Floss the dog and eat a hare
You’re swimming in your underwear
The day is long the night is short
I’ll sue you in the district court

Solstice dreams are’a playground test
Brainwave schemes describe it best
Your mom is old but so are you
Life to live our age is through

Touch-up paint and spackle paste
See the mirror see the waste
Time’s the thing you cannot change
It ebbs it flows it feels so strange

The pros and cons a list so long
Gambled big & gambled wrong
For all we is is what we are
A fleck of dust from distant stars


2022 - 17

shade of a beautiful sun storm



Walk in the shade of a beautiful sun storm
Exist for just the sake of

I miss art
It is all art

There is perfection in everything
Feel and touch magic


Prediction is the key to success
Ownership drives compliance

Everything changes
Without dimension

There is a legend to the code
Always remember everything


Flight of the Earls

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The Kingdom of Leisure


2022 - 16


Coin Flips and Odd Luck

 Before this and
    after that
how we tell the time

Life as a series
of forked-road
All crossroads all the time

Coin flips and
odd luck
    to determine
        absolutely everything

We are but
wholly dependent
    on forces
beyond our own control



2022 - 14


A Poem (with a particular cadence)


Do as I do and not as I say
The ultimate way of spending a day

The cheese is so hot the water’s too long
Learn all the children of what’s write and rong

Your Mother’s the lady whom I know the best
I popped her the quiz she failed me the test

Violets are red and the roses are sour
Tell me the time and I’ll give you an hour

Lies are to truth as cash is to money
Large sacs of pollen bees make the honey

Life is an exercise that makes me so tired
Keep drinking coffee you’re bound to get wired

A trap from the future I love her the most
Reading a novel egg sandwich on toast

Caught in the wild a siren in tune
Music to senses April is June



2022 - 11


Poetry Interrupted

Born ‘round The Lost Angels Riots
Slave descendant black to paradigm setting white
Shock perfectly balanced with the dumb
In utero all apologies to servants unserved

This is what America is
This is what America was
This is what America is ever going to be

All the protests and all the protestations
The divine heart of our foolhardy nation
What is culture and what is life
Intentionality intentionally rife

typing doesn't work today

to the body & for the mind 

healing is just a paradigm

doctors are only a fancy

pacifier for the 'fraidy class

everyday of or inside the healing

is so very different which

makes prediction almost impossible

and prediction is the key to success

for the mind & to the body

we are the life of the party

we are still all going to die

someday (probably alone) anyway

so think before you do

and do as i tell you

(say all the king's horses

and say all the king's people)

safety is our number one priority

but what happened to fun

when the window is closing

so live while you can




tan suit president



12:54 para auriculares y cacao

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RP@50 - BSUR



The Honorable Reverend DJ Richy Scratchy

The Otter Prince

Rickey R-word 

Rick E. Powell

Dickie Powell 

Arpy Dubby

RP Dubbs


Welcome to la quinta decada

It's great to have you here

Partners in this scam since '96

With your phone machine EP

Collaborators in real and virtual time

None of this happened without you

So it's kinda your damn fault

Here we are and there you is

Look around in assessment

You created it all as you wanted it




It is your own damn fault

If I remain as fortunate as I've been

The world falling into my lap

I will have more opportunities

To continue stealing all your 

Million Dollar Ideas™

And juicing creativity

Out of you like a goddamn lemon

Yous have done well for yins

Young scout makes old head

No metronomes

Or loading out of smoky clubs

It's now just tiny adjustments

And the right lighting

Just as you like it

RP Dubby

Arpy Dubbs

Dickie Powell 

Rick E. Powell

Rickey R-word

The Otter Prince

The Honorable Reverend DJ Richy Scratchy



When It Falls by Zero 7 - Record Review Corner #2


Warm Sound

So deliberately disorienting only to give you a gentle landing zone
I can see recording this and listening back and changing the name to its essence
Warm Sound

The sun is a bright circle
I am so happy that KBTB introduced me to a couple of songs on this record
Because the album is pretty satisfying

Warm sound
Falling slowly
Take the time away from me
Warm sound
Feeling no pain
Taking the time away from me

Warm Sound indeed
This is like audio heroin

Keyboard journey
Not a typing keyboard
The musical instrument
Sound machine with piano keys

The black & white ones



Lost in cheap delirium

So well constructed
Builds like a beautiful city
Again deliberate
I don’t even know who is making this record
I should probably check that out



Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker
Now it all makes sense
“They began as studio engineers”
Knew they could do it better
Bravo Zero 7
Hire the sounds you need <–––––– !
You don’t need to limit yourself by your maximum abilities

“…they were asked by Radiohead to remix the song "Climbing Up the Walls””
Engineers who know how to vibe

No hurry at all but sensible to not outstay the welcome


Passing By

Ohhhhh shiiiiiit
So this is European downtempo
The thickness
The thoughtfulness

Who am I to make a judgement of your life?
I'm only passing by, passing by

All our music is phrasing and tempo
All are everything is headphones & cocoa

Just a wow track: Wow


Over Our Heads

I’m finally getting it
I’m so slow
Third inning stretch
Sucker for sleigh bells forever
Nicely produced

I mean, I *get* it, man

Gorgeous sound forest
Slow fade
Dave Gary would approve


When It Falls

Logically speaking this is “the space between”
Clearly the sonic/tonal/experiential midpoint
A reset for those in need
A restore for those in need
Head food for the brain chemicals


The Space Between

This mix now

Now that you're wiser
Surely you've learned to read it

Ride cymbal tutorial

How many times can I mention, “deliberate”
Producing + engineering + performance 


Speed Dial NO.2

I wish I weren’t so lyric blind
But I process most lyrics as sounds fitting into the mix

The music theory

This one is heavy lyrically

Your shoulders in my pocket
My shoulders in your pocket

Not fooling around

Minor chords of torture


Look Up

Much needed instrumental

1970’s movie harmonica
Of journeys and immersion
Out west or urban


In Time


From the before times of 2004 - Ugh, before times - Remember those?


Morning Song

So glad I own this on vinyl

Let it play

“When in doubt, ride it out.”

–RP Dub
s <–––––– ! Welcome to the best decade of your life

This is a really enjoyable album

Play it enough to know it

Play it when you make the things

Play it when you have the moods

Play it over and over

The end





✝he $in 'Zin€ @ 10 meMento sTyle

I stumbled across my very own ✝he $in 'Zin€ by chance the other day

[Zine is short for magazine]

The focus is on each of the seven deadly sins, sin zine, The Sin Zine

✝he $in 'Zin€


It was a collaborative piece that reads as an homage to zines

I guess I wanted to make something referencing work that influenced me

I mentioned that I had found this project and now I'm asked questions about it

It's an inexplicable project even for me and that's a weird thing to say

The stylized script, "✝he $in 'Zin€," renders it unsearchable 

[Of course]

It does not appear on this blog and relevant searches turn up little

I first searched "sin zine" and got nothing at all


I also got nothing for "zine" or "✝he $in 'Zin€" and far too much for "sin"

But this product would have paired "sin" and "zine"

The stylized script, "✝he $in 'Zin€," renders it unsearchable

This was a dead end

So I went to the email archives

I actually thought I would find something

I  got nothing for "the sin zine" or "✝he $in 'Zin€" and far too much for "sin"

But I found a little breadcrumb treat when I searched "zine"


"Zine" returned five results: two ads, two others, and a emailing from me to me

[Of course]

So I opened the mail from me to me and found t ahis grenade:

🚨Future Gift alert🚨   🚨Future Gift alert🚨   🚨Future Gift alert🚨  

I sent myself a comic

[Of course]

Achewood of course and this comic of course:

This one: [clicky]

This one:


We thought 2007 was strange but we knew absolutely nothing 

That is pretty funny

[Reagan and both Bushes wore tan suits]

Nothing is really that funny anymore

Funny, strange? Sure

Funny, funny? Not really


A classic diversion by a classic diversionist

But we were trying to find out about ✝he $in 'Zin€


There was a reason I was searching archives for ✝he $in 'Zin€

Because I remember very little about why or how ✝he $in 'Zin€ happened

I see it was quite intentional

[Of course]

And it was self-limiting which is pretty smart regardless of why

Pdfs so they can be downloaded and printed

[Download and print it is how it works]

It was wildly collaborative almost impressively so 

I guess I talked to people

I guess I convinced people

So how did that happen?

I don't remember

Why did it happen?

"I don't recall"

- Ronald Reagan

Clearly by hosting it on Tumblr I was segregating it or burying it

Or stashing it for safe keeping

This is like a treat in a paper bag: a Food Enrichment Exercise

I found no reference to this zine other than a tiny link on the blog

[Exhibit at right -------------------------------------------------- >]

In a stylized script--"✝he $in 'Zin€--that renders it unsearchable 

I found nothing in the email archives that go back that far

But that's the whole thing

Aside from the deliberate rabbit holing future gift special

Getting the art away from context

Stripping it away from context

Removing art from context

Maybe only when I cannot remember how or why something was made

Does it become a finished piece

"I'm a real boy!"


 This piece is a 10 years old

✝he $in 'Zin€