pyramid. san francisco

jupiter • 2016

jupiter was a friend of mine 
taught me how to rock and how to rhyme, but 
did i know that 
in the end that 
jupiter would one day be the end of me.

he jumped into that rocket ship 
from the ground it did lift 
he said, this is lit! 

and what did he see 
just what did he say?
jupiter said, blow them away
forever, mm hmm
it's time to go far away to jupiter.

he became the god of war 
everybody get down on the floor 
you know what this gun is for 

and what did they do 
just what did they be?
jupiter said, rock with me
forever, mm hmm 
it's time to go far away...

he built a wall around the stars
gave the moon a million scars
tore the galaxy asunder
nor weighed the gravity of wonder
even as he dismayed
the world he had made.

his eyes had seen the darkness
overcome the vistas of his mind
what did he see
what did he say?
he said, the sun rises over my destiny today.

🌧
song by warren hall
all rights reserved (c) 2000-2023


APPLE PIE • 2000

it’s a happy, happy day
happy in every way
i just got a letter in the mail that said
you are coming home to me.

It’s a happy day!
happy in every way
i’m, uh, living in america
and you know that that is money.

i love money, yes i do.
it makes me happy
to be with you.

i like to spend it
and make it
and spend it some more
and then i like to
buy stuff at the store.

’cause i’m a happy, happy guy
i’m as american as apple pie

[boom]

like i said
i’m a happy happy guy
i’m as american as apple pie.

🌧
song by warren hall
all rights reserved (c) 2000-2023


FUNKY PRESIDENT • 2020

little baby boy
playing your guitar
you’ll never get far
and that’s ok.

your mom’s a drag
she thinks you’re a loser
a big drug user
and that’s all right.

well, listen to the man
he says he has got a plan
to make it great again
for the nation.

what did he say?
he says he can show the way
but you know that you’re gonna pay
for emancipation.

when they start a shootin
you better get a grip, girl
’cause they’re gonna take you out
like your mama never brought you into this world.

so you better break it down
don’t let them suckers shake you down
burn that cause right to the ground
because your mama brought you into this world.

cause baby, the future’s now
you better jump on down
tell me what you gon do to make this world a better place?

[no one else can give you
what you want us to do.]

when they start a shootin
you better get a grip, boy
cause they’re gonna take you out
like your mama never had no pride and joy.

so you better break it down
don’t let them suckers shake you down
burn that cause right to the ground
because your mama brought you into this world.

[for better things, so don’t waste it
don’t erase it.]

well baby, the future’s now
you better jump on down
tell me what you gon do to make this world a better place?

🌧
song by warren hall
all rights reserved (c) 2016-2023
bootleg beats by james brown and schoolly d


blue heron.

fuel ’99

got to get some fuel
fly way down south
by the atlantic
where the water runs green.

if you want to go
baby let’s go together
we could be warm
in the calm before the storm.

let’s fly away
just you and me forever baby
by the gulf of mexico
that’s where we’re gonna go
just you and me forever baby.

got to get some fuel
fly way down south
by the pacific
where the water is so clean.

beneath the indian ocean
between our sons and daughters
all the life we’ve loved
could never be for naught.

mm the arctic ocean is frozen
so sleep, my child
we’re gonna fly away
fly away, away tonight.

if you want to go down slow
baby let’s break until the dawn
wait til the storm is gone
then we’ll go where we belong.

🌧
song by warren hall
all rights reserved (c) 2000-2023

ted-goodfellow

here 2 oakland

well baby this ain’t jokin
don’t you know this love is smokin
all the way from here to oakland
you and me forever girl.

that’s neither here nor there
because i love you everywhere
don’t you know you drive me crazy
you’re the one who always makes me smile
each and every mile we walk together.

mm mm, well baby this ain’t jokin
all the way from here to oakland, oo oo.

that’s neither here nor there
put your hands up in the air
we’re rollin down broadway now
gonna show you how to get down.

baby this ain’t jokin
don’t you know this bus is broken
everything you see is smokin
it’s time to toke in oaktown.

[baby let me break it down
cause you know we bout to go down
to oaktown.]

well baby this ain’t jokin
don’t you know this love is smokin
all the way from here to oakland
you and me forever girl.

that’s neither here nor there
put your hands up in the air
on the street we just don’t care
show me what you gonna do.

put your hands up in the air
that’s neither here nor there
i love you everywhere
even when you’re in my hair.

🌧
song by warren hall
all rights reserved (c) 2000-2023

Books I skipped this week 📖

Photo of my office shelf a few weeks ago.

I had every intention of reading these books, but after reading the first some-odd pages, I became consumed in other things, and skipped….

  • A very stable genius / Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig
  • Click here to start / Denis Markell

Is it acceptable to recommend a book one hasn’t read? That’s neither here nor there in this moment. I liked what I read in the opening pages of each book. For reasons, I didn’t have the time to read them all the way through. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What I’m reading: Killers of the Flower Moon

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📚😀 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann.

📖 Black gold. Texas tea. So goes the old “Beverly Hillbillies” sitcom rhyme. In this case, the tea is underground in Oklahoma, in the early days of American oil exploitation. Years before, the Osage native American tribe had been invaded and driven out of their ancestral lands into a remote corner of Oklahoma which was thought to be mostly barren of natural resources. When a vast reservoir of oil was discovered under their reservation, the impoverished Osage tribe became wildly, fabulously wealthy overnight. But this was during an era of profound inequity, racism, ignorance, cruelty, and apartheid across the United States. In every state, white supremacy was endemic, absolute, and brutally enforced by violence — legally or otherwise. What powerful white men wanted, they took. And they wanted the Osage people’s oil.

#nospoilers

Read this astonishing true story to learn how and why a young J. Edgar Hoover, then-new director of the fledgling Federal Bureau of Investigation, got involved. What was revealed was a hideously evil, meticulously planned, years-long scheme to murder and steal hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of oil rights from the Osage people. A heartbreaking true story, painstakingly researched, exceptionally well-written, and vividly told. 📖