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life or lump?

Friday, November 27th, 2020

recent Smithverse
2020.11.24 – I light incense from the coffee fire
2020.11.25 – One from Column A
2020.11.26 – Not time but when

I light incense from the coffee fire
light joint from incense flame
lighten body with above
enlighten soul with the light

~ ~ ~

One from Column A

Small brown bulge in road —
once alive dead bump
or pile of horseshit?

Which’s better?
dump or pile?
life or lump?

Dead?
or never alive?

~ ~ ~

Not time but when
Not where but why

Form is automatic
Function much less so

 

final notice(s)

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Haiku masters were expected to write a final death poem; here are the big 3.

~ ~ ~

falling ill on a journey
my dreams go wandering
over withered fields

– Basho, 1644-1694

~ ~ ~

the night almost past
through the white plum blossoms
a glimpse of dawn

– Buson, 1716-1784

~ ~ ~

a bath when you’re born
a bath when you die
how stupid

– Issa, 1763-1828

~ ~ ~

then there’s

~ ~ ~

Death poems
are mere delusion —
death is death

– Toko, 1710–1795

~ ~ ~

and, while not haiku, still most excellent…

~ ~ ~
Bury me when I die
beneath a wine barrel
in a tavern.
With luck
the cask will leak.

Moriya Sen’an (d. 1838)

 

seven up

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Last few poems… this final year of Trump has slowed my flow, though pace does seems to be quickening.

Interesting how consecutive poems change shape.

2020.10.25 – The green leaves
2020.10.29 – 3-part Harmony
2020.10.31 – I am Wallace’s Steven
2020.11.2 – Between the step and the stair
2020.11.9 – We’re all just on a different laundry cycle
2020.11.11 – Last Summer Day
2020.11.17 – Treasure Chest

3rd poem plays with Wallace, Idaho, where I was born,
and Wallace Stevens mixed with me.

~ ~ ~

The green leaves
in their cold sleeves
wave goodbye to warm

~ ~ ~

3-part Harmony

Rain on roof
rain on deck
rain on leaves
thunder keeping time
underlit by lightning

~ ~ ~

I am Wallace’s Steven
Was Steven’s myth

Sometimes it is best
Not to reread your heroes

~ ~ ~

Between the step and the stair
the earth and the air
entangled

~ ~ ~

We’re all just on a different laundry cycle
your wash is my rinse
my cool your hot
the whole thing mostly moist and lukewarm
with different bleach for each
the lost sock extra
but shrink free
(of course)
nothing personal
as long as you got the quarters for it
and room for water run

~ ~ ~

Last Summer Day

Sun softens wax
and
sun hardens skin
but
sun soothes the soul
so
I sit in sun and soak

~ ~ ~

Treasure Chest

On my right, cat sleeps on soft rocker
to my left, dog sleeps on thick rug floor
in between, covered wife sleeps in stuffed chair

sunrise an hour away
lights off
civilization’s sounds distant

rain wind moans low
dog snores
gas fireplace dances in dark

I finish my coffee
sigh
gather the gold

 

Wendy/Smith collabs 1& 2

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

here are 2 fone text collab poems with Wendy Shaffer
(while we begin #3)

~ ~ ~

So It Goes

The fog moves soft on forgotten waters
no sun breaks on the stretched canvas of years

While shadows give birth in tidal pools,
the flickering guppy fins of new thought

From earth through bone and flesh to birth

– Steven B. Smith & Wendy Shaffer 10.8.2020

~ ~ ~

Wotta daze today is, what a strange begone
No yawn, no scat, unlearned, begat
Eye of old, tongue of new, redo

She pauses at the top of the stair
Drumbeat in her chest
Caught between the up and forward
And the going back
Mother to no one
Swallowed by lack

So we do our done of start to finish
This Sisyphus of sum
Climbing day through night to numb

– Steven B. Smith & Wendy Shaffer 11.12.2020

 

blipverse

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

blipverse past 3 daze

~ ~ ~

Life is good –
look left at clock – 4:20
look right for pipe- already filled

~ ~ ~

30 year brother
dead 33 years
bullet to brain

~ ~ ~

Open road
Closed mind
Detour

~ ~ ~

Storm dark
sky starless
nightingale sings anyway

~ ~ ~

Negotiations —
not getting anything
demand more

~ ~ ~

Where’s it coming from?
Where’s it going?
What is it?

~ ~ ~

Are you food or fed?
Found or hid?
Kept or rid?

 

Lady / Book Boy / Cat / Smile

Saturday, October 17th, 2020


detail Book Boy by Lady

2 from Lady this morning, her 1st lines after 5 days in new old house.

~ ~ ~

Early Morning Cat Magic

The immediate beckons –
The cat is not watching me
She’s watching the food bowl
down to the floor

We are not alone
in this universe

~ ~ ~

Early Morning Particles

I caught myself in bed –
just smiling –
and then I realized it —

“That’s OK, I’ll be grouchy
enough for the two of us,”
says my husband.


bad foto of Book Boy by Lady 17″ x 9″ x 8″

 

the 673 songs removed

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020


musical score

It took 1,173 songs to fill  my 500-song 100-year Amazon prime music shuffle list (also took 18 months of searching). Here are the 673 removed.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams
(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further – The Doors
11 MPH – Was (Not Was)
1776 – Janis Ian
19-2000 – Gorillaz
A Fistful of Dollars -Ennio Morricone
A Mess of Blues – Elvis Presley
A Night in Tunsia – Dizzy Gillespie
A Poem – Delbert McClinton
A String of Pearls – Glenn Miller
A Theory – Tracy Chapman
A Walk in the Dark – David Byrne
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
Acid Again – Meat Beat Manifesto
Africa – Sun Ra
After The Fire Is Gone – Tracy Nelson / Willie Nelson
Ain’t Gonna Be Your Tattoo – Shemekia Copeland
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Billie Holiday
Air Talk – Yoko Ono
Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) – The Doors
Always Alright – Alabama Shakes
America – Tracy Chapman
America is Waiting – Brian Eno / David Byrne
Another Theory – The Grassy Knoll
Anyplace Is Paradise – Elvis Presley
April In Paris – Thelonious Monk
Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance) – Duke Ellington
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way – Waylon Jennings
Asbestos Lead Asbestos (Toxic Mix) – Meat Beat Manifesto
Asha – Bill Laswell
Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
At Seventeen – Janis Ian
Atomic Dog – George Clinton
Audience of One – Peter Ivers
Baby, Let’s Play House – Elvis Presley
Baby What You Want Me To – Jimmy Reed
Back Streets – Peter Ivers
Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
Bad Example – Pistol Annies
Bad Habits – Ben Harper & Charles Musselwhite
Bad Woman Blues – Beth Hart
Baggage Claim – Delbert McClinton
Bajo Sextoy – Nortec Collective
Banana Boat (Day-O) (Live) – Harry Belafonte
Bang a Gong (Get It On) – T-Rex
Banga – Patti Smith
Barracuda – Heart
Barrier – Bill Laswell
Basin Street Blues – Bob Wills
Battle Is Over But The War Goes On – Levon Helm
Bayonne Blues – Janis Ian
Be My Husband – Nina Simone
Beyond the Horizon – Bob Dylan
Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues – Larkin Poe
Because Of – Leonard Cohen
Because the Night – Patti Smith
Begin the Beguine – Artie Shaw
Behave Yourself – Booker T & the MGs
Big Daddy – Talking Heads
Big Road – Sunjay
Bird’s Lament – Moondog
Birdbrain – Allen Ginsberg & The Gluons
Bitter Memory – Lucinda Williams
Black Helicopters – The Grassy Knoll
Black is Black – Los Bravos
Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
Black Peter – The Grateful Dead
Blackbird – The Beatles
Bloody Mary Morning – Willie Nelson / Wynonna Judd
Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk w/ John Coltrane
Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
Blue Moon of Kentucky – Elvis Presley
Blue Rondo a la Turk – Dave Brubeck
Blue Yodel No 2 – Jimmie Rodgers
Blues Calling – Imelda May
Blues Everywhere I Go – Odetta
Blues in First – Buck Clayton
Blues Stay Away From Me – The Devil’s Daughters
Bob Wills is Still King – Waylon Jennings
Boogie Woogie Blues – Albert Ammons
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrew Sisters
Boots Like Emmy Lou’s – Janis Ian
Born to Trouble – Three for Silver
Bosom of Abraham – Elvis Presley
Bow Legged Daddy – Maria Muldaur
Boy’s Gone Crazy – Was (Not Was)
Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders
Brazil – Geoff & Maria Muldaur
Bring Out the Dead – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
Brother Blood – The Neville Brothers
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
Brownie’s Theme – David Byrne
Burnin’ and Lootin’ – Bob Marley
Caleb Meyer – Gillian Welch
California King – Larkin Poe
Call Any Vegetable – Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention
Call It Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
Call Me The Breeze – J.J. Cale
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
Candy Man – Roy Orbison
Canon in F Major, Book 1 – Moondog
Care Away – Mediaeval Baebes
Caria Burana Fantasy – Sandy Bull
Casey Jones – The Grateful Dead
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie
Celito Lindo – Mariachi Aquila
Central Park Blues – Nina Simone
Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
Charley’s Girl – Lou Reed
Cherokee Morning Song – Rita Coolidge
Chicken Fingers – (not my) Moondog
Chicken Song – Xylouris White
China Girl – David Bowie
Chords of Fame – Phil Ochs
Churumbelas – Joaquin Sabina
CIA Dope Calypso – Allen Ginsberg
Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
Clap Hands – Tom Waits
Clasp of a Lion – Mediaeval Baebes
Click Clack – Captain Beefheart
Clones (We’re All) – Alice Cooper
Cloud House – Bill Laswell
Coconut – Harry Nillson
Cold Cold Heart – Hank Williams
Cold Turkey – John Lennon
Come On In – Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
Come On In My Kitchen – Larkin Poe
Coming Back, Jamaica – Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy
Como un Dolor de Muelas – Joaquin Sabina
Cool Joe – George Clinton
Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
Country Tonk – The Rolling Stones
Cowboy Music – George Harrison
Crawling King Snake – The Doors
Crawling King Snake – Eric Burdon
Crawling King Snake – Etta James
Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Ry Cooder
Cream – Prince
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Cut Virus – Bill Laswell
Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals
Dad I’m in Jail – Was (Not Was)
Damn Thing – Pistol Annies
Dance Rehearsal – Moondog
Dancing in the Streets – Martha & The Vandellas
Dangerous Type – The Cars
Dead Pigeon Suite – Can
Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic
Death Came A-Knockin’ – Ruthie Foster
Defiant – Brian Eno & David Byrne
Denomination Blues – Ry Cooder
Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Diamonds in the Mine – Leonard Cohen
Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby – Emmylou, Krauss, Welch
Disengage – Bill Laswell
Dispatches 1 – Blue Man Group
Dixie Chicken – Little Feat
Do the Wrong Thing – The Lounge Lizards
Doin’ Things Right – Billy Strings
Don’t – Larkin Poe
Don’t Bring the Blues to Bed – Leon Russell
Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On – Leonard Cohen
Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand – Waylon Jennings
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow- Frank Zappa
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Doors of Heaven – Lucinda Williams
Down Along the Cove – Bob Dylan
Down the Big Road Blues – Lucinda Williams
Drag Queens in Limoseines – Mary Gauthier
Driver’s Seat – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
Drivin’ Out of Nashville – Shamekia Copeland
Dumun – Altai
Dust in a Baggie – Billy Strings
Early in the Mornin’ – Cindi Lauper/B.B. King/ Allen Tousaint
Easy Wind – The Grateful Dead
Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) – John prine
Eight Miles High – The Byrds
Either Or – Negativland
El Caso de la Rubio Platino – Joaquin Sabina
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
Embers to Ashes – Bonnie Whitmore
End of the Line – The Traveling Wilburys
Every State Line – Ani DiFranco
Everyday – Buddy Holly
Evil Gal Blues – Dinah Washington
Excellent Birds – Laurie Anderson w/Peter Gabriel
Caleb Meyer – Gillian Welch
Fashion – David Bowie
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Feel Good, Inc – Gorillaz
Filipino Dance Hall Girl – Ry Cooder
Finest Lovin’ Man – Bonnie Raitt
Fingerprints – Leonard Cohen
Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Fire Night – Ravi Shankar
Fish and Whistle – John Prine
Flesh and Blood – Imelda May
Fleurette Africaine (African Flower) – Duke Ellington
Flying High (mono) – Country Joe & The Fish
Forty Days – Ronnie Hawkins
From the Air – Laurie Anderson
Fuck All The Perfect People – Chip Taylor & The New Ukrainians
Fuck With Sad Girls – Bonnie Whitmore
Fujiyama Mama – Wanda Jackson
G Song – Terry Riley
Games Without Frontiers – Peter Gabriel
Gamma Ray – Beck
Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
Georgia Grind – Maria Muldaur
Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
Girl Like Me – The Devil’s Daughters
Give It Up or Let Me Go – Bonnie Raitt
Go Down, Moses – Paul Robeson
God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday
God Moves on the Water – Larkin Poe
Goin’ Out West – Tom Waits
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) – Allison Krauss/Robert Plant
Gonna Have to Kill Ya – The Devil’s Daughters
Goo Goo Muck – The Cramps
Goofitude – The Fugs
Good Rockin’ Tonight – Elvis Presley
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan
Grasshoppers In My Pillow – Maria Muldaur
Gravity – Sammy Brue
Green Onions – Booker T & the MGs
Greenville – Lucinda Williams
Guess Things Happen That Way – Johnny Cash
Guitar Town – Steve Earle
Gypsy in Me – Bonnie Raitt
Ha Aqablu Bukra – Umm Kulthum
Hadda Be Playing on the Juke Box – Allen Ginsberg & Mark Bingham
Half Past One – Can
Hand in My Pocket – Alanis Morisette
Handle with Care – The Traveling Wilburys
Happens to the Heart – Leonard Cohen
Happy Book – Jerry Joseph
Hard Times – Ray Charles
Harlem in Havana – Joni Mitchell
Harlem Nocturne – Lounge Lizards
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Hell Broke Luce – Tom Waits
Hellfire – Meat Beat Manifesto
Help Me Somebody – Brian Eno & David Byrne
Heroes – David Bowie
Heroes And Villains – The Beach Boys
Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
Hold On – Alabama Shakes
Holi Color Festival Song – Ravi Shankar
Homeless – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Honey Honey – Larkin Poe
Honky Cat – Elton John
Honky Tonk Train Blues – Meade ‘Lux’ Lewis
House of Open Tunimg II – Sudan Archives
House Un-American Blues Activity Dream – Richard & Mimi Farina
How Blue Can You get? – Cindi Lauper & Johnny Lang
How Come My Dog Don’t Bark – Dr. John
Humans from Earth – T Bone Burnett
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody Mone of this Jelly Roll – Sweet Emma Barrett
I Ain’t Living Long Like This – Emmylou Harris
I Am an Artist for Art’s Sake – The Fugs
I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine – Elvis Presley
I Feel a Sin Comin’ On – Pistol Annies
I Get So Weary – T-Bone Walker
I Got a Feeling in My Body – Elvis Presley
I Hate It When That Happens To Me – John Prine
I Have Met My Love Today – John Prine
I Misunderstood – Richard Thompson
I Put a Spell on You – Annie Lennox
I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
I Remember Everything – John Prine
I Remember You – Frank Ifield
I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician – The Byrds
I Want More – Can
If I Knew Then – Emmet Rhodes
I’ll Be Rested When The Roll Is Called – Ry Cooder
I’ll Fly Away – Gillian Welch & Allison Kraus
I’m a King Bee – Muddy Waters
I’m a Man – The Spencer Davis Group
I’m Afraid of Americans – David Bowie
I’m a Rambling Man – Waylon Jennings
I’m Moving On – Hank Snow
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
I’m Too Sexy (original mix 2006 version) – Right Said Fred
I’ve Been Everywhere – Hank Snow
I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles
If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time – Lefty Frizzell
Ice Cream for Crow – Captain Beefheart
If I Had A Boat – Lyle Lovett
If You Don’t Like Hank Williams – Kris Kristofferson
Illegal Smile – John Prine
ImGrat – The Fugs
In Dreams – Roy Orbison
In Heaven – Laurel Near, David Lynch, Alan Splet
In Heaven – Peter Ivers
In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company – The Dead South
In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine & Iris DeMent
In The Jailhouse Now – Jimmie Rodgers
In the Name of You – Dr. John
In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Indian Love Call – Slim Whitman
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) -Marvin Gaye
Intermission – Meat Beat Manifesto
International – Meat Beat Manifesto
Isketayo Sewow (Cree Call) – Buffy Sainte-Mariie
Island in the Sun – Sun Ra
It’s Howdy Doody Time – Lester Bowie
It’s So Easy – Buddy Holly
It’s the End of the World as We Know It – R.E.M.
It’s Torn – Leonard Cohen
It Ain’t the Wind, It’s the Rain – Mary Gauthier
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Tracy Nelson
I’ve Been to Memphis – Lyle Lovett
Jig Of Life – Kate Bush
Jokerman – Bob Dylan
Jocko Homo – Devo
John the Revelator – Blind Willie Johnson
Johnny B. Good – Chuck Berry
Just Dropped In – The First Edition
Just To Satisfy You – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Kaya – Bob Marley
Keep on the Sunny Side – The Carter Family
Kentucky – The Everly Brothers
Killer Diller Blues – Alabama Shakes
King Creole – Elvis Presley
King of the Street – Ry Cooder
Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
Knockin’ on Your Screen Door – John Prine
Lady Havana – Peter Ivers
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – Elvis Presley
Leave It Open – Kate Bush
Leaving the Table – Leonard Cohen
Legalize It – Peter Tosh
Let the Good Times Roll – Ray Charles
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Let’s Go Get Stoned – The Coasters
Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
Life Is A Carnival – The Band
Lightning Man – The Pretenders
Lights Down Low – J.J. Cale
Like A Baby – Elvis Presley
Limbo – Negativland
Little Margaret – Rhiannon Giddens
Little Red Rooster – Sam Cooke
Little Umbrellas – Frank Zappa
Llantera – Nortec Collective
Llanto – Terry Riley
Lonesome, On’ry and Mean – Waylon Jennings
Loop Garoo – Dr. John
Louise – Paul Siebel
Love In Vain – Rolling Stones
Love Me Like A Man – Bonnie Raitt
Love of My Life – Frank Zappa
Love Shack – The B52s
Love Sneakin’ Up On You – Bonnie Raitt
Lover’s Story – Peter Ivers
Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams
Lo-Tek – Bill Laswell
Lowside of the Road – Tom Waits
Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on my Knee – Captain Beefheart
Maldito Blues – Joaquin Sabina & Joan Manuel Serrat
Man of Constant Sorrow – Ralph Stanley
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) – Harry Belafonte
Marijuana – The Fugs
Marrakesh – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Mary Lou – Ronnie Hawkins
Matchbox – Ronnie Hawkins & Duane Allman
Me and my Shadow – The Mills Brothers
Me and Paul – Willie Nelson
Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison
Meditation on a Pair of Wire Cutters – Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble
Memo From Turner – Mick Jagger
Mexican Blackbird – ZZ Top
Midnight Special – Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Mighty Tight Woman – Bonnie Raitt
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – Miles Davis
Missionary Man – Eurythmics
Mississippi – Larkin Poe w/ Tyler Bryant
Money – Flying Lizards
Money Honey – Elvis Presley
Money Jungle – Duke Ellington
Monster – Fred Schneider
Moonlight In Glory – Brian Eno & David Byrne
Moonshake – Can
Morning Train – John Prine
Mosaic – Patti Smith
Move With Me – Tim Buckley
Mpuli Mwa Moni – Manu Dibango
Mr. Soul – Buffalo Springfield
Mr. Tamborine Man – Bob Dylan
Muy Fifi – Ry Cooder
My City Was Gone – The Pretenders
My Shit’s Fucked Up – Warren Zevon
Mystery Train – Little Junior Parker
Names and Dates and Times – Ani DiFranco
Natural Blues – Moby
Never On Sunday – Manos Hadjidakis
New Feet – Brian Eno & David Byrne
New Speedway Boogie – The Grateful Dead
New Train – John Prine
Newspaper – Fiona Apple
Nicole Yo Baila Aqui – Nortec Collective
Nighthawkin’ – Tim Buckley
Nitpickin’ – Danny Gatton
No Expectations – Rolling Stones
No Ordinary Blue – John Prine
Noonday Sun -Deep Forest
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Not a Pretty Girl – Ani DiFranco
Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly
Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine – Country Joe & the Fish
Nu-Tra Speaks (New Traditiolist Man – Devo
Nuages – Willie & Bobbie Nelson
O’Wind (Body is the Scar of Your Mind) – Yoko Ono
Oh Happy Day -The Edwin Hawkins Singers
Oh Yeah – Yello
Old Man Trump – Ryan Harvey w/ Ani Difranco & Tom Morello
On the Road Again – Canned Heat
One Night – Elvis Presley
One Night of Sin – Elvis Presley
One Toke Over the Line – Brewer & Shipley
Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line – Waylon Jennings
Oo Oo Ee Ee – Peter Ivers
Ophelia – The Band
Other Side of Town – John Prine
Out Come the Freaks – Was (Not Was)
Outside A Small Circle of Friends – Phil Ochs
Oye Como Va – Santana
Pack Up Your Sorrows – Richard & Mimi Farina
Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow – The Rivingtons
Papa Legba – Pops Staples/Talking Heads
Papa Legba – Talking Heads
Paper Doll – The Mills Brothers
Pata Pata (mono version) – Miriam Makebe
Pay Me My Money Down – Bruce Springsteen
Payola Blues – Neil Young
Peanut Man – Tim Buckley
Pedal to the Metal – The Devil’s Daughters
People Are Strange – The Doors
People Are Strange (acoustic version) – Tiny Tim
Peter Gunn – Duane Eddy
Piano Smasher – Blue Man Group
Pink Underwear – Holy Modal Rounders
Piss Factory – Patti Smith
Planet Claire – The B-52s
Plastic Factory – Captain Beefheart
Poison Pen Mail – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
Poor Old Dirt Farmer – Levon Helm
Poor People – Alan Price
Prayer Without Words – Mary Gauthier
Preachin’ Blues – Larkin Poe
Private Life – Oingo Boingo
Protection – Lucinda Williams
Proud Woman – Blues Pills
Purple Haze – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Push Push – Herbie Mann & Duane Allman
Putting On The Ritz – Fred Astaire
PVC IV – Blue Man Group
Queen Bee – Taj Mahal
Rack of His – Fiona Apple
Radio Mellotron – Meat Beat Manifesto
Radio Rewrite: II. Slow – Steve Reich
Rag: Piloo – The Silver Sitar
Raga Rageshri – Ravi Shankar
Rainy Day Woman – Waylon Jennings
Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams
Rave On – Buddy Holly
Re-Hash – Gorillaz
Read Me My Rights – Delbert McClinton
Reason to Believe – Tim Hardin
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Regiment – Brian Eno & David Byrne
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Release Me – Lyle Lovett & k. d. lang
Reprise – Medeski, Martin & Wood
Return to Bass – Meat Beat Manifesto
Revolution – Dr. John
Richland Woman Blues – Bonnie Raitt
Ride the River – J.J. Cale
Ridin’ with the Blues – Ry Cooder
Right Place, Wrong Time – Dr John
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Road Song – David Byrne & Meredith Monk
Robot Girl – Was (Not Was)
Robots – Blue Man Group
Rock Boppin’ Baby – The Devil’s Daughters
Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston / Ike Turner
Rock Lobster – The B-52s
rooster crowing
Runaway – Bonnie Raitt
Saint James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
Salty Papa Blues – Dinah Washington
Sat In Your Lap – Kate Bush
Say Hallelujah – Tracy Chapman
Sell Sell – Alan Price
Sellout Agitation Waltz – Richard & Mimi Farina
Separation Blues – Maria Muldaur & Bonnie Raitt
Set Your Receivers – Meat Beat Manifesto
Seven Times Hotter than Fire – T Bone Burnett
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Shake It Up – Bostich & Fussible
Shakedown Street – The Grateful Dead
She Said She Said – The Beatles
She Moves Through The Fair – Fairport Convention
She Is My Everything – John Prine
Shoegaze – Alabama Shakes
Shoot My Baby – Tracy Nelsond
Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
Shuffle Boogie – Pete Johnson
Sin Wagon – The Chicks
Sinner Man – The Weavers
Sirtaki (Zorba’s Dance) – Andre Rieu
Sixth Sense – Imelda May
Slave Driver – Taj Mahal
Sleep – Little Willie John
Smile – Jimmy Durante
Smoke It Up – Joanna Connor
So What (live) – Miles Davis & John Coltrane
Society’s Child – Janis Ian
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
Something to See – Tracy Chapman
Sometimes – Larkin Poe
Sometimes We Find Love – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
Soul Kitchen – Patti Smith
Space Dog – Tori Amos
Spanish Pipedream – John Prine
Spill the Wine – Eric Burdon & War
Spirit on the Water – Bob Dylan
Spit – Jerry Joseph
Squeeze Box – The Who
Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
Stagger Lee – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Stand By Me – Tracy Chapman
Stay – Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
Strat 1 – Sandy Bull
Steel Guitar Rag – Bob Wills
Stir It Up – Bob Marley
Stormy Weather – Frank Sinatra & Quincy Jones
Straight A’s In Love – Johnny Cash
Strange Days – The Doors
Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
Such A Night – Dr. John
Suger Magnolia – Grateful Dead
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
Summertime – Miles Davis
Sun Arise – Rolf Harris
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Superman – Snoop Dogg & Willie Nelson
Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen
Swamp – Talking Heads
Swanee River Rock – Ray Charles
Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground
Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones
Swing Down Sweet Chariot – Elvis Presley
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Take What I Can Get – Dr. John
Talkin’ About a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Tea for Two – Thelonious Monk
Technology is Going to Set Us Free – The Fugs
Tell Me – Sunjay
That’s All Right – Elvis Presley
That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
That’s the Way the World Goes Round – John Prine
The Blues I Love to Sing – Duke Ellington w/ Adelaide
The Blues Is My Business – Heidi Newfield & Delbert McClinton
The Clap – Bostich & Fussible
The Coffee Song – Frank Sinatra
The Complex – Blue Man Group
The Crowd – Roy Orbison
The Center Won’t Hold – Sleater-Kinney
The Dead Don’t Die – Sturgil Simpson
The Devil Had a Hold of Me – Gillian Welch
The Dry Cleaner from DesMoines – Joni Mitchell
The Earth Died Screaming – Tom Waits
The Everywhere Calypso – Sonny Rollins
The Fundamental Things – Bonnie Raitt
The Golden Rocket – Hank Snow
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) – The Tokens
The Midnight Special – D.O.A
The New Hula Blues – Taj Mahal
The Pain of Loving You – Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt
The Pilgrim – Chapter 33 – Kris Kristofferson
The Prodigal Son – Ry Cooder
The Promise of Shadows – Peter Gabriel
The Red Shoes – Kate Bush
The Reefer Song – Fats Waller
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron
The Right Time – Ray Charles
The Silver Tongued Devil & I – Kris Kristofferson
The Third Man Theme – Anton Karas
The Thrill Is Gone – B. B. King
The Vanishing Race – Gillian Welch
The Wall Street Part of Town – Ry Cooder
The Wanderer – Dion & The Belmonts
The War Racket (Unplugged) – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Third Rate Romance – Amazing Rhythm Aces
This Dream of You – Bob Dylan
This Train – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Those Memories of You – Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Tijuana Makes Me Happy – Bostich & Fussible
Time to Start – Blue Man Group
To Be Alone With You – Bob Dylan
Tom Devil – Larkin Poe
Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
Trials Troubles Tribulations – Maria & Geoff Muldaur
Trouble – Elvis Presley
Trouble in Mind – Leon Russell, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson
Truckin’ – The Grateful Dead
Truth in Advertising – Negativland
Tubular Bells (Opening Theme from The Exorcist) – Mike Oldfield
Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
Turtle Blues – Big Brother & the Holding Company
Tweeter & the Monkey Man – The Traveling Wilburys
Twilight Time – The Platters
Twilight Zone theme
Two Against Three – Brian Eno & David Byrne
Two More Bottles of Wine – Emmylou Harris
Uncle John’s Band – The Grateful Dead
Unclouded Day – The Maddox Brothers & Rose
Untitled – Peter Ivers
Unsquare Dance – The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Up Above My Head – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Up on Cripple Creek – The Band
Used to Call Me Baby – Bonnie Whitmore
Very, Very Hungry – Brian Eno & David Byrne
Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers
Waking Up – Medeski, Martin & Wood
Walk Away – Tracy Nelson
Walk the Dinosaur – Was (Not Was)
Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
Want Ads One – Meat Beat Manifesto & Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Want Ads Two – Meat Beat Manifesto & Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Water – Sudan Archives
Waterboy – Rhiannon Giddens
Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Meow Meow – Imagination Movers
Way Down in the Hole – Tom Waits
Weapon of Choice – Fatboy Slim
We Can’t Make It Here – James McMurtry
Well, Well, Well – Bonnie Raitty & Ben Harper
Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
When the War is Over – J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
Where U Gonna Run To – Chris Cosmic
While My Lady Sleeps – John Coltrane
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplace
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Jerry Lee Lewis
Wicked Little Doll – David Byrne
Wish Me Well – Memphis Slim
Woman in the White House – Sheryl Crow
Woodchopper’s Ball – Duke Ellington
Words of Wonder – Keith Richards & The PFC Band
Working Class Hero – John Lennon
Working for the Man – Roy Orbison
Working for the Yankee Dollar – The Fugs
Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey
Worried Man Blues – The Carter Family
Ya Mutsafa – Sami Yusuf
Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters
You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had – Levon Helm
You Can’t Rule Me – Lucinda Williams
You Know I’m No Good (demo version) – Amy Winehouse
Your Attention – Blue Man Group
Zamorra – Terry Riley
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – James Baskett
Zolgoyo Doo – Alta


music of the spheres

 

 

our Trump Virus caught the Trump Virus

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

 

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!

 

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

 

 
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