This is bonfire night.

WAITING FOR THE SIGN BY MAZI KAZEMI #86

What she really wanted was an alternate universe where mom and dad congratulated her and told her how great she would do in this next chapter in her life, in college. They would celebrate her. She would run down the stairs every morning to a sun-speckled kitchen and open a fridge door covered in memorabilia from successful years gone by. CLICK TO READ

I woke up to four missed calls from Zed. Before I could throw off the covers the phone rang again. “He’s not picking up, Felipé.” “It’s still early,” I said. “It’s Mother’s Day,” Zed said.

MOTHER’S DAY BY STEPHEN KAHN #86

Words are all we have.


Whatever you write, never compromise, and if you plan to write for money or fame, do something else. CLICK TO READ

Nothing I write will ever be finished. 

SERVICE CALL BY GABRIELLE ESPOSITO #85

Screw you, screw you. Bitch, bitch, bitch!

INSCREWABLE BY BEN UMAYAM #82

I started to see some light in the world.

CUSTOM HEADPHONES BY MATTHEW MEAGHER #81

See if God is listening. 

INTERNAL VOICES BY TRAVIS COBB #81

Let life happen to you.


Let life happen to you regardless of the pain and so on but with its soaring joy, says Terry McDonell in The Accidental Life.  I find the most marvelous things in the everyday, the ordinary, the common, the simple.

Let life happen. Yeah let it be. And keep a look out for the joy, the glorious stuff. (No harm either in trying to make sense of it all.)

I don’t have to be on that bus.

THE ANDROID REBELLION BY NICOLAS GATTIG #53


The bus left at 10 in time for tonight’s show in Sacramento. I was walking to Civic Center when I thought about something Steve Drt had once said in an interview. Asked on camera if we would ever do Lollapalooza, he gave a smile full of plant teachers. “You know, 80 per cent of success is not showing up,” he said. “For the bullshit, that is.”  I don’t have to be on that bus, I thought, sitting down at a cafe. I can drop the whole thing, slam cappuccinos till happy hour, then get smashed at a bar. CLICK TO READ

There is no reason why we shouldn’t be happy.

BECALMED AND HAPPY BY OVE HAXTHAUSEN #86