my new five-song EP NO PERMISSION is now streaming and downloadable at www.shatteryourleaves.com/ !
it’s pay-what-you-want, which means it’s free if you want it to be. just like you. there’s four new songs of mine and a reworking of smashing pumpkins’ “Thirty-Three,” an old favorite. thanks and enjoy!
i’ve just been struck, astounded, by the thought
Of evolution in a lit’ral sense:
“Family with all the world” is not
Pretentious abstract poetic license
But truly, that the fam’ly tree is one
Our fathers’ mothers’ father was a fish
His cousins grew as trees beneath a Sun,
Who is our uncle — sounds so childish!
How can i make it clearer, say it plain?
Our parents’ parents — worms and stones and stars!
On absolutely ev’ry atom’s chain,
The first link is the very same as ours
Literally, children of one cell —
The tersest truth is trickiest to tell!
(to the tune of that song in Hotel Chevalier)
it’s getting to be a long winter
began before even the fall
with not much to do but look into
the future, it’s but a black wall
so you deactivated yer facebook
to reconnect with what’s for real
and wonder why suddenly space looks
barren and boring, like jail
and you take to the road with some project
and yer fooling yerself, well aware
cuz evryone’s on electronics
and without them, there’s nothing to share (but a glance, little words)
The Arcade Fire took home the Grammy
Tho it seems no one knows who they are
And it means you have to reexamine
The meaning in striving for stars
That one world yer in’s insulated
As all other worlds on this one
How few venture out their own bound’ries?
What work’s ever really been done?
And it frees you from winter and caring
How long you have til spring arrives
Expecting, recalling, comparing
Those “ing” words controlling our lives!
W , what a weird letter
Double – U ?
First, no, those are V’s.
Second, it’s a mouthful.
From now on, the letter W is simply pronounced “dub”.
Web addresses start “triple-dub dot whatever…”
Unless you feel like saying “sextuple-U”
(which is still shorter than what we say now)
Or rather, “we” or “wo”. Like, whoa.
Anyway, I’m on a bus to Rosendale NY for tonite’s show, I love that little town…