(I don’t remember) Joe Brainard

The latest of Maxϊmo Park’s pop obit B sides is ‘(I remember) Joe Brainard’.  Predominantly an artist, Brainard wrote a long list of things he remembered, which in turn inspired Georges Perec to write Je me souviens, the reading of which led to me to invert the idea, and list things that I don’t remember.  I wrote it more than ten years ago now.  It comes complete with archaic, early-days-of-the-Web links, almost all of which are now redundant.  Funnily enough I do now remember some of the things I didn’t remember then; but the thought of how many more things I’d be forced to admit I don’t remember, were I to put my mind to it, is frightening.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: