Thursday, August 24, 2006

regression analysis

new blog of the beta flavor: blum (based on one of my favorite first words).

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Everyday Hero

Tonight I tried
to get an old mac
configured for the web

It would have helped
a lot, I think

It sits here now
quiet, disconnected
and green

I'll get it

my son is taping
a motorcycle phone
to my monitor

Monday, August 21, 2006

shoelaces, tripping on

[content removed]
need grounding
and gravity

Sunday, August 20, 2006

every new band's dilemma

the empty room
if they only knew
but perhaps they do
and yet

these times take things
that reach inside
more or less
distractions by the minute

try it again, this time
you take the solo
should we do it two times
or three?

these things take time
like an accident
waiting to happen
try it slower this time

Saturday, August 19, 2006



it will all seem
so long ago

Friday, August 18, 2006


Round midnight
a single cricket
out of time

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Really Big B


The Tuesday Blurt

just one big




There. That's better.


'prolegomena' fell out of the toolkit today
reached for it with index finger
glossed past chapter one
to read more -
jumped to
what to do?
I mean, nothing's there
this works better uninverted
and then I fear to think of wave upon wave of words

Sunday, August 13, 2006


when the printer needs ink
and is poised on the shredder
and the four-cup coffee maker in the
flimsy white plastic bag
has sandals propped up against it
not to mention the scrubbing pad
left on the filing cabinet
and rented movie dvd half on
the electronic label maker
I pause

turn on the floor fan sitting
on top of the dehumidifier
and write about it all

Saturday, August 12, 2006


that's what he was
to the end
or will be -

the bee also
who stung my shoulder
or died trying
to do more

the ache is not so evident
as i reboot the new used PC
and ponder how long
this will last

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A Distant Drill

Ah, the dentist's chair,
the dentist's chair

I lie back
and imagine
beautiful skies
as a distant drill

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


It's nothing, I suppose
a passing comment -
words meant half in jest

Unknowingly not knowing
and shown to be so
despite otherwise efforts

a sigh, not at all
what we thought
next to nothing, really

how long can one hold out
on coffee from a machine
or even the expensive kind

my dear friend,
everyone's days
are numbered - you're not alone

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Magna Interview

This time I provided the questions.
Please have a read of Joseph Armstead's interview

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Musical 'Haiku'


(credit on the music goes to John Curtis and for the words, Kai Esbensen from the Immersion Composition Society)