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poetry that is part far-east, part southeast, far from profound
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Jazz World | KRNN-Juneau

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 8:58pm

Saturday night sit-in at the station, amazing that I’ve somehow managed to stay away from sharing deep-bottomed jazz with the world so long, so selfish, so typical of people like me and this abstract, driven music, pulsing, this music.


  1. Desu (a slight return), Charlie Hunter, Charlie Hunter
  2. Hottentot, John Scofield + MMW, A Go Go
  3. Mis Does Pequenas, Orlanda Cachiato Lopez, Cachiato
  4. A Gozar el Tumbao, “”, “”


  1. Freereggaehibop, James Carter, Conersin’ with the Elders
  2. Over and Out, Sex Mob, Sex Mob does Bond
  3. On The Surface, Bettye LaVette, I’ve Got my own Hell to Raise
  4. Take a picture of the moon, The Ladybugs, The Ladybugs
  5. My Favorite Things, Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things
  6. Nardis, Bill Evans Trio, Live in Paris 1966


  1. No Ke Ano Ahiahi, MMW, Combustication
  2. Hypnotized (fade out) , “”, “”
  3. In the Sweet Embrace of Life, Wynton Marsalis Septet,  Live at the Village Vanguard
  4. Come Rain or Shine, Ray Charles and his Orchestra, Europa Jazz Compelation fet. Memphis Slim, Joe Turner, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles
  5. Run, Charlie Hunter Quartet fet Kurt Elling on sax, Songs from the Analog Playground
  6. Where’s sly, MMW, Last Chance to Dance Trance


  1. LLe lfe, Philadelphia Experiment, Philadelphia Experiment
  2. Trouble Man Theme, “”, “”
  3. Sleep to Dream, Bettye Lavette, I’ve got my own  hell to raise

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Categories: Arts & Culture

Did I mention…

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:47pm

…that I started an MFA program in May of 2015?  I’m finding it quite amazing that I’ve not posted since October 2015 despite a very productive writing period.  Glad to be working through draft after draft with the talented and generous Zack Rogow.  He’s so generous he’s giving away his sage advice on his blog.

So for the sake of bringing some recent work into the light, here’s one from the fall that’s nearing completion.


Nevermind the stillness— / the deep sleeps to awake.
–Nazim Hikmet from “The Epic of Sheik Bedreddin”

To get out
of the deep, first
go down

work that furious club-tail
through tunnel twists,
down, then up, then out.

Out of the deep-den,
beaver through waking,
through mist music,
light deep like black spruce
down at roots but rising.

Brittle sap floored-forest,
so many needles dropping,
daylight falling but trapped
in drooping night-net.

Rise, emerge,
outside den
and water warp, sight
swarms as translucent eyelids lift
forest and fractured light
come into focus.

Swim beaver, wet still,
become day, walk now,
spit spruce sap, build.

Filed under: Poetry
Categories: Arts & Culture


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