Poems II: Spoken Word Recordings

Spoken word poetry I recorded recently.

Summer Thoughts: Poem/Journal Entry

Summer Thoughts:

It takes a lot in me to make the images I create, the artwork always railing against my own downfall, always railing against me in one way or another, some of this can be regarded as scattered thought, misplaced words, some of this can be regarded as poetry, or just self explanatory. Wandering through the hallways of my mind, opening each door, just to see how many more boxes I have yet to unpack, search through, arrange and toss aside. July, as I know it is just too long for me. I am not a person of summer, I was born under a September sky, and July just drags on and on and on. Depression, when optimism fails let me turn to you, come on lets burn out together, one bright spark, ignite, a star once called upon in these images that seep out of me, the artwork made from empathy, sprawled out, all magical thoughts, watercolors and pastel dreams, happiness and sadness, I can never really tell which is which when I feel as lost as this, late night poetry disguised as thoughts, nothing makes all too much sense except for this senseless beat, pounding in my head, pounding like drums, I could shout ONWARD, onward- but its been said before, in another confession, in this concession-stand that is my mind. When these thoughts of depression sing me a song, never out of tune, always ringing in my mind. Thoughts of late night depression and joys, and the tears I just can’t cry- not when there are many dreams to be chased, the tears I just can’t hide in painted memory, painted sympathy. A ghost peering in, the afterlife and afterthought, the people pointing fingers at one another, its a big bright world full of beauty and scars, political nonsense of insecurities, never will they ever get to the best of me, the best is yet to be come, to be, to be found deep inside someone else’s sympathy. I never celebrate the good times, the good times from here on out just seems like a myth, the beauty of life, and the irony has become quite funny to me, as much as I prepare for the bad times, the bad outweighs the good and that is alright, because the good times come and go and memories preserve them like snapshots, photographs for no one to see. Sometimes its the music that guides me, sometimes its lone inspiration, some say, winter can be the cruelest of all seasons, but I think summer is cruelest of all, coldest of all, a slow burn, all those with self righteous vanity, people that I don’t know but know me, simple handsome smiles, simpleton simplicities, brain-dead beauties with admirers who are just as simpleton as them, I’ve got no time for those who walk a jaded path, empty lives with nothing to prove, and sure, I am no saint but my fight is real, my words are mine alone, its always me with the paintbrush smearing lonely smiles across the canvas. I obsess over the little details that no one else can see, in the end it will always be me against me, me vs. integrity. The summer nights tend to drag on longer than any other nights within any other season. Any other season, summer, I can do without. A ghostly smile, a lonely speech, it takes a lot in me to pour out these words I keep deep inside, but I’ll let them pour, much like rain, on a night like this

-Dandy Jon-

The Long Gone Season

My Favorite Comedy Albums: Volume I

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First and foremost, I gotta say, I am a huge fan of stand up comedy.
Stand up comedy is my absolute favorite. I don’t enjoy regular comedy movies, I prefer watching stand up films, and I can spend many hours listening to various comedy albums and podcasts.

I’ve alway said that for me, the last true rebels are stand up comics, I’ve got nothing but
respect for anyone who can go up on the stage and take on the audience.
So, here is a list of my 10 favorite essential comedy albums. My first list,
there are MANY great comics out there, past and present.
And just like my other lists, I’ve included mentioning my favorites from each album.

:)

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10. Chris Hardwick – Mandroid
Mandroid
Dweebs/ The Other N Word/ Gramp Stamp

9. Natasha Leggero – Coke Money
Coke Money
Toilet Babies/ Girl, You Ain’t Got No Arms/ Hip Hop

8. Todd Glass- Todd Glass Talks About Stuff
Todd Glass Talks About Stuff
Domestitated/ Shamwow/ Bottled Hose Water

7. Rob Gleeson – Getting Normal
Getting Normal
Menorah/ Hooker Newscast/ Team Sports

6. Maria Bamford – Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome
Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome
Baby Jesus/ Getting Older/ Love Songs

5. George Carlin – It’s Bad for Ya
It's Bad For Ya
Old Fuck/ Every Child Is Special/ You Have No Rights

4. Marc Maron – This Has To Be Funny
This Has to Be Funny
The Creation Museum/ Cat Guy/ Earl’s Rooter

3. Patton Oswalt – Finest Hour
Finest Hour
The Dumb Gay Friend/ The Best Comedy I’ve Ever Seen/ The Power Of Jesus

2. Margaret Cho – Revolution
Revolution
Asian Chicken Salad/ Choo Chow Ching Chong Lady/ Persimmon Diet

1. James Adomian – Low Hangin Fruit
Low Hangin Fruit
Straight Beer Ads/ Gay Villains/ Openly Closeted

:)

Long live stand up comedy.

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-Dandy Jon-

SCATTERED LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS

SCATTERED LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS:

Sittin’ here, with my headphones on. Listening to scattered songs. Onward with the good fight, the merry thought, the beating of the drum, onward with collective thought, to where the art roams free, to where dreams become reality, another late night of mixed signals coming from the heart and mind, a series of mumbled thought, writing these words with no end in sight, onward. There is no energy left here to channel, there is no energy left to burn, late night ponder, late night blunder, with my headphones on, no thought left to blankly share, a series of memories, I don’t need anything to help convince me that I’m more alive than this, when the art creates me and I no longer scratch the charcoal across the paper, I write along to the beat of a song that is yet to be written, yet to be made, yet to be sung, onward, onward with the many thoughts I’ve got lost inside my head just waiting to be found, to be shared, mumbled, jumbled, lost inside my head. Sitting here, I’m feeling alright, alone with my thoughts, tired, sleepy, insomniac blues. Eventually I’ll try and sleep, but on humid summer nights I always feel this restless. I always feel this numb, but not in some grandiose melancholic typical way, but I’m alright, feeling good, good enough, with my headphones on, on another sleepless night, the music gives me life when all else fails, when all else fades into background static sound. I sit here, and think of how far I’ve come and how I will always keep moving onward, onward goes my merry thought, from this cynical bastards heart, through the good times and the bad times-mostly bad but thats alright, that is just how life goes, sittin’ here, with my headphones on, letting the music guide my heart, always putting trust into the beat. Heart and soul, heart and sound. Onward, with the good fight, with no end in sight, onward.

Stay classy.

-Dandy Jon-

Lifeline

Music Geek: 50 Essential Albums/My Summer Music

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The first day of summer: http://dandy-jon.deviantart.com/art/The-First-Day-of-Summer-462573811

Summer Music Entry:
So, its summer around here, as much as I don’t want to acknowledge it, haha. I’m more a fall & winter kind of guy. I am not a big fan of humid weather, but one thing I do like in the summer is listening to certain songs and albums that bring back good memories and ones that create new ones. I figured why not make a music geek entry sharing my favorite music that I tend to play more around this time of year than any other time, these are my ‘summer’ songs/albums, although I do enjoy these all year round its just that they take on a different meaning around this time for me. There is no theme to this music entry other than these are albums I really enjoy during the summer. So, these albums range from punk to metal to alternative to folk to whatever. Also, I included mentioning my 3 favorite songs from each album.

Enjoy. :)

50. Zombina and the Skeletones – Monsters On 45
Monsters On 45
ZOMBIE HOP/ RED PLANET/ COUNTING ON YOUR SUICIDE

49. M83 – Before the Dawn Heals Us
Before the Dawn Heals Us
TEEN ANGST/ DON’T SAVE US FROM THE FLAMES/ A GUITAR AND A HEART

48. Tsunami Bomb – The Definitive Act
The Definitive Act
DAWN ON A FUNERAL DAY/ 5150/ MY MACHETE

47. NOFX – The War On Errorism
The War On Errorism
FRANCO UN-AMERICA/ THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH & SKATE/ WHOOPS I OD’D

46. Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space – Monster Mutant Boogie
Monster Mutant Boogie
TECHINCOLOUR TERROR/ CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST/ MUTANT MONSTER BOOGIE

45. T.S.O.L. – Dance With Me
Dance With Me
CODE BLUE/ SOUND OF LAUGHTER/ DIE FOR ME

44. Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
The Number Of The Beast
HALLOWED BE THY NAME/ THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST/ RUN TO THE HILLS

43. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
Middle Cyclone
THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU/ I’M AN ANIMAL/ MIDDLE CYCLONE

42. Star Fucking Hipsters – Until We’re Dead
Until We're Dead
TWO CUPS OF TEA/ ZOMBIE CHRIST/ THIS WAL-MART LIFE

41. Hole – Celebrity Skin
Celebrity Skin
PETALS/ BOYS ON THE RADIO/ MALIBU

40. The Casualties – On the Front Line
On the Front Line
TOMORROW BELONGS TO US/ WE DON’T NEED YOU/ SOUNDS FROM THE STREETS

39. Wednesday 13 – Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, And the Dead
Transylvania 90210_ Songs of Death, Dying, And the Dead
THANK YOU SATAN/ BURIED BY CHRISTMAS/ I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

38. The Brains – Zombie Nation
Zombie Nation
WE GOTTA GO/ WE’LL RISE/ UNDEAD NATION

37. Dead Kennedys – Frankenchrist
Frankenchrist
MTV GET OFF THE AIR/ JOCK-O-RAMA/ SOUP IS GOOD FOOD

36. The Clash – The Clash
The Clash
JANIE JONES/ JAIL GUITAR DOORS/ I FOUGHT THE LAW

35. GBH – Leather, Bristles, Studs & Acne
Leather, Bristles, Studs & Acne
SICK BOY/ SLIT YOUR OWN THROAT/ RACE AGAINST TIME

34. Joey Ramone – Don’t Worry About Me
Don't Worry About Me
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD/ DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME/
I GOT KNOCKED DOWN (BUT I’LL GET UP)

33. The Offspring – Ixnay on the Hombre
Ixnay on the Hombre
ALL I WANT/ THE MEANING OF LIFE/ GONE AWAY

32. AFI – Sing the Sorrow
Sing The Sorrow
THE LEAVING SONG/ SILVER AND COLD/ THIS TIME IMPERFECT

31. The Sounds – Living In America
Living In America
FIRE/ ROCK N ROLL/ RIOT

30. City and Colour – Sometimes
Sometimes
SOMETIMES (I WISH)/ CASEY’S SONG/ SAM MALONE

29. The Distillers – Coral Fang
Coral Fang
HALL OF MIRRORS/ BEAT YOUR HEART OUT/ DRAIN THE BLOOD

28. Black Flag – Damaged
Damaged
TV PARTY/ RISE ABOVE/ POLICE STORY

27. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
Fever to Tell
MAPS/ BLACK TONGUE/ Y CONTROL

26. Tiger Army – Music From Regions Beyond
Music From Regions Beyond
PAIN/ AS THE COLD RAIN FALLS/ WHERE THE MOSS SLOWLY GROWS

25. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
Drunken Lullabies
IF I EVER LEAVE THIS WORLD ALIVE/ DRUNKEN LULLABIES/ THE KILBURN HIGH ROAD

24. The Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette
Machine Gun Etiquette
LOVE SONG/ SMASH IT UP (PARTS 1 & 2)/ MELODY LEE

23. Pansy Division – Total Entertainment!
Total Entertainment!
HE WHIPPED MY ASS IN TENNIS (THAN I FUCKED HIS ASS IN BED)/
SPIRAL/ WHO TREATS YOU RIGHT

22. The Cramps – Bad Music For Bad People
Bad Music for Bad People
HUMAN FLY/ GARBAGEMAN/ GOO GOO MUCK

21. Pixies – Bossanova
Bossanova
ROCK MUSIC/ VELOURIA/ THE HAPPENING

20. The Subways – All or Nothing
All or Nothing
LOSTBOY/ GIRLS & BOYS/ I WONT LET YOU DOWN

19. Anti-Flag – Die For the Government
Die for the Government
FUCK POLICE BRUTALITY/ YOU’VE GOT TO DIE FOR THE GOVERNMENT/
YOUR DADDY WAS A RICH MAN, YOUR DADDY’S FUCKING DEAD

18. The Raveonettes – Pretty In Black
Pretty in Black
MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK/ RED TAN/ HERE COMES MARY

17. Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Either_Or
2:45 AM/ ANGELES/ BETWEEN THE BARS

16. HorrorPops – Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah
GHOULS/ WHERE THEY WANDER/ PSYCHOBITCHES OUTTA HELL

15. Tim Armstrong – A Poet’s Life
A Poet's Life
AMONG THE DEAD/ TRANSLATOR/ HOLD ON

14. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
White Blood Cells
HOTEL YORBA/ DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND/ LITTLE ROOM

13. Koffin Kats – Koffin Kats
Koffin Kats
GRAVEYARD TREE/ NEEDLES & BLADES/ ONE REVIVED

12. Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque
The Golden Age Of Grotesque
THIS IS THE NEW SHIT/ DOLL-DAGGA BUZZ-BUZZ ZIGGETY-ZAG/ SPADE

11. Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit
Goddamnit
CRINGE/ SOUTHERN ROCK/ COP

10. The Cure – The Cure
The Cure
THE END OF THE WORLD/ LOST/ BEFORE THREE

9. Smashing Pumpkins – Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist
TARANTULA/ BLEEDING THE ORCHID/ UNITED STATES

8. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros – Streetcore
Streetcore
REDEMPTION SONG/ LONG SHADOW/ GET DOWN MOSES

7. The Adicts – Sound of Music
Sound of Music
EASY WAY OUT/ CHINESE TAKEAWAY/ JOKER IN THE PACK

6. Misfits – Project 1950
Project 1950
MONSTER MASH/ THIS MAGIC MOMENT/ RUNAWAY

5. Plasmatics – Maggots: The Record
Maggots_ The Record
YOU’RE A ZOMBIE/ THE DAY OF THE HUMANS IS GONE/ BRAIN DEAD

4. Ramones – Pleasant Dreams
Pleasant Dreams
7-11/ THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY/ ITS NOT MY PLACE (IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD)

3. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong
Belong
BELONG/ MY TERRIBLE FRIEND/ EVEN IN DREAMS

2. Rancid – Indestructible
Indestructible
SPIRIT OF ’87/ ARRESTED IN SHANGHAI/ INDESTRUCTIBLE

1. Zwan – Mary Star of the Sea
Mary Star of the Sea
DECLARATIONS OF FAITH/ EL SOL/ COME WITH ME

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This was a fun list to compile.

HeadphonesCOLOURS

-Dandy Jon-