kisses are a better fate than wisdom


since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

and death i think is no parenthesis

– ee cummings


i had a full weekend


drove till 3am on both friday and saturday night

hiked saturday afternoon with bree, then ate great seafood

drove up to valencia for a lovely mini nexus reunion

where it turned out ive gotta save the world, nbd

went to little joys 1 year anniversary

and somehow last night i was home for most of the night, never turned on the tv

and read the bible for an hour like a good man should

and was met with this intense way for God to punish King Jehoram for being a prick:

2nd Chronicles, chapter 21

18 And after all this the Lord smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease. 19 In course of time, at the end of two years, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great agony. His people made no fire in his honor, like the fires made for his fathers. 20 He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem; and he departed with no one’s regret. They buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

maybe this is why you dont know any dudes named Jehoram?

lesson: live a life in which when you die, your people will wanna make a fire in yr honor

i want this poster

katie and ali

katie and ali are lovely young ladies and yet this picture both fills me with joy and a tiny bit of dread

joy because if youve ever hung with either of these women you’d know how fun they are

and how much love they have for great music.

dread because the shirt katie is wearing (probably ironically) is from a concert i saw

(probably before she was born) in Long Beach of Iron Maiden

that was later released on record (cassette and cd) called “Live After Death”.

indeed you can hear Bruce Dickinson yell “scream for me Long Beach” (probably ironically)

during the anthemic “2 Minutes to Midnight”

why does this give me dread?

because it makes me feel soooo old.

and yet lucky, cuz that was a bad ass concert. we were 10th row because my (rich) friend (rob) was obsessed.

weird fact: Twisted Sister opened and insulted some kids for not standing up for their (lame) set.

Dee Snyder had the spotlight guy aim the beam at them in the cheap seats

and try to get the crowd to chant “F You” at the longhaireds

the crowd also wanted TS to get off the stage so none of us complied

and the stoners just flipped off the make-up faced singer and they finally stopped.

and then darkness… and then Eddie appeared on stage.

and the rest is why pretty girls wear that tshirt a million years later (hopefully)

today is Quentin Tarantinos birthday, hes 51

Quentin Tarantino and miss piggy

the fact that my mom liked Django is amazing. she hates swearing.

and the miracle that my mom liked Pulp Fiction is testament to Quentin’s genius.

he bought a movie theatre in Hollywood. a little one-screener that he used to go to when he was a kid.

they have double features there and sometimes he even shows up, because hes a movie nerd.

it’s not really talked about that much, and i wouldn’t say it’s even considered “cool”.

it just is.

if you asked most people about the New Beverly i bet they wouldnt know who owns it

and if they could even tell you where it is (on beverly) theyd probably just say

it is a simple place that plays weird movies.

new beverly

sometimes if im stuck in traffic i’ll take a picture of the marquee to research the films later

quentin got the place when news was made that it was going to shutter because the landlord wanted to tear it down and build

so he bought it and said

“As long as I’m alive, and as long as I’m rich, the New Beverly will be there, showing double features in 35mm.”

actually cool.



i hope this becomes a thing: giving everything to mick jagger in your will

mickI know Mick has lots of money and things.

But why not give him all the money and things?

“I give all my jewelry, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles and other tangible articles of personal nature … together with any insurance on the property, to Michael Phillip Jagger,” [L’Wren] Scott’s will stipulated.

Signed on May 23, 2013, it also pointedly barred her relatives from inheriting a penny.

“I give the rest and residue of my estate to Michael Phillip Jagger. Except otherwise provided in this will, I have intentionally omitted to provide heirein for any of my heirs at the date of my death.”

Apparently his amazonian girlfriend who killed herself loved the Rolling Stone so much that she gave him about $9 million in property.

Weirdly rumor has it she was $8 mill in debt which may have lead to her early and tragic demise.

Hopefully Mick will give it to charity or something nice.

Mick Taylor might want the digs, for example.

Anyways I am slowly changing my mind about having a girlfriend who is taller than me.

It seems to pay off.

a super star of stage and screen just gchatted me

harry carayand said why dont you have any tattoos

i said omg if the bible allowed tattoos id have so many dumb and weird ones

for sure id have one for the Daily Nexus

probably one of my english teacher Robyn

tons about the cubs, AC/DC, the replacements and Tsar

probably my moms birthday on my heart

93117 in gothic across my buff back

it wouldnt end

maybe some bukowski quotes like sass has

screw it, why not a whole poem.

one behind my neck that says if lost return to 6850 Del Playa

maybe one on my chest thats a recreation of my drivers license

a bible verse or three

a picture of angus young

maybe on my belly something that looks like tacos going into my large intestine.

and yes, a tattoo of my kidney right around my faulty kidney

and of course the harry caray logo on my shoulder right where the cubs had the patch because there was only one harry and i hope people never forget him because we should all have that sort of boundless energy inside of us.

before i went to the tax man i went to the atm to see how much i could afford to pay

darth everything

i hadnt worked most of the year, but at the beginning i got some lump payments

and then none of my unemployment was taxed, plus i sold a bunch of stock to keep the spring break rolling.

surely i was going to have to pay a few grand to uncle scam

but alas, the xbi “h&r block” turned my frown upside down and ive got over a grand coming back to me

just from the golden state. so thank you jerry brown for not taxing unemployment.

i will be toasting you from the vip tent at coachella right before the replacements take the stage.

even though i know i’ll never play the lottery i do it anyways because lucky days happen

the only question is how much do you have on the table when your number hits.

i drive around and look at abandoned buildings and think of what id do if i bought it.

there used to be this place on fountain and normandie – a mud wrestling place.

its been shuttered for years and years. strange, because you can see it from the hollywood freeway

youd think any advertisement you could paint on your wall would pay the rent all by itself.

but no it sits there empty maybe because its right up against a residential neighborhood

and people would whine if drunks made too much noise in the parking lot.

found out from my pee doctor that the pee test i took was fine

he was a little disappointed that i delivered 2.5 liters of urine during the 24 hour test.

he says 2 is normal and i might be over doing it with the water, which is nice.