Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

...Who The Fuck Knows.....

all photography by danny lyons,

What the fuck did this
Maniac mean, as he scrawled
on the bathroom wall.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Drink Up, It's All Béch

all photography by danny lyons,

By way of photography,
I'll make it my own.

Friday, December 3, 2010

We Climb Trees

all photography by danny lyons,

Ropes, carabiners,
Cambium savers, webbing,
Saddles, prusik loops.

This is what we use
To climb big trees. Didn't you
Climb trees as a kid?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Plastic Filters

all photography by danny lyons,

Good enough. Plastic filters:
The fucking Future.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This, my Stuff

all photography by danny lyons,

Welcome to my stuff.
We want repeat customers.
If you break, you pay.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'll fuckin kill you.

all photography by danny lyons,

I'll fuckin kill you.
Get in between me 'n' she.
I'll fuckin kill you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Whatever's on cask.

all photography by danny lyons,

Gimme what's on cask.
Why would anyone bother
With anything else?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


all photography by danny lyons,

Rescued a turtle.
Missed hitting the huge rabbit.
Gator? Run over.

Red House Painters - All Mixed Up

What I Heard

all photography by danny lyons,

"Write the slowest stuff
Fast. Write the fastest stuff slow.
That's what readers want."

Monday, October 25, 2010


Where the sky begins,
And where the sea water ends.
A secret, therein.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


A question mark reigns
For some types and not others.
Do you ask questions?


Ms. Basil is fat.
She is a gorgeous creature.
Option trades are fun.

Old Growth Forest

A Black Bear yearling
Frolics amongst the giants.
These Ancients ignore

The Shadow's antics,
Digging deep and reaching high
[seen it all before].

Chilled air and hot sun
Battle it out for last word.
Me? I Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010



[All photography by Danny Lyons]

Monday, October 11, 2010


Corn maze, gourds, hay rides, pumpkins...
Halloween lurks.


The name says it all.
When you've got some, def eat here.
Martha cooks it up.

Everybody knows
Everybody else in here.
Formica worn through.

Lottery tickets
On the countertop, on sale.
Also: homemade jams.

winner, Roger, played heavy
Bets, for many years.

(He recently won,
Is known to bet Ben Franklins
On just one number).

Speculation is,
All these years, he's spent as much
as he won (more-less).

Betty reads the news.
A countertop staple, She's
The real SPARE-TIME sage.

The breakfast special
Is Goetta, eggs and homefries.
(I googled Goetta).

It's peasant food from
Germany: ground beef with oats
(would stretch meat supplies).

I'm in the greater
Cincinnati area.
Enjoying SPARE-TIME.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

For Caitlin & Andrew

Water's Reflection...
Spherical, Beatific Love.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pier 66

A celebration
Of new beginnings. Big Love
From the 66.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

American Airport Time Warps

Time-warping Airports,
Sit back, take it in.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bread, Circuses & UriNation

"UriNation, RuiNation," photograph by Danny Lyons,

UriNation, RuiNation

Will Shake A Superpower
To Ruins. Gonzo.

Monday, August 9, 2010


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Saturday, August 7, 2010


"a kind mirror," by Danny Lyons,

Greenspan said, “I’m in
Favor of tax cuts, but not
With borrowed money.”

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Henry Real Bird

Move along in thought.
Move along in thought, he said.
Move along in thought.

Happy Birthday to my bro Fro.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


There's been a lot of talk about these Cougars.

I'm usually the last person to grasp the latest meaning of the latest IT-Phrases. So I demand a little sympathy for not being cc'd when the memo was sent out.

Question: When exactly did the derogatory shame-stamp, "Cougar," become a celebrated social achievement, worthy of vanity-plate advertisement?

Nobody disputes the fantastic irony found today in a Lowe's hardware parking lot: a minivan with a loud and proud vanity plate, screaming "SHE'S A COUGAR!" The photo-quality, air-brushed portrait of an actual cougar simply takes the cake!

Compulsively, I had questions that needed answers, like, Who is "SHE" anyway? What exactly is "SHE" after? And will the minivan serve as an asset for her endeavors?

The Cougar tag presumably answers some of these inquiries. But I needed more input. So I looked into it by texting my closest advisors, and they never disappoint...

"Minivan? Really? Is this where we're at?" I asked the crew.

The First advisor quipped, "Wow. Pretty sad and desperate. I feel bad for her kids."

The Chef wrote, "it's just truck balls for the ladies."

The College Kid zinged, "Would you rather it be a champagne colored 04 camero convertible?"

"That makes more sense. It's logical," I replied.

He snapped, "Logic should never be a safe haven for vanity or stupidity."

Finally, DingoFish The Straggler added, "I'm so sick of cougars being cool but old guys hitting on young girls are perverts. I've started a new term for male cougars- "Dingos" in order to equalize things. PROUD TO BE A DINGO!"


Sunday, July 4, 2010


the sweet lullaby
quality of the sum of
all harmonic parts.

Friday, June 11, 2010


"focus down," by Danny Lyons,

cognitive bungie cords.
[you do whatcha gotta do]
mental duct tape.

Monday, May 31, 2010


"fallen trumpets," by danny lyons,

[future's hope]
life's cycle complete.
beauty and purpose intact.
they'd do it again.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Peter Gabriel covers "Mirrorball"

Gabriel's beatific version of "Mirrorball" pays homage to Elbow and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." -I•P

everything has changed.
make the moon our mirrorball.
everything has changed.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ride On

kept it on the edge.
a beat hero. a good man.
thanks mr. hopper.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Future With Oil

"naner-dude's boots," by danny lyons,

[with an addiction like this, who needs enemies]

the great oil gush.

it's gone beyond ugly. and we're all pissed off.

the future of the gulf states' way of life just hit a brick wall. sure, life will continue, but not as before. this grim watershed moment will have lasting, pummeling effects for months and years ahead.

it doesn't matter who's in charge, really. the fact is, bp and the federal government (or anybody else for that matter) have no clue how to handle this. by definition: we shouldn't be fucking with deep-water oil because we don't know how to control it when something goes wrong.

oil giants have been fucking with the earth and recklessly extracting oil, wherever it may be found, for decades. now, after all the financial bleeding, after all the wars and after all the self-inflicted catastrophes, u.s. citizens must finally, and truly, wake up. wake up.

wake the fuck up and smell the oil. taste it.

this is our opportunity to witness the true cost of a deregulated, multi-national corporation controlled, oil-based economy.

there are so many ways to vote. vote now. vote every minute of every day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The National - Terrible Love

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

shades of gray

shades of gray, Danny Lyons,, taken in San Felasco

[reluctant release]
a tiny bug walks
on the tension of water.
today came the rain.


bark, in San Felasco, by Danny Lyons,

[True Story]
Genius made a sign,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Quote, From The FM Radio

"He didn't have a
Hustle. He had a way of
staying alive." -Hess

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Water's Edge

At the waters edge.
[We're our own worst enemy]
Grateful and thankful.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

known unknown unknowns

[known unknown unknowns]
i am in a cloud,
without anchor or tether.
got my parachute.

Monday, March 29, 2010

[Disturbing the Hive]

When rocking the boat,
My failed attempt to save you
Captured my last breath.

-Avalon, Danny, Lindsay

Monday, March 22, 2010



An inspiring ride:
Forty times around the Sun.
Grateful for each day.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

How WSJ Stipple Drawings Are Made




Friday, March 19, 2010

Jon Stewart-Beck

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Conservative Libertarian
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Reform

[Disinfotainer, Glenn Beck: Father Coughlin Redux]
They need hearts and minds.
Battling for them, these fucking
liars will not rest.

Saturday, March 13, 2010



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jack Rose plays Kensington

[jack rose left us too soon]
i never knew you.
i just heard your name today.
i never knew you.

wish i would've known
the talent, the gift you had.
wish i would've known.

thanks for the music.
your giant-ness will live on.
thanks for the music.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


tell me more, even
if it's the same ol' story
over and over.

Monday, February 8, 2010

In The Pines

"In The Pines," by Danny Lyons,

[between the palmettos and longleaf pine needles]
hawk is dive-bombed by mob of
screaming, snarling crows.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"An Ocean Of Worries" -talking head

[sinking or swimming?]
leadership is dead.
our ship of state: rudderless.
building a bunker.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

[special filters]

[special filters]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


"beer," by Danny Lyons,

[tall blonde]
send up a cold beer.
cinch a slip-knot around it.
i'll take it from there.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Future: Blurred

[(forget) caution]
procession, non-stop.
eye-tickling blur sets in.
i'm hitting the gas.

A Conversation

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weird Momentum [or whatever the fuck you want to call it]

"climbing glove," by Danny Lyons,

[weird momentum]
strong style features
characteristics that bring
whirlwinds of flavors.

-thanks Holly.