We Coup, Bro?: An Ode to General Mark Milley, With Duty and Squalor

There's a man in an leather chair, jacket unbuttoned, in a shadow bearding onto past midnight, 5 o'clock and the last call for punching out - all the work-a-day seems years ago Now he sits, almost self-assured, in the midst of a harried mess; Sipping a glass of something steadying and resolving, to write down … Continue reading We Coup, Bro?: An Ode to General Mark Milley, With Duty and Squalor

The Geometrical Concerns of An Inconstant Heart

I wander around this compartment - this house that wishes it were home And the lines are weary and trace displacement, the cartographer is not master of his art Either, or, the building is bereavement, a place they put him, and depart, He takes his compass, it weighs heavy, the moral, protracted, angles too... uh.. … Continue reading The Geometrical Concerns of An Inconstant Heart

Is The Music Always This Good At The End Of The World? – A POEM FOR THE BIRDS, A POEM FOR HUNTING DINOSAURS

April 29th 1999, I am handed a grubby xeroxed flyer that tells me I am being fed lies. The media tells you what your puppet masters want you to hear. It is the MACHINE. The military industrial complex. Work, Consume, Die. What is a wildin' child to do!? BECOME TO MEDIA, and well now! Isn't … Continue reading Is The Music Always This Good At The End Of The World? – A POEM FOR THE BIRDS, A POEM FOR HUNTING DINOSAURS

She Asked Why I Was Smiling, And I — Dumbfell Silent – A POEM

“My heart is haunted by…” She was bearing her soul I was chewing up the scenery Drunk on her watermelon scent And how she breathed like spring, to me What melancholy mystery She whispered secrets gingerly Remember when they locked us in separate chambers And made us exchange notes through desperate aisles You were a … Continue reading She Asked Why I Was Smiling, And I — Dumbfell Silent – A POEM

Common Rider – Currently Listening – Featuring Singer/Songwriter Jesse Michaels of Punk DemiGods OPERATION IVY

Jesse Michaels [Instagram] (born 1969) is an American songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, artist, and author from Berkeley, California. His lyrics deal with politics, racism, and general social issues. He is most well known as the vocalist for the ska punk band Operation Ivy (1987–1989), as well as Classics of Love (2009–approx. 2012).[1] He is the son of the author Leonard Michaels, and was married to producer Audrey Marrs. … Continue reading Common Rider – Currently Listening – Featuring Singer/Songwriter Jesse Michaels of Punk DemiGods OPERATION IVY

Happy Fourth of July: THERE SHALL BE NO DIVORCE – A Declaration of Condescension

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjMXkYP1y4&t=24s “And Lo, for the Earth was empty of Form, and void. And Darkness was all over the Face of the Deep. And We said: 'Look at that fucker Dance.” I declared months ago (months and months and months ago?) that I was planning to read through David Foster Wallace's tome 'Infinite Jest' this summer. … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July: THERE SHALL BE NO DIVORCE – A Declaration of Condescension

I Confess To Aloof Ness: A Poem

I once knew a stranger This girl on my street I'd walk out of my place and smile when we'd meet she talked and her voice well, it sounded different and sweet and we'd walk and I'd stare down wanting to follow our feet she would tell me things, secret but just anything new it … Continue reading I Confess To Aloof Ness: A Poem

Why Eating People Alive Should Not Just Be A Tactic Reserved for Zombies

Everyone knows that zombies get the job done. Their ignorance and ability to reach consensus through mob mentality makes them a good bet in land battles. And the way they achieve this is: they are scrappers. They eat the flesh of the living, and they aren't too nicey-nice about it either. They will bite your … Continue reading Why Eating People Alive Should Not Just Be A Tactic Reserved for Zombies

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 has Cancer. A High-School Pop Punk Heart Beats On, Boat-Dreaming-From-The-Hill Against The Current, And Sings With An Angst-Filled Choir Of Rebellious Teenage Interminably Unserious Souls: ‘DAMMIT’

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0g16_LQaQ Fucking Blink 182. The Pop-Punk band that crossed over punk rock to the radio to MTV with some legit good music. I listened to Dude Ranch hundreds of times. Bought 'Cheshire Cat' to get the full story, their first album before they went big. … Continue reading Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 has Cancer. A High-School Pop Punk Heart Beats On, Boat-Dreaming-From-The-Hill Against The Current, And Sings With An Angst-Filled Choir Of Rebellious Teenage Interminably Unserious Souls: ‘DAMMIT’