Archive for August, 2011

Terse Verse O’erheard

August 31, 2011

“Yo, check out Vinny. He’s going

Out to get girls, I think. Look:

He’s even got his teeth


-South Philly gothic, August ’11


Terse Verse O’erheard

August 18, 2011

I. Woman

“I never think when I


My songs. That’s how I wrote,

‘My enchanted kingdom,

My castle in the sea.’

It just came out.”


II. Man

“My imagination is crazy. I dreamt

My head was


My hat was


I was in this room of


– subway passengers simulateously insulting the creative process and making compelling case for me to jump from moving train and seek refuge in the rain-slimed tunnels beneath the city. Aug ’11

Terse Verse O’erheard

August 17, 2011

“I once heard that if you

Cut a vegetable

While listening with a high-powered


You can

Hear it


– Pathmark butcher. Northeast Philly.

Straight Heat Encore: August 12th, 2011

August 12, 2011

Bill Withers…Use Me…BBC in Concert 1973…Mowgli in Heat 2011…I would kill a homeless person to be this awesome…It would have to be a gun though…knives are too personal…plus I wouldn’t want to get my hands dirty…that would be gross…

Straight Heat of the Day: August 12th, 2011

August 12, 2011

Little Feat…Spanish Moon Live…Rainbow Theater…London, 1977…Whiskey, Women, & Bad Cocaine…recipe for a night to be remembered…If you like Phish, you clearly never heard of Little Feat…good luck with all that.

Robert Palmer…Spanish Moon…hide your girlfriends…

Cerebral Reckoning: Lazy?

August 12, 2011

As a lazy, apathetic man, I seriously hope this isn’t the consequence of my inability to do anything.  I’d seriously hate to have a genocide hanging over my head.  It would be almost unbearable:

If, instead of decapitating his army, he [Stalin] had intellectually prepared it for war, Russia might have defeated Germany in a matter of weeks.  Such a course of action, while no doubt entailing grave consequences of its own, would have saved about 40 million lives, including the vast majority of the victims of the Holocaust.

(Martin Amis, Koba The Dread:  Laughter and the Twenty Million, 2002)