Tuesday, September 30, 2014

may the nightmare be over...

there are certain moments in fantasy football that you sometimes just want to go to a mirror and punch yourself in the face until you bleed. one of those times is when you see a guy on your bench score 3 touchdowns. by the way, that's enough fantasy points to turn a loss into a win. and it doesn't help me that i'm super fucking competitive. so, i didn't get much sleep last night as i was busy beating myself up.

i picked the NFL game wrong last night. i went 6-7 for the week. that is about as bad as it gets for me. i also lost both of my fantasy football matches, so it's back to the drawing board.

i got to watch much of what i wanted to last night. The Voice was pretty good, but none of the voices blew me away. Gotham was excellent, i just wish it was on a different night. as for The Big Bang Theory, i watched some of that on YouTube this morning. pretty funny as usual. Monday Night Raw was good last night. i remember telling my mother when Dean Ambrose debuted in the WWE that he was the future of professional wrestling. so far, i'm looking pretty damn good with my prediction.

as for tonight, since i highly doubt i will be watching the baseball playoffs, i'll only be watching The Voice. other than that, probably whatever is on a music channel or an educational channel.

i got my DNA results from Ancestry.com yesterday. much to my sister's chagrin, we are related. she was a little upset that i'm more Irish than she is. i don't see the big deal in any of this.

i also saw the results from my blood test this morning. all the numbers looked like they were good. of course, it would be nice for the doctor to tell me that. i'm still waiting for my call to be returned. i will gladly assume if i don't hear from him, i'm good to go.

i did watch alot of the New York Rangers game last night with the Flyers. i love how fast the young kids are. hopefully a few of them make it on the team. Rangers won 6-3. they play again tonight in Philly. i'm pretty sure i'll have to watch it later tonight.

got some FREE music on iTunes and NoiseTrade today. i'll provide the links below.

today really has been one of these days that has flown by. and i basically haven't done shit. i figure this is how much of the rest of my life will go.

i did watch some Champions League play today. i have to admit, the PSG win over Barcelona was fascinating to watch. i wish people in this country that hate the sport would be forced to watch that game. maybe they would get what the rest of the world raves about.

that's pretty much all for me today. i guess i should at least get out of the clothes i slept in last night, it's almost time for dinner.

thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Kady Z - Ordinary Girl (Undone)
Lauren Brown - A Gift From Tennessee
Tove Lo - Got Love

"All literature is gossip." - Truman Capote

Monday, September 29, 2014

and the days and nights start to bleed together...

yet another Monday where i'm running on fumes. it was almost completely worth it, right up until the Saints got their asses handed to them last night. then, it all became one long, long drag...not even some great television could save me. anywho, on with the show...

the Yankees won yesterday 9-5 to finish the season 84-78. Derek Jeter got a RBI single in his last at bat, giving him 3.465 hits for his career. that puts him at 6th place all time. not bad. i thought the Red Sox did a pretty good job with the ceremony yesterday, albeit some of it was WAY over the top. did they really think Jeter was going to dance to someone singing RESPECT? i certainly got a little misty when he left the field for the final time. i've watched his whole damn career. my second favorite Yankee of all time. hopefully he truly enjoys his retirement, he has earned it.

my fantasy football yesterday was full of heartbreak. i have lost one game by 4 damn points. i'm trailing in the other by 3 points going into the game tonight. and i certainly sucked at picking games this week. this is the kind of week that you tend to realize that sometimes when going with your gut, you find out your gut is full of shit.

the Saints got killed last night 38-17. and quite honestly, it wasn't even that close. thankfully, i only got to see bits and pieces of the game. they aren't going to start winning games until they fix that fucking defense.

thankfully, the Sunday night shows were excellent last night. Boardwalk Empire was great. i always love a brutal murder to finish off a show. The Strain was brilliant last night. another layer of the onion was revealed. i LOVE that show. Last Week Tonight had me laughing. Total Divas was pretty good. Ray Donovan was excellent. it certainly had a few shocking moments in the season finale. Masters of Sex was great. that had a few twists as well.

tonight is yet another clusterfuck on tv for me. i'm going to try to do a better job of watching Gotham tonight. that pretty much means that The Big Bang Theory is going to get the slight this week. The Voice and Monday Night Raw are on at that time as well. once again, i'll be relying on YouTube to help me with what i miss on the shows.

i think i may have found a new favorite music video:

around 4 in the morning, i wrote 5 poems. i typed those up this afternoon. i'm trying to write poems that are less than 8 lines long. got a few places i want to send to that want short poems. plus, i always love a good challenge.

one of these days i'm going to take advantage of this weather we are having and take some new photos of the farm. it's getting really close to harvest time.

that's pretty much all for me today. i hope everyone had a great weekend. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Mastodon - The Motherload
Deftones - Minerva
Suicidal Tendencies - You Can't Bring Me Down
Pantera - I'm Broken
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

"Because nobody wanted to play bass, I was instantly in a band." - Les Claypool

Sunday, September 28, 2014

it's not all it's cracked up to be...

i snuck in a nap yesterday while watching some soccer over in Europe. it was one of those naps where you are so damn tired you fall asleep in a horrific position, so i think may have done more harm than good. my back is still feeling it.

my buddy did come over to watch Ohio State beat UC last night, 50-28. the game certainly felt much closer than the final score. he ate before he got here, so it looks like i'm going to be stuffing my face today. it is good being around him again. we were damn near inseparable in high school. hard to imagine it's been so long since we've hung out together.

the Yankees lost yesterday 10-4, not that it matters. today is the final game of Derek Jeter's career. i guess he's going to DH again today. he went 1-2 doing that yesterday, leaving in the 5th inning. hopefully i will flip over in time to catch whatever happens today. helps that my football team isn't playing until tonight. i saw reports this morning that the manager ripped the team the day of the home finale. might be time to fire him if he thought that was the right time for that to happen. where was he the rest of the fucking season? as sad as today will be for me, i'll be so fucking happy this season will be over.

like i said before, the New Orleans Saints play tonight against Dallas. that throws a wrench in my television viewing tonight. if all goes as planned (when does that happen?) i'll start off with the game and then go to Boardwalk Empire. then, i'll watch The Strain, flipping back to the game during commercials. hopefully sometime after Last Week Tonight, the game will end. and i will hopefully be enjoying a victory beer while watching Total Divas and the season finales of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. and if all goes well, i'll be in bed before the sun is starting to come up.

my fantasy football lineups are set. i have no major injury concerns (knock on wood) so i have no major scrambling that has to happen later today. i don't like either of my matchups today. thankfully, i won't know the results until after the game tomorrow night. maybe i'll surprise myself today.

ROH was pretty good last night.

Saturday Night Live was a little odd. when it was good, it was great (Pete Davidson). when it was bad, it was car wreck fucking bad. you were going to look and you were hoping to see dead people. not sure if it was nerves or the weight of it being 40 years, but shit... at least the season can't get any worse (i hope).

well, that's all for me today. i have trash to pick up, cats to feed and breakfast to eat before i just lounge around for the rest of the day.

hopefully everyone is having a great weekend. unless you are a fan of that shit school to the north of me (Michigan), i imagine you are.

thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.


Ryan McMahon - I'll Be Damned
Justin Townes Earle - Racing in the Street
Washed Out - All I Know
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Live Forever

"It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen." - Brigitte Bardot

Saturday, September 27, 2014

the weekend

i damn well know one of these days i'm simply going to burn out. i'm 38 and still think i can function well enough on just 3 hours of sleep. but, until that day comes, fuck it...

Manchester United won today 2-1. goals from Rooney and RVP. sadly, the bad Wayne Rooney showed up again and got a needless red card in the 59th minute. i'm proud of the boys for hanging on and winning a game they could have easily folded and lost. but, they will now be without their captain for the next 3 games. i guess Juan Mata goes back in the starting lineup. of course, if he doesn't, that should tell him exactly what the manager thinks of him. until then, i'm going to enjoy this victory beer.

the Yankees won last night 3-2. Jeter didn't play and both teams basically played minor leaguers for the most part. i believe the plan is for Jeter to DH today and tomorrow.

Ohio State plays this evening against Cincinnati. this has trap game written all over it. i'm pretty sure my buddy from high school is coming over to watch it. that should be interesting.

The Knick last night was brutal and excellent. the graphic violence last night was the brutal part. i believe some people forget just how racist the north was in parts around 1900. and i'm sure someone just read that and muttered still is. the ending was interesting. i would have liked some more nudity, but i'm a pig like that.

i had a long conversation with the muse last night. we talked each other to sleep basically. i'm amused that she's now taking an interest in my writing after i got a poem about her published. she didn't much care about that when it was happening all the time in 2012. anyways, i do hope she is feeling better today.

on tap for tonight will be some college football, a new episode of ROH, and the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. hopefully all of them are worth me staying awake for.

the cats and birds are fed. i have a ton of dishes to do. might as well get them done before the day gets away from me.

i do hope everyone has a glorious weekend. for my European friends, may your football team be victorious and may you get drunk in the process. for my American friends, may your alma mater do you proud or just enjoy your tailgate responsibly.

thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


The Delta Riggs - Anybody Home
Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body
Bulletboys - Smooth Up In Ya
Trampled By Turtles - Where Is My Mind? (Live)

"I enjoy the freedom of the blank page." - Irvine Welsh

Friday, September 26, 2014

3 poems of mine got...

my poems "park bench", "keepin' it real", and "pretty girls" got honorable mention in the Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest. you can find those poems and the other honorable mentions here: http://midnightlanegallery.wordpress.com/category/midnight-on-the-stroll-poetry-contest-honorable-mentions/

i urge all of you to check out the other poems in the contest as well.


it takes a night like last night to remind me why i loved baseball as a child and why i love being a fan of the New York Yankees even more. there is no soul on earth who could have scripted last night and not be laughed at in every inner circle jerk in Hollywood. Derek Jeter's final home game will be remembered by every Yankee fan for the rest of their lives. the big hit in the first inning. the constant chants. the horrific blown save that set up one of the most dramatic moments in a meaningless game in baseball history. and yes, i was in tears by the end of it.
easily, the best win of the season. they play again tonight in Boston. i couldn't give a shit if Jeter plays or if they win. last night will be what everyone remembers.

needless to say, since god is obviously a Yankees fan
(photo courtesy of Judy G. on Google+) 

and there was no rain after every forecast on earth said there would be, i didn't watch any other sports last night. i was a little surprised with the blowout in the NFL. i didn't see that coming at all. thankfully, neither of my opponents this week had any New York Giants on their fantasy teams.

today has been a pretty long day for me. got my blood drawn at the doctor's office. i'll find out early next week if anything is going on with it. i also got a flu shot. i figured since i'm going to be around more people with having the hockey season tickets, i better be the responsible adult for once in my life. after all that, nothing quite like eating cheeseburgers before noon since you haven't eaten anything in over 12 hours. mom had another doctor's appointment to go to, so guess where i ended up going. at least the chairs in the waiting room were somewhat comfortable.

when we got home, the cats were giving me that WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN look. i laughed and took my time getting their food and water ready. after feeding them, i got some money together and went to the bank to make a deposit. always fun trying to get there while trying to avoid school bus routes. the lady that took my deposit did make me laugh. she wanted to let me know that i have qualified for a new Chase credit card. i bet i have. i haven't had a paying job in 12 years. sure, why wouldn't i get another credit card.

tonight will be a little baseball and then The Knick on Cinemax. i finally fucking remembered it. hopefully it is a great episode.

i'll most likely be on here tomorrow after the Manchester United game. i would say earlier but tomorrow is derby day in the Premier League and my ass will be glued to the television. of course, if i do what i did today and get up way before the sun does... fuck it, i'll be on here sometime tomorrow. not like anyone is waiting with baited breath...

a thank you to the nurse who took my blood today. it was obvious you were flirting with me, asking about my hair color. i figured i did good when i told her she didn't need any for hers when she complained about her grays coming in. i'm curious to see where the sex dream goes tonight. she did tie me off and put a needle in me, so i'm guessing there is going to be some pain involved.

that's all for me today. hope everyone has a great weekend. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time. 

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Arcade Fire - Wake Up
John Prine - It's a Big Old Goofy World
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Volbeat - A Warrior's Call
Geto Boys - My Mind Playin Tricks on Me

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." - T.S. Eliot

my 5 poems at Horror Sleaze Trash

my poems "keep it simple stupid", "just another tuesday afternoon", "drool with wonder", "our own utopia", and "bathroom humor" have been published today at Horror Sleaze Trash. you can find the poems by going here: http://www.horrorsleazetrash.com/poetry/j-j-campbell-5/

Thursday, September 25, 2014

elimination and nostalgia

i was driving home from the bar yesterday when the Yankees were finally eliminated from having any chance to make the playoffs this season. sadly, i was not surprised but i was happy in some sick sense. perhaps now the team will make some changes; philosophy, players, management, SOMETHING... i can only imagine what would happen if The Boss was still running the show. now, the last 4 games of this season will be about Derek Jeter, not that the previous 158 weren't all about him. if they actually get the game in tonight, it will be somewhat surreal to know that this is the final home game of his career. a big thank you to the Captain for a great 20 years. there will be plenty of moments to remember for the rest of my life.

i had a good time yesterday at the sports bar catching up with Paul, my best friend from high school. it definitely brought back the memories. he's coming over to the farm this weekend for the Ohio State game.

the Yankees lost 9-5 yesterday by the way. Jeter went 0-4. i have to think he's not going to do that again tonight. of course, it would be the 2014 Yankees if he did.

Big Brother went as i expected last night. the look of shock on the faces when they found out Derrick is a cop was priceless. i enjoyed it even more when Frankie didn't win America's Favorite Player. the look on that asshole's face will have me laughing for months. i wonder how long until Cody realizes he made a $450,000 mistake by not blindsiding Derrick in the end. i saw that the show got renewed for another 2 seasons. guess i'll be enjoying this guilty pleasure when i'm 40.

The Bridge was great last night. i absolutely can't wait for the season finale next week for two reasons. one, it looks like it is going to be an edge of your seat season finale. and two, it means American Horror Story is one week away.

i'll be making a trip to the grocery store this afternoon to hopefully pick up my pills and get some supplies for this weekend (beer, chips, etc.). plus, i do believe we need some shit for the animals out here. thankfully, i think Tractor Supply is having a sale.

tonight starts the NFL week with a game i couldn't give two shits about. i probably won't watch much of it as there are some good college games on as well. this is assuming that the Yankees game is going to be in a rain delay for god knows how long.

i saw on tv this morning that it is National One Hit Wonder Day. that certainly brought back nearly all the music i listened to in the 80's to mind. let alone the drivel in the 90's that falls under that. here is probably my favorite one hit wonder of all time:

that's pretty much it for me today. i'll be on here tomorrow after a trip to the doctor's and getting my blood drawn. that's always fun.

thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Nikki Lane - Right Time
The Crystal Method - Busy Child
Grouplove - Let Me In

"Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air." - Jack Benny

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

apparently, i was born just yesterday...

i had a lovely conversation (turn on your sarcasm machine now) with the dream woman this morning. she told she was trying to get her shit together to come see me this weekend. i thought ok, that's great news. she then told me i just needed to send $140 to Nigeria to complete the ticket for her. the money is to be picked up by a guy and then taken to her travel agent. apparently, i'm some fucking dummy that is supposed to just say ok. so, i started to ask questions. like any scam artist i know, the more i asked, the more "she" got upset. i use the quotation marks because who knows the fucking truth in all of this, if there is anything that could be called truth at all. "she" then went on to tell me about her love for me and no matter how stubborn i am, we are meant to be together, blah, blah, and fucking blah. i told her if that was true, great, but have fun with the other suckers in the world because they are much easier to fool than me. and when any instant message conversation ends up in ALL CAPS, i feel like i am on the right side. who knows, maybe "she" is the one for me. knowing that the last woman that really "loved" me is a former convict, it certainly is possible. but for now, i'll enjoy being single and still having my identity.

the Yankees lost last night, 5-4. that puts them FINALLY on the brink of elimination. they play again this afternoon, which could end up being the last home game for Jeter given the weather forecasts for New York. if they have it on at the sports bar i'll be at, i'll watch some of it.

after the long ass conversation this morning, i am definitely looking forward to lunch with my best friend from high school this afternoon. that should be one fun conversation. with plenty of drinks.

i actually need to take care of some medical shit this morning. running low on pills and i've got to find out if i'm having my blood drawn this Friday at the doctor's office. good times.

The Voice was pretty good last night. i have an early favorite so far this season...

a crazy voice for only 15.

tonight i'll be watching the season finale of Big Brother and The Bridge. hopefully both are great.

that's really all for me. if something amazes happens this afternoon, maybe i'll do a quickie later today.

thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
Shovels & Rope - Hell's Bells
Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap
Lonesome River Band - Perfume, Powder & Lead

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

like a real hillbilly...

to illustrate just how fucking tired i was yesterday and still am today, when i went out to my truck to go into town today, i realized i left the damn window down. i didn't find any animals in it, but that doesn't mean one didn't spend the night in there. thankfully there wasn't any visible signs of shit or piss. and thank fucking god it didn't rain last night. i would have loved trying to explain that one to my mother.

in more redneck news out on the farm, i had to help a bird get out of a bird feeder today. the little fucker got its head stuck in the windmill feeder we have out here. i tried to help it out but of course the little shit didn't want me to touch it. so, i simply tilted the feeder in a direction that gravity would help the dumb shit out. sure enough, one shake and the little fucker was flying away.

got an email yesterday out of the blue from my best friend from high school. we talked on the phone today and are planning to go to lunch tomorrow. it should be nice to really catch up as we haven't had a long talk with each other in probably 20 years.

i also had a conversation with the muse last night. she wanted to congratulate me on the poem i got published recently that was about her. she seemed a bit shocked that i have written many more about her. i, of course, told her about these poems in the past, but most of our conversations are only about her and nothing else is allowed. her ex called so the muse put me on hold. a little piece of advice for everyone out there, loved ones included... i will wait on hold for two minutes and two minutes only.

i got almost five hours of sleep last night. not nearly as much as i needed.

the cluster fuck of television last night got even more crowded for me when i realized the New York Rangers preseason game against the Devils was going to be televised as well. it was truly a night i needed the Elvis wall of televisions. here is a quick recap:

the Rangers lost 5-4. i thought many of the players looked good for the first action of the preseason. i learned a long time ago not to put much into these games.

the Yankees won 5-0. they actually only gave up 1 hit last night. Jeter had 3 runs batted in. they play again tonight.

The Voice was pretty good. i do like the two new coaches. i think they will add something to the show. thankfully, i caught most of the performances on YouTube.

that was true as well with The Big Bang Theory. i did like what i saw from the first two new episodes.

i did watch most of Gotham on YouTube as well. i really, REALLY like this show. hopefully i will get to see the full episode here soon.

Monday Night Raw was pretty good. i did like the title change and any show that has plenty of Dean Ambrose, i'm going to be entertained.

i picked the football game correctly last night. of course, the muse was sad because she's a Jets fan. i won both of my fantasy matches pretty easily for a change. i went 10-6 on picks for the week.

also last night, i caught the Men in Blazers show on NBCSN. even though i knew they were going to kill Manchester United for their loss, i did enjoy the show. having grown up on the George Michael's Sports Machine, i get the humor and the pace of the show perfectly. thankfully it gets shown multiple times over the night, so i can catch it later than trying to squeeze it in with everything else on Monday night.

tonight will be another episode of The Voice and some baseball. and god willing, a long ass nap.

i got some really good music on NoiseTrade today. i'll provide the link to the FREE music below.

that's all for me. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Volbeat - A Warrior's Call
Big Data w/Joywave - Dangerous
The Red Headed Indian - Honey

"It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company." - Bruce Springsteen

and think i made it to the end of this blog and didn't mention my bleeding asshole once.

Monday, September 22, 2014

i suppose i'll sleep when i'm dead

i got back home last night after the hockey game and a nightcap at Waffle House before midnight. i then mapped out a way to see all the Sunday night shows i usually watch. like a dumb ass, i watched all of them and got to bed a little before 6 this morning. and sure enough, a few minutes before 9, i was up and going. i have tried to take a nap this afternoon. needless to say i'm going to crash big time at some point this evening. of course, maybe i won't.

the Yankees won yesterday 5-2. i didn't watch any of the game, only some highlights. i was happy to see Tanaka pitch without any further injury concerns. maybe he'll escape surgery for the elbow. i also saw the club hit the 15,000th HR in franchise history. no other major league team has reached that number. i guess that's what they are going to be proud about this season. they play again tonight. i have no clue how i will squeeze them in this evening.

the New Orleans Saints won yesterday 20-9. i watched most of the first three quarters of the game. it wasn't pretty but i'll gladly take the win.

thankfully, the trip up to and back from Columbus yesterday was pain free. the highway has been under construction for god knows how long. amazingly, no delays. as for the game, it was pretty good. Columbus beat St. Louis 4-3 in OT. St. Louis really carried the play for most of the game. i do love that our tickets for our 1/4 season package are on the club level. not too high but high enough that you can really see the ice well. i guess our tickets for the Rangers games are behind their bench on the club level. that should be a fun time in early October. not sure how much mom is going to enjoy all the walking we had to do. her hip was really bothering her last night. i drove us back. i'm not a big fan of night driving, but... i figure sometime before i die her SUV will be mine, so i should get used to driving it.

i had a blueberry waffle last night at Waffle House. it is my go to meal from now on there.

as for the shows last night, i really enjoyed all of them. Total Divas was pretty funny given all the manufactured drama. The Strain was fucking creepy last night. i can't wait to see how this season is going to end up. Last Week Tonight was hilarious. Boardwalk Empire was excellent as always. Ray Donovan was a really nice build up to the season finale next week. Masters of Sex was really good. it will be interesting to see where it goes as well.

tonight is a cluster fuck of television. all at one time, the Yankees, Monday Night football, The Voice, The Big Bang Theory, Monday Night Raw, and Gotham will all be on. how the fuck am i going to watch all of them? hopefully, YouTube will come in handy tomorrow for what i miss. i really hope Gotham is on there as i really want to see that show. most likely tonight, i'll be flipping between The Voice, Raw, and The Big Bang Theory. i think the only thing i want for Christmas this year is a fucking DVR.

fantasy football finally went my way yesterday. i'm comfortably leading in both of my matches. of course, my picks weren't as good as i hoped. but, i'm still alive in the suicide pool.

mom is out of town until Wednesday, so i'm going to try to do my best to not burn the place to the ground. all it really means is i have to go into town each day to get the mail and i can listen to porn at a higher level. enjoy that visual.

that's all for me today. hope everyone had a great weekend. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Jamey Johnson - In Color
St. Vincent - Digital Witness
Dada - Dizz Knee Land
Los Lonely Boys - 16 Monkeys

"The blues is instilled in every musical cell that floats around your body." - Nick Cave

response from Pyrokinection

i heard back from A.J. at Pyrokinection on my poetry submission from earlier in the month. my poems "plan accordingly", "a spree of some kind", and "the crazy life" have been accepted for publication. they will appear on the site on October 12th.

response from Napalm and Novocain

i heard back from A.J. at Napalm and Novocain on my poetry submission from earlier this month. my poems "dripping from your lips", "the same lucky stars", and "dance in the glory" have been accepted for publication. they will appear on the site on October 12th.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

how quickly dreams can become nightmares...

i got up this morning feeling pretty good. i suppose that is further proof that i'm a fucking fool.

Manchester United lost this morning 5-3. i do believe their HORRIFIC defense had something to do with it, but, absolutely shitty officiating had a role as well. i can't help but believe if this game was at Old Trafford, the ref wouldn't have had the balls to make some of the calls he did today. of course, the guy has a reputation of being a fucking asshole, so who knows. still, you can't piss away 2 goal leads in the Premier League. it is a recipe for a fucking disaster.

to top off my morning, i got the shits after breakfast. not sure if it was what i ate, food from yesterday, my undiagnosed social anxiety disorder popping up again, or what. i just know this is not the morning i needed any of this to happen.

the Yankees lost yesterday 6-3. they pissed away a lead and probably cost themselves any chance to make the playoffs. they play again today, i won't be watching.

the New Orleans Saints play the Vikings today. if they don't win the home opener i fear this will be a really, REALLY long season. i'll get to watch a bit of that, but not much.

sometime early this afternoon, mom and i will be making the trip up to Columbus to go with my sister to a preseason hockey game. i believe the Blue Jackets are facing the St. Louis Blues. if it goes how i remember most preseason hockey games, there should be plenty of fights.

my fantasy football teams look to be in decent condition for today. hopefully the injury bug doesn't destroy me like last week.

ROH was good last night.

the football games last night were crazy. plenty of upsets as my picks shit the bed yesterday. thankfully, most people got those games wrong as well.

i'm not sure how many of my Sunday night shows i'm going to be able to watch tonight. but, like the good anal planner i am, i wrote down all the times they will be on just in case i get back home at some weird fucking hour. so, if all goes well, i'll be watching Boardwalk Empire, The Strain, Last Week Tonight, Total Divas, Ray Donovan, and Masters of Sex sometime before the sun comes back up. i get the funny feeling i'm not going to get lucky on this.

that's pretty much all for me. i'm not really in the mood to write anymore. besides, i'm starting to get the feeling that i'll be sprinting to the bathroom here soon.

i can't imagine any of you having a worse weekend than me at the moment. if you are, have a drink. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man
Exitmusic - The Cold
Will Hoge - When I Get My Wings
Gary Jules - Mad World
The Band of Heathens - Hurricane

"I don't want to be that guy mumbling into his drink at a bar." - Bill Murray

try to hide the shock

my poem "try to hide the shock" was published today at The Camel Saloon. you can find the poem by going here: http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2014/09/try-to-hide-shock.html

Saturday, September 20, 2014

i thought the weekend was for relaxing...

the fog from early this morning has finally started to burn off. i got a good laugh from the wild turkeys in the lane scaring off the little birds as they came up to the house. of course, they started to scatter when my cat Whitey looked at them and started to think... i believe all of them are safely in the back woods now.

after i feed the cats this morning, i'll be making a trip to the store with my mother. she's going to a conference for a few days next week, so she thinks it would be nice if there was some food in the house for me. so kind. i actually believe she wants me to come along to lift the heavy shit we have to get at the tractor supply store.

the Yankees won last night 5-3. 3 wins in a row. the fools are starting to think they can still actually make the playoffs. i won't believe until they actually do it. Jeter had another good game. i figure this next week is going to be him trying to turn back the clock. they play again this afternoon. i don't like their chances given the pitching matchup.

the Big Brother episode was better than i thought it was going to be last night. i'm not a big fan of the flashback episodes, especially when you've watched most or all of the season. the season finale of the show will be Wednesday night. i will be shocked if Derrick doesn't win it all.

The Knick last night was excellent. the ending was especially creepy. i do love the detail in which they go into for a historical type of show. plus, i do love a show that is graphic. now, if i would just remember that it's on Friday nights and not recall that i missed it when i'm getting ready for bed at 2 in the morning...

when i get back from the store, unless there is something important in the mail, it will be a day of sports and who knows what else. there are a few college football games i want to watch today. plus, a few good soccer matches over in Europe.

late tonight i'll watch ROH. hopefully it will be another great episode.

Manchester United plays early tomorrow morning. so i'll probably be on here after that game.

i had some fun this morning on iTunes. i bought four songs, one that has been stuck in my head for weeks now. the other three were spur of the moment decisions. mostly, i just go wherever my ears get excited.

for those following the stories within this blog, high school football didn't go as i wanted last night and i heard that i missed one great concert. oh well. one day i'll have something close to a disposable income.

that's all for me this morning. i do hope all 3 of you that read this have a wonderful Saturday. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Nikki Lane - Right Time
The Civil Wars - Billie Jean (Live)
John Prine - Crazy As a Loon
Young Summer - Blood Love

"Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life." - Sophia Loren

Friday, September 19, 2014

blowing smoke...

i watched a little of the NFL press conference this afternoon. i truly loved that the players were roasting the commissioner on Twitter as the press conference was going on. it was a complete waste of time watching some asshole blow smoke up everyone's ass hoping that all the problems of the league would get lost in the fog. hopefully the calls for him to resign get louder now. this is what happens when you get so damn rich that you don't understand how the rest of the world works, let alone, thinks. pathetic.

i heard back from Jeremiah yesterday on my poetry submission to Fuck Art, Let's Dance. they decided to pass on this submission.

while we're on the topic of poetry, i wrote 2 new poems last night. i typed them up this afternoon. i think they are pretty good. i have enough poems for another round of submissions in the next week or so. i haven't decided where those are going yet.

the NFL game last night was a blowout, so i didn't bother with much of it. the college game was ok, but most of my night was spent on baseball.

the Yankees won last night 3-2 in a walkoff in the bottom of the ninth. it never should have gotten to that, but, ego is the worst enemy of a pitcher sometimes. Jeter was up to his old tricks, hitting his first home run at the stadium in over a year. i have a feeling he's going to pull out all the stops on this last home stand. they play again tonight. given who they are facing, they should win.

Married and You're the Worst were both really good last night. Married really got better as the season went on. You're the Worst has been excellent right from the start. hopefully both of them come back for another season.

tonight i'll be watching the new episode of Big Brother. other than that, i'll be thinking of the other places i'd like to be. Shrug is playing their 20th anniversary show tonight. i'd love to go, but i have no money. the high school i graduated from is playing the rich white kids tonight in a rare matchup of two recent state powers. that would be a fun one to go to.

i actually shaved and showered today for the first time since we got all the water problems figured out. what a fucking difference. i almost got knocked over in the shower with the water pressure. enjoy that visual.

had the pleasure of watching this lovely black woman cum this afternoon while riding a dildo like she was in the rodeo. that should make for an interesting poem.

i'll be back on here sometime in the morning tomorrow. Ohio State is off this weekend, so i can sit back and just watch the games with no emotional attachment to them. thank god i quit gambling.

hope everyone has a great weekend. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Shrug - Everything's Blowing Up Roses
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone

"Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason." - Jimmy Fallon

Thursday, September 18, 2014

hot phone sex on a tuesday night

my poem "hot phone sex on a tuesday night" has been published at Carcinogenic Poetry. you can find the poem by going here: http://www.carcinogenicpoetry.com/2014/09/jj-campbell-one-poem.html

heavy on nostalgia

today is one of those days that you suddenly realize just how fucking old you are. and it's not that you had to vacuum the steps while your back was killing you. it's the fact that today starts the final home stand of Derek Jeter's career. and when you sit back and realize you've watched all 20 of his seasons, the joints start to ache and all you want to do is sit back in the chair and relive some championships.

the Yankees did win last night, 3-2. that was a nice victory beer, as they at least won the last game Jeter will play in that dump in Tampa. i saw this ad today and i have to admit, i did get tears. this will be tougher than i thought watching The Captain leave...

Big Brother was pretty good last night. i'm pretty sure that Caleb didn't see his eviction coming at all. it's pretty safe to say that the guys will be in the final 2 as Victoria hasn't won shit all summer.

The Bridge was excellent last night. the ending had me on the edge of my seat. i can't wait until next week.

tonight i'll be flipping between some baseball and football, both pro and college. at 10 i'll flip over to FX and watch the season finales of Married and You're the Worst.

on top of doing the stairs today, i also had dishes and toilets on the list. let's just say my back needs some ice.

i feel like i may have some words to get down on the page later tonight. i know when i start talking to myself and coming up with lines out of nowhere, something is coming.

i got 2 GREAT albums on NoiseTrade today for FREE. i highly recommend both of these. links will be in the music section.

the weather has been damn near perfect today. low 70's and hardly any humidity. i'd take it like this every damn day if i could.

that's all for me today. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Brian Keith Wallen - Mission
The Hush Now - Trapeze Falls Without Regret

"Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it." - Greta Garbo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

the sun still exists...

once the fog burned off this morning, the sun actually was there. shocking after the last few days. it warmed up nicely today, enough that i opened the windows. plus, i was doing my laundry, so some fresh air was certainly needed. my last load just went in.

i heard back from Presa Press on my poetry submission from last week. they don't publish the magazine anymore, only a few books each year. whoops. i guess i should have checked that out before i sent them some poems. but, they did send back what i sent. so i have 5 poems to send somewhere else now. oh well, just another magazine i never got in.

the Yankees lost last night 6-1. i found it amusing that they FINALLY got tired of getting hit by pitches from Tampa pitchers. of course, this being the 2014 Yankees, they respond by almost hitting an opponent. this team has lacked a soul since 2001. when that group of guys moved on, they took all the fight this team had with them. i doubt any of this will carry over to the game tonight. of course, if the team i have loved for 32 years is still embarrassed by this season, it just might.

it was very nice to watch Frankie get evicted last night on Big Brother. hopefully that asshole won't win America's Favorite Player either. there's another eviction tonight. this game is basically Derrick's to win now.

i'm also looking forward to watching The Bridge tonight. it looks like another great episode.

watched a little Champions League today while doing my laundry. i got a good laugh at Bayern Munich beating Manchester City 1-0 at the death. that will bring me a smile for the rest of the evening.

one good thing about starting off horribly in fantasy football, you usually get first pick of the players you want to pick up off of the waiver wire. so, i have rebuilt both of my teams given all of my injuries for this week. hopefully the guys i picked work out for me. one thing i don't like about this Sunday, i'm going up against two great quarterbacks. that's usually a bad sign of things to come. plus, since i will be traveling to watch a hockey game in Columbus for the evening, i won't get to watch much of the games. hopefully i have nothing happen in the next few days and i can just set my roster and check back late Sunday night to see what happened. and quite frankly, i'm more worried about how the hell i'm going to watch all my Sunday night shows more than my fantasy football teams.

that's pretty much all for me today. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
CocoRosie - Werewolf
Trampled By Turtles - Where Is My Mind? (Live)
Lucinda Williams - Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings
The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight

"To hell with facts! We need stories!" - Ken Kesey

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

doom and gloom

the sun decided to take the day off here, so it has been nothing but a little rain and clouds all day long. just another day of misery for me.

the plumbers showed up this morning to put a new whole house water filter in, put in new parts for the old toilet, and put in a new well pump. amazingly, it was all done for under $2,000. now, the fun was holding a shit until we got water back on. i knew i should have woke up earlier this morning. but, it seems to be all working now. hopefully it stays that way until we move from here. mom is just sure the water heater will be the next to go. i, on the other hand, just want to get my laundry done tomorrow.

talked to the dream woman a little bit this morning. we're trying to figure out when to meet. not easy when i'm poor and she insists on me paying for part of her ticket. of course, and she lives in Alaska. i once joked with my mother that i'm only here for the amusement of god. i believe this is further proof.

the Yankees lost last night 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth. they can't win the division any longer and both wild cards are illusions at this point. the rest of this season will simply be to watch the final games of Derek Jeter.

Monday Night Raw was a bit of hit and miss for me last night, sadly with more on the miss side. not sure that was the show you should put together right before the next PPV.

the football game last night was pretty good. it would have been even better if i would have started the running back from the Eagles that went off last night for over 20 fantasy points. it wouldn't have made a difference for me, but losing by 20 is much better than losing by 46.

if my luck in fantasy football keeps going this way, this may be the first season in all my years of playing that i finish in last place. i'm way too competitive to just let that happen, but sometimes it just isn't your season.

looking forward to Big Brother tonight. hopefully i get to see a fucking sociopath get evicted.

it was a little difficult watching the Champions League today knowing that Manchester United is not a part of it this season. well, it does give me something to take an afternoon nap to.

i forgot one thing from my yesterday bitch fest, DIRECTV changed their Sunday Ticket package on me. so, no more Red Zone Channel for me as i refuse to pay an extra $18 a month for something i got for FREE for the last 10 years. so, i'll be watching the Game Mix Channel, which has 8 games on it at a time. talk about speeding up my descent into madness.

got some good music on NoiseTrade today. i'll provide the link below.

that is all for me today. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Judah & The Lion - Sweet Tennessee
William Fitzsimmons - Acoustic Sessions EP
Martha Wainwright - Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole EP

"I always knew I'd accomplish something special - like robbing a bank perhaps." - Mickey Rourke

Monday, September 15, 2014

an awful day

i rarely get a day where everything goes how i would like it in my life. i believe people call that life itself. but yesterday was a cruel reminder of just how awful a day can get. first, the good news...

Manchester United finally looked like a team i could be proud of, destroying QPR 4-0. most of the new boys played great. goals from Di Maria, Herrera, Rooney and Mata. i was hoping to enjoy that victory beer, but then my awful Sunday got going.

my fantasy teams absolutely stunk yesterday. injuries, hardly any touchdowns, did i mention injuries, just fucking god awful. i'm trailing by so much in both games, i won't even bother with the game tonight.

on top of all the that, the New Orleans Saints lost again on a last second field goal. and since i have family members that are Cleveland fans, i'm sure i'm going to hear about it. thankfully, i doubt any of them have the guts to say something to me. this is quickly going from a promising season to how i remember them in my youth. not good.

to put the cherry on my day, the Yankees blew a lead in the ninth and lost 3-2. thank god i didn't watch that game at all. i followed it on the internet as i was watching my Sunday night shows.

as for the Sunday night shows, football went late so i didn't watch much of Big Brother. mom told me i didn't miss much. Boardwalk Empire was excellent. The Strain was great once again. Last Week Tonight had me laughing. Total Divas was good. Ray Donovan was good. and finally, Masters of Sex was really good. i love that that show has made some real improvements from the first season.

tonight, the Yankees are down in that dump in Tampa. i might watch during commercial breaks of other shows.

i am looking forward to Monday Night Raw tonight. hopefully, a beautiful John Cena beat down will happen.

got some disturbing news this morning. a guy i went to school with killed himself. i always get a little leery about news when it comes to the town i grew up in, especially when it involves swat teams and tear gas. sure enough, this time it was someone i knew. we were never real close friends. i never will forget him though, as he was the one to introduce me to the Beastie Boys. so, wherever you may be Shawn, rest in peace.

and to end this depressing blog, what once was a sunny day has turned to rain. there's nothing quite like the pain of waking up from a nap in your favorite chair and your whole damn body is aching. good times.

but, Fed Ex just delivered the new toilet parts for the plumber tomorrow, so maybe life is turning back to the good. at least for a brief few moments.

i need to go take a shower since we won't have water for much of tomorrow. i can't wait for that. just imagine my life if i didn't have patience.

that's all for me for today. hope everyone had a much better weekend than i did. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Joe Bonamassa - Midnight Blues (Live)
Tinsley Ellis - Kiss of Death
Dr. Dog - Shadow People
Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
Grace Potter - I Shall Be Released (Live)

"I have not told half of what I saw." - Marco Polo

Sunday, September 14, 2014

it was cold enough to turn back on the furnace

when i saw the weather report that it was going to get down to low 40's overnight, i didn't think much of it. but, after mistakenly leaving a window open late into the evening, i'm really happy i thought about turning the heat back on for this morning. this house would be amazingly cold if i didn't. it's bad enough that both my mother and i are coming down with the sniffles. not exactly how i wanted to start this busy ass day.

Ohio State whipped Kent State yesterday 66-0. that's how you should respond to a loss.

the Yankees won 3-2 yesterday. i can't say i watched more than 5 minutes of the game. they play again tonight. i imagine i'll watch even less of that game, especially with it being on ESPN.

i did watch most of the Madrid derby yesterday. amazing given all the names Real Madrid has and they still lost at home. i was in and out of a few other games the rest of the day. other than that, most of the day i had a Bath Crashers marathon on. since we're thinking about moving, we're getting back into new home vs. old home mode when watching these shows.

the new episode of ROH was excellent last night. both matches were great.

Manchester United plays QPR later this morning. hopefully all the new boys play and they FINALLY get a win. it will be weird to see Rio in a different uniform today.

i need to get the animals fed and the trash picked up before that happens. plus, i probably should get some breakfast in me as well.

after a good 7 hours or so of the NFL today, i'll definitely be ready for my Sunday night shows. i believe all of them are on tonight. i haven't done my usual anal planning ahead. Big Brother, Boardwalk Empire, The Strain, Last Week Tonight, Total Divas, Ray Donovan, and Masters of Sex. yet another long night where i really could use a DVR.

i believe my sister goes back to her home later today. it's always nice to have her down here. of course, looks like we're going to be up at her place more often as amazingly enough, the hockey season starts back up in a week from now. i'm not sure how much i'll really be into watching 2 teams i couldn't give a shit about. but, there are plenty of ex-New York Rangers around the league that i'll certainly remember the names. more on that in the coming weeks.

alright, enough of my rambling. i need to get going. hopefully everyone enjoyed their Saturday. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time today.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease.


The Chemical Brothers - One Too Many Mornings
U2 - The Troubles
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

"Once you make it to your point of making it, you'll appreciate the struggle." - Nas

Saturday, September 13, 2014

this feels like it's going to be a long weekend

as i was watching the Yankees piss away any chance at the playoffs yesterday, i just thought about how this could be one long ass weekend when it comes to sports. and it is times like this that i wonder why i'm not like other writers or artists or whatnot and not give two shits about sports. oh, that's right, i was busy for the first 16 years of my life trying to win my father's love. and sadly, when you start an addiction that young, it never goes away.

had another lovely conversation with the dream woman this morning. and that's not pure sarcasm today. things are definitely pointing in the direction that we will meet soon. that's a true holy shit moment in my life.

the Yankees lost both games of the doubleheader yesterday. 2-1 in 11 innings and 5-0 in the nightcap. how you play 20 innings in that bandbox in Baltimore and only score 1 run is a mystery to me. they play again today but i have way too many other things to watch to give a shit about it.

Ohio State plays today at noon. i really hope they play about 10000000000000000000000000% better than last week.

the rest of the day will be spent watching some soccer, college football, and hanging out with my sister. she got here late last night after her interesting day sitting in traffic on I-75. seems like she really liked her birthday gifts.

got an email yesterday notifying me that my DNA results have arrived for that ancestry.com shit. i guess in 6 to 8 weeks i'll have some answers to questions i never bothered to think about.

i watched the new episode of The Knick last night on Cinemax. another great episode. and i really like the post-op part of the show after it is over. i really love that they do their best to stay true to the time of the series. it's fucking shocking to see how far medicine has come in just over 100 years.

i'm really looking forward to the new episode of ROH tonight.

i'd like to thank Adrian Peterson for giving my fantasy football team a chance this week. and i'm really happy i didn't draft him this year.

i will most likely be on here tomorrow before Manchester United plays in the morning.

i hope everyone has a great weekend. tip your waitress well and only fuck the ones that cough. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


The Ragged Jubilee - I Can't Stop Loving You
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Poor Man's Son
Thriving Ivory - Angels On the Moon
Young the Giant - My Body

"Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen." - Amy Winehouse

just saw some Big Brother news that has made me a very happy, happy, HAPPY man.

Friday, September 12, 2014

the taste of vomit in the back of your mouth

there's nothing quite like the feeling of coughing while sitting at the computer and suddenly you feel some vomit in the back of your mouth. of course, it must have been a phantom pain recall from my heavy drinking days, as there was nothing there by the time i got to the bathroom. so, after a good rinse of listerine, here i am.

had a long conversation with the dream woman this morning. i think we have a better understanding of where each of us are coming from. i'm a romantic and she is obsessed with money. this is either going to be one of the wildest rides i've ever been on or the thing that will kill me. should make for some interesting poetry.

i'm currently running on about 4 hours of sleep. not sure why i didn't get to bed until when i did as it was a great night for sleeping. i listened to a podcast and suddenly, it was 3 in the morning. i can't see me making it much longer before i take a nap. well, the Yankees do play this afternoon.

speaking of the Yankees, yet another improbable win last night. they went from being no hit for 7 1/3 innings to winning 5-4 on a walk off home run from Chris Young. that's two straight games of coming from 4 runs behind to win. they at least have a pulse now. they start a series with Baltimore today with a day/night doubleheader. if they sweep both games today, i might actually believe they have a chance.

just had my third trip to the shitter this morning. i've got a feeling the coleslaw from last night is the culprit. oh, and enjoy the visual.

today might be one of the coolest days since winter here. i might actually have to wear some warmer clothes. of course, i always enjoy when the weather gets back to fat guy size clothes weather.

i believe my sister is coming down here this evening. and hopefully the plumber is coming this afternoon to look at the toilet in the new bathroom. mom ordered the replacement parts for the toilet in the old bathroom this morning. if our luck continues like this, we'll be shitting outside. fingers crossed.

i picked the game right last night. hopefully that means good things for this weekend. sadly, my fantasy players did much of nothing last night. hopefully that isn't a sign for things to come this weekend.

Married and You're the Worst were good last night. next week is the season finale for both.

other than sports today, i guess i'll turn the tv over to my sister and maybe get some writing done. that all depends on when she arrives here tonight. i know how she loves Dateline and shows like that. i keep telling her she's single because of shows like that.

that's all for me for now. i'm off to go feed the cats and watch some baseball. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Arcade Fire- Wake Up
My Morning Jacket - Suspicious Minds (Live)
Calvin Harris w/Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love

"A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone." - Leonard Peltier


Thursday, September 11, 2014

the big cool down

well, we had the line of fuck you storms come through last night. we didn't get much of the action, as that was mostly to the north of us. what we did get was a big cool down. it's been in the 60's all day long. was actually able to open up the house and let it air out.

just when i thought the water problems were over with... one of the toilets started acting up today. good times.

the Yankees started horribly last night. down 4 runs and had their starting pitcher knocked out in the first inning. but, it was one of the rare nights they actually showed some backbone and gave a shit. they went on to win 8-5. my first victory beer since god knows when. they play again tonight.

Big Brother was pretty good last night. thankfully, there is a new HOH. i might get my wish of Frankie getting evicted after all.

The Bridge was great once again last night. i love all the different layers of the show. and just how much of it is intertwined with everything else. what a fantastic web.

other than the NFL game tonight, i'll be watching Married and You're the Worst on FX.

i do have a couple fantasy players going tonight. i've picked Baltimore to win, mostly just by going with my gut.

i wrote 3 poems last night as there was no way i could fall asleep with how my body was aching in the rain. i typed them up this afternoon and think i may have a few winners in the batch.

i heard from the dream woman today. told her i missed her and she seemed shocked. said i didn't act like i wanted to get to know her better. so, i suppose the poems, the messages on Google+, and the voice messages were just me twiddling my fucking thumbs. i suppose what i learned as a teen is correct; i'll never fucking understand women.

after i get this done i'm going to take a long shower.

mom went to the audiologist today. i guess she's lost more hearing in her ear. they are going to try a different kind of hearing aid with her. i feel bad for her. she's under so much fucking stress that her body is breaking down now. hopefully, one of the doctors just force her to retire. that could be the best thing to happen to her. and considering she's vastly underpaid with what she does anyway, she's not going to notice much of a difference in money.

so, on that high note, that's all for me today. thank you for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Van Morrison - Moondance
Fiona Apple - Tidal

"Life is a traveling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken." - D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

response from The Camel Saloon

i heard back from Russell at The Camel Saloon on my poetry submission from earlier in the day. my poem "try to hide the shock" has been accepted for publication.

busy doing nothing

since some people that tell me they love me think i'm just bullshitting myself with this poetry thing, i wanted to pass on the news that i sent out 30 poems today. 5 each to Carcinogenic Poetry, 5 AM, and Presa Magazine; 3 each to Napalm and Novocain, Pyrokinection, Dead Snakes, The Camel Saloon, and Fuck Art, Let's Dance. when i hear back from these places, i'll pass along the verdicts here on the blog.

i talked to my sister today. she's been really getting into this ancestry.com shit. i humored her and my mother and did that DNA kit for them. i'm not really interested with the results unless it's something other than what i've been told all my life. i believe i am part Irish, Scottish, and German. if it comes back different than that, i might be mildly amused. my sister on the other hand is tracing shit back to the middle ages. good for her. i don't really want to know about the long line of assholes and alcoholics we came from.

made my football picks today and juggled both of my fantasy football teams a little. as usual, i have some injury concerns and i'm trying to take advantage of players being let go way too early by owners. that's usually how you win a championship.

the Yankees lost last night 4-3. i might have watched a few innings but that was it. i doubt i watch that much tonight.

we're under a tornado watch for tonight. that should make things interesting as there is a line of fuck you storms supposed to come through the area tonight. i hate night storms. they tend to come out of fucking nowhere.

Big Brother last night was pretty good. i did find myself laughing a few times. i can't wait to see the looks on their faces tonight when they realize the last week of the show has to be played again, all in one night. and hopefully, fucking Frankie gets evicted tonight. please.

i also watched Inside the NFL last night. it certainly isn't the show i grew up watching.

i'm really looking forward to The Bridge tonight. hopefully the storms stay away until i've seen the episode.

that's really all for me today. i've got some podcasts to go listen to and a weather radar to go watch. thanks again for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Steve Earle - Colorado Girl
Drive-By Truckers - Grand Canyon
K's Choice - Not an Addict

"Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger." - Arnold Palmer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

one crisis averted

our water problems here on the farm are over (knock on wood). turns out it wasn't the well that was fucked up, it was our holding tank. the bladder inside of it had ruptured. thankfully, the guys at Complete Plumbing got it fixed and did it in a timely manner. they finished up just about as i was getting done with mowing the grass. i really appreciate that, as i desperately needed a shower after mowing weeds for 4 hours. i really recommend that company if you have any plumbing problems. they are really good people and do really good work, 24/7.

thankfully, the weather really helped me yesterday while mowing. it was a little cloudy, a bit of a breeze, and no humidity. that made it really easy to get it done quickly. the backyard looks completely different.

i was a bit skeptical when i saw U2 released their new album today for FREE on iTunes. of course, i downloaded it. it's actually not bad. 4 of the songs i would say are really damn good. now, i don't know if they are going to go into the all-time best from the band, only time will tell that. but i definitely think it is worth a listen.

Monday Night Raw last night was excellent. i could have done without the Jerry Springer shit, but to see Y2J go off from the top of the cage last night was one of those truly HOLY SHIT moments. and then to see Seth Rollins do it as well 3 hours later... that was great. if John Cena ever had the guts to go heel, i would actually like to see him with Paul Heyman. that could be one of those odd pairings that actually could work. of course it will never happen...

the Yankees play tonight. i'm not yet sure if i'm going to bother to watch. although, i will drink if they win.

Big Brother is on tonight as well. of course, due to the new gimmick in the show, nothing that happens tonight means anything. of course, the house guests don't know that.

other than that stuff tonight, i suppose i'll be flipping around the channels. would be a good night to get some sleep i suppose.

i lost both of my fantasy football matches yesterday. not exactly how i wanted to start the season. i've put in some waiver claims to hopefully have a better week 2. i did go 11-5 in picking games, so that's not bad.

while i should have been doing my laundry, i watched some EURO 2016 qualifying today and the USA basketball game. we're supposed to get some nasty storms tomorrow, so i guess laundry is going to have to wait for now. i'm still good on underwear, so... (try getting that visual out of your mind)

hopefully the storms hold off long enough for me to get some poems out tomorrow. i have 30 ready to go. that should be a good start to the month.

that's all for me today. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Son of Dov - Spartan and Free
Banks - Beggin For Thread
U2 - Songs of Innocence

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy

Monday, September 8, 2014

and a long day gets even longer...

one of the downsides of being a sports fanatic is when all of your teams get on a bad streak at the same time, it takes every ounce of your existence not to be a complete asshole to the world. and after this past weekend, all my ounces are used up it seems. thankfully, i'm going to spend most of today out mowing grass.

of course, we're having water problems out here on the farm as well right now. i'm concerned that the well is maybe starting to dry up. or maybe the well pump has gone bad. or maybe the hot water heater is getting ready to blow. or maybe i'm going to be in a hotel tonight to be able to shit and shower. good times. the place we called wasn't sure if they could make it out here today. lovely.

the Derek Jeter day ceremonies were great yesterday. plenty of names came out. seeing Michael Jordan was a bit of a surprise. Jeter of course was spot on the money with his comments. fittingly, the Yankees lost the game 2-0, which is basically the last nail in the coffin of their season. hard to lose a series with not giving up an earned run in the two losses. but this Yankees team manages to do the unthinkable. hopefully 2 seasons in a row without the playoffs will start to change some things.

the Saints lost in overtime yesterday. i was really disappointed with the defense. just plain awful.

as for my fantasy teams, they followed suit. under performed at nearly every position. i'm trailing in both matches by a large enough margin that i really won't give a shit about the two games tonight. thankfully, my picks went pretty good.

the shows on Sunday night were excellent. Big Brother had the engagement of Jeff and Jordan. hard to believe they are still together after 5 years. Boardwalk Empire was great. i think they did an excellent job of setting up the final season. The Strain was awesome. that show just keeps getting better and better. Last Week Tonight had me laughing. Total Divas was good. i mostly watched for the behind the scenes shit and Rosa Mendes. she's one of my favorites, if you know what i mean. Ray Donovan was good once again. Masters of Sex was good as well, although i did fall asleep after 20 minutes. amazingly, i woke up at the end of it and was awake long enough to see what i missed before i fell asleep again. the ending of the show was excellent.

tonight i'll be watching Monday Night Raw. i'm really looking forward to the steel cage match between Y2J and Bray Wyatt tonight. that should steal the show.

i got some great FREE music on NoiseTrade this morning. if you haven't heard of Justin Townes Earle, please crawl out from under that rock and enjoy. i'll provide the link below.

i need to go get the mail and the trash cans picked up so i can start mowing grass this afternoon. most of the grass won't take me long. sadly, there are parts of the backyard that are well over a foot high. at least it's not supposed to be hot and humid this afternoon. the backyard is probably going to take up most of my time out there.

that's all for me today. i hope everyone had a great weekend. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

take it easy and then take it again...


Justin Townes Earle - NoiseTrade Eastside Manor Session

"I've become a captive of my own ambitions." - Patsy Cline
a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister. i'll try to give you a call before i get my usual sunburn from mowing the grass. i would say how old she is but i learned a long time ago that some women don't like that. so, let's just say she looks younger than she is. enjoy your wine.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

where do the hours go

when i sit back and look at everything i want to do today, i quickly realize there's no fucking way i will get everything done. there simply isn't enough hours in the day. here's a quick recap of my day yesterday...

mom and i went to a local pizza joint. got way too much food, so i knew what i was having for dinner. came home and watched sports. was happy and then completely dejected. then took an unwanted nap and didn't get back to bed until 5 this morning. good times.

the Yankees won yesterday 6-2. helps that the Royals starter left after the first pitch. today is Derek Jeter day. knowing the Yankees, it will be long, plenty of nostalgia, over the top, a tad bit tacky, did i mention long, but in the end, it has to be before another win. if they lose today, just about any good chance of making the playoffs will be gone.

Ohio State got fucking humbled last night by Virginia Tech, 35-21. it was probably exactly what the kids needed. a week in Columbus where they are treated like pieces of shit because they lost a home game. then, maybe they will understand the importance of that jersey to so many people. of course, maybe the coaches will actually come up with a better game plan next time.

of course, as a conference yesterday, the Big Ten proved that they fucking suck. all the teams that played anybody lost. things have certainly changed since my youth.

ROH was great last night. so great, i watched it twice. if you love tag team wrestling, i highly urge you watching any match the Young Bucks are in. easily the best tag team going today.

today will be a clusterfuck for me after football goes off. if i did my planning correctly, i'll be getting to bed at 3 in the morning. if there was any day i really could use a DVR, it is today. after football, it will be Big Brother, Boardwalk Empire, The Strain, Last Week Tonight, Total Divas, Ray Donovan, and ending with Masters of Sex. i doubt i'll make it through all of it.

my fantasy lineups are set. i don't really have any injury concerns going into the games today. my quarterbacks don't play until the 4 o'clock games, so i'll be paying most of my attention to the Saints game early. hopefully this is the year where they can put it all together again and win another title.

before all of that happens, i have to get some breakfast in me, pick up all the damn trash and get it down to the end of the lane. plus, feed the cats and birds and try to get all of that done in the next 90 minutes. thank god it's not raining.

that's all for me today. hope your Sunday is a good one for you. thank you for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your time.

be well. be creative, be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Barbarian Overlords - The Harvester
The Orwells - Let It Burn
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Pantera - I'm Broken

"Death is very often referred to as a good career move." - Buddy Holly

Saturday, September 6, 2014

and here comes the rain

when i felt my back starting to tighten up last night, i knew the rain wasn't far behind. sure enough, a few hours later there was lightning and rain. at least this cold front has cooled things way down. i'll trade a little pain in order to be comfortable.

the Yankees were fucking clueless last night. they pissed away another great pitching performance and lost 1-0. they might as well be dead. they play again this afternoon. i'll be busy watching college football.

thankfully, the Yankees were done by the time The Knick came on last night. another great episode. i'm really enjoying the slow reveal of the deeper aspects of the characters. can't wait for the next one.

not much happened at the grocery store yesterday. though, there was one blonde in a Nirvana t-shirt that won't be leaving my mind anytime soon. i love a beautiful woman with interesting tattoos.

i did do some poetry work last night. came up with 30 unpublished poems to send out. i believe i have the places where i want to send them to, but i need to do the fine detail work to make sure i'm not sending rejected poems back to the place that rejected them. i'll find some time this afternoon between college football and cleaning toilets to get that done.

Ohio State doesn't play until tonight, so most of my afternoon will be bouncing between college football games and probably some soccer.

tonight, the new episode of ROH should be really good. other than that, if i am still awake, i imagine i'll be watching some football from the west coast.

found some FREE music on NoiseTrade this morning. just more proof that i'm a sucker for hipster music out of Brooklyn. i'll provide the link below.

off to go get the mail and food for the animals out here. this should be fun, lifting 40 lbs. of food while my back is barking. good times.

that's all for me today. hope everyone has a great weekend. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


Lucius - Lucius Get Noisey

"I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing." - Roger Waters

Friday, September 5, 2014

another hot and humid day

yet another day when it's over 90 degrees at noon. i knew it was pretty bad when i went out to feed the cats and none of them greeted me. even after a few whistles, only two of them even bothered to look out of the barn stall. that's a good sign that it was really fucking hot. of course, they are calling for some storms tonight as a cold front is coming. just in time for high school football. good times.

i did watch some of the NFL game last night. i picked the winner right. Seattle looks like they are going to be tough to beat this year. hopefully the Saints can pull it off this season.

Nicole was evicted as i expected last night on Big Brother. and then i got my hopes up that Frankie was going to be next. sadly, that fucker won the POV, so Christine was evicted. they did reveal a new gimmick on the show. if it's anything like the rest of this season, i'm going to be disappointed.

Married was pretty funny last night. You're the Worst was great and had an ending that i didn't see coming. can't wait to see what happens next week.

after a trip to the grocery store later today, i figure i'll be watching the Stand Up to Cancer event on tv tonight. i lost my stepfather to that fucking disease, so i'm sure the emotions will be stirring for me. plus, it's on basically every channel, so there won't be much else to watch.

the Yankees got behind last night but came back to win it late, 5-4. it was nice to see 2 HUGE home runs in the bottom of the ninth to do it. 2 days in a row they have shown they care. now, try doing it against a first place team. they start a series with the Royals tonight.

i've had a fun day dealing with some water issues out here on the farm. usually when a sink is running slow, it means the filter is ready to be changed. i checked the filter, it was mostly clean, but i changed it anyway. that didn't work. so, now i'm guessing there's a buildup of gunk and god knows what else clogging the water. then, a few hours later, the toilets had a hard time flushing. i'm guessing it was an air pocket that was fucking things up. should make my shower interesting here in a few minutes.

i will most likely be working on some poems late tonight as i decided to be a lazy ass for most of today. plus, i think i do my best work at night anyway.

i will probably be on here tomorrow morning at some time. another day full of college football. Ohio State has a decent challenge with Virginia Tech tomorrow. plus, there are some pretty big games for just week 2.

i want to get a shower in before i go to the store. i, at the very least, try to be presentable when i go out into public. clean underwear usually helps in that regard.

so with that lovely visual, i bid you adieu. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


Arcade Fire - Wake Up
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
The Horrors - Still Life
Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
The Verve - Drugs Don't Work

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on." - Bob Newhart

Thursday, September 4, 2014

let the fun begin

it was nearly 90 degrees today before it was noon. and, of course, i have no clean shorts. at least i had some thin pants i could wear and not be sweltering to death in. i just love when it decides it's going to be summer right when it should be cooling down. i know the damn crops don't need this heat. this is the kind of shit that takes a great harvest to well, what could have been. hopefully it will cool down soon.

the Yankees played like they gave a shit last night, winning 5-1. when they can do that for a few weeks in a row, i'll start giving a shit again.

Big Brother was what i figured it would be last night. hopefully after Nicole gets evicted again tonight, Frankie is the next to go. there's a double eviction tonight, so at least there is hope.

The Bridge was spectacular last night. the violence has really picked up in these last few episodes and next week looks to be even better. best show going today.

tonight is the start of the NFL season. i have no players going tonight, so i'll be in and out of the game all night long. other than Big Brother, tonight i'll be watching Married and You're the Worst on the best network going today, FX.

looks like we're going to have to hit the grocery store here soon. i'm guessing tomorrow, hopefully before the storms come. there's nothing quite like carrying in groceries in a thunderstorm with a bad back. pure fucking joy.

if i do get some time tomorrow, i'm going to get the next batch of poems ready to go out. i really have no clue how many i have to send out. that will kind of determine how many places i send to. and since the fall sports are getting ready to take over my life, my next batch of work will be going out in one of my classic typing at 3 in the morning sessions. as long as the victory beers are flowing, all will be well.

that's all for me today. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


Social Distortion - Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell

"You can find my book at your favorite bookstore, and if it isn't there, find a new favorite." - Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 - September 4, 2014)


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

a productive day

i got a line stuck in my head last night that i absolutely loved but had to get down on paper as quickly as i could. around 3 in the morning, i kept repeating the line and then a story came out. i wrote it down and it became my first 2 page poem in god knows when. i really, really LOVE this poem. i have no clue where i'm going to try to get it published since it is so long, but i will hopefully get that done before the end of the year. if not, maybe i make up a broadsheet or something and try to sell the fucker around. or a Christmas gift. who knows.

i had to get gas for my truck and the lawn tractor today. of course, i had to put air in my front tires before i could go do that. nothing quite like the joy of sweating your ass off while trying not to fuck up your back putting air in the tires. now, hopefully i will get a chance to mow the farm before it fucking rains again out here. the grass hasn't grown at all, but the weeds are fucking impressive looking right now.

mom had a long doctor's appointment today. she told me what the doctor told her and i'm not really happy about it. let's just say i really hope her disability insurance doesn't try to fuck around with this shit.

the Yankees played like absolute shit last night. you know the season is over when they can't beat last place teams. lost 9-4 to the shitty Red Sox. they play again tonight. i almost could give a shit.

i got home from getting gas today just in time to see the goal the USA scored to beat the Czech Republic for the first time ever today. what i really loved was just how young the team was. many were making their first appearance for the USA. winning 1-0 in Europe is always a good thing, no matter who they play. i really like the direction this team is going in for 2018.

tonight on television i will be watching Caleb be a complete pussy on Big Brother. and hopefully another outstanding episode of The Bridge.

after watching Inside the NFL and Hard Knocks last night, i'm really ready for the season to start. my two fantasy teams are in order. hopefully, i get off to a good start.

that's pretty much all for me today. thank you for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked
FKA Twigs - LP1

"You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing." - Charlie Sheen

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

a sunny rain

i remember seeing it once when i was a child on vacation in Florida. the sun was out but it was raining. 1/2 of the Days Inn was in the rain, the other half in the sun. and still when i see it to this day, i'm a little amazed. most people are more concerned that i remember shit vividly from 30 years ago.

i was in a much better mood today. of course, Frontier Communications decided they wanted to test my patience this morning. and when the internet went out, i was livid. but, i had to keep it quiet as my mother was on a conference call for work. luckily (for them), the internet was only out for 3 minutes. i guess i should expect an outage anytime it rains anymore. life out here in the sticks. can't imagine why i want to move.

the Yankees play Boston tonight. they expanded the roster today with the September call ups. i doubt they help at all. hard to believe this will be the last month of Jeter's career. unless a playoff miracle happens. i'm not holding my breath.

Monday Night Raw was pretty good last night. i didn't watch much of it as i was busy doing the blog and checking emails. hopefully Michael Sam turns down the invitation to appear on the show next week. i can't imagine this turning out good.

as for tonight, i believe the season finale of Hard Knocks is on. another chance to laugh at the Falcons. can't pass that up.

i got some free music today at NoiseTrade, iTunes, and from Kia. i'm at the point now where if it is free, i'm in. you'll see that below.

i've got a big pile of dishes to do. i suppose i should try to get that done before the baseball game.

oh, i nearly forgot the good news i had yesterday that was completely overshadowed by my anger... i lost 3 pounds last month. i'm not exactly trying to lose weight but i do know i need to lose some. so i figured dropping 3 pounds just by pure apathy is a good start.

that's all for me today. thanks for allowing me to waste a few minutes of your precious time.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease my enemies...


Maroon 5 - Animals  (FREE for another 24 hours or so)
Royal Blood - Figure It Out
The Dirty Guv'nahs - Hearts on Fire (FREE for only 2 weeks)

"I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems." - Keanu Reeves