Archive for May, 2010

OUR MOTHERS

faked by Monday, May 31st, 2010

Expired 669 film, Polaroid 420 Land Camera, battered Smith-Corona, inky thumbs, Jackson, Miss. 2010.

GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM KILL ME A SON

faked by Monday, May 31st, 2010

When they were on the
set for the Rock gotta
change that goddam title said
the old carny the makeupman
said Hal his teeth are just fucked,
snaggled like a tiger
& the boy blushed because
they were
so the boss said
just fix it & make sure they look rite.

They used a yard of
Polident to hold
the caps down but didnt count
on the fact that he was a
bluff tornado atomic powered
striptease.

During the big number he
shook it like a
barroom queen & one of those
mighty white hundred dollar
shreds of porcelain
jumped right down his throat
3% royalty be damned.

Shit shit I done swallered it said the boy,
but nobody believed the
joy buzzer king until they got up close &
heard the whistling backbeat to
his breath.

That night at Cedars-Sinai a
drunk & exhausted but
well-respected fortysomething
gently eased the chords aside I mean
slid the cords aside & plucked
the cap from the boy’s lung
just like Butterflies in the Stomach or
Spare Ribs or Charley Horse except
that didnt come until 1965,
thankyou Mr. Spinello.

Girls cried in the lobby & even
the old carny daubed at his brow,
visibly moved.

Good job doc they all said although
for the life of him the
surgeon didn’t know why.

That night he sped home
like always a pint of
Seagram’s in his belly another one
between his thighs easing the Alfa
past 90 past the horizon into
the driveway.

The blonde clinked cubes
into crystal & put needle to Sinatra slid
arms around his neck as he laughed &
said honey you won’t believe
this hillbilly parade today.

May 24-25, 2010.

82

faked by Sunday, May 30th, 2010

In going through boxes of old papers looking for fliers and setlists I found a receipt from January 23, 2000, from Flo & Eddie’s in Starkville. I remember that Jennifer Knight & Amanda Garriga were playing. The tab is for three draft beers, seventeen premium, two import, and one call. It’s $82, and in turn of the century dollars that’s roughly $16,000 Ameros. I cannot recall who the heck else helped me drink 22 beers, but I hope we had a good time.

HEY CUZ

faked by Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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DON’T THE MOON LOOK GOOD MAMA

faked by Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Polaroid 600, Biloxi, Miss. (2008), battered Smith-Corona with shifty ribbon (2010). Taken the day after this night.

You can snag Paul Westerberg covering “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” over at captain’s dead.

I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET

faked by Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

“I been
across the Mason-Dixon
twice, and
both times
it was a Goddamned mistake.”

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THEN I’M RADIO AND THEN I’M TELEVISION

faked by Monday, May 24th, 2010

Polaroid 600 film, JXN MISS., Fortification Street; Smith-Corona with a shifty ribbon.

Here are eleven things in Belhaven this Saturday morning.

faked by Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Dead snake, old friend’s voice
rainbow sticker on a Saturn,
shaped like a cowboy.

No Trespassing sign on a
condemned house, bamboo
Bamboo by the bushel & peck.

Fearless squirrels, jittery &
gray, a poster of a neon
banana Peel Slowly.

Sawhorses with a front door.
Watch out for your
sister, Christa.

Anna singing Al Green
in the yard, blond boy in
a red velvet guitar case.

COULD YOU HELP ME PLACE THIS CALL?

faked by Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Polaroid 600 (2007 or thereabouts).

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DO YOU REMEMBER YR PRESIDENT NIXON

faked by Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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