Thursday, November 27, 2008

Rule Of Thumb

Rule Of Thumb

Grab and be thankful
for we can.

Mason jar faucet
cat question

Deadbolt remote
sipping ice

Hold and be concious
write it down

Numerical War
I declare.


“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends”
 Walt Whitman


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

M- Theory

Transpose with lamps
my skinned knees
I’ll bear the garments
that shadow

Weight the hood
Sloping the bend

Immaculate cords
reflection sink
parallel to sunglass

it’s my transparent web

~JP 2008

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. 
I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


While the branches break atop the canopy, leaves fall. Unless gold implies wealth, which we all seek, the hue of change summons the winter freeze. Acorns of sound ignoring the humbleness of nature make the current state its own. Accept the truth. Embrace it as it comes but question its very core. Explain your purpose for all its glory as you comprehend the expansion of the multiverse and what that means to society’s grasp on the youthful mind.

In the schoolyards we are taught to follow “our” path. Sporting the artist’s rage, we assume that each path is and will be similar to all. Conformity is the unfortunate corollary to the open minded fascist. Why would we teach uniqueness to achieve uniformity?

Uniformity is a gateway drug.

In church pews we are taught to follow “His” path. Confusion follows rampantly while we all interpret the read. Nonetheless, we each realize that our own mind knows what everyone else is still trying to figure out. For odd reasoning and unwelcome logic, we are all awarded nothing but time to ponder our mistakes. To point fingers. Why preach forgiveness if only to achieve toleration?

Toleration is the mirror of vanity.

In the marketplace we are taught to follow “their” path. Probability of chaos is the underbelly of ignorance and greed. We watch human minds succeed and assume there is just one path to success. We are still playing ‘follow the leader’ this far from the playground. We are following in single file to a glorified governmental handout. Why offer multifariousness if we are only to produce totalitarianism?

Totalitarianism is a cultural trepanation.

We are the gears of a machine destined for the lucrativeness of depression.

We are all equal when falling. We have been taught to look through eyelids and to preach from ideals. We produce success through the failures of our peers. We’ve spent generations mocking individuality while dreaming of the courage to be one’s self. We have struck the bottom of the well with a better understanding of uniqueness. To achieve equality on the rise shall be our greatest fete.

I connect letters to form words. I manipulate sound to form music. I am a songwriter in the 2008 Crisis. My stock portfolio is rising.

Chinese Laundry

Chinese laundry
with all
wasted recognition
narrow bags
leaving yesterday

the fenders
jumping through wooden skies
the hollow

to converyer belts
like love


Werewolves Of London

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Golden The Fall

This Friday I've decided to go out and play an acoustic show at Java & Jams.  I haven't played a solo acoustic show in quite some time.  I thought it would be a nice change and a good way to enjoy a Friday night in Birmingham, AL.   The set list is one that includes some of my favorites plus some new songs that will appear on the ep we are currently recording.

These days, I'm spending a lot of time inside with headphones clamping my head.  Sounds of fall attacking the roof with each acorn.  It feels like a weekend for the acoustic....