This is an ongoing series of my raw, unpolished thoughts about the biography book project I’m working on about Cory Wells, founding member of the hugely popular classic rock band, Three Dog Night.
On the South Side of Pittsburgh
Mad, masked Carson Street
Drinking at The Smiling Moose
Bought a leather bomber jacket
Lighter than my others
Good for L.A. winters
Bought some charcoal to burn
Dragon’s blood in my cauldron
I can’t be a witch because of my dick
I awake from dreams of alien sexuality
“This weird enough for you, big boy?”
I wake in fright
A man in a motel room alone
Reduced to my animal core
Neon sign glows in the night mist outside
Electronic fog creeps in through the cracks…
“They delight in their present low, lazy, sluttish, heathenish, hellish life, and seem not desirous of changing it.”
— Rev. Charles Woodmason, 1766
“Violence is as American as cherry pie.”
— H. Rap Brown
America has got to start being honest with itself.
I’ll be honest.
I really didn’t see…
The law is hell law. And we’re its keepers. Hells are what the squares and holy rollers call gambling halls. Gambling hells. I guess they thought that was clever. It suits us nonetheless.
Us is me and my associate Viktor Clementine. He’s a Russian and I don’t know what he’s…
So we’re there driving through the paved streets of the Old West and Damien’s yelling to girls from the passenger window and he’s drinking from a flask and I’ve been taking swigs here and there while “Love Fuzz” by Ty Segall plays on the radio. The only thing standing…
Idy wanted to call it OPERATION: STAR CRAWL. Valissa thought it sounded too menacing. Cal said nothing, his hand gripped firmly on the wheel, smirking under his dark shades.
“Our Vision is not one of menace…” Val preached as they roared down the California desert highway in the stolen…
I invoke all failed unknown dead writers into me. I’ve got what all ghosts want — a body. Make use of this flesh. Be a good little writer. You hear that, unheard dead? I can leave where you left off. You dead loser. I am living loser. And I…