Surplus

by Steven Ball

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it tastes like piss it is piss it is washed with piss it reeks of piss its piss is what you’re washed with its piss is what you drink it smells like piss it is piss it looks like shit it is shit it is smeared with shit it stinks of shit its shit is what you’re smeared with its shit is what you eat it smells like shit it is shit it trickle down through anus mouth round rectal tongue it trickle down art wash it smells of sick it is sick it looks like sick it is caked in sick its sick is what it's steeped in emetic artefact tastes like sick it is sick it tastes like pus it is pus mouths suck on pus drip with pus gaping septic lesion gangrene pustulant tastes like pus it is pus it trickle down regenerating diarrhoea sprays the town art wash
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I live in a dynamic city destination I live in a global statement a global benchmark precinct marries culture and design cosmopolitan natural beauty prime vibrant waterfronts prime heated pool, prime gymnasium prime features, prime location stunning waterside address canvas, bench becomes a gym a running track or a cafe unique natural water way visionary vibrant evolution world city retail class leisure dining global statement a connected complete community I am happy in my home I must be happy in my home I should be happy in my home you must be happy in your home you should be happy in your home you are lucky to have a home
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productive things to download that help to do things more efficiently productive getting things done doing things better more output, productivity productive efficiency creativity exchangeability productive personal goals must be achieved seriously productive visualize realise prioritise individuality productive self actualise the neoliberal that lurks within ------------------- unproductive fruitless and vain worthless and futile idle and ineffective unproductive unprofitable valueless unremunerative unproductive unrewarding inefficacious barren, infertile, dry unproductive unsuccessful unprolific uncreative unproductive embrace laziness radical sloth anarchic apathy unproductive self actualise the neoliberal that lurks within
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accelerating the death of meaning surplus value, dept abstraction seeping sentences of adverse selection hanging metaphor of haemorrhaged reason amortising adapt expectation out of body diversification fiscal contract disintermediation dollarisation hyper inflation circulation and accumulation of information distribution equilibrium disinflation amortisation labour separation infinite accumulation competition and stagflation backwardation and capitalization automatic transmission capital endowment surplus investment structural adjustment financial instrument hypothecation equipartition contributative justification

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released August 24, 2015

all songs written and performed by Steven Ball
recorded July 2015
mono, no effects

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Steven Ball London, UK

Steven Ball has been working as an artist since the early 1980s, in film, video, sound, installation, and performance, and has been a member of the post-punk DIY group Storm Bugs. In 2014 he started writing and recording songs as a solo project, being particularly concerned with experimenting with which kinds of texts might constitute a song lyric. ... more

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