Sunday, July 12, 2020

Asleep

A ball, like twine, of tightly wrapped
and jangled nerves

losing the work of our toil and virtue,
seething with anger and ambivalence

Life a boondoggle,
an unsolvable Rubik
A jigsaw puzzle with a missing piece

Time warps our mind
and stress misshapes our bodies

Reduced to simplicity
now so much harder to stomach

Dreams escape
like a pressure release
... hiss

Things wind tighter, and tighter
pressure keeps us awake,
and simultaneously puts us asleep

Information overwhelms
yet underwhelms.
Turning it off, brings more noise.

Like a wrestler 'sleeper hold' just above the eye sockets,
1..2..3
Out,
like so much warm milk


Sunday, May 3, 2020

20 Albums / Artists In My Head

...that influenced my taste in music

#1 Good Morning Spider - Sparklehorse

#2 Nico - Blind Melon

#3 Ruby Vroom - Soul Coughing 

#4 Laid - James

#5 40 oz to Freedom - Sublime

#6 Ritual De Lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction

#7 Surfer Rosa - The Pixies

#8 Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers

#9 9 - P.I.L.

#10 Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads

#11 Blood and Chocolate - Elvis Costello 

#12 Under the Big Black Sun - X

#13 The Age of Consent - Bronski Beat

#14 Sandinista! - The Clash

#15 Avalon - Roxy Music

#16 Morrison Hotel - The Doors

#17 Pretenders

#18 Fair Warning - Van Halen

#19 Elton John's Greatest Hits (1974)

#20 Bachman-Turner Overdrive II