Month: May 2021

  • flesh in the life lane

    companion to Life in the Flesh Lane and Life in the Smith Lane Flesh in the Life Lane There’s life before and after laughter’s led to slaughter so, gonna drink my coffee smoke my dope and go it’s good to have a plan can’t feel bad just cuz bad people do bad things and I […]

  • my Dylan shuffle

    Dylans on my A.I. shuffle list 003 – Everything Is Broken 019 – Like A Rolling Stone 041 – Mozambique 042 – Someday Baby 043 – Things Have Changed 045 – Ballad of a Thin Man 058 – Desolation Row 066 – False Prophet 079 – Crossing the Rubicon 157 – One More Cup Of […]

  • Wendy Shaffer / Smith collab #4

    Seasons slide side by side first rain, then snow, then nine below raising want of warmth, hearth and home the cat on your lap, the television’s drone the dribbles and drabs of civilized paths counting costs of culture abacus upended, values extended the weather without whethered within In the house of the North Americans the […]

  • offworld video

    My father’n’law was playing one of his remote-operated flying camera-drone videos (3:46) on which he’d used one of Peter Ball and my songs as soundtrack, and our nigh-five year old niece was dancing to our music. You know you’ve got it when you reach the young. Optional Gravy Outside-the-liner slunk from his package escaping the […]

  • the between of women and men

    recent A.I shuffles Fat Man – Beth Hart They Come At Night – Marianne Faithful Sideshow – Mary Gauthier Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman Lay Down (Udder Sounds acoustic edit) – Goat Girl Wicked Way – Imelda May Woman – Susheela Raman Redondo Beach – Patti Smith Never Say Never – Romeo Void […]

  • bee patio by Lady

    Lady is blossoming amid her bees and bloom. We picked up 7th hive Tuesday, having lost previous 6 past 6 years. Day before, Lady built them a used-brick bee patio. We’d hauled half dozen carloads of bricks she’d found on FB marketplace, plus couple carloads slate. Now she’s landscaping the patio, as well as our […]

  • the Claypool Conspiracy

    1997 Joe Vecchio turned me on to Highball With The Devil by Les Claypool and The Holy Mackerel. Since then these Claypool collaborations have snuck onto my 300-song A.I. shuffle list. 121 – Mushroom Men – Les Claypool 122 – Holy Mackerel – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel 123 – Highball with the Devil […]

  • from The Valley of Weird Titles

    from The Valley Of The Weird Titles… Cross Talk IV / Radio Lonelys – Oneohtrix Point Never Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus I Asked for Water (He Gave Me Gasoline) – Lucinda Williams Riddles Are Abound Tonight – Sausage Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do – Robyn Boxes of Armageddon – The Residents I’m […]

  • plain strange A.I. shuffle on

    plain strange A.I. shuffle on . . . Misterioso – Thelonious Monk Quintet I’m Clean – The Priests Give The Drummer Some – Can Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock Is She Weird – Pixies Prelude from Partita No.3 for Solo Violin – Bela Fleck Mean Mama Blues – Ernest Tubb Dolly: Darwin – Steve Reich […]

  • sufehfl shuffle

    doin’ the A.I. shuffle I Was in the House When the House Burned Down – Warren Zevon Money Come and Money Go – Lee Scratch Perry Elephant Ghost – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains I’m Waiting for the Man – Velvet Underground Hello Yellow Goose (Burning Dog) – Mary Margaret O’Hara I’m a Monkey […]