Future Psychediscorama With Koko Dozo's Illegal Space Aliens: One night several years ago at an Irish pub in the East Village of New York City, the discussion of music turned to disco. It involved musicians and people over 40 years-old, people who might know what they're talking about. Several of us were, in the heyday of Studio 54 and the disco era, into punk rock. Others of us were -- me especially -- strictly jazz heads. I reminded my friend of lonely nights in college smoking out of a four-foot bong and listening to Zappa and John Coltrane and wondering how to meet girls. They were at the campus disco parties, while we were above it all. And alone, g...
mother said I was born wicked-page 7: “Don’t go to any stranger’s house to eat
accept no sweets and taste no meat,
but i didn’t listen to what granny said.
I went out to run an errand one day
to buy sugar from the corner shop,
a strange old woman called out to me
so I turned around and stopped,
“Little boy, she said, “come rest your feet
sit down and enjoy the breeze,
have a piece of my home-baked bun
and taste my lovely cheese,
she stood behind me as I devoured
her tasty bun and cheese,
with hands rest on my shoulders
a smile, and a will to please,
was I her son in a former life?
what kindness she bestowed,
Samhain (and Beltane) 2012: Current mood: world-weary
Current weather: warm, clear
Current listening: Spiral Dance
Yeah, world-weary. Again. More on that anon.
We have Samhain coming up in this hemisphere; this is the time when winter is definitely coming, and the world is sinking into the dark cycle. In the southern hemisphere, it is the time of Beltane, or the arrival of the summer cycle of light. Yes, I do typically acknowledge the state of the cycle in the southern realm, as regular readers of this blog have noted, I think my friends in the south will forgive me if I concentrate more than usual on the ...