I don’t even like rock music, but my roomate from college did. He used to pump Iggy Pop all the time, so I sort of got to know it. I think I had Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man had came out around that time too, in which Iggy Pop plays a wild man, by which I mean, he played himself in period garb.
As an undergrad I heard Robert Pinksy lecture. And that´s around where I realized that Iggy Pop´s alter-ego was Robert Pinsky. Don´t believe me?
So who is the new Iggy Pop? That’s easy, Robert Pinsky.
Just look at a few stanza from Pinks’y poem “Samurai Song”:
When I had no roof I made
Audacity my roof. When I had
No supper my eyes dined.
When I had no eyes I listened.
When I had no ears I thought.
When I had no thought I waited.
When I had no father I made
Care my father. When I had
No mother I embraced order.
This is surely a clandenstine B-side from The Stooges days.
Any when I sobered up, I started digging enjambment, says Iggy Pinsky.