Sunday, February 17, 2008

Little Yellow Slut (with music)

Yuri Kageyama (poetry)
Teruyuki Kawabata (bongo, djembe, percussion)
Haruna Shimizu (kpanlogo drums, percussion)
Keiji Kubo (didgeridoo)

Recorded in Tokyo Feb. 16, 2008

A performance of poetry and music by the Tokyo Flower Children.

Little YELLOW Slut

You know her:
That Little YELLOW Slut, proudly gleefully
YELLOW-ly hanging on Big Master's arm,
War bride, geisha,
GI's home away from home,
Whore for last samurai,
Hula dancer with seaweed hair,
Yoko Ohno,
Akihabara cafe maid,
Hi-Hi Puffy Ami/Yumi,
Kawaiiii like keitai,
Back-up dancer for Gwen Stefani,
Your real-life Second Life avatar
Eager to deliver your freakiest fetish fantasies,
Disco queen, skirt up the crotch,
Fish-net stockings, bow-legged, anorexic, raisin nipples, tip-
Toeing Roppongi on
Stiletto heels.

Yessu, i spikku ingrishhu, i raikku gaijeeen, they kiss you,
hold your hand, open doors for me,
open legs for you, giggling pidgin, covering mouth,
so happy to be
Little YELLOW Slut.

Everybody's seen her:
That Little YELLOW Slut, waiting at
Home, cooking rice, the Japanese
Condoleezza Rice,
Smelling of sushi,
Breath and vagina,
Fish and vinegar,
Fermented rice,
Honored to be
Cleaning lady,
Flight attendant for Singapore Airlines,
Nurse maid, gardener,
Japan-expert's wife,
Mochi manga face,
Yodeling minyo,
Growling enka,
Sex toy, slant-eyes closed, licking, tasting, swallowing STD semen,
Every drop.

Yessu, i wanna baby who looohkuh gaijeen, double-fold eye, translucent skin, international school PTA,
maybe grow up to be fashion model, even joshi-ana,
not-not-not happy to be
Little YELLOW Slut.

I recognize her:
That Little YELLOW Slut, rejecting
Japanese, rejected by Japanese,
Ashamed,
Empty inside,
They all look alike,
Faceless, hoping to forget, escape
To America,
Slant-eyed clitoris,
Adopted orphan,
Dream come true for pedophiles,
Serving sake, pouring tea, spilling honey,
Naturalized citizen,
Buying Gucci,
Docile doll,
Rag-doll, Miss Universe, manic harakiri depressive, rape victim, she is
You, she is me.

Hai, hai, eigo wakarimasen, worship Big Master for mind, matter, muscle, money, body size correlates to penis size,
waiting to be sexually harassed, so sorry, so many,
so sad to be
Little YELLOW Slut.

3 comments:

dan said...

Hi Yuri,

just watched and listened to the poetry reading and
music.....WOW.....that is brilliant.......I love poetry readings, often
went to hear Ginsberg and Creely and Maya Angelou in the States, love
the sound of spoken language, and your poem is very very good, the
yellow cab syndrome, and aint it the truth!

Well spoken, well written,
nice music to go with it. Great idea for making poetry more
interesting than just the reader's voice. Put up more of those
readings here if you do them.....you might have come up with a new format
for poetry readings with music......genius!

Where did that reading take place? Tokyo? Which venue? Audience was appreciative I am sure.

imagine Ginsberg with percussions band behind him...!! Wow.

Dan / Taiwan Listening

YURI KAGEYAMA said...

Thanks.
You are so supportive and those words are so positive.
The video was in a Tokyo studio, but we plan to do a reading soon.
And I hope the audience will be as open as you are.
Thanks again.

YURI KAGEYAMA said...

From San Francisco artist Annette Dorfman (seen photographing Krispy Kreme line in a Dec. 21 entry):

you are mecha mecha cool! loved your poetry reading video! fnnn, i couldn't quite understand how it was going to be done so it was very interesting desu. music to yoku atteru -- i especially love the didgeridoo. is this the first time you did your poetry reading with music? omoshirokatta. i even watched your interview on itv! i love how you have that serious side and this creative side too. saikou.
speaking of your serious side, your blu-ray article was on the front page of the chronicle's business section so i'll send it to you. this past weekend was busy with visitors. new buy wa i got this flowy top with jewel accents around the collar. it's pretty and it was on sale at bloomies for only $29! bob and i had a nice get-a-way in napa.
tamaniwa iiyone.

link to the previous entry:

http://yuri-kageyama.blogspot.com/2007/12/is-krispy-kreme-cool.html