Tag Archives: music

A Break from the Noise

 

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

The divine deeds of August done, birthdays and retrogrades, retiring rhetoric before Irene gores the shores. We are no longer one, our desert tents closed against the sandstorm on opposite ends of this war camp. The new moon passing a statesman, our regards meaning jack in the general scheme. Maybe we are emboldened by this tax revolt, this rejection of too many lies, the recognition in the streets that we have lost our way. But maybe we are just foreclosing on lifelong dreams, the trend of a dying industry, the time to read, the lambs succumbing to another scam, sacrificing our propensity to hope, to make a difference, to avoid feeling paranoid and sick, when all in all it’s just another brick…

 

Small Parts Isolated and Destroyed

My buddy Joe dropped in last week and said, “Get your shit together, we’re going to NoMeansNo.”

“Dude, I’m totally broke, and I’m supposed to meet someone for coffee in 15 minutes.”

“Fuck you. You’re coming. I got you a ticket. I’ll buy the beers. Let’s go.”

Well, it’s hard to argue with that, especially since Joe and I were regulars at so many NoMeansNo shows stretching back to the years when Andy Kerr was still the guitarist. So many bruised ribs, so many pounds lost sweating it out in the mosh pit over the years.

All I can say is that it was a fantastic show. The Wright brothers still kick ass on bass and drums, symbiotic like the Sedins are on the ice. We pogoed our asses off, sweat out years of toxic sludge, and got right hammered.

Thanks Joe, I really needed that!

“Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue” and “Rags and Bones” from Live and Cuddly (1991)

One Love

“One Love” by Bob Marley (RIP)