CREATE A YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL PATH
Yes, Yes, I know, everyone is pointing at this year’s super blog tribute to loneliness and modernity. I have to say, I love it. A great example of taking a more conceptual bent in the blogosphere. Brilliant.
The SF police department has been keeping busy trying to crack down on a rash of lewd and lascivious behavior in Golden Gate Park and the Upper Castro District of San Francisco. According to reports, a group of homeless kittens have been posting in the “casual encounters” section of craigslist.org offering discrete sexual services in undisclosed locations. A recent posting reads:
2 well trained kittens in a basket are offering discreet, no-strings-attached oral service through gloryhole in a semi-private location.
No PNP but poppers and 420 friendly.
Str8 or married a plus+++.
I remember the day that I was introduced to Patti Smith’s music. I was 15 years old, living in Danville CA and listening mostly to Bowie, Kraftwerk, Eno and Roxy Music. My best friend Erich Brogger called me and said “Myke, there’s something that I want you to hear. Can I come over now?” Erich came over and put Horses on my Marantz turnatable. The house was empty so we turned it up REAL LOUD. My thought today is exactly the same as when I first heard these songs..Jesus Fucking Christ. She’s a genius…
Free Money MP3
Dancing Barefoot MP3
Patti just released her new book “Just Kids” which offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and their lives as androgynous bohemians in the transitional days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. Patti writes with a kind of honestly and authenticity about friendship that serves as a reminder that all of the most beautiful things in life are transient and can never be owned.
I find the book particularly fascinating because of the focus on their lives before either of them had any idea what kind of fame and success lay ahead. Really a reminder that when we live fully in the present and pratice creative devotion, anything can happen.
Just to say, I don’t read much, and it takes a lot to get me to commit to any book, but this held my interest from beginning to end and I’m giving it:
5 million stars
A quote from one of Patti’s idols, Arthur Rimbaud
“I want to be a poet, and I’m working to make myself a visionary: you won’t understand at all, and I can hardly explain it to you. . . . The sufferings are enormous, but you have to be strong, to be born a poet, and I’ve realized I’m a poet.”
Arthur Rimbaud, May 1871, at the age of 16
Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Patti Smith Indicts George W. Bush
David Lynch Presents A Werner Herzog Film
Personally, all you have to do is say David Lynch and I’m there. Yes, I’m sure we’ll see people walking out of the theatre in a huff…But isn’t that half the fun?
“A surreal descent into a twilight zone created by the twisted sensibilities of two cinematic geniuses.” – V.A. Musetto, New York Post
FRIDAY FEBRAURY 19-THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25
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In this January interview I sit down and talk with San Francisco performance artist Violet Utopia and discussed subjects such as art, drugs, and sources of inspiration as a modern artist in the new millenium.