Saturday, August 17, 2013

KBYD August 17, 2013


Knowledge and Conversation - Dead Sea Apes
Dollar From A Dime - Lionize
Visions & Lights - Buzz Kull
As You Leave - The Reegs
The Scream Before The Silence - The Ventriloquists
Jungle Struttin' - The Lions
Bled To Be Free (The Operation) - RX Bandits
Tsunami - The Rugged Nuggets
Chemical Friends - Puppet Rebellion
Lies and Other Fools (read by Howard Marks) - Kermit
Golden - Blue-Eyed Son
Staring at the Rude Boys - The Ruts
Fly - Apex
Tokuta - Jungle Fire
Rudeworld - The Red-Eyes
Walk On By (feat. Noelle Scaggs) - The Decoders
Melody - MISO
Miracles and Wonders - The Chameleons
Limitations - Black Marble
Blood Drip - Dexter Story
Kiss Me - Tom Waits


The Goosefish
by Howard Nemerov

On the long shore, lit by the moon
To show them properly alone,
Two lovers suddenly embraced
So that their shadows were as one.
The ordinary night was graced
For them by the swift tide of blood
That silently they took at flood,
And for a little time they prized
Themselves emparadised.

Then, as if shaken by stage-fright
Beneath the hard moon's bony light,
They stood together on the sand
Embarrassed in each other's sight
But still conspiring hand in hand,
Until they saw, there underfoot,
As though the world had found them out,
The goose fish turning up, though dead,
His hugely grinning head.

There in the china light he lay,
Most ancient and corrupt and grey.
They hesitated at his smile,
Wondering what it seemed to say
To lovers who a little while
Before had thought to understand,
By violence upon the sand,
The only way that could be known
To make a world their own.

It was a wide and moony grin
Together peaceful and obscene;
They knew not what he would express,
So finished a comedian
He might mean failure or success,
But took it for an emblem of
Their sudden, new and guilty love
To be observed by, when they kissed,
That rigid optimist.

So he became their patriarch,
Dreadfully mild in the half-dark.
His throat that the sand seemed to choke,
His picket teeth, these left their mark
But never did explain the joke
That so amused him, lying there
While the moon went down to disappear
Along the still and tilted track
That bears the zodiac.

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