The Borecode

The Borecode / Groundhog Day – ‘There are no short cuts.’

Boredom gets a bad rap. Iggy laid it out in ‘I’m bored’, money + power (real or perceived) + boredom and we see, then as today, boredom in those tiny hands, a destructive force.

But there’s another function of boredom. See Austin Kleon’s appraisal of Groundhog Day at the end.

********

According to BBC News, boredom “…can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health”; yet research “…suggest[s] that without boredom we couldn’t achieve our creative feats.” – via Wikipedia

********

I’m bored – Iggy Pop on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

“I’m bored.

I’m the chairman of the board.

I’m a Lincoln monologue, I’m livin’ like a God,

I’m bored.

I bore myself to sleep at night, I bore myself in broad daylight, ’cause I’m bored.

Just another slimy bore.

I’m free to bore my well-bought friends,

And spend my cash until the end,

’cause I’m bored!

I’m bored!

I’m the chairman of the board.

I’m sick.

I’m sick of all my kicks.

I’m sick of all the stiffs, I’m sick of all the dips, I’m bored.

I bore myself to sleep at night, I bore myself in broad daylight,

’cause I’m bored!

I’m bored!

Just another dirty bore!

Alright now,…”

********

Waiting Room – Fugazi (Live / Italy 1999)

“I am a patient boy

I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait

My time is like water down a drain

Everybody’s moving,

Everybody’s moving,

Everybody’s moving, moving, moving, moving

Please don’t leave me to remain

I’m in the waiting room, I don’t want the news

I cannot use it

I don’t want the news

I won’t live by it

Sitting outside of town

Everybody’s always down

Tell me why?

Because, they can’t get up

Ah, come on and get up

Come on and get up

But I don’t sit idly by

I’m planning a big surprise

I’m gonna fight for what I wanna be

And I won’t make the same mistakes (’cause I know)

Because I know how much time that wastes (and function)

Function is the key

I’m in the waiting room, I don’t want the news

I cannot use it

I don’t…”

********

Hard to choose one quote from Austin Kleon’s post onWant to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day

“Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend you’re Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.”

Watch: Groundhog Day – Everyday in one cut by Neil Fennell

********

“Sonnt sich der Dachs in der Lichtmeßwoche, so geht er auf vier Wochen wieder zu Loche”

Based On Real Events – The B.o.R.e. Saloon

Jason Lee, 02 February 2018