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Falling in Love with Unreality

Posted on Jul 13, 2014

A man was eating shrimp and tortillas on the patio of the café, alone, reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poem 20, the one about falling in love with unreality, a falling he knew, time and again. There was a band loading up their gear, sweaty, (the drummer had been standing on the kick drum a few minutes […]

Born in the USA

Posted on Jul 5, 2014

Outside where people smoke, occasional fourth of July flowers in the sky, dude comes up like he knows me, slaps my hand, “my n*igga, I got you, I got you n*gga.” He is wearing a shirt that says USA in red white and blue stars “you want a bump, let’s do it, right here, just […]

July 15 at Cheer Up Charlie’s: Justin Fallen and the Angels, Wild Bill, Jesse Woods, Jaeger

Posted on Jul 5, 2014
July 15 at Cheer Up Charlie’s: Justin Fallen and the Angels, Wild Bill, Jesse Woods, Jaeger

We’ve got us a show coming up. It’s gonna be a good one, the whole lineup’s worth checking out. Down on Red River, right in the thick of it. This is Austin music at its finest, a bit of a songwriter showcase, with the backing of some great bands. I’m looking forward to playing Cheer […]

You, Without a Name

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

I saw you in the club, You, without a name. I saw You making Love in the bathroom without shame. You were out there on the streets with cigarette in hand and in between the sheets of the party and the band. I saw You in the sewer drain, in rains from hours before, in […]

Jazz in the Air

Posted on Jun 20, 2014

Jazz in the air tea time listening room yeah that’s the sound bird outside no reference to the player this is it candle fire afternoon, that thing swings that thing swings just the watcher here plugged trombone yeah it’s smoky in here can’t be certain, nothin’s certain: hypnotized.

upcoming shows, a honey moon and my silver lining

Posted on Jun 15, 2014
upcoming shows, a honey moon and my silver lining

It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot, Lord Knows it’s Hot here in Austin, Texas. Six days until summer, and we’re already there. A Friday the 13th Honey Moon and a solstice a week apart? Fortuitous times. In celebration of the turning season, we’ve got a show this Wednesday, June 18 at the next great Austin summertime […]

The Source Family

Posted on May 31, 2014
The Source Family

Just finished a book called “The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, YaHoWa13, and the Source Family.” It’s the story of a guy named Jim Baker, who’d robbed banks, fought in a war, killed some guys with his bare hands, ate some mushrooms, opened up an L.A. vegetarian restaurant, hung out with Yogi Bhajan, […]

listening to Horses in a storm

Posted on May 28, 2014

Thunder rolling in, dark room, Patti Smith Horses on the record player, dark in here, listening for a heart song, listening, listening, listening quiet, quiet, quiet storm, the rain soft now, lightning, electricity, looking like the sky, this heart song rhythm boom bah boom, African drum, African blues, don’t stop now! Whatever it says, don’t […]

Don’t Look Back, The Lonesome Heroes and Leonard Cohen

Posted on May 21, 2014
Don’t Look Back, The Lonesome Heroes and Leonard Cohen

We just played with our friends the Lonesome Heroes on Friday, and we’ll be joining them again Wednesday, June 18 at the Austin Beer Garden and Brewery in South Austin. Cosmic American music, they call themselves. An apt description, if you ask me. You could also call it alternative country, stress the alternative. Before the […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

Posted on Apr 18, 2014
Choose Your Own Adventure

We all choose our own adventure every morning, every single day, or, a book I stole from the school library as a kid. Here’s a picture of my last show: