Monday, July 31, 2017

If You Were Still Around

If you were still around
I’d hold you
Shake you by the knees
Blow hot air in both ears

You, who could write like a Panther Cat
Whatever got into your veins
What kind of green blood
Swam you to your doom

If you were still around
I’d tear into your fear
Leave it hanging off you
In long streamers
Shreds of dread

I’d turn you
Facing the wind
Bend your spine on my knee
Chew the back of your head
Til you opened your mouth to this life

Poem by Sam Shepard from Motel Chronicles, 1980

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Pump Me Up


Cool "Disco" Dan
Rest In Peace

"Growing up and witnessing the birth of old school go-go music was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Being an artistic person and seeing all the graffiti on the walls, with some of the cartoon characters next to their name, gave me the motivation to do graffiti. In the era today in the nation's capital, it is completely laid back compared to back in the day, when things were really popping off."

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief
 So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Idi Amin For President


"Good rock'n'roll is something that makes you feel alive... To me good rock'n'roll also encompasses other things, like Hank Williams and Charlie Mingus and a lot of things that aren't strictly defined as rock'n'roll. Rock'n'roll is an attitude, it's not a musical form of a strict sort. It's a way of doing things, of approaching things. Writing can be rock'n'roll, or a movie can be rock'n'roll. It's a way of living your life."

Friday, July 14, 2017

Do Not Hasten To Bid Us Adieu


Rob Grodt
Rest In Peace

In the spirit of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Rob Grodt stepped up and went overseas to fight fascism. Please consider donating to this fund which supports the daughter he leaves behind.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Rights Of Man


"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

Words by Nelson Mandela
Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2017