essay: Meaning of Ka-Bella-Binsky-Bungo -Rick Potts

In high school I was interested in the idea of nonsense.
I felt logic was imprisoning imagination.
I practiced finding ways around logic and reason through talking, writing, drawing and playing music .
It was a personal Dada Surrealist exercise. I could find a bypass into the stream of conciousness, for moments.
The more I practiced the wider the stream. Ka-Bella-Binsky-Bungo was a product of this.
Ka Bella Binsky Bungo means nothing, really …but it is like a Nonsense Mantra
An Italian song starts with ‘che bello’, part of a joke of my grandfather’s, means ‘how beautiful’
Bella Binsky must come from Bella Lewitzky a choreographer.
Bungo is just an ending. Like gumbo, a stew from New Orleans.
How beautiful the choreographers stew! -Rick Potts

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jerry Bishop on June 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Ah, the great “Binsky Bungo” Conumdrum. Solved at last! Thank you, Rick! The world thanks you!


  2. Posted by rick Potts on June 9, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Joe has provided me with more detailed information.
    Our Grandfather, Art Peterson, would spout out O Sole Mio like it was an angry italian curse.

    Che bella cosa na jurnata ‘e sole,
    n’aria serena doppo na tempesta!
    Pe’ ll’aria fresca pare già na festa…
    Che bella cosa na jurnata ‘e sole.


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