28 May 2017

Stupid Fucking Words



Taliesin Myrddin's parents must have been inspired by the legends of the great Welsh bards when they named him. Words have power. Jeremy Joseph Christian was likely emboldened by the increase in racist and hateful rhetoric we've been hearing in recent days. Words have power. And words clashed when Tallesin (And others) stood up for what the Buddhists call, 'Right Speech,' defined as "abstinence from false speech, abstinence from malicious speech, abstinence from harsh speech, and abstinence from idle chatter." I find it horrificly symbolic that when Christian's vernacular was challenged by Talliesin, he slashed his jugular. Words have power. 'Mind' what you say and how you say it. I've never seen such a far -reaching and extreme example of how this can work in both directions. Lives were lost and lives were saved by words. We often think we're powerless to make change in this horrible political climate but how we talk to each other could change everything. Ramadan Mubarak.





Words
Words and expressions
All these confessions
Of where we stand
How I see you
And you see me
Dedications of symmetry
Together we will be
Forever

Promises are shit
We speak the way we breathe
Present air will have to do
Rearrange and see it through
Stupid fucking words
They tangle us in our desires
Free me from this give and take
Free me from this great debate

There were no truer words than when spoken
Let that stand as it should
There was nothing left when broken
We grab anything when we fall

Promises are shit
We speak the way we breathe
Present air will have to do
Rearrange and see us through
Stupid fucking words
They tangle us in our desires
Free me from this give and take
Free me from this great debate


You will do what you do
I will do what I do
We will do what we do
Rearrange and see it through

Go where you think you want to go
Do everything you were sent here for
Fire at will if you hear that call
Touch your hand to the wall at night

Promises
Words 


-'Promises' Fugazi

31 January 2017

Two Zen Masters Stuck In An Elevator

-If Donald J Trump was right here, right now.
What would you say to him?

-I would ask him how he feels about death.
I would ask him how he copes knowing that one day there will be no more,

The Donald.

I would like to see how well his ego can wrestle with this non-alternative fact.
I would like to see how far down the deep dark hole of non-existence he will go with me,
as I think that is the best way to get a gauge of a person.

-Perfect.


-And then I’d grab him by the P....!

13 January 2017

10 January 2017

14 November 2016


Probably my favorite band logo/ symbol of all time is the Crass symbol by David King. As I understand it, the symbol was not originally intended for the band but was adopted a bit later. It represents symbols of power or 'icons of authority,' with the Christian cross, the Union Jack and the Swastika, eating themselves in the form of a two-headed snake. I'm not sure who placed it on the worn out back of this shattered human being? Maybe King himself? Either way, power destroying itself on the backs of average human beings is ever-so-timely. While this symbol will forever be associated with noisy British anarcho-punk from the early 80s, it stretches far beyond that time and place.