Monday, May 21, 2007

Kaboom, Tar Baby-Man with Malcontentia!

He pounds the skins

sounds sweeter than sin

he tickles and taps

knows where to rap!

The lovely dark eyed Pam

Does one become a sort of rockstar because they look like they should be, or because they rock out? Dark mysteries like this escape my puny primate brain.

T-Man, with crow

A photo from last night's band shooting. Scary, but damn handsome.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

My New Loud Band

In all it's middle aged glory. Pam, Robin, Tim and that rude malcontented fake redhead.
This band's fun.
They don't give me dirty looks when I sing, ask me to play my songs instead of just telling me they're too dark, or ignoring them,.
They don't seem to see me as a tool to further their music and egos.
It feels really good, and like we're all in it for the sheer joy of playing music.
And we get to play loud!
We have two gigs coming up on June 2, too. More on that later.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Eliminate the middle man

Theology: the learning and developing of methods and practice in how to make people feel like shit about themselves, to make them scared of imaginary beings, also a method of middle man money extraction and a means to power and wealth filled with manipulative and needless speculation.
This madness is also tightly woven into religion, modern physics and political identity, and is both a curse and a source of endless wars, hatred and emotional abuse.

Spirituality: the day to day realization that there are things bigger than one's self, and that the huge and beautiful mystery known as life and sentience is bigger than our tiny primate brains could hold.
Being solidly connected to spiritual thinking in a world full of fundamentalist thinkers is a rare gift, and sensitive people who can rub more than a few neurons together are often driven mad by people practicing the often barbaric and ruthless methods of theology. Which have been all of them from where I see things.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

My New Homeboy

My new pal Lucas. He's not much of a conversationalist, but sure has a loud voice. Mostly he just sleeps and farts a lot. Almost every time he stretches.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson