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my 1st A.I. playlist to shuffle – 69 tunes

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Made my 1st Echo/Alexa music play list… now when I do the dishes, I set this to shuffle and have a delightful time.

Had to delete these 9 songs because they didn’t flow well, or were too intense, too long, too down.

Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Piss Factory – Patti Smith
Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
Blue Train – John Coltrane
Out Come the Freaks – Was (Not Was)
Call Me The Breeze – J.J. Cale
Life Is A Carnival – The Band
Richland Woman Blues – Bonnie Raitt
Suger Magnolia – Grateful Dead

Smith playlist on Alexa
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01 – Dem Dry Bones – Delta Rhythm Boys
02 – Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
03 – Asha – Bill Laswell
04 – Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
05 – Caravan – Duke Ellington
06 – Illegal Smile – John Prine
07 – Wide Wide River aka River of Shit – The Fugs
08 – Mystery Train – Elvis Presley
09 – Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk w/ John Coltrane
10 – I Feel So Bad – Elvis Presley
11 – Tomorrow Never Knows – Beatles
12 – Everything Is Broken – Bob Dylan
13 – No Expectations – Rolling Stones
14 – Evil Gal Blues – Dinah Washington
15 – Love In Vain – Rolling Stones
16 – April In Paris – Thelonious Monk
17 – Salty Papa Blues – Dinah Washington
18 – Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
19 – St Louis Blues – Django Reinhart
20 – St James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
21 – Harlem Nocturne – Lounge Lizards
22 – Waterboy – Rhiannon Giddens
23 – Love Me Like A Man – Bonnie Raitt
24 – Little Margaret – Rhiannon Giddens
25 – The Future – Leonard Cohen
26 – Just To Satisfy You – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
27 – Mind Your Own Business – Hank Williams
28 – Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Billie Holiday
29 – One More Cup Of Coffee – Bob Dylan
30 – (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams
31 – Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan
32 – Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
33 – Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams
34 – Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams
35 – Swamp – Talking Heads
36 – Two More Bottles of Wine – Emmy Lou Harris
37 – Georgia Grind – Maria Muldaur
38 – (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further – The Doors
39 – Evil Ways – Santana
40 – Jockey Full of Bourbon – Tom Waits
41 – Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right – Ry Cooder
42 – Doors of Heaven – Lucinda Williams
43 – Bitter Memory – Lucinda Williams
44 – Hit The Road, Jack – Ray Charles
45 – Stay – Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
46 – The Dead Don’t Die – Sturgil Simpson
47 – Mighty Tight Woman – Bonnie Raitt
48 – Cream – Prince
49 – The Prodigal Son – Ry Cooder
50 – Keep on the Sunny Side – The Carter Family
51 – God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday
52 – Behave Yourself – Booker T & the MGs
53 – Green Onions – Booker T & the MGs
54 – I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
55 – Sun Arise – Rolf Harris
56 – Island in the Sun – Sun Ra
57 – Bird’s Lament – Moondog
58 – You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
59 – Clap Hands – Tom Waits
60 – I’m Moving On – Hank Snow
61 – Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
62 – The Wall Street Part of Town – Ry Cooder
63 – Protection – Lucinda Williams
64 – Walking The Floor Over You – Ernest Tubb
65 – In The Jailhouse Now – Jimmie Rodgers
66 – Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams
67 – I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
68 – Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
69 – It’s My Way – Buffy Sainte-Marie

 

where ole ego go ? ? ?

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Donno where ego goed… haven’t blogged May or June’s feature on Medusa’s Kitchen, nor the video of my February reading.

Here’s Medusa.

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/05/cool-and-sly.html

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/06/gotta-try.html

 

monthly feature #41, April 2019 – 10 fotos 9 poems

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

My monthly feature #41 on Medusa’s Kitchen – 1st was December 2015 thanks to poet D.R. Wagner recommending me (he of the late 60’s d.a. levy coterie)

Thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth for her generosity – 9 poems, 10 fotos:

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/04/fracking-flux.html

 

9 poems 10 fotos March 2019 Medusa’s Kitchen

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

I’m 2 monthly features and a filmed reading behind blog-wise these past 3 months. My raging ego seems to have gone iffy.

Doesn’t make much difference anyway¬† since fame abhors my vacuum and the world’s slowly boiling itself in frog soup.

Here is my 40th monthly feature on Medusz’s Kitchen, thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth…9 poems, 10 fotos — http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/03/becoming-one-with-one.html

 

2.? new Lady pieces

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019


from her Mariana Trench series:
untitled, by Lady, 15″ x 19″
untitled, by Lady, 18.5″ x 22.5″ x 6″

Lady’s been taking old failed pieces of mine to tear apart and add to and creating right fine new pieces with corrosion, paint, and clay.

I see undersea alien vaginas in many of her new pieces.

The last 2 fotos are what she’s working on now – 26″ x 30″ and maybe 6″ x 5″.




from her Mariana Trench series: untitled, 15″ x 19″


from her Mariana Trench series: untitled, 18.5″ x 22.5″ x 6″


in process: 30″ x 26″ x 3″
in process: 6″ x 5″

 

39th monthly Medusa

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

I’m down to 1 or 2 posts a month (from 1 a day for years and years). Just don’t care all that much… think Little Donnie Dump Trump and his gang of chumps are getting to me.

My 39th monthly feature on Medusa’s Kitchen thanks to the generosity of publisher/editor Kathy Kieth – 10 fotos, 9 poems:

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/02/be-what-it-will.html

 

she, me

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Lady’s poem for the January RUFUS poetry workshop:

Jussive on the synthronus
with the silkaline hierodules
witwanton skeleton zygotes jazzbo on the basalt
woolward janitrix triaged the rebullition
ophiuran’s blue ball chaconne
the vaporimeter, which
issued copal in the ginnel below a whelky bell
a colation strung and distilled from wack
circumcrescent potter hands
tagmeme divination of the jural
passively watching the paseo
micromoment digits of the monad

– by Lady K

And here’s my 38th consecutive monthly feature on Medusa’s Kitchen thanks to the generosity of publisher/editor Kathy Kieth – the usual 10 fotos, 9 poems.

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/01/hopes-possible.html

 

a Lady, 1 me, Medusa 37

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

My December feature on Medusa’s Kitchen – 9 poems, 10 fotos.

Thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth for the monthly gig. This is month 37.

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/12/unreined-dear.html

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Here are the Lady K & Smith poems (1 each) written for Rufus last month. Rufus is our monthly poetry workshop that’s been going for decades. December’s included host Wendy Shaffer, Jack McGuane, Linda New, Russell Vidrick, Terry Provost, Lady K, and me. Jack’s the oldest at 91 or so, Lady K probably the youngest at 46.

First poem by Lady K.

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Peace like paesano bread, ecphasis,
aegis, sacrament for serenity to hold off
venerers in the zebroid woods who
salt livers and kidneys on the sindon,
cast clean picked flageolets from the inglenook
to the midden, worser natures abluting
xerotic throats with pure
fidicinal zegedines

The beele quains the
glomerate chattering diamond
damned inesculent mechanomorphic lotus!

Fresh kerfed ravelins
are thrown on the compost pile
the worms puzzle it into trichroic castings
gastrolith for the innominate’s neogenesis

Crows dig doggedly
at a nubigenous bandaeau the zumbadors
ushered to garland the pomiferous
virgultum

– Lady K

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Anthropocened

I was born in Dead Leaf Montana
raised near Brown Grass Gone
my momma loved walking the ridges
daddy was the Devil’s son
ate insects in swamp water for dinner
for fun watched roadkill drying in dawn
trying to catch our breath
as pus oozed from corporate spawn
so took what we could from the dying earth
knowing we wouldn’t be here long

– Smith

 

2 new Smith assemblages

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

2 end-of-December pieces

1st piece is Nature Boy, 13.5″ x 10″ x 1″, 2018

2nd piece is The Sky, With Diamonds, 4 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ x 2″, 2018








 

Smith poetry/foto buffet on Medusa’s Kitchen

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

I forgot to post my last month’s feature on Medusa’s Kitchen… what’s going on? Where’d my ego go?

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-sun-always-rises.html

November’s feature was my 36th consecutive month – started December 2015, basically 9 poems and 10 fotos a month. Huge thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth for this gig.

My latest book of poetry – Where Never Was Already Is, 244 poems, 29 collages, 324 pages, $15 – consists of the first 27 months of Medusa.

http://ccpress.blogspot.com/2018/04/098Smith.html

I have a 45 minute reading followed by Q&A coming up on February 19 at the Art on Madison gallery. There is no open mic, just me… although I’ll give 10 minutes to Lady to read our collaborations. Here’s the blurb.

Steven B. Smith published Artcrimes (1986-2006) featuring 517 poets/artists, including Bukowski and Harvey Pekar; per the Plain Dealer: “with the publication of 21 issues of ArtCrimes, Smith has made a vital and indelible mark on this city’s history.” In 2012, his memoir “Stations of the Lost & Found, a True Tale of Armed Robbery, Stolen Cars, Outsider Art, Mutant Poetry, Underground Publishing, Robbing the Cradle, and Leaving the Country” was published by The City. In 2018, Crisis Chronicles Press put out “Where Never Was Already Is” – 244 poems 29 collages over 54 years. He and his wife, Lady K, spent 2006-2009 living in 10 countries on 3 continents recharging their word wells. He’s run from the cops 10 times, got away 9.

Art on Madison, ?14203 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio, 7pm, February 19, 2019.

My 37th feature will be this Friday… I get the 3rd Friday each month. It’s reassuring to have a monthly outlet.

 

 
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