Time Stamp (For Wen and Aili)

9 Jun

There was something very old world about the moment.

This beautiful Taiwanese mother-and-baby tandem

sat playing Chopin on the old bar piano

in an intimate, dimly lit tavern.

We all watched in awe and quiet reverence

with an unspoken agreement that we were witnesses to an event

that was far from the ordinary–something that required ticketed admission–

on par with the legendary Red Panda;

flawlessly juggling saucers, plates and teacups while straddling atop a unicycle.

An instant so surreal that even the faintest whisper could break its magical spell.

Chekhov himself couldn’t have written a better wedding scene.

 

~Edward Austin Robertson

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The Naked Bike Ride

9 Jun

I’d allowed myself to get lost in the mirth and euphoria

of hula hoops, glow sticks and naked bodies.

We were “jamming on it” to Newcleus under the Hawthorne Bridge,

the night’s air chilling the celebration

of our all city ride to a traffic of cheers.

Seemed like a good idea when the sun was up.

But I forgot pack something to cover myself up

for the long sobering ride back to the (deep) Northeast part of town.

Two words: Poor Planning.

 

 

~Edward Austin Robertson

 

 

Clickpicka Radio 90.3 KDVS

14 Apr

2018-04-03_4845_320kbps.mp3 03-Apr-2018 04:05  286M

 

Dj Shadow Letter Home Private Press
James Brown Down and Out in New York City Black Ceasar
AIRBREAK
MAdlib Raw Tranquility
Junie Morrison Suzie Thundertussy
Danny Brown Really Doe
AIRBREAK
William Bell Private Number
Marvin Gaye T Plays it Cool Trouble Man
Dan The Automator Le Soleil Est Pres De Toi Wanna Buy A Monkey?
Aesop Rock 11:35 Bazooka Tooth
AIRBREAK
Beastie Boys Picture This Hello Nasty
Madlib Movie Finale Beat Konduckta
Time Zone World Destruction
Of Montreal Godly Intersex False Priest
Newcleus Jam On it
AIRBREAK
DJ Magic Mike Feel The Bass
Com Truise Broken Date
Wild Nothing A Dancing Shell Empty Estate
AIRBREAK
Jessy Lanza Giddy Pull My Hair Back
Mos Def BedStuy Funeral Parade and March A New Danger
Beastie Boys Shambala Ill Communication
Satin Jackets Girl Forever
Bad Brains Leaving Babylon Banned in DC
AIRBREAK
Masta Ace I did it Son of Yvonne
David Bowie Secret Life of Arabia Heroes
Cornell Campbell Bandulo
DJ Shadow Letter Home Private Press

Clickpicka Radio on KDVS 90.3

14 Apr

 

2018-04-10_4845_320kbps.mp3 10-Apr-2018 04:05  286M

 

DJ Shadow Letter Home Private Press
BlockHead Squirmy Worm Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book
Beastie Boys And Me Hello Nasty
AIRBREAK
Mobb Deep Quiet Storm
Aesop Rock Five Fingers None Shall Pass
MF Doom Guv’nor
AIRBREAK
Cold Crush Brothers 1981
Run DMC King Of Rock RUN DMC
Mann Parish Boogie Down Bronx
A Tribe Called Quest Lyrics To Go 2K7
AIRBREAK
Billy Brooks 40 Days Windows of The Mind
Minnie Riperton Inside My Love
Jaylib Champion Sound Champion Sound
AIRBREAK
Saint Pepsi Private Caller
AIRBREAK
Thom Yorke Hearing Damage
Easy All Stars Time Version Dub Side of the Moon
Bobby Purify I’m Your Puppet
Lee Perry Super Ape Inna Jungle Super Ape Inna Jungle
AIRBREAK
Talking Heads Crosseyed and Painless Sand in the Vaseline
Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Hwe Towe Hun
AIRBREAK
Stubborn All Stars Open Season
Kool Keith Its Over Now A Better Tomorrow
Arthur Verocai Na Boca Do Sol
DJ Shadow Letter Home Private Press
Toro Y Moi Thanks Vision Causers of This

Clickpicka Radio on KDVS 90.3

28 Mar

2018-03-25_4787_320kbps.mp3 25-Mar-2018 04:05  286M

 

 

Letter Home  DJ Shadow
All Caps    MadVillain
Play Car    Madlib
Airbreak
Bring Back Pluto  Aesop Rock
Bergamot       MF Doom
Airbreak
Ricky’s Theme Beastie Boys
What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Part 4)  DJ Shadow
Tour De France   Kraftwerk
Metal on Metal     Kraftwerk
Airbreak
S’Cooled         Blood Orange
Strobelight Honey   Black Sheep
Its Over Now        Dan The Automator
Da Gorgon            Cornell Campbell
Airbreak
UNITE           Beastie Boys
New East St. Louis Toodle-loo  Duke Ellington
Dub Fire          Lee “Scratch” Perry
Air Break
Station to Station  David Bowie
Mother Whale Eyeless    Brian Eno
Nautilus      Bob James
Air Break
Song For Junior       Beastie Boys
Yes Or No               Wayne Shorter
The What        Notorious BIG
Air Break
Flava in Ya Ear          Craig Mack
Vampire                     The  Upsetters

Fair Park Music Hall circa 1998

11 Mar

 

Not only did they replicate it,

but they somehow surpassed

the way the album sounded on my headphones.

Technically I was in the third row,

but with the aisles filled

and no one in their seats

my seat felt further from the stage.

 

I was actually kind of relieved

none of my friends

came with me,

as I suddenly felt self conscious of my surroundings;

watching these awkward looking geeks

make this euphoric–almost majestic music.

 

Layers of smokey light flickering

with every chord change.

People swaying to the rhythm of “Talk Show Host”

in their sweaters, blue jeans, and converse shoes.

It felt like I was in a secret club,

and everyone thinking this band’s best song was “Creep”

was missing out on this quiet Sunday evening.

This certainly beat watching the Red Sox on television.

 

~Edward Austin Robertson

 

Beth Marie’s

9 Mar

Marble counter tops

and checkered tiled floors.

How can you be in a bad mood

with the smell of waffle in the air

and frozen sugary milk melting in your mouth?

Its impossible not to smile at this point.

 

~Edward Austin Robertson