Brainticket – “Cocò Mary” (1972)

February 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm (Music, Psychedelia)

Krautrockers Brainticket recorded this rhythmic flute-heavy avant-funk number for their second album Psychonaut.  There’s a bit of a Jethro Tull feel to it.

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Charles Bukowski – “melancholia”

February 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm (Charles Bukowski, Poetry & Literature)

the history of melancholia
includes all of us.
me, I writhe in dirty sheets
while staring at blue walls
and nothing.
I have gotten so used to melancholia
I greet it like an old
I will now do 15 minutes of grieving
for the lost redhead,
I tell the gods.
I do it and feel quite bad
quite sad,
then I rise
even though nothing
is solved.
that’s what I get for kicking
religion in the ass.
I should have kicked the redhead
in the ass
where her brains and her bread and
butter are
at …
but, no, I’ve felt sad
about everything:
the lost redhead was just another
smash in a lifelong
loss …
I listen to drums on the radio now
and grin.
there is something wrong with me
Charles Bukowski

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