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November 17, 2006


holaka holala

She really does nail it!

Aunt Sue

Wonderful, thank you! :) :)

Dan Heilman

This was released about 15 years ago on a companion CD Rough Trade put out based on Greil Marcus's book 'Lipstick Traces.' It sounds as weird then as it does now!


You have posted a badly edited and incomplete version of Marie's recitation (compare with the text below). A complete, intact version of her reading can be found here...


jolifanto bambla o falli bambla
großiga m'pfa habla horem
egiga goramen
higo bloiko russula huju
hollaka hollala
anlogo bung
blago bung blago bung
bosso fataka
ü üü ü
schampa wulla wussa olobo
hej tatta gorem
eschige zunbada
wulubu ssubudu uluwu ssubudu
tumba ba-umf
kusa gauma
ba - umf

Franklin Bruno

Great to have this - but does anyone know of a source for the video? (I've tried YouTube - no luck.) Jed Rasula was a prof. of mine at Pomona College in the late '80s, and showed the clip to a poetry class. Marie O.'s eyes take on a strange, trance-like glaze that adds a great deal to the otherworldiness of the whole affair. I'd love to see it again.

Yr Host

A few years ago, I was at a family reunion in Utah and, after the hayride, pitching horseshoes and a delightful barbecue, a Mormon cowboy recited Jabberwocky from memory. The next day we saw Maureen McGovern in the musical, "Dear World." She was terrific!

I'm not fibbing.


Yr Host

PS: Greil Marcus is right up there at the top of the prententious ass heap. (Put that in your peep stone and smoke it!)

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