The heart beat

Charlie Watts was never the most flashy drummer. He wasn't known for the frenzied solos of Cream's Ginger Baker, or for placing explosives in his kick drum like The Who's Keith Moon. Instead, he was the subtle, stoic heartbeat of The Rolling Stones for almost 60 years. A jazz aficionado, he fell in love with … Continue reading The heart beat

Mistakes were made

I’m living proof of the fact that a human being can thrive after falling from grace. Now that term implies a misstep of moral failing but in my case, it was the byproduct of an effect that was imposed upon my being at a young age and for years, then buried in the subconscious yet … Continue reading Mistakes were made

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1962-1971

There are things people don't realize in today's Orwellian dystopia. When thrills are not only bought but niche markets. What? She sighed literary theory, 'representation' is defined as to look like or resemble, stand in for something or someone Or to present a second time; to re-present. A comeback. A greatness reassembled, as the spiritual … Continue reading 1962-1971

Bohemian Dives

In a trash city Roughly 1 million dollars in cash and jewelry were found in cardboard boxes, trunks and Cracker Jack boxes, and $500,000 was found in an oilskin bag that Ida hid under her skirt. An Ephemeral New York "Ida dies 5 months after her 'discovery' in 1932," age 93. The Mudd Club mythology … Continue reading Bohemian Dives

Surge

cacotopia,[1]kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) They wanted to be seen and heard. But now more importantly, they needed someone they could trust. l trust Is there a chemical in our brains that makes us trust others? And what determines when this does – or doesn’t – happen? Decades of research into the neuroscience of trust have answered … Continue reading Surge

It’s fatal to equivocate

Sgt Radisson, Genevieve's one and only Saudi Arabian expert, was on the move, in June, last seen off route 7 with Lou Lewis, brother of Lewellyn "L.E." Lewis Carter, the matriarch in charge of wayward manor where people in danger recovered, returned to "society" as living treasures. *any legacy largely ignored Intended scope of the … Continue reading It’s fatal to equivocate

Bring the war home

The weapons of mass destruction came later, but mutually assured destruction was always on the table. What more could humanity want than mass suicide with complete erasure of our entire history? Only the political elite could come up with such existential idiocy. Planet of the Pigs In the spring of 1975, as America’s war in Vietnam … Continue reading Bring the war home

The birth of the boob tube

Theo sat in the glow of Mary's Zenith, a small conduit to the newfound voice of those who missed the sordid side of hippie life, the life-crushing Cuban bays, secret silos, pigs, nuclear submarines, breadlines, hits out on a president, then lead lawyer of the land. Outrageous tit for tat, yet we buckled not for … Continue reading The birth of the boob tube