"…and not for five minutes will I be distracted from the wonder…"

mix(ture) it up…

Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 30, 2004 at 1:45 pm

for all of you in and around jackson, don’t forget william goodman’s and richard mckey’s show this thursday (august september 2nd) during the season’s first fondren art walk…click ‘more’ for the full run down…

hope to see y’all there…

and while we’re on the subject of willieG, check out a portrait of the artist as a young, serious, soccer extrordanaire that i ran across in the bookstore the other day…


Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 27, 2004 at 3:40 pm

Since school’s back in we’re going to have a pop quiz. [*groan*] Hey look, we could always do this after school. [silence] That’s what I thought. Ok here we go.

  1. Appearing tonight (Fri) at George St. is:
    1. The Cary Hudson Trio
    2. Renowned Proust lecturer, Reginald Finnsbury of the Kinslow Institute
    3. Charro nude
  2. Droning yet hard-edged, twangy rock describes:
    1. The Myrtles at Martin’s this Saturday
    2. A Spring afternoon with Jamie Farr
    3. The sensation of relaxed muscles after an urgent piss
  3. Monday night at George Street, Tate Moore will be singing and playing solo:
    1. Acoustic guitar
    2. Bassoon
    3. Sausage

[Bonus] If I were a Twinkie, with what would you fill me?

and a little ditty that fell out of the sky and into my head earlier this afternoon:

3:09 pm @ work and i’m struck by a sudden sun-kist jones
so i forsake the car
for a walk to the store down the street
to get a little me time with my mistress, my city;

i’m no more than 50 feet out the door
and i’ve found god(s) in the cracks of the sidewalk
made slow love with my eyes to the patterns of the bricks
on the sides of the office buildings that line the street;

at the shell station
the cashier calls me ‘boo’
as she hands me my change
her long feline fingernails clicking
against the coins
while i gaze @ the homemade tweetie tattoo
on her lovely ebony arm;

and on the walk back
i’m praying to the power lines
silhouetted above me in the dirty light
of this hazy humid day
and then i’m invisible
wrapped tightly in arms of now

hope to see some of y’all out and bout this weekend…methinks it’s gonna be a good one…

bluegrass goodbye…

Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 25, 2004 at 4:41 pm

jamie weems just stopped the store to pass on the sad news that hal and mals has decided to end bluegrass night …the last one is tonight (wed) @ 8:30…admission is free…the vernon brothers will be putting to bed what was for many years a jackson institution…i’ve gotta go to brookhaven tonight, but if you are a bluegrass/roots music fan and/or have enjoyed bluegrass nights in the past, stop by and give one last show of support…

about me…

Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 21, 2004 at 2:28 pm

ever since i’ve been on friendster i’ve continually added to the ‘about me’ section and it’s turned into a weird/somewhat (un?)interesting little missive which i find somewhat funny, as i don’t really even believe in ‘me’s’ a lot of the time anyways…but in the interest of self-serving egotism, i present it for your reading pleasure/displeasure…

i’m married to a city and she’s a harsh mistress…sounds weird but it’s true…pray we don’t have kids…i say things i don’t mean, mean things i don’t say…i think there is nothing sexier than sincerity (tempered with a healthy dose of absurd silliness)…i want to take a nap in the general vicinity of william blake’s grave…my favorite game is to see how many different ways people can pigeon hole me…i care more about the journey than the destination, more about the process than the results…i don’t choose sides and they don’t choose me…i’m six years behind the times and therefore 14 years ahead…one among many…i enjoy taking showers in the dark…i’m in love with the impossible…i believe in crystal lite because i believe in me….hint: it’s easy to tell my favorite clothes: they’ve either got wine stains or ink stains (the extra special ones have both)…the feeling of the world’s possibility and experience growing exponentially around me is both thrilling and terrifying…am i a character in the story of your life or are you a character in mine?…foosball wizard…i’m often too mercurial to put up with and am addicted to silence…i have a healthy fascination with power lines…for as much as i love the world i don’t really understand people and their motivations…i’m incurably addicted to sunkist soda and boiled peanuts…i think that both god and the devil are in the details and they are giggling uncontrollably at every last one of us, arm in arm…i’m curious if there is a difference b/w ‘want’ and ‘need’…1.5 parts techGeek, 1 part wordsmith, .5 parts redneck…last spring after inventorying the contents of my car i coined the term ‘techNeck’ after finding a laptop, digicam, shotgun, fishing rod, tackle box, and music ranging from autechre and bola to hank williams and gram parsons…i am the sum of my contradictions…go figure…


Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 19, 2004 at 3:35 pm

Western Union
2004 AUG 19 PM 04 25
Received at Main Office Jackson, Miss.

N5849 20 NU = Tillatoba

Spirits high <stop> Progress made <stop> Top hat ruined <stop> Inexcusable pancakes <stop> Chapped ass <stop>

Thurs, Drive-By Truckers, H&M’s <stop> BeBop tickets cheaper <stop> Fri, Willie Heath Neal, Martins <stop> Sat, Taylor Gro., George St. & Young Agent Jones, Martins <stop> Both exemplary <stop>


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Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 14, 2004 at 10:25 am

another grand day here in jackson, cool and with a light breeze…i have never once read a passage that could adequately describe how the light and air feel in mississippi when fall makes its first purchase (if you know one, please send it to me)…but some things are best left felt rather than said i guess…today’s paradox to ponder is that this weather is brought to us in great part by hurricane charley, which has ravaged southwest florida and probably killed a fair number of people…all in all, though, it can’t destroy our glorious day…get out and worship the sun, if only because i can’t…working all day 🙁 but jill & cody came to visit :)…


Uncategorized — d-ashes on August 13, 2004 at 10:36 am

very interesting article in wired about how ePublishing is gaining a foothold on the web…in the same vein as wilco’s previous success with alternate payment models, it seems that honesty and hard-work on the production end repays itself with honesty and payment on the consumer end…forever forward…
and today is friday the 13th…my lucky day…gotta be lucky for somebody right?? hope it’s as interesting as the last friday the 13th

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