Art Worshipers & Artistic Legalists

Sometime in the last couple of years, I was politely accosted after a set at the Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff by an artistic legalist. An artistic legalist is somebody who lacks imagination, is adamantine in his legalistic religious beliefs about art, and imposes this oxymoronically-unyielding void on everyone around him.  Artistic legalists aren't art … Continue reading Art Worshipers & Artistic Legalists


American Parthenon

Touring the drive-in ruins of modern America, greaser ghost & bellhop, bungalows in the sand   Sad diner broken windows, fast-food parthenons to go           4 September 2014 Amboy, California From the upcoming book Slipping Toward The Drip-Dream Due in 2018

Letter To The Jerome Town Council

3 February 2015 Dear Jerome, I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify the position of permit-free performance in Jerome. The committee meetings, unfortunately, bore no fruit. The first meeting was extremely productive, everybody leaving with an optimistic, win/win attitude. Abe Stewart mentioned the possibility of ignoring the busking issue entirely, and focusing on simply … Continue reading Letter To The Jerome Town Council

Response to James Hetfield’s Napster comments from Joe Rogan’s podcast #887

He is absolutely correct.  It's the reason there are no major artists today.  I mean real, legitimate artists who have an organic career.  Who's big?  Eminem who has been in the public eye for 20 years?  He has a new song, well great.  What about NOW?  Who's new?  And GOOD.  Who raises the bar?  Who … Continue reading Response to James Hetfield’s Napster comments from Joe Rogan’s podcast #887