Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
Records that have been helping me not lose it (it is finals week):
Stereolab, Dots and Loops. Missy Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly. Herbert, Bodily Functions. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life. Miles Davis, Filles de Kilimanjaro. Stereolab/NWW, "Animal or Vegetable". No Doubt, "Underneath It All". Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening.
Records are not enough. No further comments to follow.
Though now that I think of it I'm not sure Stephin Merritt would want any of those.
Like Bob Dylan records.
And also records. Mustn't forget records.
That is, worldly because of books.
In a suitably morose, bedroom pop way.
He would also be quite worldly.
I can imagine Stephin Merritt becoming a bum.
Oh, a very worldly bum, to be sure.