Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Swale - Direct Inbreds

Cold air coming fast
getting ready with the beat
mellow mood warms night.
Backwards carousel
lights flashing — red, white, blue, green
lost in the fun house.
The wind passes by
the breeze sits on a crooked tree
air, stilled by the moon.
Surrender belief
abandon a kill to it
a new tribe dancer.
A pleasant wavelength,
an inappropriate glance,
to remember well.
Voices in hallways
find machines to echo in
with blip balls that bounce.
Any more ambient
and I'd ask Apartment 2
to please turn it down.
Ethereal noise
my guts feel pleasantly calm
bones shiver and shake.
Fuzzy fuzzy crunch
crunchy crunchy velvety
I want to pet you.
I'm under water
could this be what drugs sound like?
from within a womb?
Swinging, open door
beyond some velvet morning
towards liturgies.
Brown leather jacket
the feel of autumn and sex
keys not left behind.
Your thoughts were still on
ubiquitous avouchment
but still rendering.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Brody Dalle - Diploid Love

Brody Dalle
"Diploid Love"

Amounted haven
allows slippery neglect
open for dinner

You are dressed in dreams
snakes writhing in my rib cage
red lips dipped in blonde

Voice thick and caustic
bring us to your underworld
harness my fuck you

Pump your red iron -
grind finite portions of flesh,
make the magnet weak

Fresh cake or lemon
between afternoon and night
a voice in dry death

Four plus four plus four
I'm glad about the banging
sure I'm sure, sure sure

What happens when you
throw up in the street in a
small place like this is

A smack on the cheek
Leopard carpet room flushed red
platinum vision

Your voice is so nice
bursting vaginal ladies
let me in your lemon

Emphatic out pour
red flash, bold zap, full of re-
verb, signifying nothing

Commence boom, boom, tap
wishy - waz ways I wass
bang,band, tap : finish

Laugh it up, chuckles-
enjoy the byline while it
lasts. You'll get no cash

Lushy slushy songs, no clapping
school work left no time for napping
haiku sometimes rhyme, like rapping

Running late to club
punk rock beats greet my entrance
relaxing B side

Melody dream on
dreams drone on into nightmares
nightmare melodies

Guitars, bass, and drums -
mom and dad don't understand,
teenage angst is so ....

With fists to the air
lean your back against strangers
it's time to let go



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso

Partisan Records/
Knitting Factory Records

Only air above
sound sound I can listen
and that's all I want

All transitory
the whole atmosphere in flux
windshield waking dream

Pitch dark blinding night
so quiet after a storm
walking without sight

Tiny big voices
it's a gentle dance party
dreamy open space

If Portishead and
Esthero and maybe Cat
Power had a child

Monday, July 21, 2014

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Buzzard

Sounding like summer
Sounding like summers gone by
Night air and good friends

Vocals lead the tune
Daylilies and Rhubarb leaf
Guitars and Rhythm

Dreamy summer day
Too bad everyone will die
I'd just like to stay.

Paul Simon's dark twin
Turning up the morphine drip
It's not cynical.

That beat driving on
Punk rock with adult problems
Acid business trip.

Flask and bandana
Photo albums of the west
an armchair thinker

We're just having fun
Sunset... late summer weather
Not a worry here

Dengue Fever - Venus on Earth

Dengue Fever
"Venus on Earth"


Lost in Los Angels,
"Charlie don't surf", melody -
Khmer rock, baby!

Hold open the door
his necklace you out
your family sleeps

See the road, broken
towards the the pool halls promise
coins and empty sex

Salt and vinegar
cambodian sultriness
swaying in hotels

Maybe we're all hipsters
or we're zombie mannequins
either way, we're friends

All over the map
party girl parker posey
missing my lover

Silk the throat ascend
sauntering palm leaf flutter
shim sham the crooner

Ticking projector
flashes colors on the wall
A vintage palette

Liquor over ice
glass sweating silver all day
sunset sinking haze

Hotel bar blackout
what was the last true thing you said?
say you've forgotten

Thin voice, singing reed
Dusty smell of sunbleached drapes
elbows wear down sill

Whirly nancy crash
add it to your lexicon
summon moving light


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in The Deep Time

Candy Claws
"Ceres & Calypso in The Deep Time"


Haze of distortion
words lost in a cluttered ear
still I strain to hear

Pinwheel horns crashing
advancing sound miasma
take no prisoners

Well deep and wishing
fall in dreamland entangled
as Alice felt once

Summer's first sun burn
will make the skin hot to touch
yet heats most the mind

Snow on the T.V.
conversations I can't hear
Extinct dinosaurs

Buried underground
twelve polyphonic fossils
dig the Demeter

Nymphomaniac,
for 65 million years
I've listened to you

For this frightened waltz
I offer ancient lyrics
from dinosaur bones

Oh mountain - SHARP! GERSH!
New PLAAAAANG! slow feel CRASH SQUEEEEEE Oh....
BELT - UNG <pop-wah....>


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Poppy Ackroyd - Escapement

    Poppy Ackroyd 
    "Escapement"
    Denovali Records

    A beam of sunlight
    Through a pool of cool water
    Emerge and renew


    A dark quiet room
    Echoes of a concert hall
    Ivory Violin


    please kill me to this,
    and with swift strikes remind me
    the beauty of life

    A mile of metal
    extraordinarily made
    just to resonate



    From my memory;
    Pieces to resemble a whole.
    Nearer to complete.


    Saw your mom today,
    She likes the way I move it
    your dad is jealous

    Tap, Tap clickaty
    Clack! Wonderous Melody
    Heart thump thumping way


    I'm under water,
    But without needing a breath
    Magnificent Calm

    A false bottom hope
    Brings me back to a dark dream
    Yet hope I must chase


    There are pianos
    (love may very well all be lost)
    And there are cellos

    I am listening
    to her writing down her dream
    Flip the record now.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Preteen Zenith - Rubble guts and BB eye

Preteen Zenith
"Rubble guts and BB eye"
Good Record Recordings


My only weapon-
a tongue that turns in water
somersault through time

Really far out man,
you on some kind of spaceship?
or is it just drugs?

Play the recorder,
not just manipulation.
You lie to yourself

Perfect new goosebumps
tuck me under more layers
fuzzy warm and pleased

A spook in the air
the landscape looks so bizarre
lullaby playground

The infinite loop
a melodic symphony
nightmares turn to smiles

At the crest... true peace
and then a rapid decent
Crash! And you are whole

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Giant Dog - Fight

A Giant Dog
"Fight"
Tic Tac Totally Records

    Red neon light burns
    ooh, motorcycle summer
    so sweaty, so right

    Your songs are so good
    I believe I knew before
    the tambourine shook

    Soon, winter will die
    If we light up a stage, will
    you play in Vermont?

    sound like this melts ice.
    Sweat on my breast through spandex
    Cool 85 degrees

    wonderful spring time
    you convinced me its coming...
    in the dead of march

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Front Bottoms - Talon of the Hawk

The Front Bottoms
"Talon of the Hawk"
Bar None Records 


Like the time you read
tearfully and honesty
was quickly suspect

Jamming on eighth notes
remembering early days
beer in the basement

N.J.P.P TATS
skate park benches at the shore
40 from the city

What do you get when
you cross a front porch with a 
scared bunny and sluts?

You seem to like knives
modern talons for humans
bottom of something

There is surely noise
in my brain I reject you
my soul does also

Knife in my rib cage
washed up on a topless beach
salt stings, they smile

Is this that band that
wrote that first MTV song?
Dead radio stars

A balloon voyage
it's a mercurial route
through time, come to now 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cult of Youth - Cult of Youth

Cult of Youth
"Cult of Youth"

Sacred Bones Records


Tribal pirates chant
at pagan Gods in hopes that
fire doesn't come again

Rhythms in the dark
lead me deeper underground
to witness worms dance

Fiddle. Flute. Lazers.
in the apartment upstairs
folk singer next door

He is ground to dust
repenting under the moon
drums meet broken arms

An opera set
that has nothing to do with
Rusted Root at all

Sacred Bones is a
perfect name for a label
that has a purpose

Horen, wissen sie
es meine Bruder straBe
wir singen, tanzen
(listen, you know
it was my brothers street
we sing, dance)

Downtown right on first
board that rusty time machine
cherry blossom curl

Another pint please
make a river of it all
to become pirates

draw all of your swords
draw all the blood from this life
make an effigy

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside - Untamed Beast

    Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside
    "Untamed Beast"


    oooOOh! ouH! ouH! ouH! ouH!
    dramas like this for decades
    ooouh! woouH! woouH! woooH! ouH!
    (softer now)



    It makes sense to me
    first time I heard about you
    I was at the bar

    It's the sound of sand
    crossed clang and stomping sex beat
    Yum, but what is it?



    unruly I weep
    crooning hopping wild flight
    madly smashing life


    Vintage soul on mic
    Pack of smokes rolled in my sleeve
    Surfing on reverb


    the ice-cream will melt.
    onto my breast as I stand
    sweet sway, hip thrust dance.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kelley Stoltz - Double Exposure

    Kelley Stoltz 
    "Double Exposure" 
    Third Man Records

    Melody and beat
    sway and tap and bop along
    stepping at a pace.

    A combination?
    True West Coast optimism
    Dabbles with dark pop

    Vinyl Records play
    New Sounds to good friends
    In a closed shop

    Shuffling rhythms
    arch over murmuring talk
    pause, then another

     Laid back disco ball
    Spin around the room, reflect
    Dancing in my chair

    Unwind or Windup
    Groove open as a seashell
    Pressed lightly to ear

    Heart light head bobbing
    Record grooves carries sunshine
    Sand in the speakers

    That voice shakes and shrinks
    Sink a rubber band sundial
    It's violet drop

    Your high pelican
    Swelling to swollen pitches
    Fix the hiss inside

    I won't assail this
    pleasantries can be construct
    or just pretty nice

    Post modern art hangs
    How sullen shadow; go left
    sea glass is still sand

    A calculator
    calculate it in decent
    and live in BOOBHELL "80084377"

    Forever Screen Stare
    static consuming the day
    Livingroom sun gone

    Summer time hand claps
    harmonies for our cold hearts
    let's go to the beach

    Kimchee taco man
    you can visit me whenevs
    Kelley fucking stoltz

    I bet your drummer
    Wishes they had curly hair
    to tickle the skin

Destroy this Place - Destroy this Place

Destroy this Place
"Destroy this place"
Bellyache Records

Michigan Garage
Riffing guitars, smashing drums
cruising the highway

Took out your nose ring
and yet the tang of metal
haunts each hammered chord

Once the needle drops
the groove can be relentless
keep your blurred past close

I wore my earmuffs
to the loudest rock concert
Fuzz fuzz muffle crunch

Fighters of foo foo
remember their forefathers
and honor their sounds

Lose your pretension
old friends getting their Grohl on
with fun power PoP!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hot Lunch - Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch
"Hot Lunch"
Tee Pee Records
11/14/13

Long hair, dirty shoes
Always sit alone in the
Cafeteria

With effervescence,
a rock turns into water
inside SellOphane

Di I hear truth here?
A cry with out conviction?
Mom didn't pick this

Motherfuck your meat
Absolute sister of grind
Hey! Meatball psycho

Distorted Bass tones
Progressive stoner release
Listen with headphones

Dirty Bar lunch hall
I'm there with my lunch lady
I'll have the noodles
(Alternate ending:
Buffet style for me)



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tera Melos - X'ed Out

Tera Melos
"X'ed Out"
Sargent House Records

Sonic Petting Zoo
sounds repeat through caged parrots
some creatures unknown

the hidden power?
partial star eclipse honed sharp
finger prick daydream

flashback to the past
stoned in my teenage bedroom
future leaves a doubt

when the median
rises above the moonlight
oceans bottom kiss

it's towards the sky
but lumbers in dim-lit bars
who will last the night?

our sex was contained
fifteen heat in New York City
bipolar I swallowed

a steel balloon floats
unfamiliar buoyancy
but it will maintain

upon inspection,
within every curve ball
one can't find the love

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Father Yod and the Source Family - Thought Adjusters

Father Yod and the source family
"Thought adjusters"
9/25/13

We are all winners
brothers and sisters of God
it's a rebirth purge

Pentatonic beans
hash smoke fog over the bay
bloodshot eyes of God

Forgetting ourselves
why are we still wearing clothes?
my name is now "wind"

All the light is us
we are light, as morning's birth
all the light is us

Through the prism now
we are one, not divided
fear shall dissipate

The apples center
holds the universal chi
sorry Yod, not you

A new religion,
similar to mayonnaise,
how do I join?

How many Jesi
how many universes
apples are the world

False ending false hope
we are strong in our beliefs
whatever they are

Boaz? Who are you
are they special or only you?
the father. The sons
One Yod

I have to confess
I'm carrying your baby
the moon stars and son

Irrevocably
simplistic good intentions
perhaps, same old shit

Calloused vocal chords
scraping universal dust
but no, not really

Flute lusts for woodblock
woodblock ravishes guitar
bass, drum, and voice weep

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Heloise and the Savoir Faire - Diamond Dust

Heloise and the Savoir Faire
"Diamond Dust"
9/20/13

This Romance makes me
knock down all candles and dance
around the fire

Beats need to hold weight
the synths cannot hold themselves
tightly to the right

Wasabi glitter
a fabulous flash of heat
senses lit ablaze

The bubbles go pop!
Floating inside an assumed
Vampire rhythm

A void has been cleared
the new vogue is in our hearts
thumping magenta

My pelvis is hot
pressed in the interior
you're inside with me

Your candy voice licks
my dull heart surfaces through
and I dive in it

Sparkling happy
a fluttering firefly
Boom Boom Heloise

Pink pixel raindrops
tongue on the midi keyboard
dystopia dance

Glow demon shimmies
angelic vixen struts
wing open thigh wide

Tokyo. Munich
Paris,New York, L.A., Rome
Berlin, London, here

You will command us
under the influence of
$20 drinks

We still hear these songs
several years later when
we wear silver suits

Sounds a lot like what
I used to listen to in
the nineteen eighties..

Minus the Macbook,
plus some literary nods,
minus autotune


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Elmo Williams and Hezekiah Early - American Made

Elmo Williams and Hezekiah Early
"American Made"
Big Legal Mess Records 
8/28/13

It's a dive in here
and the sun will be up soon
lets hop that next train

roll the drums on through
make it whats made history
smoke them tunes for good

one two three four one
announce proclaim major chuff
two three four one two 

fives and sevens tough
for bone pleasing four four time
I'll tap out each beat

march march heel stomp march
make yourself a regular 
moving drum hand kiss

harmonica crows
down upon the rolling train
a storm approaches 

hot summer "fuck you"
volume, we turn up like fleas
and your momma too

I'mma get on it
push a pig through prison bars
sweaty like beer can 

Its a swamp party
humid night, beer bottles sweat
three girls on your mind 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cemeteries - The Wilderness

Cemeteries
"The Wilderness"
8/16/13

Slow motion dreaming
From the bedroom to the depths
Underwater sight

Asleep on the shore
The waves sing me lullabies
Nature's brilliant dream

If we never throw
off the mantle of snow, will
your voice still echo?

A million- mile stare
A memory of driving
Snow cold as it melts

I love the organ,
It's a cold weather album,
easy hip-no-teek

Floating on my back
Ocean is drifting away
The moon rides the tide

November twilight
Soft bones turn and crumble slow
Cold ear on the ground

Following others
Path is like entering a
dark room without light

The first have sparkled
Underneath higher plucking vows
Scratched clean from old hope

Fabrication poems
Programs movement
Jangle of love songs
Remembrance things past
Boundary
Life
Death
Gateway, Cemetery

Dark side of whose moon?
seems to be a calling out loud
Loop the blue eyes, boy

Chat instant muted
Drowned by the white ascension
of your sounds of trees

Comfort in letting
the periphery blur by
knowing heart is true

Instruments weaved up
tight like an orange blanket
napping through winter

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Resonars - That Evil Drone

The Resonars
"That Evil Drone"
8/1/13

Yell through dryer lint
Shake hard a can full of bells
Thumping heart break free

Shimmering guitars
Play themes from bygone sitcoms
Could have fooled me

Bright sounds of Britain
The Invasion come again
By way of Cali.

Telecaster waves
surfing my inspirations
pulling my heartstrings

Melodic tin crash
Can you really feel so good?
Old wave still crashing.

Polished new penny
the twinge already minted
still bright in my teeth.

Twisted Ringo smile
Have another smoke then we'll
dance through Caldor's

Inquisitive wave
riding a Davies tidal
straight out the garage

New aqua toaster
90 dollar Sears 6 string
ready to jangle

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Roc Marciano - Reloaded

Roc Marciano
"Reloaded"
7/24/13

Brush fire beats blaze
Life intrigue like maze
In the haze don't fade

Their skrilla his skill
Snare drum hits like crackle POP
slow ride that don't stop

Sticky buds are packed
flick the lighter take a hit
dream rhyme all the time

A foggy back beat
A microphone stands alone
In a smoke filled room

Thunder and blue sky
Collision happens I'm here
cool. sexy Wednesday

I've been here since six
and I'm too far out the door
I've just got to go

All night production
Beats sweet as cantaloupe
and dark as my dreams

Two seconds of light
the difference between pure
cocaine and false hope

Two seconds of sound
is the difference between 
gunshot and target

It's an easy ride 
Head on the pillow and light
Just one or plenty

Smooth like aged whiskey
Fresh like a dirty mouthed boy
Swimming in champagne

Hotdog Hamburger
Your voice is scratching my itch
beats soothe it all out

Words sliced into sound
Tracks melancholy, lucid
Thinking hard as life 

Foxygen - We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

Foxygen
"We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic"
7/17/13

Bare on the pavement
Vulnerable without care
It never gets old

It echoes in me
We clap hands inside my heart
but I can't reach it

Have a Summer play
Heat makes the voice hazy, warm
Glockenspiel sure, yes

These undertow beats
Glossed dark as rain-wet asphalt
Sweet stupor of youth

Sun glint aqua car
Chrome shiny as carelessness
Lead foot my birthright

Bend those strings sideways
If you start to fall over
Will yourself sober

Woke up on the beach
must have been here two days
but the landscape changed

Xylophone 60's
Raymond Carver smokes in that
old haunted arcade

Deep breath take in sound
see influence ghost holds you
I will hold you too

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ramming Speed - Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die

Band- Ramming Speed
Album- Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die

On the hoarse back bones
The guitar strings masturbate
On low primal voice

Denim bikini
Punch kick bend thrash pool party
End on summer jams 

The toll of the bell
We raise clenched fists of fire
crack skulls for fun

The threshold's collapse
Guitar solo juggernaut
Paraplegic doom

Jaeger belch in heat
This basement stinks so fully
Life is death round here

College, yeah right mom
bankside fire, bar stage at night
World burns in bar chords

A surprise attack
Blood curdling instantly
Blasting furious

Attempt to clanch fist,
Release the screams of demons
Then ring your throat out 

You just say the word
and I swear I will do it 
Get me a gas can

Pine needle pistols
Smashing toilets at the zoo.
Sirens signal war.

Practicing knife tricks
Is a fuck-ups vocation.
Buck-up and drop out. 

Hot lithium melt
They cut out my jugular
and broke all my hopes

World wind of true pain
Need more fuel for the fury
Leave your kids at home

Skeletal fingers
Brutal, wincing animal 
Metalic darkness

Friday, June 21, 2013

Southern Cookin' - Self-titled

Southern Cookin'
Self-titled
Polydor Records, 1979
June 21, 2013


Blow it off your back
hear that beat my golden lady?
It's never enough.

Pocket the beat in
out fade out pain syncopate
Creamy brass, next song

Like the time you found
a dime and the ice cream
left your tongue wanting

I'm backseat in an
El Dorado, and kissing
disco in my bed.

I. A slap bass tackles
a scuffle between rivals
football reference

II. Blast to last the night
right full is the way of funk
breath deep funky bro

Chocolate magic
I caught the fever with you
Be gentle, I'm young

Funky train starting
Yes, everything is disco
Feelin' good in here

It's one of those days
a bikini top bake off
Ham casserole done.

Sweaty sweaty sweat
The heat keeps fluctuating
Oh, polyester

The rhythm section
Grooves smooth enough to be oiled
Funky time capsule.

What good are words now?
let me become tangled in
your velvet g-string.

It's been a shit week
A honey dipped rendezvous
licked my insides smooth

When you wrote these songs
in 1979
I was three years old



Friday, June 14, 2013

The Caring Babies- 7" Gold Friends

The Caring Babies
7" Gold Friends
The Case of the Missing Records + Robot Octopus + Zombie Teddy Bear Records
June 14, 2013

I wish I could ride
A colorful rainbow song
As close as it gets

A care bear just knit
Polyester sweater suit
Gargamel screams FUN!

Kittens <3 skeeball!
Arcade carpet bubblegum
A child's lost shoe

The last day of school!
Speeding bikes, candy + FUN
Is my summer jam

Casio jingle
Nice friends singing together
Am I charmed or not?

Love and time will blur
the difference between my
ice cream and sorbet

Sweet Apple - Wish you could stay (a little longer)

Sweet Apple
7" Wish you could stay (a little longer)
Outer Battery Records

6/14/13

Better Than Ezra
Flip it over, then blank stare
Not my cup of tea

Over the ocean
I think this needs another
Electro remix

Nineteen Ninety-Four
Summer College radio
Shocking B - side switch

1998
Song is on the radio
I'm feeling car sick

Here goes caution, man
Up her skirt too slow in my
hazy high school car

I could not stay here
Goblin king came and got me
Drop the crystal ball

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Oblivians - Desperation

Artist: Oblivians
Album: Desperation
Label: In the Red Records 

6/11/13


Dance so fucking hard
Gonna tear this place down
Rip shit glorious 

Glare lights on the drunks
Drums clean under guitar haze
Beats hard as picked bones

Long day working hard
Clean off the grease and plug in
Time to rock the bar

Your friends show up late
Its not for them anyways
Its your time now

Bareback hauling kegs
Body's packed atomically
Pools of bottle sweat

Teeth clamp, hips wiggle
Somebody call the police
Rock and roll sexy

In a grunge bar
Tight shirts and double whiskeys
Sweaty, drunk, gritty

Dirt on leather skin
Denim fringe curtains open
The sun kissed salt lick 

You leave the front porch
No shower, Memphis summer
Bloodhound for cold beer

Move like a panther
To the back of the barroom
For everyone's girl 

Then, a tambourine
Sacrificed a casio
To feed rock and roll

In all garages
An amp has collected dust
The battle begins 

Winter's been long, but
The summer car is ready
Let's kiss and let go

Loudness button on!
We're doing youth a favor
By turning it up!

Send me your hustle 
Surf my body crying game
Growl your divine 

Golden bedroom light
Buried deep in dirty clothes
The phone is ringing 

At the laundromat
The devil was in her eyes
And set it aflame 

Obvi obvi oh
Shake your ass to the bathtub
The first thing came out 

Greaser says fuck it
Guitar blast beehives all night
Sing if I want to

Skip from '55
to '77 to 
Now let's do it

Trash can trampoline
Escaping and on the run
Fire on your heels

Inject my body 
With caffeine amphetamine 
There is no way down 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Muggs - Full tilt, Live at The Cadieux Cafe, Detroit

Muggs
"Full tilt, Live at The Cadieux Cafe, Detroit"
5/21/13

thrown back some place good
but my daddy don't live here
falling in full tilt

keep rockin' your knee
the floor is close on Cadieux
past midnight, drive home

the beast is awake 
shake out your long dusty hair
denim armor on

distort my Tuesday
pants low, is this... Saturday?
the week will listen

get up! get it on!
smoked the perfect bowl of weed
rainbow flatulence

feather bowled over
this is not just a three-piece
Detroit Rock 'n' Roll

John Bonham-esque drums
I hear the Motor City
V-8 drive, drive, drive

your gun slung so low
solo, like pregnant bomb threats
neverending joints

ominous riffs be-
trayed by grins of bro party
fucking kill it man

gonna tear the roof
off this Knights of Columbus
till that barmaid's hot

I've had my tongue in 
safe and polite all work week
fucking riff me off

got home late tonight
found coyote at my door
oh how the fear grows

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa


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Freddie Gibbs
"Str8 Killa"

I drove by Gary
Detroit the one to send me
You made b-beats there

Hot day, drink early
Representin’ in summer
This is our soundtrack

No bullshit party
Gary Indiana beats
Mutha fuckin gold

Rolling my first blunt
In my boys warren basement
Midwest youth summer

Tongues like yo-yos
Spin string weak I hold on
Ear muscles hear you

I find the word “bitch”
GROSSLY undersused (nigga)
Get your shit straight son

Swaying to the bass
We listen to life stories
We share our stories

Curb-burnt sixty-nine
Rollin’ headfirst down on me
Thug infinity

Paper bag handle
On my springtime ghetto wine
Let it loose vandal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Purling Hiss - Water on Mars

Purling Hiss
"Water on Mars"
5/14/13

Dogma you seem good
but your rigid grooves emerge
on space planet mars

Grunge the night away
I want to get up and dance
Feedback to my soul

A shoe grinds the dirt
can I get a hit of that?
the smoke brings me back

Sounds Float in from a 
City Rust Art Space Show
Buzzed in Burnt out home

bowlsmoke skatefuzz isle 
and there's no bridge to it man
get there by gliding

only go out when 
I got my raw eyes on, and
they don't say a thing

memories made new.
music leads to center ear.
water on fire.

Riff my subconscious
like Freddie Kruger quaaludes
to kill me in dreams

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis

Chelsea Wolfe
"Apokalypsis"
4/31/13

The whispering wind
A voice that travels between
An elephant walks


Luckiness, peach, plum
Picture me swimming with tales
Lions like kittens

Take me by surprise
White Witch! Your thunder is low
stop waking me up


Elegant death bird
Just like I had heard you'd be
Fuck me like morphine


At first it's scary
but if it's like when I dream
I can learn from this


Ethereal voice
vibrates my inner ear drum
and then someone looms

Dictionary please
Drums are the interpreter
letters, trident, pi

thought it was the End.
thought of Jim riding the snake.
its the beginning.

Bury me deep down
Each beat further underground
I'm alive and well

Kathulu come now.
Wet make's want into my head.
Moon stalker send water.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Chambermaids - Down in the Berries


The Chambermaids
"Down in the Berries"
4/16/13


No, you see so much.
Pussycat Dolls, you may have been that
No, it doesn't really matter

In a midwest town 
I am a midwestern 
and the sky is blue

Vocals intertwine
The bass and drums run ahead
Dance with the guitar

sexual tension
finds it's childhood home in the 
dust on a snare drum

OH MY GOD YOU GUYS
I LOVE THIS FUCKING RECORD
(thanks for making it)

this is what could be
if Thurston and the two kims
made a music kid

short shirt with fringe
fringed dancers that hang on
to see fringed noise

bass bop head stock snare
too controlled too controlled now
cuts fingers cuts lights

By water, by air
We should not go home that way
Alley's are fun too!

When I first met you
you led me down those dark stairs 
to that cellar door

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Guards - In Guards We Trust

Guards
"In Guards We Trust"
4/2/13

Modern Ear candy
Leaving no hip stone unturned
A zeitgeist snapshot

through a waterfall
into mozzarella lawns
then into new shoes

today we wished for
summertime to hurry up
maybe this will help

I can almost taste
when everything felt simple
but was it ever?

Black midnight leather
midnight fog city street rampage
hold my midnight hand

outside your door you
will rectify your choices
when is too much when?

modern kids will dig
light those sparklers and dance!
summer is now theirs

Friday, March 22, 2013

Palma Violets - 180

Palma Violets 
"180"
3/21/13

Warm echo? Yes please!
My constitution is tired,
and I need respite


This takes me back to 
A time when I wasn't here
it's not deja vu

desert rock chevy
interpol takes peyote
and forgets heartache


croon your fuzzy toms
and strum out the ghosts with rock
we will be redeemed

A frenzied party
feet stomp and fists punch air
dancing youth breeze by


hear through hollow ears
one kiss if he had two lips
silent skeleton

a mirrored image
is caught in your youthful eyes
it makes you sexy


All the scorecards say
It's not wrong to sing like him
One of us will be

A walker downtown
into the liquor store shelf
Oops! The bottles crashed


Remember when the 
Drinks were cheap and songs were too?
I do! Just kidding...

London recycles 
or maybe regurgitates
vastly fickle tropes


not cheap sunglasses
cheap drinks and rattlesnake birds
join the garden drum