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Self Portrait

November 22, 2017

Ent, Dog, Boy

“Every old man needs – to stay in touch with the boy – who is trapped inside”


Haiku Trilogy, Ain’t We Got Fun

November 18, 2017

“There’s nothing surer – than the rich get richer and – the poor get poorer”

“Your Medicare and – Social Security: the – real tax cut targets”

“Republican tax – cuts are riddled with human – parasitic worms”

Haiku Trilogy, Trump Makes China Great Again

November 15, 2017

“China catered to – Trump’s voracious ego and – beat him like a drum”

“Trump’s abdication – of leadership puts China – in the driver’s seat”

“Xi Jinping deftly – replaces Donald Trump as – leader of free world”

Four-eyed monsters idle on the Spine Line at Avon, Iowa

November 9, 2017

Haiku Duet, The Left’s Gonna Rise Again

November 8, 2017

“Transgender fishhack – beats anti-LGBT – curmudgeon bigot”

“A blueprint for the – future: lefty transgender – beats righty straighty”

Haiku Quintet, Up The Ass Of The Middle Class

November 6, 2017

1. “GOP panders – to the one percent; wants to – screw the middle class”

2. “Real GOP tax – plan: starve the government, force – entitlement cuts”

3. “GOP tax cuts – meanest and cruelest to the – most vulnerable”

4. “The only sure way – to get rich is to marry – a one percent girl”

5. “Congress behaves like – a harem of concubines – for the one percent”

Haiku Trilogy, No Country For The Middle Class

November 3, 2017

“If you own a home, – if you get sick, if you have – student loans, you lose”

“Corporate tax cuts – won’t go to workers; they will – go to shareholders”

“GOP tax bill – same old whore in a new dress – tax cuts for the rich”

Haiku, Carlintruth

November 1, 2017

“George could distill a – lot of wisdom into a – few humorous words”

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2017

I Love The Wilburys

October 30, 2017

Origin of The Traveling Wilburys:

George Harrison first mentioned the Traveling Wilburys during a radio interview with Bob Coburn on the Rockline radio station in February 1988. When asked what he planned to do as a follow-up for his Cloud Nine album, Harrison replied: “What I’d really like to do next is… to do an album with me and some of my mates… a few tunes, you know. Maybe the Traveling Wilburys… it’s this new group I got: it’s called the Traveling Wilburys, I’d like to do an album with them and later we can all do our own albums again.” “Wilbury” was a slang term first used by Harrison during the recording of Cloud Nine with Jeff Lynne. Referring to recording errors created by some faulty equipment, Harrison jokingly remarked to Lynne, “We’ll bury ’em in the mix”. Thereafter, they used the term for any small error in performance and the term was used again when the group were together. Harrison suggested “The Trembling Wilburys” as the group’s name; instead, Lynne suggested “Traveling”, with which the group agreed.

Starting with a meal shared by Harrison, Lynne and Roy Orbison, the group came together at Bob Dylan‘s home studio in Malibu, California, to record an additional track as a B-side for the single release of Harrison’s “This Is Love“. Tom Petty‘s involvement came by chance, as Harrison had left his guitar at Petty’s house, and the invitation for Petty to join the session was made when Harrison went to retrieve it. The record label, however, decided that the song that resulted, “Handle with Care“, was too good to be released as a “single filler.” The members enjoyed working together so much that they decided to create a full album together, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. Written by all five men, it was recorded over a ten-day period in May 1988, and released on October 18. The album was recorded in the house and garden of Eurythmics member Dave Stewart. The “Wilburys” joke was extended further, with the band members credited under various pseudonyms and pretending to be half-brothers – sons of a fictional Charles Truscott Wilbury, Sr. The album was a critical and commercial success, spawning several successful singles and eventually reaching triple-platinum sales status in the U.S. The album was nominated for several awards and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1989. Liner notes on the album cover were written by Michael Palin under a pseudonym. On the second album they were written by Eric Idle under a pseudonym.