Wednesday, July 09, 2008

THE NERVE!

"Your blog is really all about her, isn't it," Alphonso says in a mildly accusatory tone. "It's all about the Muse."

A sudden chill grips me. I glance furtively around the staff lunch room. Its formica table is top strewn with newspapers. Its sink boasts an increasingly eclectic selection of unwashed coffee cups. A display of children's toys, cookbooks, and a rotating nylon duster mop has been left by an optimistic door-to-door saleswoman. I lick my suddenly dry lips.

"Of course it's not," i say indignantly. "The Nerve is all about Politics and Art."

Who does he think he is, this johnny-come-lately, suggesting that the sprawling opus that is The Nerve is simply an ode to the Muse? To suggest that it is not a scathing political commentary plumbing the very depths of this social sargasso sea - straining against the blighted currents of our unchallenged social mores? That it is not an inherent critique of the contemporary media and the forms we use express our inefferable human lives? The nerve!

Politics and Art. If there's one thing Mili X taught me, it is that everything is political. Which means that all writing must be political. Ergo, The Nerve is political. And am i not the Art Director? "Politics and Art," i repeat.

Alphonso nods, and takes another bite of his roast beef and salad roll. "Bullshit," he says, between mouthfuls.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

True, Tuckey plus Exhibition equals Politics plus Art, but the fifty gazillion references to various muse (muses?) are a bit of a giveaway...
No big deal, even Hemingway was only in it to pull chicks, right?

Mark Roy said...

While there are indeed referencesto the Muse, singular (admittedly in various guises) there are not 'fifty gazillion' of them! If i've told you once i've told you a million times - don't exaggerate!

Meanwhile, Hemingway tried pulling the chicks but ended up pulling a trigger ...

Living Juice said...

The Muse is exactly that, a Muse. If there was no reference to the muse, then what type of muse is that? A friend, a person... Noting more then someone the Art director affiliates with.

I've never seen the Nerve being anything other then what the art director refer's to it as being. Politic's and Art.

Creation of the Nerve is explained in the first post, and i think it still stands to be the epicentre of it's existance.

Is it unhealthy to look up to the Art Director as a role model.. Now thats a question to be answered.

Anonymous said...

Agh! Look what I found! The horror!! The...horror...

You should take this guy (below) to the copyright cleaners, dude. His Uncle Rupert has lots of ca$h, I hear...
http://blogs.news.com.au/news/entertainment/the_nerve/index.php

Mark Roy said...

I am engaging a media lawyer as we speak ...

Seng said...

Don't fret, Mark Roy -- you are not alone. Another exhibitor at the same festival too showcased his muse in his exhibition... *ahem*

:-)