Friday, June 28, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Bartender, pour me a drink
Free of the ashes and ink
I smoked and spilled for years
With every high spoiled by tears.
I'll wade through the dead for a taste
Of any potion brewed to replace
The gasping thirst in my throat
To devour all I wrote,
But if I can hold it down
I'm ready for the next round,
And if I don't choke on rhyme,
We will toast again in time.
Some knotted and tightened ropes
To blacken their brains or hopes.
Others switched spikes and rails
Plunging when their hammer fails.
I went from bloom to blotto
Preaching more as my motto,
But there's no profit for drunks
To drink where the dead are sunk
And, wet for wear, shed more tears
For their bloody, wasted years.
No poem can call that bluff,
I've chased these voices enough
And what they would have me do
Is drink until I am through.
Bartender, serve the ghouls
Who still crown the bony stools
Strangling shots with shaking fists,
Scars slashing their necks and wrists.
For me, though, the taps are dry,
Soured by the bitter lie
That even the strongest stuff
Is never quite strong enough.
I write these words on barroom glass
Before pushing off at last,
If it's empty, my brother,
Where one bottle came from,
There's always another.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
I am alive inside a monster,
The stomach of a dreaming whale
Whose body of earth and sky
Swallows the world and digests my days.
I can never die here, only dissolve.
Sinking deep into the beast's skin
I bleed from the grave and strean
Through a billion blossoming limbs.
My heels will kick and stomp the skin
Until I hear the beast's bones break.
I will slice at its starry span
And crawl out any open wound.
I will not be consumed like this,
These words ulcer the dirt and air
With light no darkness can submerge
And a mouth forever singing.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
October 4, 1989
1) Real Guitars Have Wings
2) The King Will Come
3) In The Skin
4) Cosmic Jazz
5) Keeper Of The Light
6) Lost Cause In Paradise
7) Throw Down The Sword
8) Band Intros
9) Why Don't We?
Wishbone Ash Ludwigsburg 1989 Disc 1
1) Hole In My Heart
2) Living Proof
3) Blowin' Free
4) Blind Eye~Medley
5) Guitar Solo~Jail Bait
Wishbone Ash Ludwigsburg 1989 Disc 2
November 19, 2006
1) Eyes Wide Open (partial)
2) Healing Ground
3) The King Will Come
4) Sometime World
6) Why Don't We?
8) Capture The Moment
9) Tales Of The Wise
10) Standing In The Rain
11) Living Proof
12) Blowin' Free
Wishbone Ash Williamsville 2006
October 31, 1974
1) Don't Come Back
2) Silver Shoes
3) Lady Jay
4) The King Will Come
6) Throw Down The Sword
9) Blowin' Free
10) Time Was
Wishbone Ash Offenbach 1974