Haiku, Who Will Be Beast Of The East?

January 21, 2017


“When Catholic schools – woo elite recruits glove are – off; no holds are barred”

Haiku, Hate Speech

January 21, 2017


“‘America First’ – is anti-semitic but – Trump keeps yapping it”

Tonight’s setlist (played on the J100)

January 21, 2017

1. Life Is Like A Mountain Railway “Keep your hand upon the throttle and your eye upon the rail”, 2. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere “Gate won’t close Railings froze”, 3. Shady Grove “Shoes and stockin’s in her hand And her little bare feet on the floor”, 4. Suzanne “she gets you on her wavelength and she lets the river answer that you’ve always been her lover”, 5. Reuben James “we watched for the U-boats and we waited for the fight”, 6. Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right “I can’t hear you anymore”, 7. The Universal Soldier “And he never sees the writing on the wall”, 8. Jamaica Farewell “I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town”, 9. My Cabin In Caroline “Someday she’ll be my wife, and we’ll live a happy life”, 10. Risin’ Sun Blues “Go tell my youngest brother Not to do the things I’ve done”, 11. Nine-Pound Hammer “How can I roll buddy, When the wheels won’t go”, 12. Worried Man Blues “The girl I love, she’s on that train and gone”

These Are Some Of My Favorite Things

January 21, 2017

“Gibsons, Martins and – Fender; I am blessed to have – such favorite things” (and faschist killing machines); Left to right: Stratocaster hecho en Mexico, J100 disguised as a J200, D12-20, ES-330, DC16 PREM

Haiku, Tehran Ghost Ship

January 21, 2017


“Fires burn, buildings – collapse and people die when – codes don’t get enforced”

“Firefighting is – dangerous; let us pray for – the Tehran victims”

Haiku For Pet Lovers (especially Puppy Doc & Judy)

January 20, 2017

1. “Walkin’ in the rain – brings the joy of muddy paws – and wet fur inside”

2. “Sometimes the dog pulls – like a John Deere; sometimes she – walks like a lady”

3. “Ongoing struggle – between dog and human for – cat’s leftover food”

4. “Like a miner I – pan for golden flecks of shit – in the cat boxes”

5. “Pet animals are – all about food, poop, love and – visits to the Vet”

Haiku, Stayin’ Ahead Of The Robots

January 20, 2017

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

“Make sure your kids know – how to solve problems, fix stuff – and think for themselves”

Haiku And More, Advice For Peaceful Protesters

January 19, 2017

“Stay well hydrated; – go to the restroom every – time you get a chance”

If you’re going to DC, Boston, NY, Los Angeles, SF, etc. to take part in a peaceful gathering, here are some good tips. Keep your cool. Do not offer personal information to unsolicited requests. Stay to the edges of the crowd. Have a meet-up-if-you-get-separated plan. Do not count on your cellphones for this purpose. Write important information on your forearm in Sharpie. (Emergency contact, drug allergies, etc.) It will wash off eventually. In fact, bring a Sharpie with you to share with others for this purpose. Stay hydrated and never pass up an opportunity to use a toilet. Wear the right shoes and don’t carry anything you can’t lose. LISTEN to the energy and calmly leave the vicinity if you have any doubts about anything. (These are intended to be peaceful gatherings but there have been intimations that infiltrators will try to incite violence and make it look like the protestors caused it. Use your own judgment on this one.) I know a lot of you are planning to take part in these events in DC and your hometowns. We all need you to return home safely.
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Haiku, Phil Ochs

January 19, 2017

“I was going to – post a setlist but listen – to Phil Ochs instead”

Haiku, Farewell Musicians Of The Air

January 18, 2017

“Unlucky songbirds – who died on their last flights like – Amelia Earhart”:

Glenn Miller (1944), R.W. Blackwood & Bill Lyles (1954), Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson & Ritchie Valens (1959), Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins (1963), Jim Reeves (1964), Otis Redding (1967), Jim Croce (1973), Ronnie Van Zant & Stevie Gaines (1977), Randy Rhoads (1982), Rick Nelson (1985), Dean Paul Martin (1987), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1990), John Denver (1997), Aaliyah & Melanie Thornton (2001), Gerry Niewood & Coleman Mellett (2009), Red Army Choir (2016)