Monthly Archives: October 2012
Then on that same night the sun refused to set.
I was not at all amused–I told the sun so.
You shook your fists like nobody’s business.
That was a mistake.
The moon showed up with angry meteorites
and pissed-off comets, but they were no match for us.
I told them this. And I was not at all kind.
That was all it took.
The sun started to cry which began a chain
reaction until, one by one, stars took to
flinging themselves from lofty constellations.
You held out your hands.
Then I remembered, you rode the bench in sports.
As far as catching things, you were a symptom
of health. So as the universe collapsed I
did have my concerns.
But I stood by you, friend, watching you fail
over and over and over and, oh, over again.
I saluted you and I took off my hat.
Then I crossed myself
as the earth swallowed us up. Man, was I mad.
I told the earth so but you were also mad
by then, still trying to catch stars still falling.
That’s when I woke up.
Suzy Specter at the Underground Horror fest in Tulsa, OK. 2011
Update by Russ McSpadden
Alas, the wild and wet dream of an ecotopia in Bolivia is but lies on paper and another example of the emptiness of beautiful intentions applied to government rhetoric. The poetry and land-based traditions written into law have been mutilated by the petty drones of bureaucracy and the corruption of the powerful. The article below was written in December 2010, in the salad days of Evo’s hope and change campaign and we all wanted to believe. Please read the article, for the points are factual regarding the Law of Mother Earth as written into the Bolivian constitution, but they have since been stomped on by the very same Bolivian government. Like those in power before him, Evo Morales has pushed forward with mega projects that violate indigenous rights, scar the earth, and disrupt working class struggles. For more details consider reading Decepcion in Bolivia: Evo on…
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Tis good to have friends you can brag about at parties. This film is co-written by a friend, Edward Romero, who now lives in California. I saw this show a couple of years ago at the Tulsa Horror Fest–first full length fix I ever seen from Romero. I liked it. Now I find that I can watch the thing over at Youtube movies….so I am going to do just that. (Oh, yeah, I almost forgot… here I am jammin’ on the bass guitar at a little Oklahoma dive with Jed’s Dead–Ed is the singer in these videos here) (Don’t miss Butterfly also from the mind of Edward E. Romero)
Here’s the Ashes Trailer for ya.
The cure is worse than the disease.
A brilliant, obsessive doctor working on a cure for AIDS unwittingly invents an aggressive new bacteria that deteriorates the body and enrages the mind. Now he must stop the infection before it destroys him and everyone he loves.