Saturday, May 06, 2006

In the grey of dawn, as the narcotics wore off, he started feeling the lowdown depressing blues. The cat didn’t want to talk so, to cheer himself up, he posted a totally irrelevant picture of Jerry Lee Lewis, and a link to an article by the great Howard Zinn (courtesy of Doug the Bass). You might say they were two sides of his perverse coin. (And if you don’t know who Howard Zinn is check him the fuck out!)

I also have yet another piece in LA CityBeat, this time about how the bigtime mags have finally woken up to what’s been obvious to the rest of us for six years. George Bush is repellent and deceitful and wholly incompetent.

The secret word is Persist

(And the email is still )

Friday, May 05, 2006

(Left) A recent and well authenticated photo of God.

Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer, except nobody told me until 11.35 in the evening when Stephen Colbert finally clued me in. With only 25 minutes to go, I knew I had to do something. Since Krishna tends to blank me, I called Elvis on the phone, but he was watching a DVD of Patton with Nixon, and sent a message that I "should start my own fucking religion and stop bothering him with my problems." The power of prayer ain’t what it used to be.

The secret word is Devout

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Two days ago it was third anniversary of Bush’s jet landing on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and his speech declaring major fighting in Iraq at an end, all in front of that big fucking "Mission Accomplished" banner. Today Keith Richard fell out of a coconut tree in Fiji. No banner. I knew I had to put the blog back in business. Tell all the people that you see.

Maybe, one day, the distance will be great enough to write about where I’ve been for the last month or more, but not right now. Suffice to say that someone very close to me took her own life, and I’m still attempting to come to grips with that.

I can’t promise daily posts quite yet, but let’s start with all the LA CityBeat columns you all might have missed...
On the Da Vinci code...
On Bill O’Reilly...
On Queen Elizabeth I...
And on the imminent destrucion of the Village Voice...

Thank you all for your patience and good wishes.

The secret word is Survive