[track] What’s Left Of You Is Here (live, 20180313)

I knew everything of you
in how you said your name.
On our way to points B unknown
from whatever points A.

I will never need to know
how the shadows fell across your face
In that place you used to be
Before you escaped

To California. for untold revelations, on a self-sent invitation. What’s left for you to fear
in California? Your train is the station. Your dream of vindication.
What’s left of you is here.

“Maybe I’m out here on a lie,
but it’s only a lie to the skin I shed.
What’s left of me here
is the truth.”

There’s gold inside us all
But we just pass each other by
Because you gotta wash away the dirt
To find what’s not a lie

That’s California. unknown elevations, sends no invitations. What’s left for you to fear in California? Trains are the stations. A dream of vindication.
What’s left of you is here.


[track] It (20180412.1a)

I wanna blow the doors off of everything
just because I can
I got no direction
I don’t care much for a plan
I’m gonna do it just because I can

I wanna call the world out for what it is
just because it can’t
I got a few ideas
that I know that it can’t stand
I wanna do it just because it can’t

I wanna make this life as simple as you say
just because it’s free
I got a few years left
and they’re still ahead of me
I’m gonna do it
just because


[track] Clouds Over LA (20180412.7)

time will not release
a missing puzzle piece
faded memories
don’t know what you mean

you can’t watch a sunrise
through someone else’s eyes
if they never see you
in dreams

clouds over LA dance alone between skies

distant freeways shimmer
traffic as rivers
red and white ribbons
valley to sky

lost friends reappear
in dusty windshields
as evening light hits
California 5

clouds over LA dance alone between skies

drifting the night
suspended from life
shadows of every last good bye

clouds over LA dance alone between skies


[img] Skywriting tends toward the unironic…

Skywriting tends toward the unironic, since who wants to throw a whole city into existential crisis? Today, tho, random messages of pure love written across the sky leave questions where they once made exclamations. “Measure your heart against this,” they now dare all.
April 10, 2018 at 09:23PM
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[img] Hermit Herman, pacing, on phone, hangry…

Hermit Herman, pacing, on phone, hangry. “Yeah, you heard the engineer right. 14 sends us to the bottom of the canyon. So, again, 13 pepperoni pieces. 13! Say it!” {pause} “Good. Your money’s in the mailbox. Have your guy slide the pizza extra gentle through the cones…”
April 10, 2018 at 07:51PM
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[img] Cat in the mouth of Skull Rock.

Cat in the mouth of Skull Rock.
April 08, 2018 at 06:28PM
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[img] Laurel Canyon’s the kind of neighborhood w/ a house wine…

Laurel Canyon’s the kind of neighborhood w/ a house wine. This xclnt $10 chard is a sun-drenched picnic w/ John Doe that never runs out of ice. Label band is Three Guys In A Wine Bottle, led by Carlos Guitarlos (l.), guitarist of 80s LA punk legends Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs.
April 07, 2018 at 10:59PM
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[img] “How’s that evolution thing working out for you,” he sassed…

“How’s that evolution thing working out for you,” he sassed through a lizard laughcroak, after a 5.0 earthquake off Santa Cruz sent a quiet ripple through west LA today. “Wish we could hang, but you can’t! Aww.”
April 05, 2018 at 06:43PM
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[img] on-your-guard rail

on-your-guard rail
elevation: 1110 ft
April 01, 2018 at 09:27PM
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[img] New York me / California me

New York me: “…but I can walk here for everything.”
California me: “…but I can walk here forever.”
March 31, 2018 at 10:08PM
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[img] clouds over LA

clouds over LA dance alone, between skies
March 26, 2018 at 08:00PM
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[img] “Great Scott, Westy!”…

“Great Scott, Westy! Make sure your parents and Cat are nowhere near the Clock Tower when the lightning bolt strikes. 1.21 gigawatts is heavy!”
“Doc, I gotta tell you something!”
“Not now, Westy. Just make sure your parents meet. Your future depends on it!”
March 20, 2018 at 05:21PM
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[img] it’s impossible to desaturate california

it’s impossible to desaturate california
March 17, 2018 at 06:52PM
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[img] Elusive Road

Elusive Road, as mapped by El Goog, is just an echo of the past. Its old concrete slabs degraded beneath my feet, and ended in impenetrable overgrowth on the ridge line. A double-back at the 2K mark of a 5K isn’t such a letdown, tho, when this is the view you get twice.
March 15, 2018 at 07:23PM
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[sounds] canyon morning

March 15, 2018 at 12:44PM
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Canyon Morning [20180314]

a laurel canyon dawn: guitar + sunrise + birds + distant traffic

slow and loose channeling of Tony Rice’s interpretation of Shenandoah


[track] Jupiter & Tennessee (20180313.4)

She said, “Pull off at Exit Two Eighteen.
Let me out, I’ll find another ride.
I just don’t know where the time has gone,
and I’m tired of these freeway signs.

“Your stories make me laugh,
but your songs make me cry.
I don’t think I can live that way.
I need someone not so low, and maybe not so high.
I’m tired of living years every day.”

Between Jupiter and Tennessee,
stars collapsed on me.
The moon faded to eternity
between Jupiter and Tennessee.

Memories make a dotted line,
as if in between there was no time.

Things that feel long ago,
in light years are just yesterday.
No regrets where the mind never goes.
Sad times just count the days.


[img] PCH

The PCH has more in common with its [P]acific than its [H]ighway. Relentless yet frozen, oceans & certain roads are living snapshots of eras, and yet reveal our future. Neon road signs and crashing waves are forms of ephemerality. All is transit. Nothing is [C]oast.
March 13, 2018 at 12:00AM
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[img] At Malibu’s 57°F water temperature…

At Malibu’s 57°F water temperature, you begin to lose dexterity in 10 to 15 minutes without a (or with a faulty) wetsuit. A dawn patrol zipper check by a surfing partner goes way beyond simply ensuring your modesty if you wipe out and get rag dolled.
March 12, 2018 at 06:35PM
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[img] What if we could ride all the waves?

What if we could ride all the waves?
What if the world was safe
for everything we are?
What if we could exchange
every turn we’ll ever take
for one North Star?
March 11, 2018 at 08:11PM
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