Wednesday, April 30, 2014

who doesn't love pressure

has the month of April just flown by? here are your links for the final day of national poetry month:

well, the New York Rangers got the shit beat out of them last night, on the ice and in the stands. but, the best way to get a 5-2 loss out of your system is to play tonight in a winner take all game 7. as usual, i will be completely wired in and in full fucking voice tonight. i have the feeling that mom will be pissed off at me at some point tonight.

the New York Yankees made Seattle actually look like a good baseball team last night. amazing what some shitty pitching will do to a team. they lost 6-3 but at least made things interesting in the bottom of the 9th. they are rained out tonight, so at least we will miss their best pitcher this series.

so with that rain out, all my attention will be on the 3 game 7's in the NHL tonight. plus, i will try to sneak in Legit and Ali G. as well.

i was a little shocked at who went home on The Voice last night. Bria was done in by a poor performance and getting away from what she did best. i was stunned that Tess was in the bottom 3 again. of course, that could be my dick talking as she is fucking beautiful. neither had a chance with Kat somehow in the bottom 3 as well. how Delvin and Jake are still around is a mystery to me. i think my favorite 3 are Sisaundra, Josh, and Kat. and they should finish in that order at the end as well.

Deadliest Catch was really good last night. that's some crazy shit trying to fix a light 60 feet in the air with winds whipping at 55 miles per hour. CRAZY. one of the best shows on television.

be sure to check out the podcasts on the right side of this blog page. plenty of shit there to keep you entertained for hours. and if you do enjoy this blog, tell a friend. SUBSCRIBE. tell more friends...

had a good bit of fun this morning putting the finishing touches on a comic that Janne Karlsson came up with. i put some words to it and quite honestly, it is fucking hilarious. if it doesn't get published by someone, i may have to come up with the money to get it out there. hopefully i will be sharing something with you soon.

mom and i did go out to lunch today. since the plan was for her to drive home, i had a few drinks. she started complaining about a headache midway through lunch, so i switched over to water, knowing i would be driving home. of course, 20 minutes ago she decides she's going to drive to the store because she just has to get back to doing things. hopefully she'll be fine, though i'll certainly be waiting for a phone call, just in case.

that is all for today. i'll be up late tonight watching hockey. maybe a little playoff basketball. who knows. of course, if the Rangers lose i'll be shaving and going to bed early, PISSED THE FUCK OFF. let's all hope that doesn't happen.

be well. be creative. be the little fucker that pisses off your neighbors.

peace my enemies...


AC/DC - Rock 'N' Roll Train
Butthole Surfers - Pepper
Joe Ely - The Road Goes On Forever (Live)
Muddy Waters - Champagne & Reefer (Live)
XTC - Dear God
Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Knife Party Remix)
Portugal. The Man - Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue

"You know why divorces are so expensive? They're worth it." - Willie Nelson

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

if it isn't one thing it's another

here are your links for national poetry month:,0,4634768.column

imagine the joy i felt this afternoon when i went into the cellar this afternoon and a corner of it was basically under water. good times. thankfully, i remembered the old tricks with the sump pump and wiggled the pipe and it finally started to drain. do you think i am looking forward to moving?

i'm trying to type this before my night of sports and shitty weather begins.

i did watch a good portion of The Voice last night. i didn't like a couple of performances but i have no clue who will be in the bottom 3. should make for an interesting elimination show this evening.

Monday Night Raw started off creepy as hell and i absolutely loved it. the way they are using Bray Wyatt is damn near perfect. i would have enjoyed the whole Daniel Bryan/Brie/Kane shit if i wouldn't have seen it a decade ago. overall, a good episode heading into a ppv.

tonight the New York Rangers look to close out the series with the Flyers. i'm really hoping they pull it off tonight as i don't want to see a game 7.

also tonight, the Yankees take on the Mariners and Robinson Cano. i'm interested to see what kind of reaction he gets but not much more than that. hopefully the Yankees can keep the winning going.

and finally tonight, i need to make some room for Deadliest Catch and if i somehow remember, Fargo as well. i'm bound to miss something tonight, i'm sure.

had to get some cat food today and the order of fries that McDonald's didn't give me yesterday. and since the rain is supposed to be pretty bad the next couple of days, mom and i filled up some water jugs so we wouldn't have to do it in the rain. mom is going to try driving tomorrow. i'm going to be with her as i want to make sure she's ok before i let her start doing shit on her own again.

looks like the NBA has a new commish with some balls. that should make for an interesting league for years to come. i'll try to sneak in some playoff basketball tonight as well.

i'm a little concerned that it got as warm as it did here today. that usually leads to some nasty as storms at night. that's never fun.

that's all for me folks. hope this finds everyone well. now back to your regularly scheduled programming...

peace and chicken grease bitches..


Arctic Monkeys - AM
The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
Powerman 5000 - Bombshell
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
Kiss - War Machine
Morphine - You Look Like Rain

"There is no such thing as fun for the whole family." - Jerry Seinfeld

Monday, April 28, 2014

batten down the hatches

before the floods come, here are your daily links for national poetry month:

i have prepared myself for a week of pain as it is supposed to rain every single fucking day this week. can't wait to see what the grass looks like after this crazy week.

i typed up the 2 poems i wrote over the weekend. i think they are pretty good. i sent out my last submission of this month today by sending 5 poems out to Nerve Cowboy. that was a fun line to wait in at the post office. the hot brunette with the nice ass and wedding ring in front of me and the 3 old ladies bitching about not enough places to play bingo behind me. those poems will be coming soon i imagine. when i hear back from Nerve Cowboy, i'll pass along the verdict.

well, i made it through most of the Sunday night shows last night. Total Divas got left out as sleep won. but, i'll catch that a little later today. Nurse Jackie was really good once again. the final song in Californication blew me away. i was able to find that on iTunes. Silicon Valley and Veep were also very funny. but, the winner of the night goes to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. that was crazy good for a first episode. i can't recommend the show enough. MUST WATCH, it's that good. i'm going to try to make my mother watch it here in a bit.

thankfully, that show ended in time for me to watch the final outs of the Yankees winning 3-2 last night with just 3 hits. Tanaka was "bad" for him, which really made me laugh. 6 1/3 with 2 runs and 4 walks and 11 strikeouts. god, i wish they could all be that "bad". if he continues to get better this season, he's going to be rewriting record books. another series win, which is how you have good seasons. they are off tonight and then welcome the Mariners to town. the return of Cano. i'll be interested to see how the crowd reacts to him.

as for tonight, the usual struggle between The Voice and Monday Night Raw. also, some playoff hockey and playoff basketball that will manage to creep in as well. plus, with the weather being fucking crazy at the moment, probably some of The Weather Channel as well. of course, all of that depends if the satellite feed stays strong. it has a tendency to crap out when the weather gets really bad. could be a night of writing by candlelight, who knows.

that's all for today folks. you'll notice some "new" music down below. i do believe it is official, i have lost my mind. i'll be on here tomorrow sometime in the afternoon or early evening.

peace and chicken grease.


Butthole Surfers - Pepper
Ryan McMahon - I'll Be Damned
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Knife Party Remix)
Tricky - Aftermath
Trampled By Turtles - Where Is My Mind? (Live)
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Half The City

"Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it." - Harper Lee

Sunday, April 27, 2014

the things you forget when you don't sleep

here are your links for national poetry month:

after reading my post from yesterday, i realized i completely forgot to mention that i heard back from Russell at The Camel Saloon on my recent poetry submission. he decided to pass. i like getting rejected from time to time. it tends to light my fire once again. i've written 2 poems today so far. i imagine there might be some more, especially if i get to drinking.

the New York Rangers reversed their trend from the last few playoff seasons and actually WON game 5 at home for a change. a 4-2 win that was fairly satisfying, regardless of how shitty the refs were. and believe me, they FUCKING SUCKED. and my team won. i can't imagine what the Flyers' fans thought of them. game 6 is Tuesday night in Philly. hopefully the boys can get it done in 6 (like i predicted).

i did catch a good portion of ROH last night. sadly, sleep won out for most of the show. but, thanks to the internet, i already know what happened.

as for tonight, it's my usual buffet on Sunday night for the television, plus i want to check out John Oliver's new show on HBO. i have no clue how i'm going to mix it into my schedule, but i figure i'll find a way.

the Yankees play the Sunday night game on ESPN tonight. i'll probably catch a few innings before the Sunday night shows start. hopefully they can get the win and win another series.

this weekend's weather has been much better than all those fucking experts on tv said it was going to be. i probably should have mowed the grass today, especially if we get all this damn rain in the coming week that the "experts" are saying we will. of course, i didn't, so i'm essentially rolling the fucking dice. i never win these games.

i'll probably be on here tomorrow after i mail some poems at the post office. i need to get my last submission (most likely) for national poetry month out there.

hope everyone has a great end to their weekend. or a less shitty one than you expected.

peace and chicken grease my enemies. i've got dishes to do, towels to put away and a dinner to make. the life of a poet taking care of his mother. you can just imagine what the next set of poems are going to be like.


The Black Crowes - Oh Josephine
Little Big Town - Boondocks
Jeffrey Gaines - In Your Eyes (Live)
The Ragged Jubilee - Can't Stop Loving You
Will Hoge - When I Get My Wings
Brett Dennen - Queen of the Westside
Aimee Mann - The Scientist (Live)

"Random violence is incredibly infectious." - Nicholas D. Kristof

Saturday, April 26, 2014

from the bottom of hell to the top of the damn mountain

before i take all of you on a fucking rollercoaster, here are your links for national poetry month:

last night was one of those sports nights from hell. the Yankees got the living shit beat out of them, 13-1. then, the New York Rangers lost game 4 of their playoff series 2-1. to say i was a little pissed last night would be a huge understatement. thankfully, i found some tunes on iTunes to change my mood and i was able to get some sleep.

thankfully, today has been much, MUCH better. Manchester United looked like the United of old, especially in the second half, winning 4-0. it was a little emotional watching Ryan Giggs walk out in a suit to manage the team. and i did feel a great bit of pride when they won. watching 4 of the lads from the Class of 1992 walk off together as winners was awesome to see. hopefully the last 3 games of the season can be just the same.

after that, i caught a great deal of the New York Yankees winning 4-3. it was great to see the bullpen come through big time today. hopefully they can win the series tomorrow night.

a big thank you to my friend Michelle for stopping by today. it was so nice to finally meet you. and i do hope you enjoy the broadsides.

took my mother to the store to get our drugs and some other things we needed. i'm a little concerned with how drained she gets by just doing little, simple things. hopefully this will get better with time. i don't think any of us thought the surgery would take this much out of her.

as for tonight, not sure what i'll be watching. i do know i have a few victory beers to drink. and i think i might break out the rum as well. fuck, might as well. i've got one more load of my mother's clothes to fold and then i need to figure out what we're having for dinner. my best guess is the pizza in the freezer. that should go well with the beer.

i suppose i will be on here in the afternoon tomorrow. i know the Rangers play at noon in a MUST win game, so probably after that i'll be on here with the joy of winning or the agony of defeat.

be well my enemies. hope all of you are having a great weekend. make sure you get that new issue of Nerve Cowboy, #36. it is a great one.

peace and chicken grease...


Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
K's Choice - Not An Addict
The Crystal Method - Busy Child
Portishead - Glory Box
Grouplove - Ways To Go
Muddy Waters - Champagne & Reefer (Live)
Testament - Return to Serenity

"I liked myself better when I wasn't me." - Carol Burnett

my poem in Nerve Cowboy #36

my poem "what it all means" has been published in Nerve Cowboy #36. this is one of my favorite poems all time. i encourage all of you to find the money and get this issue.

others with work in the issue include James Babbs, Alan Catlin, Michael Estabrook, John Grey, Gerald Locklin, normal, Mather Schneider, Fred Voss and many, many more.

to get this issue
send $7 to

Nerve Cowboy
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Austin, TX 78765

Friday, April 25, 2014

a day filled with poetry

hello again kids. here are your links for national poetry month:

i was a busy boy today. i sent out 17 poems. 6 to The Carolina Quarterly, 5 to Horror Sleaze Trash, and 3 each to Dead Snakes and The Camel Saloon. when i hear back from these places, i'll pass along the verdicts.

i was in some fuck me pain this morning as a cold front was moving through. my back felt like shattered glass. the sun is out now and it's doing a little better, but not much.

i really enjoyed The Big Bang Theory last night. that show really makes me laugh.

i also enjoyed the New York Yankees beating the shit out of the Red Sox last night, 14-5. the game took forever, mostly due to the 5!!!!! errors the Red Sox committed. another series win for the Yankees. now, it's back home for a series against the Angels.

the New York Rangers play game 4 tonight against the Flyers. i'd love to win this one and get a big 3-1 series lead. i imagine i'll flip between some hockey and baseball tonight.

not exactly sure when i'll be on tomorrow. maybe after Ryan Giggs makes his debut as manager as Manchester United plays in the early afternoon. if the Yankees play in the afternoon tomorrow, then it will be early evening. regardless, i'll be on here tomorrow with some new filth.

hope everyone has a great weekend. be well. be creative. be the spark for a revolution.



Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe Edition)
Angel Haze & Sia - Battle Cry
Nelly w/Nicki Minaj & Pharrell - Get Like Me
Geto Boys - My Mind Playin' Tricks On Me
Craig Mack w/Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes & Rampage - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)

"Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears." - Albert Camus

Thursday, April 24, 2014

a day of beautiful sunshine spent indoors

i have been swimming in the seas of poetry for the last few hours. here are your links for national poetry month:

one of the places i sent some poems to a few weeks ago, The Blind Vigil Revue, closed up shop. so, i knew i had to find the five poems i had sitting there a new home. so, i've been busting my ass this afternoon and i think i have a plan for tomorrow. but, given the way i do shit, instead of just sending out the 5 poems in question, i'll also have 12 more i'll be sending out. more details on that tomorrow as i've got plenty of typing ahead of me.

i did watch the Yankees game last night, or at least the interesting parts. not sure what Pineda was thinking with the pine tar on the neck. he got suspended 10 games for that. the Yankees lost 5-1 and had to blow up their bullpen in the process. and with CC pitching tonight, it's a good thing they got some fresh arms up for tonight. they will most likely need them.

other than that last night, it was a matter of flipping between playoff hockey and basketball games. i did get to see a few overtime goals. those are always fun.

i did catch Legit and Ali G. last night. Legit was one of the funniest fucking things i have seen this year. to see Carrie Fisher say lick my pussy was a laugh out loud holy shit moment.

and it hit me last night that i completely forgot about Fargo on FX on Tuesday night. fuck. not sure how i'm going to catch up. of course, my Tuesday is fucking booked solid now. that might be something i wait until we move and just binge watch the season when we get better high speed internet.

tonight will be some sports and a new episode of The Big Bang Theory. i think SNL has some special on tonight as well i'll probably end up watching. unless the Yankees are somehow winning.

got some more of the shit i ordered from today. i love how i asked for it to be the least number of packages possible and my shit is coming in 6 different packages. just fucking lovely.

but, i did get some music today. that will be below.

my mother has had a headache for the last few days. i'd like to think that it's because of the swelling from the surgery, but i don't think it is. i believe it is more stress related. i told her it would be much easier if she could smoke pot and allow her brain to escape. sadly, she's allergic, or at least that is what she claims. probably more of the goody two shoes coming out.

that's all for me today kids. i've got a shower to take and a shitload of typing to do. i may pull a late one and get most of it done tonight after midnight.

be well my enemies. peace and chicken grease...


The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars
Disturbed - The Lost Children
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin

"I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it." - Shirley MacLaine

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

the joy of afternoon naps

hello again kids. here are your daily links for national poetry month:

amazingly, i made it through last night without going completely insane. i was able to watch just about everything i wanted to last night. sadly, the sitcoms after The Voice had to be sacrificed last night. i need a damn DVR. anywho, here's my thoughts:

The Voice - was a little shocked at the final 3 as i thought Tess should have already been saved. thankfully, she did make it to the final 10.

Deadliest Catch - this looks like a really great season to watch. didn't even think how the government shutdown would affect them. should be a crazy, intense ride.

the New York Yankees beat the shit out of the Red Sox last night 9-3. i'm convinced that Tanaka is the second coming of (name your favorite pitcher of all time here). hopefully they can keep it rolling tonight.

the New York Rangers played a complete, solid game last night and won 4-1. i love that they are frustrating the Flyers to the point where they are making stupid guarantees now for game 4. LOVE it. can't wait to watch them lose again. game 4 is on Friday.

tonight will be a little baseball, some playoff hockey, hopefully sneak in Legit and Ali G. and then some late night tv.

i watched The Tonight Show last night and was pleasantly thrilled with Rita Ora. not my type of music per se, but DAMN, i do believe i have found my new dream woman. that should spice up my nights and hopefully get me out of the high school remembrances of nightmares.

that's all for me kids. be well. be creative. be the change that the fucker down the street refuses to believe in. and then shit that change out on his front porch.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


Los Lonely Boys - 16 Monkeys
Elizabeth Cook - El Camino
Little Big Town - Boondocks
Jamestown Revival - California (Cast Iron Soul)
Low- Stay

"Women are made to be loved, not understood." - Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

pleasantly shocked

before i get to the glee i woke up to this morning, here are your links for national poetry month:

i was pleasantly shocked this morning that Manchester United FINALLY got rid of David Moyes. when i read that they only had to pay him 1 year of the 5 years he had left on the contract because the club didn't qualify for the Champions League next year, i knew it then made financial sense to dump him. now, i'm not happy that the guy i want to replace him has already said no, but i'm pretty damn sure whoever they get will do better. Ryan Giggs will manage the team for the last 4 games. i'm sure the players will actually respect him.

i did catch a good portion of The Voice last night. i have no clue who is going home tonight. the talent this season is really fucking amazing.

Monday Night Raw started off with a brutal beating of Daniel Bryan that cast quite the shadow on the rest of the show. of course, i found out after the show that his dad died suddenly and i suppose they needed to write him out for a week for the funeral, etc. makes sense in hindsight. i didn't agree with RVD going over Cesaro. he's way too good to be in a mid card feud with Jack Swagger.

tonight is an impossible night of television for me. somehow, i'm going to try to flip between the Yankees at Red Sox, Rangers at Flyers, The Voice, and Deadliest Catch. plus, other playoff games in hockey and basketball. now, i know there's no fucking way i'm going to pull this off, but i will try.

took my mother out to the store today to get her meds that the doctor called in and some other shit we needed. she feels bad that i have to help her, so she bought me some rum. i'm just enough of an asshole to not say no. the bleeding has stopped for her, finally. she does believe she has lost most of her hearing in her left ear. i keep telling her to give it time, etc. i don't think she's in the mood for pep talks. oh well, at least she's slowly getting better. she's going to have a nasty scar though behind her ear. i get the feeling i'm going to call her van Gogh at some point.

saw this last night and it made me laugh

hope everyone is doing well. until tomorrow kids. take your vitamins, eat your veggies and pray to whatever the fuck you please.

peace and chicken grease...


The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
Metallica - Bleeding Me
Exitmusic - The Cold
XTC - Dear God
DJ Shadow & Little Dragon - Scale It Back

"Genius is an African who dreams up snow." - Vladimir Nabokov

Monday, April 21, 2014

and here comes the rain, at least the clouds

i'm running on not much sleep, but i do have some links for your national poetry month goodies:,0,4219677.story

yesterday was mostly a sports day for me to forget. Manchester United looked lost and disinterested for most of the game against Everton and lost 2-0. there are reports today that David Moyes is going to be fired. i'll believe it when i see it.

the New York Rangers got up 2-0 on the Flyers and then feel into their usual Game 2 trap. for some fucking reason, they took the foot off the gas and got shelled, losing 4-2. not pretty.

the New York Yankees turned a win into a near loss into a win in extra innings yesterday. 5-1 in 12 innings. they play 3 games at the Red Sox starting tomorrow night.

the Sunday night shows were good as usual. Nurse Jackie made me long for my days on drugs. Californication is the show i always wanted to write. Silicon Valley was really good. i think that show is really starting to click. Veep is always funny as sadly, that's how the government actually works. Total Divas was really good. i need to get to Hawaii one day before i die. and Years of Living Dangerously is so sad to see how this planet is being raped by the greedy and the ignorant. i usually have to have a rest period after that show or i'll go to sleep angry.

tonight is my usual struggle between The Voice and Monday Night Raw. The Voice is live tonight, so i'll probably give that some more attention.

spent most of today doing some running for my mother and fucking around on iTunes. mom has this one spot that is leaking where it looks like the liquid glue they used to close her up didn't work. so, that's been fun trying to get that bleeding stopped while trying my best to not cause anymore pain. that's a little tricky to say the least. she got some sleep today, so hopefully she'll start feeling better soon.

it's supposed to rain tonight into the morning. that should help either both of us sleep better or be angry as fuck with pain. i'll let you know tomorrow.

check out the right hand side of the blog for my latest gift, the i crave freebies links. they actually work. use them people.

that's all for me. be well. hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.

peace and chicken grease bitches.


Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love
Washed Out - All I Know
Black Stone Cherry - White Trash Millionaire

"We all pay for life and death, so everything in between should be free." - Bill Hicks

Sunday, April 20, 2014

smoke 'em if you got 'em

before you get too high, here are your links for national poetry month:

my sister, mother and i had our Easter dinner last night. it was really simple and really good. and like after any good meal, i took a nice long nap. that nap came and went for the rest of the night. so i feel pretty fucking rested. and that's a good thing considering all the shit i have to do today.

the New York Yankees got the shit beat out of them last night, 16-1. thankfully, i didn't watch more than 3 minutes of the game. and considering another pitching injury and that today is a bullpen start, i'm not sure how much i'll be watching today either.

ROH last night was excellent. i never pass up the chance to watch Kevin Steen wrestle.

i did watch a ton of playoff hockey and playoff basketball last night. other than that, i was checking out Coachella on AXS TV. first time i got to see Lorde perform live. hard to believe the talent she has and is so young.

i have no clue if all of my usual Sunday night shows are on tonight or not. so, if they are i'll be watching. if not, i guess i'll be catching up on more sleep.

ok, that's all for today. i've got to get the trash picked up and the cats fed before Manchester United come on. hope everyone has a great Easter or a great 4/20 or a great Sunday. whatever fucking floats your boat.

be well.



Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
Lorde - Pure Heroine
G. Love & Special Sauce - Who's Got The Weed

"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead

Saturday, April 19, 2014

a sleepy weekend in the shade

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today has been one of my lazy days. not that i haven't done things. did a couple loads of laundry for my mother, got the paper and mail in town. it's just the weather is so damn nice that all i have the energy to do is eat a little candy and sleep in my chair.

mom hasn't felt dizzy since the surgery so she is very happy about that. she's worried that she stills hears sounds in her ear that shouldn't be there. i tell her to not worry about it, just let the body rest and heal, but what the fuck do i know... i told her the bright side of losing all her hearing in her left ear is she won't hear me as well when i yell at the basketball games. i sit on her left at the games.

the New York Yankees got out to a nice lead last night and i felt good. and then, the bullpen shit the bed and somehow 4-0 became a 11-5 loss. ouch. they play again tonight. hopefully they can get back to their winning ways.

been flipping between soccer, playoff hockey and playoff basketball today. rinse and repeat for tomorrow as well.

i'm hoping i will be awake for ROH this evening. i believe it is on after the Ten Commandments. there's a poem there i believe.

i'll probably do another post in the morning tomorrow as around 11 am my day gets crazy. Manchester United plays in the morning and the New York Rangers play game 2 of their series at noon. plus, it's Easter and it's also the day to pick up the trash and recyclables. there's a poem there as well.

hope everyone is having a great weekend. enjoy the candy. be well. be creative. be the shining light hiding the train.



Wu-Tang Clan - Keep Watch
Iggy Azalea w/Charli XCX - Fancy
Geto Boys - My Mind Playin' Tricks On Me
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
Angel Haze w/Sia - Battle Cry
Lecrae w/Paul Wall - Let It Whip
De La Soul - Me, Myself and I

"Therapy was the biggest romance of my life." - Dar Williams

Friday, April 18, 2014

surviving modern healthcare

before i get into just how LONG my day was yesterday, here are your national poetry month links:

so we got to the hospital around 11 am, seeing they wanted us there at 11:15. mom and i go back as my sister waited in the waiting area. about 30 minutes later, my sister is allowed to come back. they had to stick my mom 3 times to get an i.v. started. i wasn't happy about that. then, the 1:15 surgery was pushed back to 2 pm. then, it was pushed back to 3 pm. needless to say, i'm at the point where i could murder everyone. my mother finally goes into surgery a little after 3 and my sister and i finally get to eat some lunch. now i have to admit, lunch was about 10000000000000000000000% better than i thought it was going to be. around 4:30, the surgeon tells my sister and i that mom's surgery went great. they saw everything they thought they were going to see and he was really happy with the results. that was a huge load off of my mind. but, given that my mother is a goody two shoes who doesn't abuse drugs or alcohol, EVER, i figured she was going to take forever to come back to reality. sure enough, around 7:15 we were allowed to go back and see her. i could tell that she was still loopy. but, after a good 45 minutes of talking to her and joking, she started to act like herself again. my sister helped her get dressed as i went to get the car. i needed that long walk to wake my damn legs back up. now, we had 3 prescriptions that needed to be filled and the pharmacy we use is about 45 minutes away from this hospital. so, i did my best to drive cautiously/aggressively and not get my mom sick/upset in the backseat. we got the prescriptions in and then went to get some dinner. i got mom a plain cheeseburger, which she said was so much better than the stale crackers and flat ginger ale she had at the hospital. we went back to the pharmacy and they had just finished my mom's order when i got up to the cash register. that made me extremely happy. we ended up getting home nearly 11 1/2 hours after we left.

thankfully, my sister let me know on the way home that the Yankees were winning and the New York Rangers had won. that made me even more happy. i definitely needed some victory beers.

Yankees won 10-2. Rangers won 4-1. i at least got to see the highlights when i got home.

mom is doing ok today. she's sore but isn't dizzy or feeling like she's going to puke. so, that's a good first step. the pain pills are knocking her out pretty good. she'll have to take it extremely easy for the next few weeks. the shunt should be settled in and doing its' job by then. so, i'll be her little slave for the time being. i don't mind that at all. even though i told her if she died in the surgery her life insurance would kick in for my sister and i. she knew i was joking though. sure, i was joking....

not sure what the family is going to watch tonight. i get the feeling i will be in my room flipping between playoff hockey and the Yankees game.

on top of all that yesterday, i also wrote 6 poems during my hours at the hospital. i typed them up at 2 this morning. they are short and pretty good. i'll be sending those out in the next week or so.

no clue when i'll be on here tomorrow. kind of depends on how my mom is doing and the sports schedule. i'll try to bust something out before i pass out.

hope this finds everyone well. have a great weekend. and thanks for all the kind thoughts and well wishes for my mother. she really appreciated it.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


AC/DC - Rock 'N' Roll Train
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Kiss - War Machine
Shrug - Scratch
Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
Gary Allan - Smoke Rings in the Dark
The Crystal Method w/Dia Frampton - Over It
J.D. McPherson - North Side Gal
Portugal. The Man - Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue
Yellowman - Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt

"When all else fails there's always delusion." - Conan O'Brien

Thursday, April 17, 2014

before i lose my mind

decided i would bust out a quick one this morning before i get too busy. get your minds out of the gutter. i did that before i went to bed. here are your national poetry month links:

the New York Yankees won game 2 of the doubleheader last night 2-0. if only we could play the Cubs every game. the home stand is now over and they are off to that dump in Tampa. and CC usually pitches like shit there, so i don't know how much i will be watching.

i did catch a good portion of the NHL playoff games last night. always a stressing sign when the first game goes into overtime. it would be cool if i didn't have a dog in the race. the New York Rangers begin their quest for another Stanley Cup in my lifetime tonight against the Flyers. first time they have met in the playoffs since 1997. fuck i feel old. they have to play their backup goalie tonight, so i'm hoping the Rangers take advantage of it. hopefully i will get to watch all of it.

i did catch Legit and Ali G. last night. both were really fucking funny.

my sister made it down last night. i've had my 4 or so hours of sleep. now it's time to feed the cats, then myself, hopefully take a stress free shit and then drive the family to the hospital. they believe mom's surgery will be at least 2 hours. all i want is for it to be done right and hopefully they are no surprises or complications.

i will be sure to update the situation in tomorrow's blog.

that's all for me kids. sorry for interrupting your morning breakfast with my usual drivel. go back to watching porn on your phones now.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


XTC - Dear God
The Chemical Brothers - One Too Many Mornings
Dinosaur Jr. - Feel the Pain
Joe Bonamassa - Midnight Blues (Live)
Will Hoge - Woman Be Strong

"Every good thing in the world stands on the razor-edge of danger." - Thornton Wilder

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

just in case we need to stress eat...

been a busy fucking day, but i didn't forget about your links for national poetry month. enjoy:

i didn't get to see the gem Tanaka threw for the Yankees this afternoon as i was busy with my mother at the store. we bought a shitload of food. with my mother's surgery tomorrow and Easter weekend coming up, i told mom all of this was in case there was going to be some stress eating going on. my sister is coming down, so we made sure to get some stuff she (hopefully) will like.

the Yankees won 3-0 this afternoon to take game 1 of the doubleheader against the Cubs. that victory beer is gone. hopefully they win game 2 tonight.

the NHL playoffs start tonight and i'll be in and out of those games. now, if one happens to go into overtime, then it becomes must see television.

last night, i did catch all of The Voice. i believe Usher made the right picks for his 3 going to the live shows. that means i had 11 of the 12 picked correctly for the live shows. the live shows start next week.

also starting next week is Deadliest Catch. not sure how i'm going to fit everything in on my Tuesday nights.

after the sitcoms after The Voice, i did check out the show Fargo on FX. holy shit, what a creepy, strange, totally fucking funny first show. i'll definitely have to add that to the rotation.

tonight i'm going to try to sneak in Legit and Ali G. around some sports. or, i'll just not get any sleep. i doubt i will be sleeping well tonight anyway with what is coming tomorrow.

my mother is having surgery to put a shunt in her ear to hopefully drain fliud that has been collecting in her inner ear. or something like that. she's been dizzy and feeling nausea for months now. i'm really fucking hoping this does the trick. now, the scary shit is she could lose all of her hearing in the ear. but, she's willing to take the chance and she's got the best in the state doing the surgery. so, i'll feign as much confidence as i need to. god willing, this will work and she'll start living a somewhat normal life again.

so, not really sure when i'll be on here tomorrow. maybe early in the morning before i take her to the hospital. maybe late afternoon when we get back home. maybe right before the New York Rangers start their playoff series. or, maybe at 2 in the morning when i finally get to take a breath. not sure... but i do plan on putting something out tomorrow.

hope this finds everyone well. keep the family in your thoughts. i do appreciate it.

peace and chicken grease bitches...


K's Choice - Not an Addict
The Black Crowes - Oh Josephine
The Toxic Airborne Event - Sometime Around Midnight
Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
Turnpike Troubadours - Gin, Smoke, Lies
Exitmusic - The Cold
Drivin' N' Cryin' - Straight to Hell

"It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last." - Dusty Springfield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

nothing like waking up to snow in spring

it's been freezing all day long, so i've got a few more links to share for your national poetry month goodies:

we didn't get much snow, probably around an inch or so, but fuck, it was 80 degrees two days ago. fucking crazy. and two days from now it's supposed to be back in the 60's. that's why i tell any doctor to move to Ohio. everyone gets sick every few days.

found out when my mother's surgery is on Thursday. not too early and we should be home at a decent hour. that's all music to my ears so far.

i did catch Monday Night Raw last night. i thought it was a good mix of tribute to the Ultimate Warrior and action as well. not sure if i like Evolution coming back or not. i suppose if they do it correctly, it could work in giving the younger guys the legit feel to the fans that still think it's real.

i also caught most of The Voice last night. team Shakira and Adam had to be whittled down to 3 each last night. i think Shakira picked the right 3 but as usual, Adam did not. he still hasn't figured out after all these seasons that one trick ponies don't last when America starts voting. team Usher goes tonight and next week starts the live shows i do believe.

since the Yankees are rained out tonight (day night doubleheader tomorrow), i figure after the sitcoms after The Voice i will be checking out Fargo on FX. it looks really good.

my chair got fixed today. took the guy less than 20 minutes. just a bad bolt that needed to be replaced. i really appreciated it as i had a wonderful nap in it this afternoon.

the NHL playoffs start tomorrow for some teams. the New York Rangers start on Thursday. thank god i don't believe in getting good sleep. plus, say goodbye to shaving. nothing quite like mowing grass in the heat with a big filthy beard because your hockey team has gone on a deep playoff run. good times.

hope this finds everyone well. sorry no pictures of the snow. by the time i got outside most of it had melted. especially right around the house and the flowers. so much for that moment of creativity.

i'll be on here tomorrow between baseball games. be well my bitches...


Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
Angel Haze & Sia - Battle Cry
Morphine - You Look Like Rain
G. Love & Special Sauce - Who's Got The Weed

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, April 14, 2014

another one gone too soon

here's your national poetry day links:

today has been a pretty sad day. as much as i am a fan of death, i am really a fan of people dying that i don't like or admire. now, when it's someone old, i get it, it's time. but when someone passes before their 70's, it really hits me. so, when i heard today that Otto Petersen died at 53, i was gutted. and if you don't know who Otto is, shame on you for not being in the know of great comedians. do yourself a favor and look up Otto & George and laugh your ass off.

i've spent most of today listening to music and watching old videos.

the Yankees won last night 3-2, to take 3 of 4 from the Red Sox.

the Sunday night shows were excellent and i actually made it through all of them.

tonight will be the Ultimate Warrior tribute episode of Monday Night Raw and The Voice.

the weather has been on this slow decline today. it was damn near 80 yesterday and by tonight it will be in the 20's. hopefully the cats will be thankful that i closed up the 2 stalls they use.

i'll be on here tomorrow, hopefully in a better mood.

be well my enemies...


Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Deer Tick - Goodbye, Dear Friend
Exitmusic - The Cold
JJ Grey & Mofro - This River
The Delta Riggs - Anybody Home
Metallica - Bleeding Me
AFI - Silver and Cold
Gary Jules - Mad World

"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse

Sunday, April 13, 2014

the winds of hell

hello again kids. here are 2 links for your national poetry month goodies:

i'm still trying to figure out why it is windy every time i put out trash? hopefully, i have enough weight in the cans so they won't tip over. sadly, i doubt any of the other fuckers out here care. i've already been picking up trash today that has blown up to the house. i'm 1/4 mile back from the road. fucking ridiculous.

the New York Rangers lost last night 1-0 in OT on a penalty shot. one of the worst officiated games i have seen in awhile. that being said, the penalty shot was a legit call. the playoffs start on Thursday for the Rangers at home against Philadelphia. here's hoping i won't be shaving for a few months.

i watched the first half hour or so of Saturday Night Live before i fell asleep. i'm blaming Ed Sheeran for putting me to sleep this time. at least from what i read, i got to see the good parts of the show. i need a damn DVR.

i have no clue how i'm going to stay up tonight, but here's the shows i'm going to try to watch: Nurse Jackie, Californication, Veep, Silicon Valley, Years of Living Dangerously, and Total Divas. if i manage to see all of them and stay awake while doing it, i'll be fucking shocked.

another great day of weather here that is about to go shitty. there's a chance of SNOW tomorrow night. when i saw that on the news last night, the only thing i could think to say was jesus fucking christ. i've got some flowers that have popped up. if it does snow, i'm hoping to get a picture of them in full bloom in the snow. pure craziness.

the New York Yankees play tonight on ESPN. i truly doubt i will be watching any of that given all the shows that are on tonight. probably a game i'll follow on the tablet.

i don't have a great feeling about my fantasy hockey team on the final day of the season. looks like i'll be finishing second once again. i'll know for sure tomorrow morning. but, i've been doing this long enough to know, some deficits are too large for fucking miracles.

that's all for me today kids. i need to go get some water, which should be a real fucking joy in this wind. i'll be on here sometime tomorrow. not real sure when. my mother is having surgery later in the week, so this coming week is going to be by the seat of my pants i feel.

later my enemies. be well.


Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (Extended Version)
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon
Radiohead - Creep (Live)
Will Hoge - Woman Be Strong
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
Futurebirds - Via Flamina
Foy Vance - Billie Jean (Live)

"I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written." - Seamus Heaney

the largest wall man has ever known

my poem "the largest wall man has ever known" was published this morning at The Camel Saloon. you can find the poem by going here: 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

the start of a busy weekend

to change it up a bit today, here is a video for your national poetry month goodies:

had a really busy morning. had to drive my mother out to her bank which is one city over to the west. of course, my bank is one city over to the east. so after making that drive, it's a trip to the tractor supply store to get cat food and kitty litter. it's cheaper there, don't ask. then a trip to the grocery store that turned into a marathon of using coupons before they expired. so, just a few items became a full damn cart. now, keep in mind that i had to shit somewhere in the drive from my mother's bank to my bank. plus, i still needed to pick up the mail. and, i wanted to get home by noon to watch ROH. we left the grocery store at 11:50. i was pretty happy with myself that i was in the house by 10 minutes after noon. considering the post office was a mad rush of fucking procrastinators, i'm fucking amazed we got back home when we did. and if you're wondering, by 12:15 i was on the toilet letting loose something that someone might call shit, but i believe it was some evil brown liquid that had invaded me. good times.

ROH was good. always nice to see a heel turn as Jay Lethal is the new tv champion and a part of the House of Truth. this heel turn should allow Jay to give some great promos. good stuff.

the New York Yankees lost last night 4-2. CC made 2 damn mistakes and they both ended up in the seats. but today, the Bronx Bombers showed up as the Yankees hit 5 home runs to win 7-4. that's more like it. that victory beer is already gone.

the New York Rangers play their final game of the regular season tonight in Montreal. i might watch bits and pieces of it, but mostly for fantasy hockey implications. of course, i will be drinking if they win.

Saturday Night Live is new tonight. hopefully i am awake to see it. after i took my shower last night i fell asleep before 11:30. i woke up at 1 in the chair wondering what the fuck happened. must have been the wine i had with dinner. i told my mother today while driving if i was a raging alcoholic i'd probably get the 7 or 8 hours of sleep i should be getting each night.

the weather today has been amazing. mid 70's, hardly any humidity, damn near PERFECT. i've got the house opened up, finally airing it out from that shitty winter. and amazingly, it didn't rain today. thank god.

that's all for me kids. i'm going to go fuck around and see if i can come up with some t-shirt ideas for this blog, the book, etc. etc. i'll be on here tomorrow, probably in the early afternoon so i can sleep the rest of afternoon watching golf.

hope this finds everyone well. until tomorrow my enemies.


Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
The Crystal Method - Busy Child
Portugal. The Man - Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue
Drivin' N' Cryin' - Straight to Hell
Joe Ely - The Road Goes On Forever

"I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious." - David Letterman

Friday, April 11, 2014

i could use a nap...

before i get to my angry day, here are 3 links for national poetry month. enjoy.

we had some rain overnight and my genius ass forgot to turn the furnace back on before i went to bed. so, i woke up cold and achy as fuck this morning. i was hoping the 2 victory beers i had before bed were going to ease that pain. guess not.

the New York Rangers won 2-1 last night over Buffalo. in doing so, they clinched second place in the division and home ice for the first round of the playoffs. they won it late, so i was pretty fucking happy.

the New York Yankees won 4-1 last night, but the only thing anyone wanted to talk about was the substance on Pineda's hand last night. i know damn well why the Red Sox didn't say anything as everyone of their pitchers do the same damn thing. but, since it was a Yankee pitcher that had it, all hell breaks loose. i love when sports journalism now has become every asshole on Twitter is a reporter. apparently, these assholes have forgotten a very important life rule. if you're not cheating you're not trying. and if anyone actually thinks they are above that statement, enjoy your life as a fucking fool. the Yankees play again tonight. hopefully they "cheat" and beat the fucking Red Sox again.

tonight is basically make or break for my fantasy hockey team. nothing i am trying is really working and i only have 4 moves left to make. i really wish i had about 20. granted, my team has had 5 fucking injuries in the last week and my opponent has had none... but i really hate the feeling that i'm getting close to realizing i did everything i could for the last 6 months to only finish second once again.

so, with that anger in me this afternoon, i decided to do a little writing. i did bust out 3 poems that i really like. i typed them up before i started to write this. i'll probably send them out later in the month.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty fucking funny last night.

not sure what i'm going to watch tonight other than sports. maybe i'll throw a little pro wrestling into the mix of hockey and baseball tonight. maybe a little Aerial America as well. who knows. when i get bored the remote gets abused.

that's all for me today. i hope everyone has a great weekend. there's no Manchester United this weekend (thank god) so i'll be on here in the afternoon after the Yankees afternoon game. of course, if it is like the usual game against the Red Sox, i'll be on here in the evening. plus, hopefully i'll have a bank story to share.

be well. be creative. be drunk. be thrifty. be cool. be...

peace bitches...


Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - Live from Alabama
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

"Who says soul has only one colour?" - Joss Stone

Thursday, April 10, 2014

it is starting to look like spring...

here are your 2 links for national poetry month:

it actually feels like spring today. it's around 70 degrees with hardly any clouds at all. the only problem is the damn wind. at least 20 mph at all times, gusting to over 50 mph. fuck me. i'm waiting for more pieces of the barns to fly off. just great.

the New York Yankees lost last night, 5-4. Tanaka got off to a rough start but settled down to strike out 10. the Yankees wasted that start as it was 3-3 going into the 9th. and this is where it sucks when your closer in on the disabled list. his replacement gives up 2 runs and they could only get 1 in the bottom half of the inning. another series lost. not a good trend to start early in the season. next up is 4 with the fucking Red Sox starting tonight.

also tonight, the New York Rangers play their final home game against Buffalo. hopefully they close out the home schedule with a win.

also tonight is a new episode of The Big Bang Theory. looks like a busy night for the remote control.

i didn't go to the bank today as i spent most of the morning helping my mother. she's having some back problems and as someone with a horrific back, i know how painful that can be. she wants me to go with her to the bank on Saturday. i figured i would play the good son today. of course, it's going to be raining Saturday morning... i suppose i will have to keep my mouth shut with the 'i told you so' when it comes to the weather.

so, today was a few hours of iTunes and porn. interesting as always. as you'll be able to tell below, i was once again all over the fucking map.

i'm officially at the panic stage with my fantasy hockey finals. i'm adding players from teams i absolutely hate in hopes they can help change my fortunes. i just really need one good night or one night where my opponent shits the bed. i have a plan in my mind for the weekend games. of course, another bad night and that will be out the window as well.

i might do some writing tonight as i have some words floating around my brain. i'll keep you posted...

that's all for me today kids. enjoy the insanity below. be well and i'll be back on here sometime tomorrow. maybe after typing up some poems...

peace and chicken grease...


Powerman 5000 - Bombshell
Aimee Mann - The Scientist (Live)
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Morphine - You Look Like Rain
Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
Josh Thompson - Way Out Here
Iggy Azalea w/Charli XCX - Fancy

"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

say hello to death

here are your 2 links for national poetry month:

i was blindsided by the news of the Ultimate Warrior's death. having just seen him over the weekend during WrestleMania and then seeing him the next night on Monday Night Raw, to read on Tuesday night that he was dead was a total fucking shock. and then, you listen back to what he said on Raw and it gets really creepy:

the New York Rangers won last night 4-1. after giving up the first goal, i thought they played a really good game. and it was so nice to see the power play score again. last home game of the season is tomorrow night.

Manchester United lost today 3-1. i was so fucking pumped when they scored the first goal of the game. a beauty of a goal from Evra. but, seeing this is the season from hell, the great job they did on defense in the first half went right out the fucking window when they scored. 70 seconds later, Bayern scores and the floodgates open. you could tell Rooney was not 100% or even close to it as he completely blew 2 chances to score. so, no titles this year at all and no Champions League next season. as i feared when Moyes was selected to replace Sir Alex, we have now become MEDIOCRE. and i hate losing too fucking much to settle for mediocre. hopefully the fucks that run the club feel the same.

the New York Yankees play tonight after that debacle yesterday. it's Tanaka's first home game, so it should be nuts. hopefully he pitches well and the team wins. i need a victory beer after today.

The Voice last night was the start of the playoffs. team Blake performed and he had to cut the team down from 5 to 3. i believe he made the right choices. the 3 he kept are really good. can't wait until next week to see how the other teams do.

after the baseball tonight i'll be watching Legit and Ali G. and hopefully laughing away the pain of today.

that's all for me kids. i'll be on here tomorrow after a trip to the bank and probably a few hours of porn.



Slayer - Reign In Blood
Pantera - I'm Broken

"Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?" - William S. Burroughs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

one of those days

before i get into how bad the Yankees were today, here are 3 links for your national poetry month goodies:

the Yankees were horrific today. not the right day to have some really bad pitching when the offense is actually making solid contact. oh well. when you lose 14-5, it is really easy to just turn the page. they play again tomorrow night. hopefully they can win and win the series.

much like i predicted yesterday, around 9 or so last night, i fell asleep. i woke up around 11 wondering what the fuck happened. thankfully, both The Voice and WWE updates YouTube pretty quickly. so, by midnight or so, i was able to view what i did miss.

on Monday Night Raw, i was thrilled to see the new faces are showing up. Paige is going to be a huge star. and putting Cesaro with Paul Heyman is pure brilliance. also, having The Shield come to the aid of Daniel Bryan sets up some classic stable vs. stable action that was a huge part of the attitude era. now, if only that crowd could be at each Raw...

as for The Voice, none of the performances last night blew me away. i'm not sure what's going to be on the show tonight, but, i should be awake to see it.

the New York Rangers are in the playoffs now, thank you Calgary, so i'm not sure how much emphasis they are going to put on the game tonight against Carolina. i'd love to see them win and get that home ice for the first round, but that's mostly because i love to drink. they are so much better on the road, i don't think it will kill them either way. i'm just happy i'll be growing a playoff beard once again.

since the Yankees did suck right out of the blocks today, that gave me plenty of time to clean the toilets, vacuum, take out the trash, etc. mom should be pleased when she gets home.

i did catch a few minutes of the national championship game last night. good for UConn. that's a nice way to bookend your college career. win as a freshman and then as a senior.

other than that, i watched a woman fuck her husband with a strap-on today. that was a better way to pass the afternoon than watching baseball.

i'll be on here tomorrow sometime after the Manchester United game in Germany. if they somehow pull off that miracle, i will be drunker than shit while i'm typing.

be well my enemies. be creative, be chilled, be naked, be the change in the pocket of a rich fool in the hills of California...

peace and chicken grease...


Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends

"Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin." - Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, April 7, 2014

burning the candle at both ends my friends

before i wonder you with my sometime ability to never sleep, here are a couple of links for your national poetry month goodies:

well, as i warned all of you yesterday, if i managed to stay up all night this post was going to be a lengthy fucker. buckle up kids.

WrestleMania was really good last night. a few things really stood out. first off, the opening was amazing. to have The Rock, Stone Cold, and Hulk Hogan all in the ring at the same time was fucking awesome. then, the HHH vs. Daniel Bryan match was some of the best storytelling in years. a great match. the next thing that stood out was Cesaro picking up The Big Show and slamming him with ease over the top rope to win the battle royal. that was a true HOLY SHIT moment. i didn't exactly care for the way the Cena vs. Bray Wyatt match was booked. Cena should have lost. that would have been much more interesting. and hats off to Bray for carrying that prick the entire match. the Divas match was a yawn fest. i think i am still stunned that the Undertaker actually lost. it was the first i ever remember him actually looking his age. but, from everything i have read, it was his call to have Brock Lesnar end the streak. the views from the crowd were amazing. they were just as shocked as i was. the final match between Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, and Batista was pretty damn good. and it ended the way it should have. with Daniel Bryan finally getting his moment in the sun. not bad for a guy i once saw wrestle in front of 30 people or so. i'm not sure i can convince my mother it was worth the money, but i did enjoy it.

as for the Sunday night shows, i was pretty damn pleased. Shameless is always good for a memorable season finale. last night was no difference. and the very end of the episode got me really excited for next season. one of the best shows around. House of Lies once again takes itself so seriously that it is painfully funny. that finale was ok, but i am truly not invested in the show. Veep has always been able to make me laugh. one, i enjoy politics. two, that cast is a fucking riot. and i did watch Silicon Valley. i believe they have another winner. that show is so damn funny. i called my sister today to tell her to put it on her DVR. with all the tech talk and cocky programmers, etc., it is truly right up my sister's alley given her occupation.

after getting done with all that, i did the dishes and re-watched a good portion of WrestleMania again. i might have got to bed around 4 in the morning.

then, up around 7:30 as my back was killing me. i looked out the window and saw the clouds. fuck, more rain. and that is what it has done for most of the day. just fucking rain.

thankfully, the New York Yankees had their home opener today to keep my mind off of the weather. the Yankees won 4-2. good pitching, some timely hitting, all in all, i can't complain. hopefully when the weather warms up this team will have some power. of course, it could be 1996 all over again. i wouldn't mind that either. another day game tomorrow against the Orioles. hopefully, another afternoon with a victory beer.

after i get done typing this drivel, i'm planning on hoping in the shower and get my youthful weekend off of me.

tonight, it's the usual battle between The Voice and Monday Night Raw. plus, the national championship game in college basketball. Raw will get most of my attention, mostly because the t-shirts i ordered from the WWE came today and i feel like i need to be truly more invested in it. i will sneak plenty of looks at The Voice, as music will always be my mistress. as for the basketball game, i might watch if it stays close near the end. i don't have money on the game and i didn't pick either of these teams in my brackets, so i'm just a passive observer this evening. i might also take a peek at some hockey games. the Rangers can clinch a playoff berth tonight if the Devils lose. plus, i have entered the panic stage in my fantasy hockey finals. so, i'm making drastic decisions in hopes that i can turn this around quickly. hard to believe this is the last week of the season.

that's all for me kids. i'm sure sometime tonight i'll be snoring in the chair, father time finally catching up on me. until then, let the show keep on rolling. hope this finds everyone well. hopefully the weather is better in your neck of the woods than this dreary shit i have going on here at the farm.

until tomorrow, hopefully after another Yankees win...

peace and chicken grease bitches...


Stereophonics w/Tom Jones - Mama Told Me Not To Come
The Right Now - Half As Much
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Matthew Sweet - The Ugly Truth (Live & Acoustic)
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees (Live)
The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight

"Faith is a passionate intuition." - William Wordsworth

Sunday, April 6, 2014

back to my childhood

first off today kids, here's a couple links for your national poetry month goodies:

and a big thank you to Janne Karlsson for the magic he can do with the random shit i spew in this blog

i did watch both basketball games last night in the Final Four. i didn't see the UConn win coming at all. i did see the Kentucky win coming though. thankfully. i think Kentucky is going to win it all. UConn is too good of a story to win it. Kentucky is what is absolutely wrong with college basketball, which is why i see them winning. it gives assholes something to bitch about for months to come.

the last game got over in time for Saturday Night Live. but, to be honest, i didn't really give a shit about SNL as soon as Austin City Limits started on PBS. i never pass up any chance to see Nine Inch Nails perform. that was great as was the few bits i saw on Saturday Night Live.

the New York Rangers lost last night, 3-2. part running into a goalie standing on his head and part shitty officiating. the NHL has a habit of swallowing the whistle when it gets close to playoff time. which helps the dirty fuckers around the league. yes, i'm talking to you Chris Neil. i really can't wait for the day when you're a bloody mess laying on the ice wondering what week it is. karma is one nasty bastard. just remember that.

the New York Yankees won today, 6-4. CC pitched good enough and the bats did just enough, like hitting their first HR of the season. i'm still getting used to not having the hammer of god closing these games out. the high anxiety will either make the victory beer sweeter or i'm going to spend more time on the toilet.

tonight is jam packed for me. the Sunday night shows; Shameless, House of Lies, Silicon Valley, and Veep will all have to be squeezed in after i get done watching WrestleMania 30. hard to believe i've seen all of them. i am really looking forward to this one. if Daniel Bryan isn't the big winner after this ppv, it may be the first time in my life where i will seriously consider giving up this shit. and i'm not really sure what's going to happen as i know the McMahon family, including HHH, loves to just fuck with the audience as much as possible.

so, it's going to be a late one tonight. thank god i rarely sleep anymore. it's mostly cat naps more than anything. amazing the great sleep you can get watching European soccer with two teams you couldn't give a shit about.

so tomorrow's blog, if i make it through everything tonight, will be a lengthy fucker. also, the Yankees have their home opener. so, toss that on to the fire as well.

hope everyone is doing well. enjoy what is left of your weekend. and i'll be on here late afternoon with more of my filth.

peace and chicken grease fuckers....


JJ Grey & Mofro - This River
U2 - Bad (Live)
The Black Crowes - Oh Josephine
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Blackest Day
Will Hoge - When I Get My Wings

"Nothing is ever cut-and-dried. There's anguish behind everything." - Paul Rudd

Saturday, April 5, 2014

at least the sun still exists

here are today's links for national poetry month:

i woke up this morning with a knot in my back the size of a basketball. it hasn't got much better. and on top of that, i got the shits this morning as well. these are the days when i know i'm being punished for ignoring the 8 year old me that wanted to die.

the New York Yankees won last night 7-3. Tanaka pitched well once he got over his nerves and the offense came through in big spots. of course, the first injury of the season also happened. and it had to be at the spot where they have no depth, first base. fuck. so, this afternoon the Yankees go out and lose 4-0. Pineda pitched well enough to win. the offense was lost for most of the day and couldn't get a hit when it mattered. the one time they did instant replay fucked that up for them. why have the shit if you still can't get the calls right? anywho, another day game tomorrow which will start my jam packed Sunday.

the New York Rangers play at home tonight against Ottawa. if they win, they clinch a playoff spot. so, i'll be a little jacked up for tonight's game.

thankfully, i was able to watch ROH today at noon. another great episode with amazing matches. Hero defeated Strong and the Young Bucks beat Red Dragon for the tag team titles. if you have a chance to catch the episode, do so.

i believe Saturday Night Live is new tonight. after that airs, i'm thinking i'm going to try to sleep for more than 6 hours for a change.

Manchester United used a GREAT game from Juan Mata today to destroy Newcastle 4-0. Mata scored 2 with Chicharito and Januzaj getting the other 2. that should give the team some good momentum heading into a must win game in Germany on Wednesday. i won't think about that game until then. instead, i will enjoy this victroy beer.

i do plan on watching the Final Four tonight although i'm sure i'll be thinking what if since Dayton got so close this year.

today is kind of sad as i think back 20 years ago. Kurt Cobain had a huge influence on my writing, my musical tastes, the way i dressed, how i smoked my cigarettes, and how badly i wanted to try heroin. fast forward to today and i no longer smoke, still haven't tried heroin, but will still bust out a flannel now and then. yet, that music still resonates with me and my writing. and i still remember exactly where i was when i got the news. i remember the tears and the song. the Trotwood, Ohio library parking lot and the song was Come As You Are.

maybe i'll do a little writing tonight.

that's all for me kids. be well and i will be on here sometime tomorrow, hopefully after a Yankees victory.

peace and chicken grease...


Nirvana - Unplugged in New York

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

my 3 poems at Dead Snakes

my poems "the type of pain", "that spoon never rusts", and "some eager person" have been published at Dead Snakes. you can find the poems by going here:

Friday, April 4, 2014

April showers brings April mud...

first off today, 2 links for your national poetry month goodies:

i sent out 10 poems today, 5 each to My Favorite Bullet and The Blind Vigil Revue. when i hear back from these places i'll pass along the verdicts.

another painful day on the farm with all this fucking rain and wind, let alone another injury to my fantasy hockey team.

the New York Rangers lost in a shootout last night after they tried to sit on a 2-1 lead in the 3rd period last night. at least they are one point closer to the playoffs now. hopefully Washington loses in regulation tonight and the rest of the season can be about getting healthy.

the New York Yankees FINALLY won last night, 4-2. was happy to see the 26 year old rookie (Solarte) come through huge with his first start. hopefully Joe is smart enough to keep playing him. tonight they are in Toronto. the first MLB start for Masahiro Tanaka. given the media attention on this one, if this kid throws a gem i will be overfuckingjoyed. he's been the real deal so far.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty damn funny last night.

i'm going to try to remember to watch Vice tonight as Sunday is going to be a little crazy.

the winds here today have been crazy. the internet has been running slower than shit. that made iTunes a ton of fun this afternoon.

oh well, hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend. i'll be on here tomorrow after Manchester United plays in the morning. hopefully drinking a victory beer.

as usual, i listened to a shit load of music today given that i spent most of the afternoon typing. enjoy.

peace my enemies...


The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man
Jeffrey Gaines - In Your Eyes (Live)
Geto Boys - My Mind Playin Tricks On Me
Angel Haze & Sia - Battle Cry
DJ Shadow & Little Dragon - Scale It Back
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Mother Love Bone - Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns
Deer Tick - Goodbye, Dear Friend
Heterotic & Vezelay - Rain
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
William Fitzsimmons - Beautiful Girl
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
Steve Earle - Colorado Girl
Grouplove - Ways To Go
John Michael Montgomery - Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)
Thriving Ivory - Angels On The Moon
Trixie Whitley - Breathe You In My Dreams (Live)
Will Hoge - Woman Be Strong
Pantera - I'm Broken

"I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory." - Muddy Waters

response from The Camel Saloon

i heard back from Russell at The Camel Saloon on my poetry submission from yesterday. my poem "the largest wall man has ever known" has been accepted for publication.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

a lull in the monsoon

before i start bitching about how the rain and my scar tissue just don't mix, here is your national poetry month link of the day:

we probably got around an inch or more of rain this morning. and not the slow, constant rain that farm fields really enjoy. this was a pounding rain with some thunder. needless to say, i have been in misery for most of the day. haven't gone for the pain pills just yet, but i'm close.

i did send out some poems today. 3 each to Dead Snakes and The Camel Saloon and 4 to Luciferous. when i hear back from these places i will pass along the verdicts.

the New York Yankees offense is missing in action. they lost again last night 3-1. if they get swept tonight i would expect a few people to start strapping themselves to the bridges. hopefully the bats can start driving in runners in scoring position (this has only been a problem for a few years now) and they can get the taste of winning back.

the New York Rangers play in Colorado tonight. they are 3 points away from clinching a playoff spot. so, with a win tonight and a Capitals loss or overtime loss tomorrow, the Rangers are in before the weekend. got a little update on their best d man today... he's day to day but there was no structural damage. so, i'm going to assume that he's not playing tonight, which affects my fantasy hockey team. and considering i'm already trailing in the championship round, i had to make a move for tonight. so, that truly begins the grind.

Legit and Ali G were pretty fucking funny last night.

i do believe The Big Bang Theory is new tonight. i'll get that in before the sports start tonight.

i fell asleep during the second half of the USA vs. Mexico friendly last night. sadly, it was after Mexico came back to tie the score. i would have been fine falling asleep when the USA was leading 2-0. instead, it finished 2-2. if the USA could simply play like they did for the first half in the World Cup, they actually might stand a chance in the group of death.

got a few more cartoons today from Janne Karlsson. they are simply genius. if i can't find a publisher for them i may just have to dust off the wallet and put them out myself.

that's all for me today kids. i'll be on here tomorrow after the second round of submissions go out.

be well, be good, be bad, be drunk, be disorderly, be the revolution...



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Levon Helm - Dirt Farmer
Cowboy Junkies - Studio: Selected Studio Recordings 1986-1995

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent." - Marlon Brando