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RIP

Pete Shelly’s voice (RIP) was the sound out there… on vinyl and first shows at the Santa Monica Civic. The Germs , Darby, was on the punk streets. By a strange tweak they come together now so many years later. They don’t seem like they want us to forget them…. and how can we.



In Memory of Darby Crash Issue


Saturated English Angelic Youth Gone Wild

 

Seeing the Buzzcocks live at the Santa Monica Civic around 1979 was truly amazing. Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978), and A Different Kind of Tension always were in the air so seeing them live was so exciting. The Spiral Scratch (EP) was a favorite of mine. The lyrics of Break Down are phenomenal and so infused in my DNA. Maybe a whole generation in their early 60s are experiencing melancholy right now!!

RIP Pete

When falling into. and mad about- the world of Punk Rock, Pete Shelly’s voice framed this new experience with innovative songs and lyrics. “Ever Fallen In Love….”  is one of the songs that I fell in love with. I fell in love with the Los Angeles Punk Scene at the same time as the first time I heard the song. The people, places and record stores everywhere did loudly play the Buzzcocks beyond our fast thrashing hearts. You would find us running from the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip to the infamous record store smelling of vinyl Licorice Pizza and then down to the alley for cut-rate canned beer. Three points of forward movement forming a hurricane of friends, music and pogoing. Pete’s voice and music are the fresh anthem of a growing punk scene. Pete Shelley’s voice and guitar set the stage for a sensitive and poetic revolution of mindset not inspired by many bands to this day. He is always saturated English angelic youth gone wild. Pete Shelly’s voice never grows older though his body did age and die. His music will be at that place where the new-wave-punk-rock-experience is eternal. Unclassified music that is wonderfully bliss! Drunk in our blood of a generation.

“Oh mum can I grow out of what’s too big for me?

I’ll give up that ghost before it gives up me

I wander loaded as a crowd, a nowhere wolf of pain

Living next to nothing, my nevermind remains

I’m gonna breakdown, I’m gonna breakdown yes

I’m gonna breakdown, I’m gonna breakdown yes”


 

Dec 6th -We will be Reading at Stories Books and Cafe In Echo Park

 

Nothing to fear…



Jupiter’s eyes razor red
Round and doll like
As death’s face
Terrifying
Changing into Lapis Lazuli
Stone chairs
Flying through kindness.

Riding on a white prancing horse
Ascending and descending
Saturn, Venus and Jupiter.

Will you come
Come to see me
My prancing horse awaits.

The earth looks blue from afar
The waterfall moves
Upon ice and steam
To a new view

We go
Affirming to me
“Do not be afraid.”

Eyes sparkle
Through the darkness healing me.
The white horse is parading
In front of your house
Back and forth, back and forth.

Under the three bright planets
I Jupiter in the sky with Venus
Saturn welcomes us all to his Palace.

11/23/2019

Holly Cornell


Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues – Yahoo Search Results

Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues – Yahoo Search Results

Hearts Buoyant

To U.S. Representative for California’s 28th congressional district Adam Schiff


I see an illuminated bright 
five pointed star
Over the emotional ocean
Of black and greasy-greedy oil
The light moving upon this darkness 
Wavering leaps of sparkling exuberance.

This star ascends 
as the current below moves 
like the waves of a darkened 
Depressed ocean. 

Shall we focus on the star 
For the exuberance is like
A cleaning soap
A detergent affirming justice 
The Eagle is scrubbed clean.

I see an illuminated bright 
five pointed star  
I hear the waves of the ocean 
Calling to break the
Eagle clean.

Returns the rhythm to the rogue waves
I see justice there  
hearts are buoyant 
Upon that black and greasy-greedy oil
awareness and mindfulness
The Eagle is scrubbed clean! 

My heavenly shower

Jerusalem ~William Blake



My heavenly shower
is a sacred place
of hot, warm or cold water.

It is there for me in worst of times
bones ache and chills of fever
cleaning a dark soul quality away.

I sing, talk and compose there
I talk to my medicine animals there
and say my prayers.

It is an old shower with a whacked head
yet the water cleans me inside and out
my holy shower that sings me sweet words.

 

A Reading: Headless Horseman Road

A reading from my novella To Ride A Painted Pony Wild

Chapter 3. Headless Horseman Road



 



Luck be a lady tonight !

Murder, My Sweet (1944), Dick Powell


Today is a special day. Monday was a special day. It is interesting how maybe in one weeks time I may complete a mission giving The Ten Year Anniversary Issue to three people of my glowing punk rock rebellion . I gave one to Ian MacKaye and one to James. (Punk The Capital; DC Punk)

Jame and Hudley holding a Los Angeles Flipsde Fanzine Anniversary Issue… a night of adventure.

I now am focusing on on Joan Jett and Mike Ness and Shane his manager. I have an advantage knowing these characters from my youth when we hung out in the same tight scene. I trust that the fate or willy dilly that brought us together in the first place will bring us together again . A continuation of friendship, at least from my perspective ! We will see… yet I am happy regardless.

To hug both Mike and Ian an give them an issue of the Flipside Anniversary issue would be amazing . In one weeks time a punk rock miracle. At one time it would have been easy now …. now not so much ! Let’s see how Lady Luck will treat me tonight ? See getting older one can be bolder and have fun still…haha

Thank you to Shane Trulin from Relentless Artist Management , INC / Social Distortion Manager… We were treated like VIP…”Very Important Place In My Heart Friends” I hope they got the issues left at the entrance because they did not let us take them in ) Much love

The guys and dolls in the band got up there and were use to the superabundance of projection. I have always been a ‘behind the scenes’ punk. Yet projecting the history of the original punk voice is a honor I hold attentively in my heart.

So Be It…


Where you can order the Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Ten Year Anniversary Issue. (Check out around the world offers/// you can order this locally.)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1691716995



 


 

October 21st, Los Angeles Punk The Capital

October 21st, Los Angeles CA, The Regent – Q and A with Henry Rollins, filmmaker(s) and others moderated by Ian Svenonius