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.