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no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Whirl Away – Patti Smith
Wet Dream – Wet Leg
Bag’s Groove – Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Hank Williams
Woman on the Tier – Suzanne Vega
Karmacoma – Massive Attack
Fur Elise – Bach / Michael Silverman
Up Jumped The Devil – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Wild Side Of Life – Hank Thompson
Necessary Evil – Debbie Harry
Ice Age – The Bizarros
Dizzy – Tuxedomoon
Puttin’ On The Dog – Tom Waits
#1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Mix) – Garbage
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major – Bach
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
Pay Your Way In Pain – St. Vincent
Money Is King – Van Dyke Parks
Spanish Key – Miles Davis


last night’s shuffleation

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

last night’s shuffleation

Little Liars – Ida Mae
Terror Couple Kill Colonel – Bauhaus
Never Fuck A Spider On The Fly – Modest Mouse
English Suite No. 1 in A Major – Bach / Vladimir Ashkenazy
The Reoccurring Dream – Joni Mitchell
Me And Paul – Willie Nelson
TV Spot (Apr. 71) – Can
Shoo Lie Loo – Ranky Tanky
Canned Laughter – Twig Cinnamon
Heaven Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Steve Earle & The Dukes
Palestine Texas – T Bone Burnette
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
Peacocks And Blackhawks – Jerry Joseph
Strange Girl – Laura Marling
Smoke: IV. – New Music Detroit
Blue Yodel No 9 – Jimmie Rodgers/Louis Armstrong
Heroin – The Velvet Underground
Never Say Never – Romeo Void
Desolation Row – Bob Dylan


strange shuffle

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

strange shuffle . . .

Lay Down – Goat Girl
Mexican Radio – Wall Of Voodoo
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Talking, Talking – New Young Pony Club
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Harry Nilsson
Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams
Elephant Talk – King Crimson
If Jesus Drove A Motor Home – Jim White w/Aimee Mann
Ninety Miles An Hour (Down A Dead End Street) – Hank Snow
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch – Courtney Barnett
Speak Out – Rising Appalachia w/ Ani Difranco
Heavy Balloon – Fiona Apple
Blue Yodel No.8 (Mule Skinner Blues) Jimmie Rodgers
Pleasure And Pain – Divinyls
Mother’s Rope – Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band
Poverty Train – Laura Nyro
Deep Dish – Ani Difranco
Johnny Feelgood – Liz Phair
On The Road Again – Canned Heat


a dozen days, 7 shorties

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

a dozen days, 7 shorties

2021.10.1 – Wife’s working
2021.10.2 – The end of times
2021.10.2 – Good coffee
2021.10.2 – Caffeine
2021.10.5 – Sittin’ in dark
2021.10.10 – After false fire alarm
2021.10.12 – Life and time

~ ~ ~

Wife’s working
roofers are working
I sit in sun

~ ~ ~

The end of times
is just beginning
welcome to the future

~ ~ ~

Good coffee
extra face slap
from inside

~ ~ ~

and cannabis
holy trinity

~ ~ ~

Sittin’ in dark
rain fallin’
life livin’

The world out there
and the world way out there
whirl within

Faint rooster crow
distant train wail
hope rises

~ ~ ~

After false fire alarm
waiting in dark

~ ~ ~

Life and time
a one-way dead-end street

The outside of the backside
it lingers and it grows

Tribal fire’s slight warmth
temporary light against the night

Window haze hiding city
sirens seeping through the woods

Programming on Television Earth
cold souvenir of reality

Wet whispers in the dark
hunger creeping from the heart

Sometimes you hit the mainline
sometimes you don’t

It’s the maybes that get you
they suck you from your song


bad fotos of good poets

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Bad fotos of good poets (camera on wrong setting)

October 6, 2021, ex-Cleveland and current California poet Michael Joseph Arcangelini read at Visible Voice with 15 co-readers — it was a magic nights:

Michael Joseph Arcangelini, host & featured poet

Steve Thomas

Steve Goldberg

Chris Franke

Shelly Chernin


Charles Cicirella

Terry Provost

John Burroughs

Marc Steven Mannheimer


Russell Vidrick

Adam Brodsky

Jane Bodnar

Doc Janning

Ben Gulyas



Lady & Smith by Adam Brodsky (I was last reader)

feature & host Michael Joseph Arcangelini


5-alarm non-fire

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

The 5-Alarm Non-Fire
or the smoke detector that wouldn’t die

Asleep 90 minutes and the fire alarm goes off. We have ADT home security so the smoke detector is tied to a very loud penetrating abrasive screaming beep alarm.

We get up. I smell wood smoke, check every room, closet, pull ceiling stairs down , look in the attic, prowl the basement, then go outside in my underwear and inspect the roof and grounds. No smoke, no flame, but do smell wood smoke coming from the southeast. While I’m doing this, Lady is explaining to ADT we have no fire so please don’t send the fire trucks.

One late late night last fall our foyer door wasn’t quite latched and a hard wind pushed it half an inch and the alarm went off — by the time I managed to turn it off, there was a cop car out front flashing, so I open our front door in my undies and convince the lady cop I live here and it’s all cool.

We go back to bed.

30 minutes later it goes off again. We convince ADT to not send any firetrucks no matter what for another 6 hours. I’m quite awake so sit in dark, toke, write lowku, go back to bed.

Hour later we gooooooooo again, so I get ladder, take smoke detector down from ceiling, and the alarm control panel goes crazy screaming “tampered” message. I reset yet again, put detector downstairs, tell Lady it still has batteries in it so could still technically go off.

At 3:30 a.m. it starts its screambeep again so I come down, take a fork and pry its 2 batteries out, slipping once and poking a bloody hole in my hand.

By this time there’s no smell of wood smoke, no probable cause to scream.

We go back to bed.

At 5:30 a.m. it goes off again — no batteries in detector. Without my reading glasses I can’t rsee the message the ADT control panel is flashing as I insert our PIN to shut it up. Look later and last alarm msg says HEAT while previous ones all said SMOKE. We have neither.

Now we’re up, sipping coffee, is almost 7 and alarm’s been silent for 90 minutes, but have feeling we’re not done.

Achh, microwave beeper went off and I thought it was the Attack of the Never-Ending Fire Alarm again.

After false fire alarm
waiting in dark


flow shuffle go

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

when you sit in the dark, take a toke, tell the Artificial Intelligence to shuffle your playlist, and she starts with Thelonious Monk, you know you’re in the flow . . .

Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Echolalia – Dead Can Dance
Walking In The Rain – Grace Jones
Transmission – Joy Division
God Is God – Juno Reactor
Scientist – The Dandy Warhols
Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams
Jazz Police – Leonard Cohen
I Put A Spell On You – Mykal Rose
Kill Your Mama – Alicia Keys
Monkey In A Silo – Jim White
I Am Electro – Meat Beat Manifesto


super-fine shuffle . . .

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

super-fine shuffle . . .

Cross Talk IV / Radio Lonelys – Oneohtrix Point Never
Pedestrain At Best – Courtney Barnett
Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie
Detective – No Doubt
Hangover Blues – Amythyst Kiah
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
Old Age and Treachery – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Kickstand Hog – Critters Buggin
Thrills – Cake
Strong Feelings – Dry Cleaning
Easily Charmed By Fools – The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Trailer Trash – carolesdaughter
Watermelon Man – The Gun Club
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Hank Williams
Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
5:45 – JJ Sterry w/ Gang of Four
Kill Your Mama – Alicia Keys


another shufflethon anon

Friday, October 1st, 2021

fine fine shuffle . . .

Sounds Alien – Brian Eno & Rick Holland
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F Major – Bach
Elephant Ghost – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Criminal – Fiona Apple
Monkey In A Silo – Jim White
I Asked For Water (He Gave Me Gasoline) – Lucinda Williams
Mother’s Rope – Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band
Dizzy – Tuxedomoon
Gimme The Car – Violent Femmes
Friction – Television
Deep Pockets – Dana Gillespie
Federal Fundng – Cake
Harlem Nocturne – The Viscounts
Never Say Never – Romeo Void
I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
New Life – Do Nothing
A Swamp Dog’s Tale – Goat Girl


another deca-harvest

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

10 day harvest

2021.9.21 – Far train wailing
2021.9.22 – The clock bongs fade
2021.9.23 – Light rain
2021.9.24 – Conversation with Wife 54
2021.9.25 – Status Report 311
2021.9.26 – Status Report 312
2021.9.29 – Walking dog
2021.9.30 – Dog leash one hand

~ ~ ~

Far train wailing
night rain falling
new day calling

~ ~ ~

The clock bongs fade
the sirens continue
the circle eats itself

~ ~ ~

Light rain
I walk faster
rain rains faster

~ ~ ~

Conversation with Wife 54

What does a pun become when it grows up?
A midnight clear.
Once a pun, a midnight clear.
Whose sigh you on, anyway?

~ ~ ~

Status Report 311

Old waiting room folk
glance at younger wife
give me evil eye

One of those days
where this far’s
far enough

Sun gone
moon here

~ ~ ~

Status Report 312

In mini-mall
watching people pain walking
sidewalks cracked

Dust when dry
mud when wet
one-way road

~ ~ ~

Walking dog
petting cat
working 8-fold path

Caterpillar dies into butterfly
what about I?
new life, or lie?

~ ~ ~

Dog leash one hand
poo bag other
rising mist before me

Top leaf of tree
catches first sun
is this eleafist?


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