The Cosmonaut of the Erotic Future

What happens to levitation, one of the great imaginative figures of art and literature, in the transition from a religious culture to the disenchanted universe of modern science?
What becomes of ecstasy, rapture, ascension, transcendence, grace wh­e­n these give way to “space oddity”: man enclosed in a tin can floating far above the world?
Is the cosmonaut a prophet of the erotic future, avatar of man’­s stellar renaissance, as Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke once imagined? Or is he like Nietzsche’s madman, proclaiming as Gagarin himself was rumored to have said: “I don’t see any God up here”?

SB contributor Aaron Schuster is taking care of giving a series of answer proposals that will be published in Sang Bleu 5… Looking forward!


Nicolas de LARGILLIERE (1656-1746). Peintre français. 1. Etude de mains 1715, Musée du louvre.


Hits Of Sunshine

Today I said goodbye to my conflicted goddess
Her lush eyes show surprise
At how we could gather knowledge
The painting has a dream
Where shadow breaks the scene
And the colors run off
Blue is bashful, green is my goal
Yellow girls are running backward
Until the next time, with six hits of sunshine
The lights will blind us with blues in haiku
The shadow has a dream
Where painters look to sea
And colors burn out
Now I know where I once saw you
Stepping into muddy water
John’s reflection decried perfection
Now you walk him through the garden
Waiting in the wings
Painters shade their dreams
With falling colors
See me wave goodbye forever
Happiness the goddess lover
Hurry back remember last time
The hits of sunshine, the hits of goldmine
I’ll see you back tonight
Where painters love the light
And yellow shadow girls
Today I say goodbye to my complicious goddess
Her hushed eyes show surprise
At how we captured knowledge
I’ll see you back tonight
Where shadows dream of light
Let’s slip on outside
Sonic Youth – Hits of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg) appears on the album A Thousand Leaves.


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Bigger, better!
We listened to a home made medley of early 90’s and contemporary Rap laced with some rhythmic experimental music. And got drunk too. Some tattoos made by my friend Liam Sparkes also intended under the form of Jayne and her firend. B-girl Elena was also there with a fresh MB-made piece.


Daisy de Villeneuve

Daisy sent me this some time ago. Her ‘Mum and Dad Hand’ illustration.

What do you reckon? Inspiration for your next tattoo? :) I like the cherries.


Beyond Amazed!

Am I the only person who never heard about Philippe Petit before? The only person who’d not seen Man On Wire? Why don’t people tell me about these things? Incredible. INCREDIBLE!!! (Annie Allix narrates).


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I am not planning on turning this place into some kind of TUMBLR page, but seriously, if you wanna talk about beauty and grace, you can not sleep on this.


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a beautifully simple tattoo on the owner’s hand. By Yvonne of Blut & Eisen! (The hand, i said, not the wrist…)