Sunday, December 26, 2004

hiatus

I am going on a 30 day hiatus to increase my keyboarding skills. See you all in a month.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The Race Issue:The Elephant in the Living Room

My whole life has been colored by the race issue. Is there some way we can all get on the same wavelength an d begin to not be divided over this issue. I remember after the huge riots after the Rodney King incident that people in general sobered on this issue and began to realize that rascism is a potentially explosive issue that could destroy this country. We can no longer afford to let ourselves indulge in this thing.
The first issue that I want to discuss in this vein is the issue of reparations. In a moral sense I can see that keeping people down for hundreds of years and then refusing to repair the damage by offering reparations is wrong, but as a country , how are we to pay for this and in what form?
Leave a comment if you have a serious opinion.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Body of Work

I am slowly developing a body of work that I hope will some day remind people of a large boil on the hairy back of a fat Italian man on Jones' Beach in the mid 1950's-- with no shirt on and wearing cheap rumpled slacks rolled up to the knee and black rayon sox.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Gangster of Love

was frank james and jesse james really gettin' all the best?
them was two bad cats way out in the west.
those cats coulda' dug me and my gangster ways
'til i hung up my guns--dug 'em to their graves-
'cause i'm a gangster-
a gangster of love.
girls in bars from near and far say i'm a gangster-
a gangster of love.

now lookee here--

jumped in my father's cadillac and rode across the state line
found fifty girls and kissed 'em all at the same time
took twenty-five or thirty and put 'em all on a freight
with a warrant out for my arrest in each and every state
i can't help it
'cause i'm a gangster--
a gangster of love.

sherriff clarence brown comes up behind me and says
headless{guitar}lucy is that you?
and i said yessir brotha' sherriff
and that's your wife on the back of my horse.
i can't help it
i'm a gangster of love

Words and Music by: Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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