Nobius Black's
White Rabbit-*BLACK HOLE*

Killing the bunny everyday.
Live. In Stereo.

White Rabbit - *BLACK HOLE* --FALL IN!

Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Earth Still Riddler (Draft)

"Reach out and touch faith." --Depeche Mode

Earth Still Riddler

Fill in blanks.

Looking for



Waiting for my HeAD.


Earth still.
Riddler asking.
They found the body.
In my Lifetime Movie (TM) true life story.

Gort: "Now, now,
Honey child.
You got your
Mamma's EYE,

metal carcass,

and her Death Ray."

Warm up for
Work ahead.

-posted by Nobius 12:10 PM # Comments (0)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Jim Benz Interview

Jim Benz who has been a featured artist in Calliope Nerve is interviewed here at What to Wear During an Orange Alert.

-posted by Nobius 12:42 PM # Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Desired to Be Wanted

And this is why I read Warren Ellis as he talks about magazines being an object of desire. As for my own magazine Calliope Nerve I have something very special in mind for issue fifteen.

-posted by Nobius 11:27 AM # Comments (2)

Read: Excession

-posted by Nobius 12:45 AM # Comments (0)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Amazon Petition

From Outsider Writers:

Dear Everyone:

We have started a petition of interest to all independent authors and publishers. Please read on!

Outsider Writers, and the people signing this petition, urge to add an "Alternative" literature listing under its "Books" pull-down menu. Alternative Literature needs a room of its own. I have spent close to a year trying to get Amazon to make a decision on this issue without a response, so now it is time to see if people who buy and sell books on Amazon want to see have an "Alternative Literature" listing.

Amazon is an extremely important online sales tool for independent publishers and authors. Bookstore shelf space is more limited than ever, and it can be impossible to find new poetry or fiction from independent publishers. That is why independent publishers increasingly use online sites such as to market their books.

There are thousands and thousands of products listed on Amazon, but Amazon has made it easy to browse through products until you find what you want. Its site has pull down menus for main product categories. Click on "Books" and you will find extensive listings for everything from Graphic Novels to Performing Arts to SF and Fantasy. There is even a Poetry category. There is not such a Literature category, though.

The Amazon system works well if you want to browse through mainstream publications, or if you already know the author and/or title. But if you are looking for "Alternative" you have a problem. There is no Alternative category. The Alternative literature is there, but it is crowded out by the mainstream books. If you don't know exactly what Alternative writing you are looking for, you won't find it--but if you want to browse you will find plenty o' pages listing books, but the Alternative writing is buried among the mainstream products.

It is time for Amazon to create an Alternative listing in its Books section, dedicated to alternative/underground poetry, fiction and prose. Amazon can start by simply listing books from small, independent publishers, and then can create subsections under Alternative, for poetry, flash fiction, political writing, and other subgroups. This would be great for publishers, authors, readers--and Amazon itself.

Victor Schwartzman
Outsider Writers

You can find the petition at this link.

-posted by Nobius 11:41 PM # Comments (0)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Living Paycheck to Pacheck gest Harder

No shit?

Living Paycheck to Paycheck gets harder.

You don't say?

My favorite part is that poorer Americans *may* skimp on health care spending.


What kind of denial is this nation in?

Hey, if it weren't for the clinic I'd have run out of meds six months ago. My eye check up is two years past due. And the dentist... sh*t I haven't seen a denist in over a decade.

At least I'm not alone.

But don't expect tax relief from the government this time, they've got a war to pay for you know.

-posted by Nobius 11:31 PM # Comments (3)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


"Take every rule you come accross and bend it." --Seether

Preview Seether's new studio album for free.

And a new Surrealist blog. This is the direction of my new work. Think it was weird before?

You ain't seen sh*t yet.

-posted by Nobius 11:45 PM # Comments (0)

Monday, October 15, 2007

How I Learn to Love Our Bomb Strange Candy In Six Measures

"She said, 'Tell me are you a Christian child.' And I said, ' Mam, I am tonight...'" --Marc Cohn

How I Learn to Love Our Bomb Strange Candy In Six Measures


Your troubled air
empty ink
Me. Jackie Paper.
page soul Calligraphy/
Could be a mess.


THiS iS hOW:
Learn to love (Our Bomb)
Strange Candy Holocaust
Between Us.
Complex light balanced
In a nugget center
good pill push
commercial world.


& previously released p*rn star

the soul vibrates
like angels wayward




The Nobius Formula:


Assume identity makes
*TONGUE* telling
Well spoken Poe corpse.
Not even the
magic marker--
Universal Hippie
Can smoke


Arrhythmia desire.

my sides color redemption
Don't know a f*u**ing thing about goodbyes...
So let me love/leave
Exit brain left



this nite.

-posted by Nobius 12:43 AM # Comments (0)

Sixx A.M.: Pray for Me

"Cross your heart and hope that I wont die before the best day of my life." --Sixx A.M

Damn, I gotta get The Heroin Diaries CD. Pray for Me is a kickin' track with punk roots and similiar to the music I imagine in my head.

And like my own imagining, all true.

I think it's time to re-read Watchmen

I got some ideas brewin' (like beer), when I should be sleepin'.

-posted by Nobius 12:05 AM # Comments (0)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Trowel Destiny

"Because the drugs never work... Another cog in the murder machine. They said, 'All teenagers scare the living sh*t out of me.' They could care less as long as someone'll bleed..." --My Chemical Romance

"White Trash Beautiful. I swear to God it's true. I'm coming home to you girl." --Everlast

"And she drags me to church but I'm scared to commit." --Sixx A.M.

Gabcast! White Rabbit - *BLACK HOLE* #9

Trowel Destiny

Panic Soil
LiFE flowers grow
Upside Frowns,
Crying Clowns,
Not quite nature intended.
(Man is involved.)

Old Gods wear New Masks
You, Gardener digging
Hardly take notice
Yet rooting for
that something more
Tell me,
"No big deal.
I'm looking for
Where that damn
Icarus landed

And all of my
lost days."

One tear.

a Trowel of Destiny!
Formerly known as Spear.
This the last time I go
Blind dating
With that cat with the sandals,
That dude
Named Jesus.

-posted by Nobius 10:47 PM # Comments (2)

Orange Alert

Calliope Nerve makes it to the Watch List at What to Wear During an Orange Alert.

-posted by Nobius 10:41 PM # Comments (0)


Calliope Nerve is now listed at Duotrope. I'm still looking at launching a website for the magazine but I don't know enough about HTML to be able to host back issues there. I was thinking of using freewebs. Can anyone help?

Listed at Duotrope's Digest

-posted by Nobius 12:01 PM # Comments (0)

More Mix Tape

Check out the tunnage before the lawyers take it away. Then let me know what you think. Poetry out, rock on.

Pray for Me Sixx A.M.

Wolverine Blues Entombed

As I Slither Katakylsm

Queen The Melvins

Sweet Dreams Probot with King Diamond

O.G. Big Business

When All Is Said And Done Napalm Death

Face Down In the Dirt Naplam Death

Rock Superstar Cypress Hill

Why I'm Here Oleander

Everlong (Acoustic) Foo Fighters

Time of the Season The Zombies

Life Is Beautiful Sixx A.M.

The Prince (Live) Metallica

Crazy Gnarls Barkley

Life Is a Highway Tom Cochrane

Living Dead Girl Rob Zombie

Insurrection (Live) Halford

Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn

Eye of the Tornado (Live) Megadeth

-posted by Nobius 11:27 AM # Comments (0)

Read: The Wealthy Barber

-posted by Nobius 11:13 AM # Comments (0)

Which Doctor Who Are You?

Which Doctor Who are you?
created with
You scored as The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)

The Eighth Doctor struck a chord with you after only one adventure. Maybe you are a fan of his audio adventures, or you just came to Dr Who quite late. Hope it wasn't just the special effects that impressed you.

The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)


The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)


The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)


The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)


The First Doctor (William Hartnell)


The Ninth Doctor (Christoper Eccleston)


The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davidson)


The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)


The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)


-posted by Nobius 8:07 AM # Comments (0)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Stuff and Stuff

The new season of Ultimate Fighter is great to work out by. God bless TIVO. I replay the shows when no one's home and exercise while I watch. Nice ninety plus minute practice for me this morning.

Watch Rolling Stone's slide show on the Great Iraq Swindle. Thought provoking. What are we really protecting there? As if I have to ask.

I'm going to try out Comic Collector Live's software. As organized and anal as I am, other than being in alphabetical order, I no longer have a grip on the value of my collection or what I really have in it. If the platform is good enough I may sell through it.

Umbrella Academy Issue One (though not as good as the Free Comic Book Day Preview) was fun and sets the scene for a fascinating story. Looks like tomorrow's heroes are here today. Learn more about them at Wikipedia.

After reading the book, got a few ideas for my own book I'm loosely putting together now including a speed dating scene that... well it's just not right. I should have my head examined.

-posted by Nobius 12:00 PM # Comments (2)

Thursday, October 11, 2007


"There's not really a lot of pixie dust in that one, is there?" --Christopher Mitten

-posted by Nobius 1:06 PM # Comments (0)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Calliope Nerve XIV: THE Queen

"My wealth is words. And I invested wisely in poetry." --Nobius Black

Calliope Nerve XIV: THE Queen is available now and free of charge. In grand Calliope tradition this issue features a wide range of styles and pieces by both seasoned and new creators including Melissa Lebruin, Billy Jno Hope, Zachary C. Bush, Jim Benz, Joe Nolan, and me, I'm Nobius Black.

This issue's featured artist is the incomparable Jim Benz.

A Cup of Coffee


could it be another morning?
perhaps I’m dead

oh for the climate of dreams
found lacking, found

casting aspersion
on daybreak
full of songbirds
full of meaningless
ennui or conflict, snarling
eggs be damned, give me coffee

--Jim Benz

Due to a limited print run, this issue is being distributied by email only to the general public. Send your email address to nobius at gmail dot com.

Submission info is located here. (We are always looking for talent.) Internet link trades, advertising, back issues, and flier swaps available.

To support Calliope order your Amazon products via my web log: White Rabbit - *BLACK HOLE*.

Name your muse! Calliope Nerve.

-posted by Nobius 1:17 PM # Comments (2)

Read: The Mighty Thor--Across All Worlds

-posted by Nobius 11:23 AM # Comments (0)

Read: More Natural Cures Revealed

-posted by Nobius 11:20 AM # Comments (0)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Books I want to read

"...he examines a post-pretty world in which fame, not beauty, is all consuming--where lives are lived publicly and status is measured by how you're perceived." --Border's News Letter

-posted by Nobius 4:00 AM # Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


"When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear." --Ancient Proverb

-posted by Nobius 11:53 AM # Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Def Who?

"DEF f**king who?' There's a f**king rock band for you to f**king have diarrhea with." --Ronnie James Dio talking about his love of Def Leppard. :)

I couldn't agree more. What happened to the once mighty band that wrote Pyromania.

-posted by Nobius 8:05 AM # Comments (5)

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Best Part

The best part about Calliope Nerve is the emails that I receive behind the scenes. Here's another one I got the other day from the editor of Over the Transom. Seems everyone loves Sheila work!

"...looking forward to more 'calliope nerve.' i have the sheila murphy poem from the interview issue up on the fridge in the break room at borders."

Below is pictured her book The Stuttering of Wings which is next on my wish list.

More Calliope soon and more to tell you. The Melvin's Saturday night was phenomenal. Simply phenomenal.

-posted by Nobius 1:17 PM # Comments (0)