The Black Forest

Random blaghness...

A Tongue Made Of Rose Machines...

The future may never come. The past may never leave. Gemini thoughts in a pond. Again I am riding a tongue made of rose machines on a Saturnine night. Writing is like picking scabs off my elbow. After every song I lose my memory of how to write. I must begin again. I must build a new house to live in so I can burn it down to start again. I reminds me of a very small period when I had a job in a field archeology company that did environmental impact studies on land to be developed or in the middle of nowhere in deep government territory.

My job was to dig perfectly square holes, one foot by one foot and one foot deep, using a pick ax, shovel, trowel, ruler, a toothbrush and a GPS coordinate marker. Documenting each layer of dirt through a sifter and bagging and tagging any significant finds. If something is found, rarely this is the case, then I must expand my square to one meter by one meter and one meter deep....or stopping when the earth is sterile, having no organic residue. When I am finished, I fill in the holes and start over the next day.

There is something quite Zen spending your time with meticulus work, only to erase it. Like those Tibetan sand paintings. This is what I feel about my writing process. It always begins with a new page. I fucking hate this new page. I fucking hate this new page because it demands me. Me. It fucking demands me, even if I don't want to, or can't give me. Me is the price.

So here I am...licked and lashed by Rose Machine tongues trying to finish this damned song even when I procrastinate to write this. This is no solice. There is no escape. the slight happy note. I remixed "Hey Now" from my "This Was Tomorrow" album and re-released it with new artwork. I am sure I will do the same with "Los Feliz" next. I did this because it itched me. I scratched it and I feel better.

I believe Frank Lee Drennen took this photograph...or I...probably him though. Thank you Frank.

I believe Frank Lee Drennen took this photograph...or I...probably him though. Thank you Frank.

A Sparkler...

It is the Fourth of July...finishing up my next album "Galaxies With Long Yellow Curtains" today. It will be released later this month. I am waiting on the artwork by Frank Lee Drennen, then I will fling it into the sonic abyss known as digital distribution. I will not be pressing tangible copies because few buy them for the cost it takes to make them. With no tour eminent, it just doesn't makes sense to spend thousands of dollars. I hope you will understand. For anyone who truly wants a CD, you can contact me directly and I will send you a CD-R. The times are a-changing, and a new death of a medium is on its way. Bye-bye kinda sucked anyway.

Here is my last song for this album, apropos...its title is "Sparkler".

If you are reading this, thank you. You are one of the few! *laughing*

Posters, Blogs and Reviews Oh My!!!

Many things to chit and chat about today...ummm first...Frank Lee Drennen. The dark lord of pen and ink went loose on a photo he took for my album cover and made two posters! Contact me and I'll send you one for just a small cost of shipping and printing only. No profit for myself. $8

Music blogs...a great music blog called "The Daily Guru" has spun me on his podcast a few times, and I wanted to show some return positive vibes by getting his blog a little more attention. Check it out. 

And finally...a review! Joe Daly from the Tree Entertainment Blog wrote a little ditty about "This Was Tomorrow". 

I'm not so much as "tooting my horn", but wanting to bring to attention some really good people and their work.