Archive for the 'Thoughts' Category

Altar Boys Debut

April 18, 2015

First Single off our upcoming album, Bad Dads:

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SEA LION WOMAN

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Mindi Meltz, Beauty

December 31, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Mindi-Meltz/dp/0980177391

FOREVER MAKES THE MARK.  Climbs and descends and Climbs to shine in splendor and revelatory satisfaction. screeches validation at your heart.  weaves a long graspable straight line by untangling thoughts on love.  speaks for the animal trapped inside a body.

Dyer’s Reference

December 30, 2014

http://www.neuhsa.org/files/dye_garden_plant_list.htm

Old Ball / Current Kreutchmer Residence / Block Island, RI

May 29, 2014

Old Ball / Current Kreutchmer Residence Block Island, RI

Green Chair, Stove, Counter, Thresholds.
scene from the kitchen table
12″ x 15 ” oil and palette knife
second week of May 2014
With Thanks to katie Kreutchmer.

Cassandra and Naomi dance in grandma’s kitchen

April 21, 2014

Cassandra and Naomi dance in grandma's kitchen

Easter 420 2014
Brighton ave.

February 26, 2014

“When we are engaged in blind compassion, we rarely show any anger, for we not only believe that compassion has to be gentle, but we also are frightened of upsetting anyone, especially to the point of their confronting us. This is reinforced by our judgment of anger, especially in its more fiery forms, as something less than spiritual; something to be equated with ill will, hostility, and aggression; something that should not be there if we were being truly loving.

In blind compassion we don’t know how to — or won’t learn how to — say “no” with any real power, avoiding confrontation at all costs and, as a result, enabling unhealthy patterns to continue. Our “yes” is then anemic and impotent, devoid of the impact it could have if we were also able to access a clear, strong “no” that emanated from our core.

When we mute our essential voice, our openness is reduced to a permissive gap, an undiscerning embrace, a poorly boundaried receptivity, all of which indicate a lack of compassion for ourselves (in that we don’t adequately protect ourselves). Blind compassion confuses anger with aggression, forcefulness with violence, judgment with condemnation, exaggerated tolerance with caring, and spiritual correctness with moral maturity.”
-R.a.m.

From the mouths of babes

February 5, 2014

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Deadbeat Presents: Day One of Winter, Enter Derrick Jensen

December 22, 2013

p. 303-304 of “The Culture of Make Believe”

“Don’t.  Don’t look.  Don’t listen.  Don’t love.  Don’t let the other be.  Don’t.  The best way to gaurantee you won’t be in relationship with something is to not see it.  The best way to make certain you won’t see something is to destroy it.  And completing this awful circle, it is easiest to destroy something you refuse to see.  This in a nutshell, is the key to our civilisation’s ability to work its will on the world and on other cultures: Our power (individually and socially) derives from our steadfast refusal to enter into meaningful and mutual relationships.

This refusal — this key to power — was carried forward and used by slavers, Columbus, Pilgrims, the Founding Fathers, Hitler.  It is put forward today by politicians who send soldiers to kill at a distance, and by soldiers who do the killing.  It is pushed by CEO’s and ohers who wish to reap the benefits of our economic system, and by purveyors of porn who tell us it’s OK to represent women as objects to be “fucked in every hole” (or, judging by my Alta Vista search and the prevalent statistics, to be raped) but fail to mention any form of relationship at all.  It is okay, we are told incessantly (for incessant repetition is necessary to make this painful and eventually numbing lesson stick) to utilize resources, whether the resources are trees, fish, gold, diamonds, land, labor, warm, wet vaginas, or oil.  Bu one must never enter into relationship with this other who owns or who is a resource.  To do so would be to break the covenant with your God, whose name is Jealous, whose name is Power, because our power comes directly from your unwillingness (or, perhaps, in time, your inability) to maintain relationship: it is much easier to expl0it someone you do not consider a living being — a You, as Buber would have put it — much less a friend, a lover, a member of your family.  This is the key to understanding the difference beween indigenous and civilized warfare: Even in warfare the indigenous maintain relationships wih their honored enemy.  This is the key to understanding the difference between indigenous and civilized ways of living.  THi sis only one of many things those we enslave could tell us, if only we asked: They, too, are alive, and present another way of living, a way of living that is not — in conradistinction to our God and our science and our capitalism and everything else in our lives — jealous.  It is an inclusive way of living.  THey could tell us that things don’t have to be the way they are. “

Daylight Metal

September 9, 2013

Daylight Metal

Village, Lucky, Deluge, Surface

Rilke

March 5, 2013
It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. Because we are alone with the unfamiliar presence that has entered us; because everything we trust and are used to is for a moment taken away from us; because we stand in the midst of a transition where we may not remain standing. – R. M. Rilke
 
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If you don’t mind, go through the dark (and other old directives)

February 27, 2013

BLOW UP! EXPLODE
(write Bronwen)

AW, SICK!
(Parker is a teenager)

FEEL THE CURRENT
(Fish out of water)

CLIMB OUT OF YOUR HOLE!
(House)

DRAG AND DROP
(Paste + Mend)

BREAK THRU
(Old to new)

CONCEDED POINTS
(now i get it)

RE-TURNING AND MOVING ON
(backing away, turn to leave)

CHANGING FIELDS/CROSSING TERRITORIES
(get a new job – find a good job)

home, home on the range
(travel)

COAST’S CLEAR
(obstacles decrease)

COVER THE HOLE
(abstinence, patch it up)

DOGS, HALOS, ARCS
(Heta, Cam, spiritually connected)

NO STRAIGHTAWAY
(Beware the crooks)

Speakerphone on the street
everyone can hear,
the whole world is watching
traffic covers it up
distance is necessary to cover
(Familiarize)

ENOUGH TIME PAST
LET US BEGIN NOW!
(start a new project)

MELON ENWRAPPED IN WILLOW
(Fridah Kahlo, life jackets)

RIBBIT, HICCUP, SNIFFLE, DROP IT
(let it out, put it down)

MAKING RESCUE
(Remedies, find allies)

HERE’S TO RECIPROCITY. LAYING LOW. SHAPES ARE GOOD
(give and take, be gentle with yourself and others)

THAT MARK SHOULD GLOW IN THE DARK TOO
(give more light)

HEART-WRENCHING
Surrender
determination
Surrender
determination
(Open your heart, let out whats in there, hang on)

ENDEARMENT OF RESTRAINT
(be diligent + disciplined)

MORE SILENT STARING INTO YOUR ABYSS
(know what you see when its dark)

no. 23

January 28, 2013

MORE SILENT STARING INTO YOUR ABYSS

New Year – First Aid Kit

January 4, 2013

no.22

December 21, 2012

ENDEARMENT OF RESTRAINT

Properly used, …

October 6, 2012

Properly used, danger can have an important meaning as a protective measure. Thus heaven has its perilous height protecting it against every attempt at invasion, and earth has its mountains and bodies of water, separating countries by their dangers. Thus also rulers make use of danger to protect themselves against attacks from without and against turmoil within.

My questioning returned 46  SHENG
PUSHING UPWARD
ACENDING
the transformed hexagram with changing third and fifth line switched this to:
The Abysmal repeated.
If you are sincere, you have success in your heart,
And whatever you do succeeds.

 


Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal:
The image of the Abysmal repeated.
Thus the superior man walks in lasting virtue
And carries on the business of teaching.

Water reaches its goal by flowing continually. It fills up every depression before it flows on. The superior man follows its example; he is concerned that goodness should be an established attribute of character rather than an accidental and isolated occurrence. So likewise in teaching others everything depends on consistency, for it is only through repetition that the pupil makes the material his own.

Six in the third place means:
Forward and backward, abyss on abyss.
In danger like this, pause at first and wait,
Otherwise you will fall into a pit in the abyss.
Do not act this way
Here every step, forward or backward, leads into danger. Escape is out of the question. Therefore we must not be misled into action, as a result of which we should only bog down deeper in the danger; disagreeable as it may be to remain in such a situation, we must wait until a way out shows itself.

Nine in the fifth place means:
The abyss is not filled to overflowing,
It is filled only to the rim.
No blame.
Danger comes because one is too ambitious. In order to flow out of a ravine, water does not rise higher than the lowest point of the rim. So likewise a man when in danger has only to proceed along the line of least resistance; thus he reaches the goal. Great labors cannot be accomplished in such times; it is enough to get out of the danger.

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