“Them Crooked Vultures”
This post was to be a homage to John Paul Jones
But today Dennis Hopper died.
Dennis Hopper, whose portrayals of drug-addled, often
deranged misfits in the landmark films “Easy Rider,”
“Apocalypse Now” and “Blue Velvet” drew on his early
out-of-control experiences as part of a new generation of
Hollywood rebel, died at his home in Venice, Calif., on
Saturday, according to reports. He was 74.
What does one do?
What do you do?
I’m in deep silence
|Who am I?
Where do I come from?
I am Antonin Artaud
and I say this
as I know how to say this
you will see my present body
burst into fragments
and remake itself
under ten thousand notorious aspects
a new body
where you will
This picture is of a young Antonin Artaud.
But it might as well be Dennis Hopper.
Neither made the pact with the devil.
Both died in pain. Both raised hell.