Troutnalysis is part of my "interrogajoke" series: interrogating topics in a post- fashion by employing jokes. Troutnalysis is a three part course: Petrogenesis, on the relationship between sport and petroleum; Action, on the subconscious need for mystique; and a response to Georgina Borne's ethnography of IRCAM.
PetrogenesisAuthor of essay: Petroleum Bottle
Primary Duties: Mesh/messmaking, Facilitating objets-stereos.
Secondary Duties: fishing, driving petroleum vehicles
The ribbon of highway sometimes runs up with the stream of salmon (fishing in the pavement). My trout-shaped car trolls the pavement, sometimes I note an old man on a boat. All arts make someone suffer. Fly fishing is an art, which literally makes the trout suffer. Who suffers from your art?
My name is Petroleum Bottle, because that's how a girl named Danielle made fun of me in third grade. I cried that night. My older brother spoke of my girlfriend, it felt like making fun, and I cried some more. I sobbed at my dad that I didn't want a girlfriend. How wrong would I be.
Like a primordial dream of treasure in a cave, the Soviet theory of abiotic petrogenesis. Mineral energy springs forth underground, from the rock itself, not from crushed up plant material. Driving a petroleum bottle up the mountain is communing with these powerful rocks. The mountain creeks have a rainbow sheen, a natural slick that irradiate a collective hallucination in fly fisherman, as they naturally flow with a small amount of petroleum.
I have to admit that I am somewhat competitive when it comes to fly fishing, but that is because I entrust you or part of my fold, or become part, and take my comments as curmudgeonly generalizations on human nature.
The economy of fishing derives from petroleum industry: you must drive to a mountain lake to do it. It also deals with the technical and toxic metals: lead is used to bring baits to the bottom fish. Lead is bio-active, changing and impeding an animal chemically. Fly fishing is somewhat resistant to the toxic metal, preferring no weight at all, some brass and copper. The most conscientious fisherman uses tungsten, it is heaviest and bio-neutral.
like the website "gink and gasoline" which means petroleum based fish lure ointment plus the automobile locomotion to home in on a fish in the mountains; they won't know what hit them! Petroleum Bottle did!
What is the lead fish? What fish is most "at home" with this heavy metal? To know, we must think of all fish and what alchemical symbol belongs with each; the sharks of the deep, and the lighter fatty fish of the shores that taste so good when smoked.
Onion Sandwich Man
Ernest Hemingway wrote a modern fly-fishing
story early in the career; it was obviously a crucial metaphor to him
and potent with analogy to war and industry. Fly-fishing is, in fact,
ancient, as we will detail later in the chapter on Aelian. Hemingway
lived at a time when modern plastics and composite materials
revolutionized fly-fishing, yet it tied to the ancient technique of
fooling a fish and eating it; there still is violence, perhaps more
because of the efficient way that plastic line casts.
Fishing, in "The Great Two Hearted River" is a metaphor for the war technologies of World War I. That war was the most efficient to be known thus far, an exponential growth from previous ones due to technology. Fly-fishing, too, became more exponentially more efficient. Yet, the protagonist eats only an onion sandwich for most of the book: he is post-haunted in the ruins of war. For this reason, we call him the Onion Sandwich Man. Let us perform a psychoanalysis of this "onion-sandwich-man" (OSM).
He is a deep individual, not just simply surviving in the wild. He may be in a wild place, but he is wilder inside and this makes him a complicated individual. He is not fly-fishing the wilderness, but a burning town. It's not just survival, it's chaos magic. There's a non-rhythmn with his actions and how he catches fish: the first one he released so gently, the second one was big and he lost it. The third he kept. Finally he gutted them. Only later in the book is tension released when he slaughters the fish.
He eats a simple, onion sandwich. This act of improvisation marks him as magical, an alchemist of sulfury into savory. The onion sandwich itself is a red flag of chaos, the sulfur smell added to his breath, makes him rub up against others disjointedly, the sulfur smell is a symbol of noise and tumultuous change. The only scent allowed on one's flies should be garlic, rubbed on your hand and your sandwich.
The town is burning and he's eating an onion sandwich: that is a flag of chaos magic. That is, the art of contingency, leveraging weather (a sudden freshet or riffling breeze) or circumstance: burning town, only an onion to be found. It is said that the gods do not mark fishing as time wasted (even when skunked), because the fisher is engaging in the chaos computer (programmed by god), learning patience, and awareness to sudden opportunities.
Tying flies is a natural technology, that has been mixed with synthetic technologies: plastics research, nail polish, and electronics parts such as wire and Mylar bag. After the world wars, surplus materials such as copper wire became widespread in flies. My uncle was in a radio shack on Guam, did not see much action but many water buffalo, and repaired electronics in the morning. It was boring, but using his hands, he created a nice little shack. The same in his guest bedroom, using ostrich herls and rooster capes, he prepared to meet nature again with his new nylon lines. Time flies with these materials is learning how to be at peace with them.
The onion sandwich man is surplus personality from war; he is trying to finding out how to be at peace. He's at odds with the water, at best adapting to it. there he encountered stange animals in mud ventures. He never told me any war stories, just about the muddy electronics shack, and the yellowstone cutthroat.
would it mean to be Ernest Hemingway in a world of global weirding? You
still have your short sniped sentences, and the sharks are still there,
but your sport has chaotic storyline. The good fish are gone and the
weird fish remain. In his twenties, Hemingway sought a storyline in Spain, drinking and bullfighting with his hipster friends. His fishing trip there was completely sullied by polluted waters, but in his fictional trip (The Sun Also Rises), the trout were fat, eager and ripe.
Classic fly-fishing is considered dry, or on the surface, wet, or just beneath the surface. However, some forms have evolved, based on solid foundations in entomology, to go deep beneath the surface: imitating the chironomid. This midge, or tiny fly, starts its life on the very bottom of the lake as a worm, quickly evolving into a mysterious vertical larva in the water column. It is deep, and still, yet it has a mysterious hand gesture: it is named for this gesture. It part of the art of flyfishing to transform one's own hand gestures into an imitation of this creature of the deep, tethered by a long and slender line.
My first experience with chioronomids confirms that esoteric is chaos magic. fly fishing is a quest for the esoteric and chironimids are the most esoteric. At Lava Lake, dinner and breakfast was trout, we didn't bring eggs. Bright green midges in its tummny. Powerbait and lead go hand-in-hand, fly fisherman are against the use of lead in the lake. Midges eat lead.
Chaos MagicGo fishing in a polluted body of water. Salvage electronic ruins. Derange a wild cat by taking it to a bagel dumpster in the suburbs. Go to a place that you know has bad luck, multiple times to accumulate it, so you can have good luck somewhere else. At the waterfalls there are old transformers and turbines.
If you are from Oregon then your grandpa represents the Oregon trail. The Oregon trail still exists, in the thousands making their way to the global worming refuge. My truck has shelves and pots and pans and niches for onions. It looks like a green wagon trail camper. Because my dad is dead and my grandpa is too, i have no Oregon trail, i have to be both dad and grandpa if i move to this land.
His kids can live in the city and he can realize his ideal of theOoregon man. But I don't have a dad to be the Oregon man so how do I respond? This is the same question as how does a man retain a mystique on the water? Well I will not buy a camper and for a boat I will have a kayak, try to keep it minimal. I wear dirty pants. My grandpa tore up old shirts to use as twine. My grandpa squeezed the lead sinkers on with his back teeth.
Holidays should be at random times in the year, to minimize exposure to campers and to reveal secret migrations. Always look for the onion, when i met a camping family, the grandpa of a family showed me a bunch of trout poaching in an aluminum rollup and it smelled like onions. He used random spices, but only a little bit, because they forgot salt, and it was great! Then they found some salt and unrolled the foil to put salt in it and put some butter in. Grandpa said it was better with less foil because then you can smell the fismoke. the presence of onions is confimed in the chaos magic story. Onions are the key ingredient that caramelize and release chmicals into the trout and change its form along with the butter. Another great ingredient is orange peppers.
the coastal range fish eat orang, inspired by the orange bellies on the newts in orange slit on the throat. the cascade range eat green, inspired by different shades of moss green and algae, from the deep sediments at the bottom of lava lake. the two colors orange and green are those of the mountain "dew"
OilThere are thjree kinds of oil. The oil used to transport the sportnsman to the wilderness spot. The oil that is polluting his home rivers in the city: pcbs. And finally the oil in the fish's brain that is used for its memories. It is along its spine too; body memory. These three oils have a relationship to each other. The fish oil is how it goes from the coastal city the river into the wilderness passing through the port city. The fishemans oil also moves him but in a dumb way. The pollution oil is a taint on the fish's brain, but its dielectric constant has a mysterious and unknown effect on thoughts. The pollution oil is from electronics and i am polluting again with the transistor ant.
There are different kinds of trout, you can taste them by eating them. You can taste it when you eat them. Hatchery pond blue-green pond. trail north worst, they taste like urine. The best is a wild small trout from a deep lake, or a rocky river. You could taste it wehn you eat it. There are types of flesh incarnate that are fooled by the smell of rotting dough, and there are ofther flashes that are fooled by girl patterns, recognition etched in omega oil. It is the recognition oil that the fly fisherman seeks. I seek to know if trout recognize electronic components.
Trout and Salmon both have this salmonid oil, which has evolved from their need to journey up mountain rivers to keep their babies safe. They remember the way home by the smell of the water, landmarks, colors. They also peel back the onion skin to what they ate as babies: little aquatic insects and other tiny tasty things. It is a sequence of ghost-images they remember as they take this journey of life, and of death, for that is their fate once depositing their young. Is the pink ghost flesh that we are after eating, for it is a psychedelic.
The forms of the flash incarnate. The tree pond brown turd sucker. Deep sea predator and noble king salmon, black gum king salmon, spirito-politically owned by the gillnetters. And habiter of mottled places, where sudden dances the entomologist. The football linebacker, the steeler, chrome worker of back hills Pennsylvania and Ohio. golden trout is mythical and small, should you eat it or worship it?
The wild man of the mountains is limited by the barrenness of his soil, that says , so he turns to hunting cougars and coyote, which in turn feed the meat soul and makes him more of a hunter. When the cowboys encountered these people they also left behind a sort of pale worm band who only prefers to eat the oily fish of the little mountain streams. There were men also had typewriteers which they typed the first modern novels on, in sandals there.
A receipt from Ollie Damon's, where we bought shad darts and strange discount bass jellies. We also bought line and rooster tails, and asked the old reddening man on how to wrap a sardine around the lure. My revelation of the day was that this man did not know and think about how to flare an LED in the depths of the river, and he knew about the piezoelectric force, that may provide enough current to dimply flickering the LED. He knew it needed something striking it to discharge it as he said.
I eat salmon so I can put the memory oil in my own brain and subsume it. The dam is like a hard electronic obstacle, which the salmon oil seeps around. The salmon encode a memory in oil, starting in their deepest brain as a baby, eating little things: crustaceans in the river, and the smells of their adolescence: the smell of the city sewers. Trout are likewise, they do drip down the stream eating things.
All these things encode a memory that accumulates, which they peel back again in their later years, stripping the oil off the memory oil in their brain, and reverting in the end of their life when they trophy, to eating tiny things. This is the concept of patterns, which are hard like symbols, but encoded in oil, like the concept of the PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) analog delay drum. This rotating cylinder was employed in some poisonous electronic music studios to encode sound directly in the swirling fluid, as dielectric charge. Then the sounds were replayed through the speakers again, emanating from the encoded oils.
The salmonid encodes its journey in oil, from the inside out, then travels back within; back in time as Rudolph Steiner told us to recount our day to ourselves, backwards, every night. If you rotate it fast enough, though, it stops swirling and becomes froth, and mixes up the memory. This sort of globally-weirded-fish can swim in more than one direction on the river.
The yellow fungus eats their memory away. Remember you can record audio onto a rotating head of poison oil. The Salmonidae also record memory on two layers of oil in their body.
This is a technique I learned with Stefan Tcherepnin, of blowing marijuana smoke into a synthesizer before playing it. Now I do the same with flies, to make a creative undulation happen in their computer music.
Blanc's question starts with the rumor that trout like the smell of a spray lubricant, WD-40. What if they like other petroleum flavors, what if they like industrial smells such as electronics? Can salmon smell the PCBs in the Willamette river? Can they learn to be attracted to this most synthetic smell? Can they smell heavy metals?
Like the onion-sandwich-man, who takes great care to not damage the protective layer of slime on his first trout, I am damaged by waterways full of PCBs and leaden sculpin; that is the damage that makes me angry at the clean fish and want to kill them employing a piece of electronics. Like the bird who is snared in a fly-line, my children are angry about their aborted world.
Mountain DewI get my tungsten beads in metallic coffee, because I can, and that marks them as the special metal of the deepest chironomid, or Pennylvania midge. Also, a good morning camping on Lake T_____ will involve an espresso in my aluminum grenade.
Major Carey traveled by railroad to the interior of Canada, where the great lakes dwell, and pitched his tent by the grandest body of water. He then made coffee and sat down at his camp table, praying to himself; this is the combination of my dreams in the wars, of sitting down and creating something in nature. What he created was the Carey Special, essentially a truly green Aelian, using a pheasant's rump for the partridge hackle. It's olive body and dun undulator evoke the older days before bleach and synthetic dyes.
Jeff Carey employs a nice gaming joystick and also some really effective LED strobe lighting to deliver chaotic and gestural noise music to his listeners' ears. When I saw him there where no colors, just the action of flickering white light, a hooked, enigmatic penusius grasped by computer musician, creating undulating sheathes of sandstorm sounds. These are three most important points of the LED fly: action, mystery, and again, action. The first action is synthetic, the flickering of mylar strands; the second action is natural, sheathes of feathers slipping in the stream. Mystery is essential to the stone-age fly, because there is always the question of "what is the hook?" You use ACTION to convince the trout that it is simply the tail of a juicy and easy prey, as Carey uses noise and flickering lights to convince you his joystick is a penusius.
Do you mountain dew or do the mountain?
Jeff Carey is sponsered by the Dew Tour. The colors contrast with the Mountain Lake times past nostalgic colors of General Carey. In Japan, Dutour is a nice cafe with muted tones and good boutique coffee. However, in America, it is an outdoor stadium of blood, with bright green attractants and nutritious hooked hooking fluids. The river is green not from pcbs, from nature.
General Carey was the first Dew Tour. The military has dumped about six thousand pounds of trout into Henry Hagg Lake every month of the spring. Dough suckers, bombs of dough suckers. In contrast, the paisley Oregon Dep't of Fish and Wildlife releases pretty things into Lost Lake deep in the woods.
Science project, stomach pump 1:" 1 beautiful chironomid, estimated to be at size3 18 2x long nymph hookwith gray metallic, i.e. mylar chip bag with 1tan floss, black wing case like peacock herl, black haed, P.t. trutt. and two tinty white gills . Stocmach pump two: similar wormy like forms and patterns. stomcah pump three: nothing. stomach pump 4: yellow and gree n Mountain Dew colored powerbait with mylar flash holographic flashes in it.
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lost lake, mar5ch 30 2017
Fluorescent green and yellow powerbait flecked with irridescent specks of mylar. If I were an EPA official, I might even confuse it with capacitor ingredients. Like powerbait these trout are branded with energy discourse. Mountain Dew volt. Powerbait is measured in wattage, like md volt, these trout are branded... don't get me wrong i like hanging out with men of the river, stuyrgeon men with wabndering eyes.
These are my babies, in the cement tank in Clackamas. My babies, my tank: I manage it, I come here on my days off to feed them dough balls. I liaison to light artists to display bright green and orange colors through aa milky perspex cube in the bottom of each tank, for the entertainment of my babies. They like light, they like sounds. When you control the breeding tanks at the top of the stream, you own the fishes' minds, their core memories. I've taken away the natural programming of muyted insects in natural tiny mountain streams, and replaced it with bright hypercolor flashes of mountain dew cans. in their deepest memory.
The tank in clak is for streelhead.
The disco beach is a synthetic natural phenomenon of the trout industry. Take a lacunarian location such as trillium lake in Oregon on the slopes of Mount Hood. The lake itself is created from a marsh, impounded by earth. Then the dough ballers at ODFW installed trout that respond to synthetic mylar sparkles in the dough, this dough gets discarded on beaches and the sand becomes Berkely and it also has little balls of lead in it. Like an industrial museum of the twentiethe century: the lake!
Take a away his phallic joystick, bring him to the shores of the disco beach, replace the joystick with a fly rod and a tiny bundle of lead in mylar. Emplace a rhythmic throbbing beat, and whip the air with your sparkle-ball.