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POEM: the bodhisattva of Prospect Ave (all praise to Jah)

the bodhisattva of Prospect Ave (all praise to Jah) briskly walking (trying to get back in some sort of shape) I spotted the bodhisattva beneath a bush the moss covering him like a robe the leaves surrounding him like an … Continue reading

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POEM: on listening to Anonymous Choir sing “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”

Anonymous Choir Sings Neil Young's After The Gold Rush by Anonymous Choir on listening to Anonymous Choir sing “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” I turned the light back on so I could get this down so I could tell … Continue reading

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POEM: listening to D’Angelo on a Saturday night

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A song for Mumia Abu-Jamal

17 years ago, my friend David and I made a hip-hop track to support political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. We called our band Buddha Mind. This, our only single, is “Freedom of Speech.”

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Owen & Jason play “Honeybee” by Steam Powered Giraffe

Let me tell you a thing. I think I first had a girlfriend when I was 14 or 15. I’m 42 now, which means I’ve been dating people for 27 or 28 years. For all of that time, I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Packin’ styrofoam plates … to the Pharcyde

Back in, as it were, the day (summer of ’93), I worked in a Mobil factory in upstate New York packing styrofoam plates into plastic bags so they could be shipped to stores and cafeterias. It was a hot, boring … Continue reading

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