Random Awesomeness

Announcements, rants, affirmations and all else that doesn’t quite fit into the other categories are posted here. From poetry that probably won’t be made into a song, to in-the-moment expressions of thoughts and feelings that probably won’t make it into a story. I will share here, whatever comes to mind and heart. Occasionally, I also may take creative writing pieces from my past, revise and revive them to post here.

1/17/18: Housing Search February 14, 2008

This next video was a fun little exercise. I needed to find a place in town so I wouldn't have to continue to commute from Waialua to my new Handi Van job. A good friend and I were seriously thinking of getting a place together. Anyway, you get the idea, I went on a tour of [...]

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1/16/18: Theodora at Kainoa’s February 9, 2008

The above screen shot is from 2008. It was the first video I uploaded to YouTube that was of artists other than myself. I was still living in Waialua, on the north shore of Oahu and my band Social Smokers was playing regularly at a bar in Haleiwa called "Kainoa's Pancake House and Sports Bar".  The [...]

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1/7/18: Smoke Em While you Can (January 17, 2008)

So Smoke em, while you can We’re all dying slowly anyway man ------------------------------------- The creative juices were certainly flowing back in early 2008. Despite the chaos of my life, I was writing songs left and right. Here's another video I put up on YouTube that same day I did Good Boy. It's called Smoke Em While you [...]

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1/6/18: Good Boy (January 2008)

Now I don’t do much of anything I don’t make such a fuss I just live to write songs and sing as I’m driving my bus ------------------------------------------------------- December 7th 2007 This is a screen shot of the first thing I uploaded to Facebook. Just after creating my account. It was a video. Probably saying something [...]

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1/4/18: The Morning Practice (Evidence)

Wake up, Wake up, wa, wa, wa, Wake up! ------------------------------------------- Mind: "I'm going to have to cut it short this morning." Body: "oooooch!!! aaahhh!!! Dang!!" Push... Release... Sit... Ommm... Ommm... Ommm... Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Ahhh... [...]

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12/31/17: The Morning Practice (Never Ending…)

Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… ------------------------------------------- Look at the truth. Feel the real. Give up the comfortable lies. Embrace the glorious life... Of love. ------------------------------------------ Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, [...]

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12/20/17: Deviation and Affirmation, A Cruel Paradox

Well I used to be a good boy, but that’s a long time ago If it was ever good for anything it’s in the stories I have told   ------------------------------------------------------------ Indeed,  This process of looking back and writing these stories about being a good boy is good for a whole lot. Perhaps everything. They bring up what [...]

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11/27/17: The Morning Practice (Addendum)

It’s about self care It’s about care for others It’s about... -------------------------------------- Here and now. Here and now I stir my cup, type a few more words, snap a photo of me and Roxy to use as the featured image for today’s post. I smile, aware of the absurdity of this. This attempt at the [...]

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11/10/17: Paying for it Now

Our promised plastic paradise Has putrefied somehow With too tall tails and caterwauls Silk as spun from a sow Counterfeit claims of highest aims Have reached the lowest brow Blessed be them never bought it then We're all paying for it now Then in comes pantomime the sage To land the fatal blow With random [...]

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