Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!
Monday, February 26, 2007
Heart Thing (draft)
"I find it hard to tell you. I find it hard to take... Children waiting for the day they fell good." --Gary Jules
"I don't believe in God but I pray for you. Don't you slip away from me." --Apocalyptica/Linda Sundblad
A broken heart
Such time ago.
On my borrowed time.
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Saturday, February 24, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal." --C.S. Lewis
"Don't think 'cus I understand. I care. Don't think 'cus I'm talking. We're friends." --Sneaker Pimps
The kids are off school again today for the fifth time in a week because of the weather. Had over a foot of snow in this last round of winter weather. Thank God for neighbors or I never would of got my car out to work. Now if only I got a snow day from my job....
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Sunday, February 11, 2007
"So nobody ever told you baby how it was gonna be. So what'll happen to you baby, guess we'll have to wait and see. Old at heart but I'm only 28..." -- Guns 'N Roses
Been scouring You Tube for oddities of my taste. Found some way cool items (or at least while it lasts until the copyright owners pull it) including music videos for Guns 'N Roses's Estranged, Tori Amos with TOOL's Maynard singing Muhammad My Friend live, Love/Hate's Blackout in the Red Room, Sneaker Pimps's Six Underground, and Faster Pussycat's cover of You're So Vain.
I unexpectedly received a few really strong Calliope submissions which means the world can expect a new issue soon which makes me smile.
Looking forward to the next issue of the APA which includes issue three of my White Rabbit Fall! per-zine which covers my moving to a neighborhood I finally feel connected to, the Disturbed/Mushroomhead show I saw this summer, and Barberton Chicken! :)
The cold continues and will for a few more days. I can handle the twenties but when it stays in the teens and below, it gets old fast. Got the spring time blues that's for sure.
Going to commission some artwork for my new book One Nite Pig soon. I have a few ideas for some pictures and such throughout the book but the cover I want to be reminiscent of the cover of this Warren Ellis collection:
If there are any of my poems you'd like to see in the book let me know. It will include never-before-seen work, rewrites, as well as some of my favorites including I Washed Away.
A few weeks ago at work, my friend NAME DELETED DUE TO NOSY NO GOODS looked at the graphic novel (A History of Violence) on my desk that she had never heard of and said the oddest thing to me, "You're good with those comic books." And that I am.
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Sunday, February 04, 2007
"Muhammad my friend, I'm getting very scared. Teach me how to love my brothers... We both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem." --Tori Amos
Gabcast! White Rabbit - *BLACK HOLE* #2
the Looking Machine
Ava Ava (my love)
"The grandest poetry
from the edge
of a cliff."
Our moving feelings
Hell on Earth
The sun you wear
(I can't make you.)
What matters most
an Ink Face.
Listen to the words.
It's but a pen
-posted by Nobius 2:27 AM # Comments (3)
All I Need
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is the ash." --Leonard Cohen
Watch the Tool video that is one of the inspirations for my piece Sleepless Piano:
I think Sleepless is one of my strongest pieces to date.
Got a great idea for my first collection of poetry One Nite Pig by watching the acoustic version of Korn's Freak on a Leash with Amy Lee. Here's a hint: notice the masked performers on the stage? And man I'm gonna go on a reading tour!
This is my first post since BLOGGER forced me to switch to the new version. No complaints so far. I do need to figure out how to incorporate their new tagging system into my template. I trashed my old "hacked" tagging system. My template still doesn't look right on the far right side of my posts. At this rate, I'll never figure out how to fix it.
Keep having dreams that I should open a book store of some type (with a dojo in the back). This time the dream told me to look for locations in near by Canal Fulton.
Speaking of entrepreneurs, my friend (NAME DELETED DUE TO NOSY NO GOODS is at it again. In the past couple of months I know he has hung gutters, been a substitute teacher, laid concrete, and been a land lord in his off time. He actually said to me, "I'm one of the luck few who doesn't actually need this job." Wow! And still I ask, if one is not born with these "knack for making money" traits, how does one acquire them? If I ever figure it out, you better damn well bet I'll be writing a book.
Years ago, I read a book of sci-fi shorts called The Feast of St. Dyonisis. If anyone finds a copy please let me know as I can not find a copy via my interweb trawls.
Regular Calliope Nerve contributor J.D. Nelson sent me a copy of his chap xiii. Good stuff. Talk about an accomplished writer. Gander at his blog and see just how many poems he's had published in recent years. Both outstanding and inspiring!
Brutal cold has finally set in, today's high won't reach ten degrees. Off work the next couple of days.
Watched the easily forgettable Harrison Ford flick Firewall as well as the grand Nicholas Cage flick Matchstick Men about an obsessive-compulsive chain-smoking agoraphobic con artist (that's a mouthful) in an oddly moving tale of parenthood. Also got in an episode of Battlestar Galactica that I DVR'd.
Not sure what else I'll be doing this weekend other than the usual but still it's always nice to have a little time off and I do have quite a few nice starts to some poetry in my journal. And really, that's all I need.
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