I was only young and the injuries were to haunt me for the rest of my career but I got through. I had to adjust my position on the saddle and I was always needing massages and manipulation. But I got through. In the end I grew philosophical. I could still turn the pedals, the bike still went quick. Not as quick, but still very quick. The only difference between me and my opponents was that I started most races in pain, they hit the wall three-quarters through or at the top of a big climb.
I began to use it to my advantage. Being in pain from the start made me sharp and on edge and well motivated. I had no fear of what lay ahead. I was already suffering. My opponents had all that to look ‘forward’ to but they didn’t know when it would ambush them in the race.
— Eddy Merckx (Nicknamed The Cannibal for the way in which he devoured every race and every rival, Merckx is the most decorated rider of all time)
… And these children
that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware
of what they’re going through…
Josh Hey at hylolabs for The Third Space launch party featuring Khari Mateen, July 2014.
I detested that type of swinging, the Los Angeles, Hollywood, Bel Air, Malibu, Laguna Beach kind of sex. Strangers when you meet, strangers when you part—a gymnasium of bodies namelessly masturbating each other. People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the ability to feel or to love. So they became swingers. The dead fucking the dead. There was no gamble or humor in their game—it was corpse fucking corpse. Morals were restrictive, but they were grounded on human experience down through the centuries. Some morals tended to keep people slaves in factories, in churches and true to the State. Other morals simply made good sense. It was like a garden filled with poisoned fruit and good fruit. You had to know which to pick and eat, which to leave alone.
Charles Bukowski, Women
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DOREI / NEW TOKYO DECADENCE: THE SLAVE / 2007 / OSAMU SATO
"Wanting More" (Produced & Directed by Khari Mateen)
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remember when i was 18 and did this vaguely pornographic shoot with a random couple i met at a nude beach ?
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When men wear a suit or a jacket, he must not take off his jacket too easily. That I think is the man’s dignity.
Senior Leave, 2004.
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Car Accident, July 2014.
I don’t think I’m going to do that again.