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and eBook (pdf) here
Skytrain to Nowhere is an imagination driven and esoteric volume of free-form poetry. The book documents the author’s experiences, thoughts and observations while riding the skytrain at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport over the period of several weeks. Since the skytrain is only designed to transport travelers between various terminals and parking facilities at the airport, someone spending nearly 50 hours riding it purely for recreation and artistic inspirational purposes is highly unusual (to put it mildly.) Aside from occasional quirky anecdotes about various passengers, the poems mostly deal with themes of motion, the passage of time, and nostalgia. The author grapples with these issues from a retro-futurist perspective. Skytrain to Nowhere celebrates the realization that our vitality hinges on our ability to always keep moving, while recognizing we are unwilling or unable to leave some things behind on the journey.
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A folkish EP / mini album of organ-based, minimalist pop songs, with unassuming vocals and authentically retro style. These modest jams utilize a couple of vintage Bontempi organs from the 70s and 80s as well as a 1975 Cordovox combo organ. There is some 3/4 acoustic guitar in the title track, and some space theremin is peppered in here and there.
Available on Apple Music
I have a new poetry book out, “Beatnik Fascism.” It’s available in paperback and ebook format. I immersed myself into a ton of Beat culture while writing it. The book is filled with thought crime of course, since many of the poems deal with futurism, racial identity politics and various other bizarre taboos. BF is not for squares, cubes or rectangular prisms of any times. Otherwise, go ahead and buy it here . It’s also available on Amazon and everywhere else.
I’ve been working on a new book of poetry and some songs. I left the corporate world and spend almost all my spare time writing now. Getting older and declining health leads one to a sense of urgency and an assessment of priorities. “It’s hell to get old” is what my grandma used to say. I don’t update this blog much anymore, but of course I have a lot of other blogs that I do update and write for, some of which are unknown and others that are infamous. I’ve written probably 50 essays in the past year or two. Edgy left wing/right wing politics and philosophy takes a toll. Sometimes I miss the days of just writing about nonsense in here the way I did for so many years, just useless amusing tidbits about weird interactions with girls at the mall and nights out on the town. Last year I attempted to put together a book from such old writings and after compiling about 130 pages of material, I decided it just wasn’t interesting to me at all. You go back through these pieces and realize you’re just not the same person anymore. As you evolve into new forms the old thoughts seem obsolete. Combine those that have stood the test of time in your mind with the best of you’re made of now, and maybe you’ve got something worthwhile.
I don’t really care about being loved or hated. I’ve broken free of that part of myself that constrained my thoughts(ever so mildly!) to conform to some norm of neutered respectability.
Also I was a guest on the “Wednesday Morning Surf Report” podcast a while back. Enjoy.
Cool your jets with this 60s styled, summertime pop song
Brief Interview I did with “Abstract Art of Tumblr” blog
Short review of “Feeble Screams in Fever Dreams” at IndigoIndie
Review of In This Town on The Music Farmer
Feeble Screams reviewed in Acid Fishbowl
“In This Town” mentioned in ElectroWow