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...and they lived happily ever after. Smith & Lady: poets, artists, photographers & adventurers.
Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )
 
   
 
 

low hustle shuffle . . .

January 9th, 2022

low hustle shuffle . . .

Let X=X – Laurie Anderson
Sundirtwater – The Waifs
Wet Dream – Wet Leg
Clean – The Priests
Better In My Day – NYX & Gazelle Twin
Assassin – Bill Laswell
Birther Blues – The Dead Kenny G’s
Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
Like Ceasar Needs a Brutus – Anita Lane
Sinner! – Jim White & The Packway Handle Band
The Resignation vs The Comeback Special – Todd Snider
The Snake and the Moon – Dead Can Dance
Diamonds And Rust – Joan Baez
Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
El Cerrito – Cracker
Chase – Spindle Ensemble
The Hanging Garden – The Cure
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan
Caravan – Duke Eliington, Mingus, Max Roach


 

no hustle shuffle . . .

January 5th, 2022

no hustle shuffle . . .

Handcuffed To A Fence In Mississippi – Jim White
The Pusher – Nina Simone
He Got Game – Public Enemy & Stephen Stills
Banks Of Allatoona – Larkin Poe
Talkin’ Bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Bark Like A God – Sloppy Jane
111111111 – X
Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission) – Tom Waits
Lady Doubonette – The Bizarros
Money Is The Meat In The Coconut – David Rawlings
Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
Thanks A Lot – Ernest Tubb
Jesus Was A Social Drinker – Chuck Prophet
Insects – Danny Elfman
Torches And Pitchforks – Cracker
Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett
Addicted – Amy Winehouse
Isketayo Sewow (Cree Call) – Buffy Sainte-Marie
God And The FBI – Janis Ian


 

shuffle on down the load . . .

January 3rd, 2022

shuffle on down the load . . .

Oboe Round – Moondog
On My Radio – The Selecter
OD’d In Denver – Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Where Would I Be – Mama Lucky
Thank You, Lord – Hellwood
Pony – The Waifs
It’s Not Getting Any Good – The Wrens
Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse – David Lindley & Ry Cooder
10 Miles To Go On A 9 Mile Road – Jim White w/ Morecheeba
Beezlebub – Beats Antique w/ Les Claypool
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Your Mama Won’t Like Me – Suzi Quatro
Cross Talk IV / Radio Lonelys – Oneohtrix Point Never
Chaise Longue – Wet Leg
A Swamp Dog’s Tale – Goat Girl
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – The Dead Milkmen
Cold Duck Soup – Guy Clark
Prison Of The Senses – Pere Ubu
Elephant Ghost – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains
Female Jesus – Johnny Dowd


 

shuffle down . . .

January 2nd, 2022

shuffle down . . .

Gun Sale At The Church – The Beat Farmers
Bad Kitty – Liz Phair
Keep Diggin’ – Larkin Poe
Pleasure And Pain – Divinyls
Dry Dreams – The Jim Caroll Band
Peroxide Beach – Sloppy Jane
Wash Away A World – Jim White
Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On – Leonard Cohen
The Destruction Of The Superdeep Borehole Tower – The Mountain Goats
Tried To Be A Man – Rickie Lee Jones
Downtown Money Waster – The Black Crowes
Black Helicopters – The Grassy Knoll
Devil’s Radio – George Harrison
Pay Your Way In Pain – St. Vincent
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles – Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
The Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
Professional Widow – Tori Amos
Where The Hell Is Henry? – Chuck Prophet
99.9 F – Suzanne Vega


 

word harvest 12.16 thru 12.31 2021

January 1st, 2022

word harvest 12.16 thru 12.31 2021

2021.12.17 – Just to be clear
2021.12.18 – Greylight morning
2021.12.18 – Gotta get high
2021.12.19 – Many lips
2021.12.21 – The mind
2021.12.22 – You die
2021.12.22 – Go fast
2021.12.27 – Half moon in sky
2021.12.28 – New water
2021.12.30 – A dragon’s blood, myrrh, copal
2021.12.31 – Want . . . need
2021.12.31 – New year

~ ~ ~

Just to be clear —
when you cheat, it’s business
when we cheat, it’s a crime

~ ~ ~

Greylight morning
wife asleep in chair
cat asleep on mantel
dog asleep on floor
fire dance
slow rain on roof
caffeine in hand
cannabis in pipe
peaceful
quiet
solitude
rain soothe
forsooth

~ ~ ~

Gotta get high
so I can drive to Heinen’s
in our hybrid

~ ~ ~

Many lips
multiple tongues
endless lies to go

Forget GPS and fuel level
lots living life
in rearview mirror

Rain on road brings worm
money-in-hand grab
dead dog denial

Sirens and flashing lights
gun shots, bum lives
welcome to the nose dive

Blood eating
nightmare now
riding edge of thrum

~ ~ ~

The mind
it’s dark in there
don’t want to go down that hole

~ ~ ~

You die
your body rots
your name fades

~ ~ ~

Go fast
stop slow
leave a reasonable likeness

~ ~ ~

Half moon in sky
one bird flying
it never ends

~ ~ ~

New water
old fish
same current

~ ~ ~

A dragon’s blood, myrrh, copal, frankincense day
so far . . .
a top a 2 deer dogwalk morning

~ ~ ~

Want . . . need
flesh . . . blood
constant compromise

~ ~ ~

New year
old year
mirror fears


 

Crashes: Fast, Soft, Slow, Hard / As Rock Rolls On

December 30th, 2021

Didn’t blog November or December’s monthly feature on Medusa’s Kitchen.

Wondering if my ego’s all it used to be.

Thanks to publisher/editor Kathy Kieth for the features past 73 months (a gig longer than my 1st marriage).

Crashes: Fast, Soft, Slow, Hard (1 poem, 10 fotos)
http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2021/11/crashes-fast-soft-slow-hard.html

As Rock Rolls On (9 poems, 10 fotos)
http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2021/12/as-rock-rolls-on.html


 

let loose the clogs of yore and cry shuffle . . .

December 30th, 2021

let loose the clogs of yore and cry shuffle . . .

Cry Cry Cry – Johnny Cash
Chinese Mike – Tuxedomoon
Walking On Thin Ice – Yoko Ono
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Carolyn Wonderland
Wrong Side Of The Bottle – Heidi Newfield
Highway Of Lost Hats – Jim White
To Zion – Digital Underground
Shut Up And Drive – Shawn Colvin
Doubter Out Of Jesus – Chuck Prophet
Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse – David Lindley & Ry Cooder
Beezlebub – Beats Antique w/ Les Claypool
Where Would I Be – Mama Lucky
God’s Back Pocket – Hellwood
Wet Dream – Wet Leg
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major – Bach
All Blues – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans
What Was It You Wanted – Bob Dylan
This Is Ridiculous – New York Dolls


 

no deposit no return shuffle . . .

December 28th, 2021

no deposit no return shuffle . . .

Criminal – Fiona Apple
Buzzin’ Fly – Tim Buckley
Folly – NYX & Gazelle Twin
Slow Steady Salvation – The Grassy Knoll
Birther Blues – The Dead Kenny G’s
Chase – Spindle Ensemble
Ritual Fire Dance – Manuel De Falla
No Deposit No Return Blues – Sandy Bull
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk Quintet
(I Can’t get No) Satisfaction – Devo
Junkie Doll – Mark Knopfler
Fantasy Island – Clinic
11 – KMRU
I Feel So Bad – Elvis Presley
B.H. Goes To A Freak – Critters Buggin
Three O’Clock Blues – Jimmy Smith & B.B. King
I Bow Down And Pray To Every Woman I See – Chuck Prophet
Sundirtwater – The Waifs


 

random shuffle of curated core . . .

December 26th, 2021

random shuffle of curated core . . .

Lay Down – Goat Girl
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Buena – Morphine
It Don’t Bother Me – Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
#1 Crush – Garbage
Strange Love – Slim Harpo
A Beaten Dog Beneath The Hail – The Grassy Knoll
Back On Top – Buffalo Nichols
Bywater Bhangra (Improv #1) – The Dead Kenny G’s
Fretless Nostril – Critters Buggin
In C – Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
King Kong – Clinic
I Saw A Cop – Jill Sobule
#1 Crush – Garbage
The Hanging Garden – The Cure
Beehive – Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers
Scientist – The Dandy Warhols
Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page


 

Shuffleneck, Ohio . . .

December 23rd, 2021

Shuffleneck, Ohio . . .

Army Girls Gone Wild – Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers
Soul Kitchen – Patti Smith
Infra-Red – Placebo
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Johnny Feelgood – Liz Phair
Music For A Found Harmonium – Penguin Orchestra Cafe
Infra-Red – Placebo
In C – Orchestra Nihilistica
Monkey In A Silo – Jim White
The Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
Add It Up – Violent Femmes
Blue Yodel No 9 – Jimmie Rodgers/Louis Armstrong
Lucky Day – Flesh For Lulu
Federal Funding – Cake
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck – Ray Charles & Jimmy Lewis
Steal Softly Thru Snow – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band


 

 
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