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Archive for September, 2020

5 book covers

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Was asked by Joe Vecchio on Facebook to post the cover of a book that affected me greatly, one book a day for 10 days without explanation.

I looked at what others did and each one explained they were asked to post without explanation, which is explanation, so I didn’t… plus, I seldom do requests cuz I don’t play well with others’ rules.

But while packing to move to our new old house, I shot these books – so I’ll do half the 10, all in one day, with explanation. See, I’m a reasonable lifeform.


Reading this right now. Excellent. Love this man’s poetry.


Tried once again to read this – no go, not worth my time or its trouble – and I’m a William Burroughs fan.


This is the book that gave me my Agent of Chaos name. Melissa J Craig shot a video of me in the late 1980’s where I was passed out drunkon my studio floor and this book was lying next to my head.


I was so impressed with this that as soon as I finished reading its 1,012 Basho haiku, I immediately reread it. Genius. The haiku master.


Perhaps the greatest book title ever.

 

500 song 100 year shuffle list

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Took 18 months and 1,171 songs, but finished my Amazon shuffle list:
Assorted Oddities & Mutilated Melodies – 500 songs, 100 years

After Lady goes to bed, I toke, sit in dark, set list to shuffle, and bliss out.

Assorted Oddities & Mutilated Melodies
Smith playlist on Alexa Amazon Prime
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001 – Dem Dry Bones – Delta Rhythm Boys
002 – Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
003 – Caravan – Duke Ellington
004 – Wide Wide River (of Shit) live – The Fugs
005 – Everything Is Broken – Bob Dylan
006 – St Louis Blues – Django Reinhart
007 – The Future – Leonard Cohen
008 – One More Cup Of Coffee – Bob Dylan
009 – Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams
010 – Jockey Full of Bourbon – Tom Waits
011 – Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right – Ry Cooder
012 – Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
013 – You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
014 – Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
015 – Walking The Floor Over You (1941 single) – Ernest Tubb
016 – It’s My Way – Buffy Sainte-Marie
017 – Ninty Miles an Hour Down A Dead End Street – Hank Snow
018 – Lord Tell Me Why – Ry Cooder
019 – Seven Year Itch – Willie Nelson
020 – Heaven and Hell – Willie Nelson
021 – Cool Water – Sons of the Pioneers
022 – Thunder on the Mountain – Bob Dyan
023 – The Jody Grind – Horace Silver
024 – Mule Skinner Blues – The Fendermen
025 – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho – Elvis Presley
026 – For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
027 – Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page
028 – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
029 – Mektoub – Ginger Baker
030 – Blue Yodel No 9 – Jimmie Rodgers/Louis Armstrong
031 – Traveling Light – Leonard Cohen
032 – Closing Time – Leonard Cohen
033 – Caravan – Thelonious Monk
034 – Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy – Bonnie Raitt
035 – Almost Like the Blues – Leonard Cohen
036 – Slow – Leonard Cohen
037 – Honky Tonk Prt 1 – Bill Doggett
038 – Not Dark Yet – Bob Dylan
039 – I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings
040 – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan
041 – Frank Sinatra – Cake
042 – Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
043 – Every Day I Have The Blues – Memphis Slim
044 – It’s All Going To Pot – Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
045 – My Medicine – Snoop Dogg
046 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
047 – Storm Comin’ – The Wailin’ Jennys
048 – It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Bob Dylan
049 – Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
050 – Democracy – Leonard Cohen
051 – Just Like A Woman – Bob Dylan
052 – Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
053 – I’m Waiting for the Man – Velvet Underground
054 – Brain Damage – Ginger Baker
055 – Harlem Nocturne – Earl Bostic
056 – Hey Joe – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
057 – The Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
058 – Back at the Chicken Shack – Jimmy Smith
059 – Most of the Time – Bob Dylan
060 – Jamaica Farewell – Harry Belafonte
061 – Tower of Song – Leonard Cohen
062 – A Street – Leonard Cohen
063 – Nevermind – Leonard Cohen
064 – What’d I Say Prt 1 & 2 – Ray Charles
065 – Cast ‘Em Out – Larkin Poe
066 – Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys
067 – First We Take Manhattan – Leonard Cohen
068 – Jazz Police – Leonard Cohen
069 – Golden Years – David Bowie
070 – Fame – David Bowie
071 – Let’s Make A Better World – Dr. John
072 – Blues for Mama – Nina Simone
073 – Blackbird – Nina Simone
074 – Feeling Good – Nina Simone
075 – Moving Pulse – Meat Beat Manifesto
076 – It’s the Music – Meat Beat Manifesto
077 – Love My Baby – Little Junior’s Blue Flames
078 – Little Boxes – Pete Seeger
079 – Sugar Mama – Bonnie Raitt
080 – Long Time Gone – Crosby, Stills & Nash
081 – There Is a War – Leonard Cohen
082 – Continental Trailways Blues – Steve Earle
083 – Over the Hill – John Haitt
084 – Basin Street Blues (1939) – The Mills Brothers
085 – Under the Black Skies – Ginger Baker
086 – Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again- Bob Dylan
087 – Shotgun Willie – Willie Nelson
088 – Shiny Shiny – Haysi Fantayzee
089 – Steer Your Way – Leonard Cohen
090 – On the Level – Leonard Cohen
091 – Loser – Beck
092 – Lucille – Little Richard
093 – (If You’re Black) Get Back – Big Bill Broonzy
094 – Wolf Totem – The Hu
095 – Harvest Moon – Neil Young
096 – Down by the Water – PJ Harvey
097 – Can’t Let Go – Lucinda Williams
098 – Raised on Robbery – Joni Mitchell
099 – Coyote – Joni Mitchell
100 – No Chicken on the Bone – Delbert McClinton
101 – Gotta Get It Worked On – Delbert McClinton
102 – Cold Cold Ground – Tom Waits
103 – Tengo La Voz – Bostich & Fussible
104 – Lover Lover Lover – Leonard Cohen
105 – Choices – George Jones
106 – Frog Bog – Moondog
107 – To A Sea Horse – Moondog
108 – Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
109 – Beyond Here Lies Nothing – Bob Dylan
110 – Rock the Casbah – The Clash
111 – Bang Bang Boom Boom – Beth Hart
112 – Down in the Valley – Solomon Burke
113 – Bloody Mary Morning – Willie Nelson
114 – Lebanese Air – Al-loma – Afif Alvarez Bulos
115 – South to the Dust – Ginger Baker
116 – Your Mind Is On Vacation – Mose Allison
117 – I Like It Like That – Jerry Lee Lewis
118 – Never Gave Nobody Trouble – Leonard Cohen
119 – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – George Harrison
120 – Cloud Nine – George Harrison
121 – Zig Zag – George Harrison
122 – P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night) – George Harrison
123 – Plutonian Nights – Sun Ra
124 – Brazilian Sun – Sun Ra
125 – My Shits Fucked Up – Kinky Friedman
126 – Wayfaring Stranger – Emmylou Harris
127 – Midnight in Memphis – JJ Cale
128 – Roll Me Up – Willie/Snoop/Kristofferson/Johnson
129 – Sakura – Pocketful of Claptonite
130 – Black and Tan Fantasy – Duke Ellington / Louis Armstrong
131 – Creole Love Call – Duke Ellington w/ Adelaide Hall
132 – Mean Mama Blues – Ernest Tubb
133 – Fat Man – Beth Hart
134 – Spirit of God – Beth Hart
135 – Baby Scratch My Back – Slim Harpo
136 – Yellow Moon – The Neville Brothers
137 – Milestones – Miles Davis
138 – Ghost Town – The Specials
139 – Come On In My Kitchen – Leon Russell
140 – Hush Hush – Etta James
141 – God & the FBI – Janis Ian
142 – Tango Ladeado – Terry Riley
143 – A Spark from the Infinite (part 2) – Terry Riley
144 – Derveshum Carnivals – Terry Riley
145 – M – Music 1 – Inside C – Curved E-Entrances – Terry Riley
146 – Smoke: IV. – New Music Detroit
147 – Nagoya Marimba – Steve Reich
148 – Mysterioso – Thelonious Monk
149 – My Baby Needs a Shepherd – Emmylou Harris
150 – Black Caffeine – Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell
151 – Devil and Jesus – Eric Burdon
152 – Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
153 – Sweet the Sting – Tori Amos
154 – Yokhor – Altai
155 – Gat Kirwani – Ravi Shankar
156 – Rock Tunisien – Gnaouas
157 – Lonesome Friends of Science – John Prine
158 – Big Bad Handsome Man – Imelda May
159 – Bad Habit – Imelda May
160 – Wicked Way – Imelda May
161 – Snakebit – Mary Gauthier
162 – Sideshow – Mary Gauthier
163 – Binary – Ani DiFranco
164 – Play God – Ani DiFranco
165 – Sasquath – Ani DiFranco
166 – Blue Havana Moon – Peter Ivers
167 – Dancing Barefoot – Patti Smith
168 – Lo and Beholden (Radio Edit) – Patti Smith
169 – You’re Dead – Norma Tanega
170 – God’s Problem Child – Willie Nelson/Tony Joe White/Leon Russell/Jamey Johnson
171 – The Git Go – Willie Nelson w/ Jamey Johnson
172 – Just Dropped In – Willie Nelson
173 – God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
174 – Ain’t No Grave – Johnny Cash
175 – Hoochie Coochie Gal – Etta James
176 – Language Is A Virus – Laurie Anderson
177 – I Got The Same Old Blues – JJ Cale & Leon Russell
178 – Corine Corina – JJ Cale & Leon Russell
179 – No Sweat – JJ Cale & Leon Russell
180 – 24 Hours a Day – JJ Cale & Leon Russell
181 – I Am What I Am – Adrian Belew
182 – Pancho & Lefty – Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson
183 – This Is – Grace Jones
184 – Walking in the Rain (album version) – Grace Jones
185 – Mozambique – Bob Dylan
186 – Someday Baby – Bob Dylan
187 – Things Have Changed – Bob Dylan
188 – No Mercy In This Land – Ben Harper & Charles Musselwhite
189 – Burn One Down – Ben Harper
190 – Fool’s Paradise – Leon Russell
191 – Honey Man – Tim Buckley
192 – Ballad of a Thin Man – Bob Dylan
193 – Chills & Fever – Samantha Fish
194 – Lord Remember Me – Ruthie Foster
195 – Death Came A-Knockin (Travelin’ Shoes) – Ruthie Foster
196 – Phonograph Blues – Pyeng Threadgill
197 – Gung Ho – The Roches
198 – Compared to What – Les McCann & Eddie Harris
199 – Boogie Street – Leonard Cohen
200 – My Oh My – Leoard Cohen
201 – Cat Creeps – Medeski, Martin & Wood
202 – I’ll Be Gone – Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
203 – Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu – Tina Turner
204 – Caravan of Fools – John Prine
205 – Blood Makes Noise – Suzanne Vega
206 – Woman on the Tier – Suzanne Vega
207 – In My Dreams – Alan Price
208 – The Devil’s Been Busy – The Traveling Wilburys
209 – Woman – Susheela Raman
210 – Ismail Oro – 43 Skidoo & Susheela Raman
211 – Music for Crocodiles – Susheela Raman
212 – Motorcycle Mama – Neil Young w/ Nicolette Larson
213 – Electronic Counterpoint: II. Slow – Steve Reich
214 – Wake Up – Sudan Archives
215 – Time – Sudan Archives
216 – Oatmeal – Sudan Archives
217 – Fire – Taimane
218 – Takassim (Harissa Mix) – Azzddine with Bill Laswell
219 – Junkie Doll – Mark Knopfler
220 – Punish the Monkey – Mark Knopfler
221 – Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple
222 – Take Me Home – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
223 – I Remember You – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
224 – The Jezebel Spirit – Brian Eno & David Byrne
225 – Number 8 Mix – Brian Eno & David Byrne
226 – Shrivel-Up – Devo
227 – Brother Bryan – Waxahatchee
228 – She Bop (fast) – Cindi Lauper
229 – She Bop (slow) – Cindi Lauper
230 – Viva La Money – Allen Toussaint
231 – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – B. B. King
232 – The Feeling Begins – Peter Gabriel
233 – The Danger Zone – Ray Charles
234 – Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out – John Prine & Iris DeMent
235 – Some Humans Ain’t Human – John Prine
236 – Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody – John Prine
237 – Quit Hollerin’at Me – John Prine
238 – Run, The Darkness Will Pass – Shabaka and the Ancestors
239 – Up Above My Head – Ruthie Foster
240 – Death Came a Knockin’ – Ruthie Foster
241 – Dandy Del Sur – Nortec Collective
242 – III – The Grassy Knoll
243 – Camera – Crosby, Stills & Nash
244 – Till It Shines – Crosby, Stills & Nash
245 – Street To Lean On – Crosby, Stills & Nash
246 – Desolation Row – Bob Dylan
247 – Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
248 – God is God – Juno Reactor
249 – Gravedigger – Willie Nelson
250 – The Pusher – Nina Simone
251 – Turning Japanese – The Vapors
252 – Dialog Box – David Byrne
253 – Nineveh – David Byrne
254 – Life During Wartime (Live) – David Byrne & Caetno Veloso
255 – Said & The Ants – David Byrne
256 – Your Molecular Structure – Mose Allison
257 – Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills & Nash
258 – Under the Table – Fiona Apple
259 – Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple
260 – Take 7/8 – Ora Haza
261 – Twigs and Seeds – Jesse WInchester
262 – Another Man Done Gone – Odetta
263 – Water Boy – Odetta
264 – Panama Red – New Riders of the Purple Sage
265 – I Don’t Need No Doctor – New Riders of the Purple Sage
266 – Carl Perkins Wears the Crown – New Riders of the Purple Sage
267 – Mama Rocker – Michael Nesmith
268 – Living in a Ghost Town – The Rolling Stones
269 – Bad News Blues – Lucinda Williams
270 – Anytime – Mavis Staples
271 – Wakin’ Up – Lucinda Williams
272 – Mystery Train – Elvis Presley
273 – Chase the Feeling – Kris Kristofferson
274 – The Show Goes On – Kris Kristofferson
275 – Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down – Kris Kristofferson
276 – Risky Business – Kris Kristofferson
277 – Hard Loving Loser – Mimi & Richard Farina
278 – God – Tori Amos
279 – Who Told You That – Mavis Staples
280 – Cars Hiss by My Window (Alternate Take)- The Doors
281 – Cler Achel – Tinariwen
282 – La Super – Mdou Moctar
283 – False Prophet – Bob Dylan
284 – Hug My Radiator – Dion
285 – Pinebo (My Story) – Ellen McIlwaine
286 – Epistrophy – Thelonious Monk
287 – Estimated Prophet – The Grateful Dead
288 – Crow Jane Alley – Willy DeVille
289 – Hello My Lover – Willy DeVille
290 – That Cat is High – The Ink Spots
291 – You Don’ Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
292 – Addicted – Amy Winehouse
293 – Let’s Go Get Stoned – Ray Charles
294 – Strange Girl – Laura Marling
295 – Bubble – Ani Difranco
296 – Open All Night – Bruce Springsteen
297 – Johnny 99 – Bruce Springsteen
298 – Taiko Japan – Taiko Drums
299 – Amber Eyes – Imelda May
300 – Love Gangster – Beth Hart
301 – Love is a Lie – Beth Hart
302 – I Was in the House When the House Burned Down – Warren Zevon
303 – Bus Station – Pere Ubu
304 – Vacuum in my Head – Pere Ubu
305 – Slow Walking Daddy – Pere Ubu
306 – Positively 4th Street (single version) – Bob Dylan
307 – All the Way Under – John Haitt
308 – Face of God – John Haitt
309 – Dust Down a Country Road – John Haitt
310 – Reconsider Baby – Elvis Presley
311 – I Feel So Bad – Elvis Presley
312 – I’ll Take You There (single version) – The Staples Singers
313 – Non-Addictive Marijuana – Supersuckers
314 – Bent – Jimmy Edgar & Hudson Mohawke
315 – Holy Ghost Fire – Paul Cauthen
316 – The First and Royal Queen – Lounge Lizards
317 – Queen Reprise – Lounge Lizards
318 – Fairytale – The Pointer Sisters
319 – 4th and Vine – Sinead O’Connor
320 – You’ll Never Change – Samantha Fish
321 – Poor Black Mattie – Samantha Fish
322 – Gone for Good – Samantha Fish
323 – My Own Version of You – Bob Dylan
324 – Goodbye Jimmy Reed – Bob Dylan
325 – Crossing the Rubicon – Bob Dylan
326 – Boogie in the Dark – Jimmy Reed
327 – High and Lonesome – Jimmy Reed
328 – Banana in Your Fruit Basket – Bo Carter
329 – Honest I Do – Jimmy Reed
330 – Cool Drink of Water Blues – Tommy Johnson
331 – No Regrets – Billy Holiday
332 – Gone, Gone, Gone – Carl Perkins
333 – Criminals – T Bone Burnett
334 – Zombieland – T Bone Burnett
335 – Smugglin Man – Tim Hardin
336 – I Hope I’m Stoned (When Jesus Takes Me Home) -Charlie Worsham & Old Crow Medicine Show
337 – Use Me – Bill Withers
338 – We Don’t Smoke It No More – Neil Young
339 – A Night in Tunisia – Charlie Parker & Miles Davis
340 – Call My Name – I’m With Her
341 – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – I’m With Her w/ Paul Kowert
342 – Makin’ Money in Chile – Country Joe McDonald
343 – Ascunsion – Ennio Morricone
344 – Foolkiller – Mose Allison
345 – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – Miles Davis
346 – Harlem Nocturne – The Viscounts
347 – Combing My Hair in a Brand New Style – Jim White & Aimee Mann
348 – If Jesus Drove a Motor Home – Jim White & Aimee Mann
349 – Burn Baby Burn – The Residents
350 – Boxes of Armageddon – The Residents
351 – Times Like These (acoustic version) – Steve Earle
352 – Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
353 – Riley: In C (excerpt) – Piano Circus
354 – Eno: In Dark Trees – Katia Labeque
355 – Achilles’ Feel – Piano Circus
356 – Workin for the Devil – Billy Ray Hatley& the Showdogs
357 – The Way I Talk – S. G. Goodman
358 – I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag alternate take) – Country Joe & The Fish
359 – If I Knew Then – Emitt Rhodes
360 – A Love Supreme,Pt. I – Acknowledgement – John Coltrane
361 – Boogie Stop Shuffle – Charles Mingus
362 – Reasons I Drink – Alanis Morissette
363 – Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
364 – Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
365 – Rattlesnake Shake – Fleetwood Mac
366 – Free Man in Paris – Joni Mitchell
367 – Constantinople – The Residents
368 – Moanin’ – Charles Mingus
369 – Pink Cadillac – Jerry Lee Lewis & Bruce Springsteen
370 – Heart Sutra – Yogetsu Akasaka
371 – Night Train – Jimmy Forrest
372 – Hard Times Come Again No More – Sons Of The Pioneers w/ Roy Rogers
373 – Bad Mother Trucker – Eric Church
374 – Blue Train – John Coltrane
375 – Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
376 – Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
377 – Backward Country Boy Blues – Duke Ellington
378 – Promises, Promises – Dr. John & Willie Nelson
379 – Never Say Never – Romeo Void
380 – I Ain’t Superstitious – Willie Dixon
381 – I’m A King Bee – Slim Harpo
382 – Snake Eyes – Trouble
383 – Walking the Blues -Willie Dixon
384 – Official Secrets – M
385 – The Masochism Tango – Tom Lehrer
386 – In My Own Dream – Karen Dalton
387 – Mandelay Song – The Flying Lizards
388 – Stand Up – The Band
389 – Soul of a Man – Beck
390 – Letter from Abroad – John Cale
391 – For a Ride – John Cale
392 – Criminal (radio edit) – Fiona Apple
393 – Out In The Woods – Leon Russell
394 – Honey, Don’t Tear My Clothes – Etta James
395 – Don’t Bogart That Joint – Marinus Pee
396 – Ain’t Nothin’ in Ramblin’ – Bonnie Raitt / Steve Freund
397 – Twilight Zone – John Cale
398 – Brotherman – John Cale
399 – Used to Drive a Tractor – Lee Scratch Perry
400 – Money Come and Money Go – Lee Scratch Perry
401 – Ganja Plant – Prince Buster
402 – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Bob Dylan
403 – Have You Had Enough? – rotflmao with Rickie Lee Jones & Maxwell Mosher
404 – Gotta Serve Somebody – Pops Staples
405 – Change – Mavis Staples
406 – When I Go Away – Levon Helm
407 – Got Me A Woman – Levon Helm
408 – Amnesia – Keith Richards
409 – Red: I. Moderately Funky – New Music Detroit
410 – Red: III. Moderate, with Motion
411 – Dolly: Darwin – Steve Reich
412 – Cancion Desierto – Terry Riley
413 – Gone So Long – Blues Pills
414 – Lay My Love – Brian Eno & John Cale
415 – One Word – Brian Eno & John Cale
416 – Sounds Alien – Brian Eno
417 – Big Slow Arabs – Brian Eno
418 – One Upper – Tucker Beathard
419 – Lockdown – Brian Eno
420 – Pass For White – The Residents
421 – Wonderful – Burna Boy
422 – Wetin Dey Sup – Burna Boy
423 – You Ain’t Big – Rufus Wainwright
424 – Blessed – Buju Banton
425- Heaven Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Steve Earle & The Dukes
426 – Trust Fades – Nine Inch Nails
427 – Mama Bake a Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken) – Drive-By Truckers
428 – Something Else – Cannonball Adderly
429 – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Cannonball Adderly
430 – Ain’t Got No Money – Justin Townes Earle
431 – The Here & The Now – Loudon Wainwright III
432 – Pulling the Strings – Delbert McClinton
433 – Papa Oom Mow Mow – The Rivingtons
434 – Sinnerman (live) – Nina Simone
435 – Sugar Smacks – Jerry Joseph & Drive-By Truckers
436 – Peacocks and Blackhawks – Jerry Joseph
437 – I Know There’s a Darkness – Jerry Joseph
438 – Compared to What – Mushroom w/ Gary Floyd
439 – Soul Desert – Can
440 – Dizzy Dizzy – Can
441 – Criss Cross – Thelonious Monk
442 – The Seventh Son – Mose Allison
443 – Bang A Gong (Get It On) electric version – T. Rex
444 – Sugar Man – Rodriguez
445 – Inner City Blues – Rodriguez
446 – Busted Up – The Replacements
447 – Mushroom Men – Les Claypool
448 – Holy Mackerel – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel
449 – Highball with the Devil – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel
450 – Hendershot – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel
451 – Work On Me – Joan Osborne
452 – Hotel Last Resort – Violent Femmes w/ Tom Verlaine
453 – I Put A Spell On You – Mykal Rose
454 – O Money – The Mekons
455 – Breaking Point – The Specials
456 – They Come at Night – Marianne Faithful
457 – Friction – Television
458 – One Dog Bark – Thought Gang
459 – A Real Indication – Thought Gang
460 – Frank 2000 Prelude – Thought Gang
461 – Stop Drop and Roll One – Pistol Annies
462 – Interstate Gospel – Pistol Annies
463 – Hell on Heels – Pistol Annies
464 – Hayward Boogie – Angelo Badalamenti
465 – Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
466 – Village Green – The Kinks
467 – Instant Karma – John Lennon
468 – Flower – Liz Phair
469 – Smoke – Liz Phair
470 – Things Have Changed – Bettye LaVette
471 – What’s Done Is Done – Jack White
472 – Two Against One – Danger Mouse w/ Jack White
473 – Want and Able – Jack White
474 – I Am Electro – Meat Beat Manifesto
475 – Bad As Me – Tom Waits
476 – Redemption Day – Johnny Cash
477 – Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
478 – Nobody Knows – Paul McCartney
479 – She’s A Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
480 – Kill Your Mama – Alicia Keys
481 – The Thrill is Gone – Tracy Chapman & B. B. King
482 – Bayonette – Elizabeth Cook
483 – Methadone Blues – Elizabeth Cook
484 – Brand New ’64 Dodge – Greg Brown
485 – The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
486 – White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
487 – Johnny – Suicide
488 – Yiri Yiri Boum – Gnonnas Pedro
489 – Barfly – Heidi Newfield
490 – I Want To See The Bright Lights – Richard & Linda Thompson
491 – Bongo Bong – Manu Chao
492 – Vitamon C – Can
493 – I Asked for Water (He Gave Me Gasoline) – Lucinda Williams
494 – Just One Drink – Jack White
495 – Long Ago, Far Away – Odetta
496 – Welcome to Hell – Hen Ogledd
497 – It’s My Fault for Being Famous – The White Stripes
498 – Bad Guy – Smith & Myers
499 – Wounded Knee – Primus
500 – Happy Trails – Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

 

Creeping Peepers & Other Seekers

Friday, September 25th, 2020


foto of Lady taken & manipulated by Lady

Creeping Peepers & Other Seekers – my latest feature of 10 fotos and 9 poems let loose in the snake-haired lady’s Kitchen…..
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2020/09/creeping-peepers-other-seekers.html

sez Medusa’s Kitchen publisher/editor Kathy Kieth:

Would you like to be a SnakePal? All you have to do is send poetry and/or photos and artwork to kathykieth@hotmail.com. We post work from all over the world, including that which was previously-published. Just remember: the snakes of Medusa are always hungry— for poetry, of course!

 

the USA ~ 10th deadliest plague country

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Wheee – World Population Milestones
(currently 7,800,000,000 humans)

10 Billion (2057 projected)
9 Billion (2037 projected)
8 Billion (2023 – projected)
7 Billion 2011… took 12 years
6 Billion 1999… took 12 years
5 Billion: 1987… took 13 years
4 Billion: 1974… took 14 years
3 Billion: 1960… took 30 years
2 Billion: 1930… took 126 years
1 Billion: 1804… took 315,000 years

hmmmmm….
are we dying faster, or borning less?
or both?

Out of 215 countries, the US is the 10th deadliest for Covid-19 deaths per million… we’re way down in 3rd world territory here.

10 worst Covid-19 national death rates per million population
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
10 – 617 – USA
09 – 627 – Equador
08 – 642 – Chile
07 – 645 – Brazil
06 – 654 – Bolivia
05 – 656 – Spain
04 – 686 – Andorra
03 – 858 – Belgium
02 – 952 – Peru
01 – 1,237 – San Marino

World-wide average is 124.5 deaths per million population,
with South Korea at 8 deaths per million, and Japan at 12.

US has 4.2% of the world population, yet 21% of it’s almost 1 million reported plague deaths

One scientist estimated 94% of American deaths are due to Trump’s incompetence and corruption, and could have been prevented… this would mean 192,000 American deaths could have been prevented by competent, honest leadership.

Are you a Chump for Trump?
If so, why?

(of course, most or all are under-reporting their death rates, while many – like Florida – have been caught outright lying)

 

Lady poem 9.12.2020 – Niello

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

latest Lady poem

Niello

The flush
tapestry of thinking leaves
hung just so by Henri Rousseau.
The acorn peeks through its
foreskin in peopled prosperity.
The sparrow, aplumb in hormones
slings its song, nourishing rosin
message in sunlight.
The sparrow waddleshakes and bathes
in padded static on the driveway,
a shrine of shallow ripples
on a pointillist radio.
I’m ever on the halfway stretch,
the exigency of a foothold purchase,
pulling fruit through the shadow shape
that floods its faithful containment field,
the torch forwards the apple in its
swaddled pillow of tunnel.
A purring car rafts a bough of freeway
through the whump whump of analog.
The backseat baby’s sated gaze
regards the niello of roadlights streaming
in the liquid night.
Be the light of every flying, bend the knee
on the now of the heart, expect good.
Be baby reaching for the mobile of stars
turning from the ceiling night.

– Lady, 9.12.2020

 

sieze ya on the downsize

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Last year thru this date I had 217 poems.
This year 41.

recent 3:

2020.9.3 – Got gas
2020.9.4 – How to Read my Poetry
2020.9.7 – End the Beginning

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Got gas
got road
got wheels
going somewhere nowhere fast

I get my pleasures where I finds them
in this bowl of pus

Vrooman Rd
vroom vroom vroom

no hole in my howl

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How to Read my Poetry

Read if and when and where you will
cuz it’s all true
and none of it matters

There was a crooked man
who walked about my poems…
now I wear his bones

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End the Beginning

You can tell the lay of the nest
by the smell of the eggs,
the rot of the tree
by the fall of the apple,
the way of wend
by gin of end.

I’m but a young man in an old skin
of fogged and fire furred past.

 

Lady’s Lament

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

foto collage by Lady

Lady lost her Grand Aunt and cousin 2 weeks ago to Covid-19. We found out they were ill one day, and dead the next… mother & daughter died within 3 hours of each other in different locations.

She collaged this poem to them from Facebook fragments.

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August is Something to Behold
For Aunt Marion and Cousin Sandra

Churches turn into breweries
and breweries turn into churches
this week in the temple of the heart
First of all, my thighs
second, the wall art

For the best birthday cake recommendation
the finest curmudgeon’s permaculture trail
the first potatoes of the year
the gift of golden honey
white sunflowers and black corn

an earthworm jumps
a little thing gone wild
it writes by night

A crow brings a penny from heaven
Water rolls off a duck back’s
Keep your fingers crossed
it all works out for the best
may you forever build what you can

The tortoise was born
when the world did not yet have the telephone, photography, nor even the light bulb
thought extinct, he returned

Grandmother riots sunshine smile in the
community mural, proud homeowner
Mother tilts the mirror frame from a thrift store
Hello sweetie
The exact time lightning hits the water,
the light in me, the light in you

– Lady K, Cobbled together from phrases found on Facebook

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then she reworked that poem into this, using Jayce Renner’s cutup app https://cutuphaha.stackblitz.io/ and then massaging the result…

In the August mural

Your thighs open
Your birthday cake is made from light
Your mother tilts the thrift store mirror
the telephone rings
pennies roll from heaven
water rolls off a duck’s back
the world is born the turtle returns
the smiling week leaves its seconds
the church is a brewery
the crow brings honey
the temple is of corn
the sunflowers riot
the earthworm fingers the soil
that nurtures the potato’s heart

~ Lady K

foto collage by Lady

 

now I wear his bones

Friday, September 4th, 2020

How to Read my Poetry

Read if and when and where you will
cuz it’s all true
and none of it matters

There was a crooked man
who walked about my poems…
now I wear his bones

 

new Stone Rangers

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

My longest-lasting friend Stone Ranger from 1971 or 2 been warping some of my fotos into his collages.

I’ll post later some of his Stone Ranger & Snorto cartoons from the early 1970’s

Here are his latest:


 

 
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