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Archive for September, 2022

be firefly

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Smith (Steven B. Smith) has brought us his word-music this morning, with tales of Sisyphus and what it’s like in his corner of the world. Thank you, Smith, and keep on “milking each moment of sadness for joy”.
— sez Kathy Kieth, editor/publisher Medusa’s Kitchen

Be Firefly —
http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2022/09/be-firefly.html

 

latest additions to the shuffle pool from both sides the alley

Friday, September 9th, 2022

latest additions to the shuffle pool from both sides the alley . . .

310 – She’s a Yum Yum – The Seat Sniffers
311 – engravings – Ethan Bortnick
312 – Sex, Drugs, Etc – Phony Orphants
313 – Sports – Viagra Boys
314 – The Future Of History – Tropical Fuck Storm
315 – Rubber Bullies – Tropical Fuck Storm
316 – Atopos – Björk [feat. Kasimyn}
317 – Devil’s Haircut – Beck
318 – The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
319 – The Seventh Son – Mose Allison
320 – Stand By Me – John Lennon
321 – Motorcycle Mama – Neil Young & Nicolette Larson
322 – King Clave (alternate version) – Mickey Hart, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Planet Drum, Sikiru Adepoju & Giovanni Hidalgo
324 – Lost Mind – Mose Allison
325 – Arabella – Arctic Monkeys
326 – Language Is A Virus – Laurie Anderson
327 – Percussion Revolution (remake) – Otyken
328 – Police Dog Blues – Blind Blake

 

Word harvest for August 2022 . . .

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

Some might say “This ain’t poetry.” They’d be right.
Others may claim “It is”. They also are correct.

Word harvest for August 2022 . . .

2022.8.7 – Rock rolls up
2022.8.8 – A lot of roosters
2022.8.9 – High winds
2022.8.9 – Many words
2022.8.10 – I carry my mountain
2022.8.11 – Sun and shadow
2022.8.13 – Flowers for the mind
2022.8.17 – You got your misery
2022.8.17 – Walking through the yellow and green
2022.8.21 – I roll the hours up the hill
2022.8.24 – I know my role
2022.8.25 – The news
2022.8.27 – Pain doesn’t go
2022.8.27 – Dying drying rivers reveal
2022.8.27 – “dead dead Bap re bap”
2022.8.31 – I run on

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Rock rolls up
rock rolls down
repeats

Sometimes the sky moves
sometimes it doesn’t
sometimes it’s me

Ain’t at my best
though far from my worst
as I stumble the road

Milking each moment
of sadness
for joy

~ ~ ~

A lot of roosters
for only one sun
who raises who?

~ ~ ~

High winds
heavy rains
thunder near and far

Lightning above
flash flood below

~ ~ ~

Many words
little meaning
much movement of mouths

~ ~ ~

I carry my mountain
up the rock
roll back down to repeat

~ ~ ~

Sun and shadow
less and more
it is

~ ~ ~

Flowers for the mind
sometimes it’s Mingus and Thelonious Monk
sometimes Gorillaz

~ ~ ~

You got your misery
I got mine
same we is
same we ain’t

~ ~ ~

Walking through the yellow and green
when WHAM
orange

~ ~ ~

I roll the hours up the hill
they roll back down in minutes

I take the stairs from here to there
descending them to then

I sit in shadow
still
quiet
tending wounds and more

Something waiting wants to eat me

~ ~ ~

I know my role
wife sees deer on her morning runs
I dogwalk with skunks

~ ~ ~

The news
who knows
how bad it goes

I new
in now
happy anyhow

~ ~ ~

Pain doesn’t go
life doesn’t stop
whatcha gonna do?

~ ~ ~

Dying drying rivers reveal
carved stone Buddhas in China
mob bodies in Vegas

~ ~ ~

“dead dead Bap re bap” —

This is the transcript of a voicemail
Lady left me.

She has no idea what it means.

Message is 3 minutes long,
and this is all there is.

She didn’t call
so fone homed on own.

Maybe it’s the Cosmic Password.

If so
I’m gonna log-in
change it
and sit back and wait.

~ ~ ~

I run on
fear
pain
anger
anxiety
exhaustion
joy
love
coffee
and weed

~ ~ ~

 

fresh fuel for the shuffle fire . . .

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

fresh fuel for the shuffle fire . . .

291 – It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells
292 – What Would You Like Me To Do – Meat Wave
293 – If You Live – Mose Allison
294 – Throne – Ezra Furman
295 – Your Mind Is On Vacation – Mose Allison
296 – Still – Just Mustard
297 – Taking Me Back (Gently) – Jack White
298 – I Don’t Give A Shit – Shinyribs
299 – Hoodoo Lady Blues – Memphis Minnie
300 – Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
301 – Take Me (From This Garden Of Evil) – Jimmy Wages
302 – There Stands The Glass – Webb Pierce
303 – Tutti-Frutti – Little Richard
304 – Money Honey – Elvis Presley
305 – CIA Man – The Fugs
306 – I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings
307 – It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Leon Russell
308 – You Got Me Singing – Leonard Cohen
309 – Dance Me To The End Of Love – Leonard Cohen
310 – Vulture – Iggy Pop

 

 
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