Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sam Rivers Lives On

"YAWP!" by Danny Lyons,

Sam Rivers proved that you could do anything.

You could play anything. And you'd get away with it, as long as you had the deep passion and the sheer energy to back it up.

As a photographer, I embraced Sam's radical, free-jazz ethos. Sam's music provided raw inspiration and a kind of artistic shelter for a budding creative photographer.

Whenever I witnessed Sam let loose his primal and eternal "YAWP," or when his roaring saxophone would wail sublimely, I knew somehow, I was more alive than ever.

Thank you Sam. You shared it with all of us. We carry it with us and you live on.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The coffee

Roasted, sublimely,
Heated, refilled, sipped, enjoyed.
[at waffle house yo]

Monday, December 26, 2011

working the mash-up angle in the driving rain. [punch | pounce | persevere]

Thursday, December 22, 2011


A drifting snowflake
Has no identical match.
[much like your jawbone].

Sunday, December 18, 2011

In the Loft

Up off the cold ground,
Floating in the chilly air,
In the Museum.

Sometimes You Go Back

Sometimes you go back.
time's discourtesies reveal
the bare bones of truth

and what always was.
sometimes maybe you go back.
and find what wasn't.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Summertime Rolls

Seemingly it's sly.
Magic! Oh, that Roy G. Biv
is at it again.

[stolen property]

Friday, December 16, 2011

Flame Out

[Golden translucence]
The bright swirl of Everything
[clever ending here].

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Be or Become

Striving is pointless.
Breathe in and out and just Be.
[Stop trying so hard].

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Patterns & Pressure

You see the patterns
Before you see the patterns.
[bend before you break]

Monday, December 12, 2011


He followed his dreams.
He had a romance with risk.
He's now unemployed.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Salted Peanuts

He could tell the time
By counting his empty bags
Of salted peanuts.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Violin Man

Did the violin
Make his face? Or did his face
Make the violin?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Simple

Finding The Simple?
It's where you aren't looking.
And everywhere else.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Old School

"And people get stuck
In old techniques," he ranted.
[Invent. Innovate.]

Monday, November 21, 2011

Protected Space

[Cunningly charming]
She *does* inhabit pockets
Of protected space.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hickory Sky

The Sun's reflection.
Reiterations of light.
[golden canopy]

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Somebody gets paid
To understand all of it.
I'm not paid enough.

'Tis The Season

Jumping the gun. Finish line.
Consumers jump in.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


[Always Black & White].
Two sides to every story.
Nothing in between.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Living in the MultiVerse

Nothing is different.
All things are isolated,
And all things are one.

Thursday, November 3, 2011



Saturday, October 22, 2011

When in Doubt

Just look to the words
Of all those who've gone before.
[or go your own way].

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Timely Meditation

Without a challenge,
Empowerment does not grow.
[A cooler wind blows].

Friday, October 14, 2011

Greenlight Go


Thursday, October 13, 2011


All you need are dots.
[Roy Lichtenstein would be proud].
The eyes do the rest.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No-Talent Punks

The beholder's eye
Is contemptuously thick.
[Lemmings run in groups].

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flowers for Trees

Finding the sweet spot
Is what everybody wants.
[I look to the trees].

Not Buying It

Bread & Circuses
Reigns in this america
[Hang on to your hat].

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Shiny Objects

You might see yourself
Inside the shiny objects.
[Bring on the Disco].

Friday, October 7, 2011

Throw Caution To The Wind

It's just you and the
Fruity Pebbles and the milk.
[Better get two spoons].

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs, Thank You.

innovator who
empowered the world, which is
now a better place.

i am saddened by this loss. i credit steve jobs and apple for empowering me with the tools and innovation so i could express myself through the digital world and particularly through music and photography. there are millions of people around the world who's artistry and creativity were enhanced by these amazing innovations, even long before the ipod, iphone and ipad. steve jobs deserves endless credit for the impact he's made on the world. he will be deeply missed.
-danny lyons

The Luxury

"You've The Luxury
Of not knowing what I know,"
[said the chartist man].

Sunday, October 2, 2011

From Within, From Without

From where the light shines,
Matters Not. Simply break down
The daily routines.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

When You're Stuck, Get Unstuck

The available tools
Must be gathered and prepared.
Then, get the fuck out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Waste Not

The Honey Badger's
Got nothin on the chickens.
They don't give a shit.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Life is Unfinished Business

Woodruff attempted
To tell us about this fact.
[Those Historians].

Monday, September 26, 2011

Written Right On The Dashboard

The word of the day
[Written right on the dashboard]
Will go unheeded.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tree Climber's Lot

Cracks, fissures and gnarls.
Working with unknown unknowns.
[The Tree Climber's Lot]

6 [Perfection]

Give it all you got.
Break it. Divide the pieces.
[it's always perfect]

Friday, September 23, 2011

Liquidation Program

If it's not nailed down,
Auction it for the best price.
Everything must go.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Don't OverThink it.
Allow serendipity,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Always, MirrorBall.

We'll go together.
I'll always be there for you,
Until my last breath.

Monday, September 19, 2011


The people gather
To climb in the tree, finding
Peace and happiness.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taking A Bite

You'll sleep when you die.
Meanwhile, take a big fucking
Bite out of your day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Change of Scenery

Eyes on the distant skyline.
Refreshing reboot.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Public Service Announcement

Can't count on the Feds.
Or the police, or Army.
You are on your own.

We will always remember.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Born Alone


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Human, Flying

Where do I sign up?
The adrenaline
Pumping. The inspiration
Burns inside my gut.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Light

Where sky meets water,
One reflecting the other.
Blurry is the line.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fist of Power

"Fist of Power," by Danny Lyons,

Long-forgotten times,
When we actually made things.
[Get back to your roots]