok gets a go. But surely we’ve all stepped out of Perth airport under the relentless blue and recited ‘Leningrad’:

    I’ve returned to my city, familiar to tears,
    To veins, swollen glands of childhood years

    You’ve returned here to Leningrad, so quickly gulp down
    Fish oil from the riverside lamps in the town…..


  3. Shreiking Wombat Ninja says:

    That’s some serious drugs you’re on.


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