Wednesday, March 23, 2005

A Poem For the Bird That Woke Us.

Nina Simone is in
my air

It is cooler

than ever.

Joe Nolan

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Same, Same



Let's have some fun.

I just got back from hanging with Mira and Annie.

We had sushi, then coffee and then back to Paris for a smoke and some water (still not drinking 'til Easter. I love the baby Jesus fish.) and talk about Yoga and the way that good friends reinforce the highest aspects of themselves in the blessed proximity of their warm camaraderie.

Here are some gifts:

Watch this film. It is a great primer on federal government complicity in the international drug trade and the back story on that smiling criminal Bill Clinton.

This film is a great look at the US policy of supporting tyrannical madmen around the world until they need to attack them. Sound familiar? This report is concerned with the Philippines, Noriega and the way media creates the stories (spellbind: Reality is made of language. Write the story and the story happens.) that make ANYTHING possible, even pre-emptive war for no reason.

These are 2 new songs just added to the demo section of "The Jukebox". The fidelity on these recordings is challenging, but interesting. This is what happens when you try to be Phil Spector (that link might take a second to download...) in your living room with one mic, two guitars and the kind of isolation that is the special abode of the broken-hearted and the martyred:
"All My Love"
"All the Same to Me"

G-Barr read an astrology book that likened the 2 of us to Sacco and Vanzetti. Amen.

If you are interested in Anarchism, Feminism or Human Freedom in general, read the Collected Works of Emma Goldman online in your spare time for nothing. It will make you smart. It will make you happy.

Only the humble bumble lightly through the night.

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.

Be a Killer in Heaven.


Joe Nolan

Monday, March 07, 2005

Love, Music, Freedom and the Amourican Way




lets have a real good time together.

Here are the 3 songs I just posted in the new "Demo" section of the "Jukebox" page. Check it out for downloads, more info and other additions you may have missed.

Click to jam:

"Rocky Marciano"
"Soul Bet Coal Man"



when you're done with the rock out,

watch this kid as long as you can before you lose your mind and are literally terrified by the limitlessness boundaries of human potential.



that kid is awesome.



back to the discussion at hand.

All these comments people have written have really created an interesting and vital discussion that, for me at least, has been full of suprises. Thanks to everyone who has contributed their ideas and especially to those who have taken the time to email me about how much they have enjoyed a discussion they have found thought provoking and liberating. That's what this whole thing is all about.

Now I just want to list some stuff as it comes to my mind. I am trying to come to grips with some new notions, but it is coming slow.

1. I agree with Tumi that an enthusiastic mutual embrace of a monogamous commitment (especially when married to some anarchic form of magical spirit) can indeed be the stuff of revolution. Wow. She kicked so much ass on that one.

2. I think I just saw a faerie out of the corner of my eye. I swear this is happening right now at this moment. This has nothing to do with this blog you are reading....this just happened again...

3. On one of the previous blogs I ranted about all this freelove stuff and at the end I summed it up by saying "Is this not freedom?" I am wondering if the notion of "love" inevitably means a curtailing of freedom. The idea, I suppose, is that you find a partner and create a situation together in which the means and ends are in accord with your mutual desire. I have learned a bit about this as I have experienced more about people in general in my life: "What do you value?" Says a ton about desire and desire says a ton about people.

4. I also believe that their are depths of intimacy that one reaches quickest through focused (i.e. exclusive) attention over time. There are certainly Magical/Psychological/Mystical/Physical parallels to explore here. In Arthur this month there is an interesting article about meditation as revolutionary action

5. On the funky side, intimacy makes sex better. That's actually a true fact.

Ok thats all for now.

Only the humble roll with the munchies...

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.

Be a Killer in Heaven.

JOE (Don't forget to comment!)