The Bohemian Wonder….

A quick one for Friday Night, Saturday Morning… Just got in from having dinner with Ed & Janice & Mary after we all went to Rowan’s school to watch the senior directed one acts (Rowan directed one!)
Excellent evening, spent with wonderful young people performing and creating. I do believe that the ball is still rolling, and we will see wonders from this generation.
I contemplate often what defines the Bohemian Aesthetic… I saw it formulating tonight with these young ones… dedicated to their art, their joy in creating, and their beauty in motion. Heady stuff.
Anyway, enough of my meanderings…
More Tomorrow, or Sunday….
Bright Blessings,


On The Menu:

The Links

Ray Soulard Jr.’s “Within Within”

Skateboarding in Eugene, “Saltarello”

Poetry of Perter Orlovsky

Medieval Music #1: “Rain Saltarello”


This is fairly brilliant…!

It’s In the Blood…Amanda Feilding, Lady Neidpath

Jesus Made Me Puke….

and in theme…

Jesus has a runny nose…


Ray Soulard Jr.’s “Within Within” Show #272
Time: 31 May 2008 (Saturday) at
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Duration: ~3h
On this week’s show:
New Rock Album: Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs (2008)…it’s

been three years since this Seattle-area band blew up the world with

*Plans*, and now they’re back with a decided turn for the

dark…musically adventurous, lyrically strange…a longer time in

finding its deep fine groove, but it’s there…
Classic Rock Album: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pendulum

(1970)…this was the final album by CCR as a quartet…they pulled

out every stop for it…the rockers, the rants, the beautiful crazy

music only this band made, and for too short a time…
Storybook Time: Chapter Twenty of Breaking Open the Head: A

Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism by

Daniel Pinchbeck…
Readings from Labyrinthine fixtion & Many Musics poems…& this

week’s featured artist is Led Zeppelin, more cuts from their recently

remastered 1976 live album, *The Song Remains the Same*…moving along

in time, back and forth, keep an eye for the sun, for the best grove

of trees, for what music becks you near, for dreams that linger all

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from the People’s Republic of

Portland, Oregon!


Skateboarding in Eugene, “Saltarello”



Poetry of Perter Orlovsky

First Poem
A rainbow comes pouring into my window, I am electrified.

Songs burst from my breast, all my crying stops, mystery fills

the air.

I look for my shoes under my bed.

A fat colored woman becomes my mother.

I have no false teeth yet. Suddenly ten children sit on my lap.

I grow a beard in one day.

I drink a hole bottle of wine with my eyes shut.

I draw on paper and I feel I am two again. I want everybody to

talk to me.

I empty the garbage on the table.

I invite thousands of bottles into my room, June bugs I call them.

I use the typewriter as my pillow.

A spoon becomes a fork before my eyes.

Bums give all their money to me.

All I need is a mirror for the rest of my life.

My first five years I lived in chicken coups with not enough


My mother showed her witch face in the night and told stories of

blue beards.

My dreams lifted me right out of my bed.

I dreamt I jumped into the nozzle of a gun to fight it out with a


I met Kafka and he jumped over a building to get away from me.

My body turned into sugar, poured into tea I found the meaning

of life

All I needed was ink to be a black boy.

I walk on the street looking for eyes that will caress my face.

I sang in the elevators believing I was going to heaven.

I got off at the 86th floor, walked down the corridor looking for

fresh butts.

My comes turns into a silver dollar on the bed.

I look out the window and see nobody, I go down to the street,

look up at my window and see nobody.

So I talk to the fire hydrant, asking “Do you have bigger tears

then I do?”

Nobody around, I piss anywhere.

My Gabriel horns, my Gabriel horns: unfold the cheerfullest,

my gay jubilation.
Nov. 24th, 1957, Paris

Second Poem
Morning again, nothing has to be done,

maybe buy a piano or make fudge.

At least clean the room up for sure like my farther I’ve done flick

the ashes & butts over the bed side on the floor.

But first of all wipe my glasses and drink the water

to clean the smelly mouth.

A knock on the door, a cat walks in, behind her the Zoo’s baby

elephant demanding fresh pancakes-I cant stand these

hallucinations any more.

Time for another cigarette and then let the curtains rise, then I

knowtice the dirt makes a road to the garbage pan

No ice box so a dried up grapefruit.

Is there any one saintly thing I can do to my room, paint it pink

maybe or install an elevator from the bed to the floor,

maybe take a bath on the bed?

Whats the use of living if I cant make paradise in my own


For this drop of time upon my eyes

like the endurance of a red star on a cigarette

makes me feel life splits faster than scissors.

I know if I could shave myself the bugs around my face would

disappear forever.

The holes in my shoes are only temporary, I understand that.

My rug is dirty but whose that isn’t?

There comes a time in life when everybody must take a piss in

the sink -here let me paint the window black for a minute.

Throw a plate & brake it out of naughtiness-or maybe just

innocently accidentally drop it wile walking around the


Before the mirror I look like a Sahara desert ghost,

or on the bed I resemble a crying mummy hollering for air,

or on the table I feel like Napoleon.

But now for the main task of the day – wash my underwear –

two months abused – what would the ants say about that?

How can I wash my clothes – why I’d, I’d, I’d be a woman if I did


No, I’d rather polish my sneakers than that and as for the floor

its more creative to paint it then clean it up.

As for the dishes I can do that for I am thinking of getting a job in

a luncheonette.

My life and my room are like two huge bugs following me

around the globe.

Thank god I have an innocent eye for nature.

I was born to remember a song about love – on a hill a butterfly

makes a cup that I drink from, walking over a bridge of

Dec. 27th, 1957, Paris

My Bed is Covered Yellow
My bed is covered yellow – Oh Sun, I sit on you

Oh golden field I lay on you

Oh money I dream of you

More, More, cried the bed – talk to me more –

Oh bed that took the weight of the world –

all the lost dreams laid on you

Oh bed that grows no hair, that cannot be fucked

or can be fucked

Oh bed crumbs of all ages spilled on you

Oh yellow bed march to the sun where yr journey will be done

Oh 50 lbs. of bed that takes 400 more lbs-

how strong you are

Oh bed, only for man & not for animals

yellow bed when will the animals have equal rights?

Oh 4 legged bed off the floor forever built

Oh yellow bed all the news of the world

lay on you at one time or another
1957, Paris

Peter Reading


Snail Poem
Make my grave shape of heart so like a flower be free aired

& handsome felt,

Grave root pillow, tung up from grave & wigle at

blown up cloud.

Ear turns close to underlayer of green felt moss & sound

of rain dribble thru this layer

down to the roots that will tickle my ear.

Hay grave, my toes need cutting so file away

in sound curve or

Garbage grave, way above my head, blood will soon

trickle in my ear –

no choice but the grave, so cat & sheep are daisey


Train will tug my grave, my breath hueing gentil vapor

between weel & track.

So kitten string & ball, jump over this mound so

gently & cutely

So my toe can curl & become a snail & go curiousely

on its way.
1958 NYC


Medieval Music #1: “Rain Saltarello”



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