Category Archives: Music

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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POEM: untitled (“I don’t know what Alice Coltrane is singing about”)

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POEM: true religion

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