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Tribal Theatre 15.07.2010

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pictures by: Tracey Lanesbury

pictures by Tracey Lanesbury

 

FLIGHT QF977: TOWNSVILLE – BRISBANE

1

THE F WORD

Freckled
Friendly
Friendless

No, not friendless, call everyone darling
Darling darl honey bunch

Not fiery by no means
Not free and easy, by no means
Triumph in the tropics has got under your skin, my dear
Phlegmatic, by no means, by no means

Fatuous is too strong a word
Fat is not

Frumpish

It was a good night at the casino, a very good night
Yeah, a good night eh

We’ll do it again
Yeah, soon
We’ll do it again
Maybe I’ll go down Saturday night
Yeah, Saturday arvo, late
You know, like last time

They rush to board
They rush to board even without the announcement
See, there is compliance in boredom
You can cook up little schemes even as you wait, bored and listless with unapparent
eyes
You can scheme
You can plan for this moment, to be first in the queue
You can dash on board
You can trample on all who get in your path
You can run them over with your oversize luggage, move the house, take everything
Kitchen sink in the special red plastic bag
The one with the big zip, yeah, for easy access

Unanimated faces, silent as lizard faces
Lips zipped shut
I kind of feel
I kind of feel that
I kind of feel … nothing

Unattractive, dull
All the things you aren’t allowed to say
Psychopathic tendencies under careful repression
(There isn’t one who would get through security on this score)
Too many people with big toys, that’s what someone said
Right out loud
Too many toys, too many big toys

No one with nothing
No one with none
Everyone with some big bag or other
Some with two
Some with three
Big bag, big bag
Big bag for quick getaway at the other end
Gotta carry that big bag
Big bag

Final telephone calls
One pretty woman in white well aware of her superior assets all decked out in white,
Desdemona
One black man
One black man only (not Aboriginal, not Islander)
A young woman chewing gum
A woman in a burgundy top
Sharp pointy noses over glutinous bodies
A second black man wearing a rugby union guernsey, the national rig
Final farewells, the final hug

Seatbelt low and tight
Brace position
Put your head on your knees
Feet firm on the floor
Every escape route different every flight
When the lights stop you’re at an over wing exit
Breathe normally, breathe normally
Help other people including children
Follow their instructions at all times

Please enjoy the flight

2

IN FLIGHT MAGAZINE

Prim proper flare
Flame opal
You too can be ex
You too can be ex ex excited
You too
You too can be
You too can be be be
You too can be delicious with  
Happiness
You too you too
Can be happy with tomato soup
A dry nappy
Lentil soup
Curried favour
Baked beans
Pork chops
Lamb cutlets
Moroccan lamb
Chick peas and couscous
Shifting sands
Sohrab and Rustum
Sohrab the perfumed one
Folding his tent
Folding their tents and slipping away
Slipping out of their bed
Be-do be-day
Off and away
Be-do be-day
On their way
The problem with Australians
The problem with Australians is this
The problem with
Is this

3
SOMEWHERE THE SLEAZE FACTOR

Business events
Where Big Picture Thinking Comes Naturally
Like much that is great
Like much that is great … in Brisbane

Hidden hidden oh hidden

Tell the time, OMEGA
Turn time your way
They call that the OMEGA factor
Turn time YOUR way

MASERATI, power dressing
MASERATI, excellence through passion

The trouble is, there’s not much else to think about, not really
Not much

Unlike our other investments
BULGARI
Unlike our other investments, you

Looking to invest with confidence?
Try trapeze, try your luck
Alive with excitement
New Maz, new Maz for Nomads

I neither drink nor smoke
I’ve just got a fat arse instead
Spills rice all over the floor

The midair rat runs swiftly
Beef and mushroom on bed of steamed white rice strewn in the aisle like some
culinary Jackson Pollock
The midair rat runs swiftly, napkin at the ready  
Nibbles
Dies
Never manages to survive to ‘AIR CREW PREPARE CABIN FOR LANDING’
Never manages to survive to ‘please switch of all electronic devices in preparation for
landing’
Never manages to survive to ‘please return your seat to the upright position’
Never manages to survive to ‘please ensure that all cabin luggage is in the overhead
lockers or stored beneath the seat in front of you’
Never manages to survive to ‘cabin crew disarm doors’
Never manages, never manages

The aisle remains strewn with rice
ARBEIT MACHT FREI, ARBEIT MACHT FREI

You never actually own, you just look after

This flight comes to you courtesy of Philippe Patou
This flight comes to you courtesy of NAB
This flight comes to you courtesy of CROWN METROPOLE
This flight comes to you courtesy, courtesy
This flight comes to you courtesy of  
AUSTRALIAN SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

When only the best will do, when only the best will do
TOWNVILLE - BRISBANE, 15 JULY 2010

 johnvonsturmer 2010