Thursday, January 29

TOP TEN AD-LIBS AT THE END OF MY NEW MIXTAPE RAVEN MACK THE DR OF LOUNGE

#1: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/FREEDOM SNIPERS ENSURING/MORE FREEDOM SNIPING
#2: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/THICK GIRLS WALKING TO COLD ASS/BUS STOP IN SKINTIGHTS
#3: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/TEACHERS THAT THOUGHT I’D NEVER/AMOUNT TO NOTHING
#4: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/MOUNTAIN WIZARD MAGIC SPELLS/THAT CREATED ME
#5: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/ANCESTRAL GHOSTS HAUNTING ME/TALKING CRAZY WORDS
#6: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/LESS POPULAR HARDWOOD TREES/LIKE POPLAR & ASH
#7: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/ASCETIC MONKS STILL WRITING/LATIN GRAFFITIS
#8: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/PARTS UNKNOWN INHABITANTS/NOT WEARING NO MASKS
#9: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/DEAD SOULS STILL OCCUPYING/HUMAN BODY TYPES
#10: SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE/RIPPLES NON-SENSE CREATES THRU/INFINITE FROGSPLASH

TOP TEN JEWELS IN THE DATA MINE

#1: big data minework/searching all the fucked up things/floating thru my head
#2: umbilical cord/from googlebox to belly/of CIA beast
#3: “if you have nothing/to hide…” begins predator’s/reverse psychosis
#4: LibertAryan/Resistance ortho-doxxing/thought minorities
#5: *opens googlebox*/*all the world’s miseries fly/straight into my brain*
#6: information for/consumption - comprehension/left to dead elders
#7: consumption of nets/creating intelligence/for your big brother
#8: paranoia’s been/justified - still encrypted/with condescension
#9: ol’ dirty bastard/said it best - if I die the/CIA killed me
#10: remain calm & keep/consuming & re-searching/inner-verse outward

Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts zines

I have finally decided to just embrace my chaos brain fully and go back to doing chaos zines because it helps with my illness of the brain. Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts is 8.5x7 40 page digest zine that can sit around somewhere be chill and be read for a while. Here is the shop for this thing: 


Subscriptions are available at that link as well in limited quantities - $30 for four issues in America, $40 for four issues the rest of the world, and honestly it's slightly cheaper perhaps to buy each issue individually, except I don't think I'm always going to make them available online, and I'm contemplating actually making an issue I just burn all the copies other than subscribers because we care too much about keeping and curating everything as if everything matters too much. Once Hand-to-Hand Haiku events start up again, whatever issues I have some left of, they'll only be $5 per copy there. But by subscribing, you guarantee getting yourself a copy, somewhat timely, and you support whatever the fuck it is I do. That might mean something to you, and you're okay with that (which I appreciate); or it might not mean anything at all to you, and I'm fine with that too. I feel good about what I do, and enjoy it being supported, but I also don't really care too much about being hassled about it. I'm not a businessman, not even close. When I feel hassled, I usually burn a bridge or two.


Because of that, I've decided that each issue is limited to an edition of 150. I'll number them in red, because you can't photocopy red, and it reminds me of old Chinese wall hangings. Also, as you can see from the picture below, in the numbering box, I've left room to scribble a haiku. Each copy will have it's own haiku, perhaps tailored to you, I don't know. We'll see. No promises other than there'll be a haiku there. And not one I save to collect later. I just scribble it on there and let it go - that's my signature, a stupid haiku just for you.
Also, in the numbering, there is method to that as well, sort of:

  • copies 1 through 3 - saved for the future, not sure what that even means yet because it's not the future yet
  • copies 4 through 18 - saved to give to individuals who build creative nonsense beautiful gibberish in the world, who may or may not even know me; I consider this a 10% tithe to the creative nature of the universe I'd like to live in
  • copies 19 through ? - starting with #19, they go to the longest subscriber, which means those who were getting One Thousand Feathers roll over to this (at roughly 4 of those to 1 of these, because these are huge); as subscribers fall off, re-subscribers move up in order; eventually I hope all issues are subscribed out and there's a waiting list, but that also is in the future and we're not there yet; but for now, let's just say you can subscribe at the link above but subscriptions are limited to a certain number so that subscription part of the shop may disappear without notice at any point


If you have any questions, hit me up through whatever means you know how to hit me up through. If you want to send scrilla direct without the link usage, perhaps using the gift option in paypal in the way many of us know to do with each other when we are cool about shit like that, my paypal is raven mack at gmail dotcommie.

Wednesday, January 28

TOP TEN THIS IS EXTREMES PAUL E VOICE

#1: EXTREME POETICS/SCATTER NONSENSE GIBBERISH/DIGITALIA
#2: EXTREME MEDIA/OPEN SOURCE OPINIONS FROM/Y’ALL ALL DIRECTIONS
#3: EXTREME SUFFERING/DAYS USING DUKKHA-DRIVER/WRESTLING FINISHER
#4: EXTREME JOBBER STATE/CAN’T GET AHEAD STAY UNDER/WATER BREATHE LAST STRAW
#5: EXTREME CONGESTION/HEART MUSCLE CLENCHED LIKE STRESS FIST/BREATH HEAVY LABORED
#6: EXTREME DEPRESSION/GOD SCIENCE WHATEVER CUT/THIS FUCKING FOG DOWN
#7: EXTREME MOTHERFUCK/QUIT SOCIETY SIT BY/RIVER SILENTLY
#8: EXTREME DON’T SEE ME/ANONYMOUS GRIMEBEARD TRASH/CULTURAL BLIND SPOTS
#9: EXTREME BUCK BUCK BUCK/BURN BRIDGE FAN FLAMES FIRE FIGHTS FIRE/BUILD RUBBLE & ASH
#10: extreme distraction/legit frustration release/tea kettle whistle

Tuesday, January 27

triple translated freestyle sonnet

for no reason other than whatever, I used google translate to translate a bunch of my freestyle sonnets from english to traditional chinese, then from that traditional chinese translation to persian, then from persian back to english, thus the original english is completely deconstructed and you end up with something recognizable kind of, like this...

# 200
The Owl and the stomping through the day, a place to sit,
Nasreddin Shifflett hastily applied to boots
Tie, which tracks the mountains crawling reptile skins,
The belly of the snake steel 'full time long loot
Moisture slowly away, and we're still sitting in mystery -
Unemployed - absorb the energy of all the work,
Lava forge fire, compressed into a tool
People, simple spike, for example, was born of darkness
Iron and carbon, sled driven into the ground,
Press and hold the snake, "the way in which the weight
Including text and spirit, the power of people to find
Each cone create a robust cluster
Cunning can evoke the power of vision.
Sigils debris from construction - this is how we fight.