RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Friday, January 30

TOP TEN CHARLOTTESVILLE NUMBER ONE CITY TO SUCK FOREVER LIST

#1: big fish little pond/frog splash middle path right thought/supreme math dreaming
#2: Y-axis allies/flat screen reflections fresh clouds/outside scream savers
#3: hashtag thought stream hack/stripping copper wire from mind/ - scrap or die, brutha
#4: “raven mack ain’t shit”/haters hated before birth/haters run the world
#5: traditional white/motherfucker universe/city killing me
#6: our best & brightest/building exceptional world/ - except for you, bro
#7: I’d burn bridges but/ain’t got none - just sitting here/like a goddamned fool
#8: big fish little pond/amphibious outsiders/expected to bow
#9: “dukkha-dukkha-doo”/crows bastard phoenix rooster/before alarm bloops
#10: “no doubt” thinks raven/mack chasing wasted spirals/thru oblivion

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

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.

TOP TEN DISNEYLAND VACCINATIONS AGAINST DISOBEDIENTS

#1: M4X1MvM V4CC1N3/4G41NST 3V0LVT10N 0F/B1TCH HVM4N1T13Z
#2: HV3-M4N3 JVDG3-M3NT4L/1NST1T00T1NG 0WN B1TCH H0RNZ/JVST L1K3 D3V1LZ D0
#3: 3Y3 SP34K THRV L00T-T0NGV3/4V01D1NG Y0VR 1NS1ST3NC3/T0 4LL-W4YZ 1NS1ST
#4: 1NS1ST3NT B1TCH3Z/1NJ3CT1NG P3RS1ST3NC3 0F/C0L0N14L RVL3Z
#5: D0N’T J4B Y0VR D1S34S3/1NT0 FR33B1RD FR33R4NG3 FRV1T/0F N0N-T3ND3R L01NZ
#6: Y0VR CH1LDR3NZ W1LL ST1LL/1NH3R1T Y0VR ST0L3N W34LTH/ - M1N3 W1LL RVN F3R4L
#7: H3RD 1MMVN1T13Z/F0R D0M3ST1C4T3D SH33P/H34RD-H33D D1G1-BL34TZ
#8: M3L1ND4 B1LL G4T3Z/4R0VND C0MMVN1T13Z - TH1RD/W0RLD 1MMVN1TY
#9: C0Y0T3Z C4N’T SH33P/ - R4TH3R D13 VNKN0WN & W1LD/VND0XX-Y0V-M1NT3D
#10: R3SVLTZ M4Y V4RY/0VR-3V0LVT10N 1Z ST1LL/H4PP3N1NG 1N W1LD

TOP TEN KFC SNAKPAX OF EVENTUAL VENGEANCE

#1: frankenstein chickens/genetics crossed until breasts/swell with human pride
#2: white meat or dark meat/ - cornish X marking spotty/transmission of thought
#3: domestication/causes mass devastation/of wild persuasions
#4: how does man unfuck/what he fucked up - how does man/let go “perfection”
#5: training battle cocks/back road regiments equipped/with samurai gaffs
#6: sun tzu’s art of war/translated into caw-cluck/chicken gabble speak
#7: chicken factory/farm - thousands of slavebirds in/tenement housing
#8: raven mack roosters/one day will rise (literal)/leading bird revolt
#9: cockfighting outlawed/but revolutionary/outlaw cocks still fight
#10: you won’t hear the crow/that dark day when vengeful cocks/doodle do your death

Monday, January 26

TOP TEN PANELS OF ZETA DARGER'S WORLD OF GRETZINGER

#1: in realms of madness/anonymous but nightly/building better worlds
#2: becoming absorbed/with inner-verse - endless flows/of expanding prose
#3: side streets become back/roads leading to more nowhere/ - visionary map
#4: real is relative/artifice is subjective/no things objective
#5: science claims object/can always be micro-scoped/ - can’t scope synapses
#6: complete internal/gnosis never achieved thru/casual searching
#7: meditations most/militant - fighting to hold/these sacred found grounds
#8: exposure to light/of external eyes pollutes/raw internal source
#9: indulge in madness/exploring solitary/universe within

TOP TEN CRAIGSLIST IPHONES JAILBROKEN

#1: electro-tethered/psychic slaves - weakened auras/trapped inside the cloud
#2: EMF mf/zero one zero one one/zero one zero
#3: walk & don’t look back/devil lasers are being/recalibrated
#4: stagnant energy/overloading liver lobes/depressing spirit
#5: standing sober ‘pon/crooked world’s kinda stupid/thinking about it
#6: I’ve been down since birth/downward dog-mutt position/scrapbone dogmatic
#7: resist thru haiku/frog pond splash makes ripples thick/graffiti scribbles
#8: calligraphy brush/from old dreadlock - ink blood source/slit CEO throat
#9: imaginary/maps of internal wastelands/weak moral compass
#10: resist thru deep breaths/full of dirty oxygen/de-ion-eyes phone

Friday, January 23

TOP TEN DOLLAR GENERAL SHARPIE STAINS ON MY CV

#1: creative elites/interweb loominati/twit weird listicles
#2: one hundred forty/fingernail scratchmarks or less/’pon plexiglass walls
#3: “think outside the box”/but from insider status/true outside unseen
#4: enter web celebs/metacrawling on all forced/media platforms
#5: basic paws buttons/for phat egos to smash at/”your klout score went up!”
#6: still scrawl graffiti/on public bathroom stall walls/ - sittin’ sideways tags
#7: sharpie stained fingers/tiptoe in my importance/find self thru scribbles
#8: “SOOPA DESTRUCTA”/wrote raven mack all over/ - neither’s my real name
#9: my real name is dust,/dirt, river silt, red clay mud,/ash, concrete rubble
#10: curate your clever/cute little witticisms/ - I quilt real chaos

TOP TEN HARSH REALITIES OF KVLTEST SNOW DAZE

#1: bl1nd1ng 3t3rn4l/bl1zz4rd c0nd1t10n wh1t3n3ss/ - 1c3-crVst w1z4rd b34rd
#2: 0nly blV3 l4s3r/m4l4mVt3 3y3b4llz p13rc3 thrV/th3 bl1nd1ng m43lstr0m
#3: 4ngry h34v3ns h4v3/t0rm3nt3d Vs w1th r31gn1ng/cryst4l w4t3r fl4k3z
#4: d4rkn3ss d3sc3ndz thVs/w3 st0p - pVll1ng 0Vt t1nd3r/1n t3nd1ng bV1lt f1r3
#5: by f1r3 - c0nt3mpl4t3/Vn1qV3 sn0wfl4k3 th30r13z - f33l/l3ft 0Vt f0r t00 l0ng
#6: t0m0rr0w’z pr0m1s3/1s m0r3 sn0w - sl0w s3m1/fr0z3n fl0w 0f bl00d
#7: 0n3 th0Vs4nd y34rs fr0m/gr33n spr1ng1ng b4ck 0Vt fr0m 34rth/ - 3y3 w4tch my d0gz ch1ll
#8: wh3r3 4r3 w3 g01ng?/n0 clV3 - wh3r3 d1d w3 c0m3 fr0m?/n0 r34l m3m0ry
#9: w3 pVsh f0rw4rd - pVsh/thrV bl1nd1ng wh1t3 t1m3z - try1ng/t0 f1nd th4w f0r l1f3
#10: c0ld b3c0m3z sh4rp3r/ - my w4rm bl00d sl0wz t0 4 cr4wl/ - - hVng3r3d d0gz sn1ff m3

TOP TEN TREES WITH FREEBIRD LYRICS CARVED ON THEM

#1: so much frustration/in my morning heart - chasing/noose rope delusions
#2: “meritocracy”/builds jade green philosphy/kills creative drive
#3: we got whole lot more/of whole lot less - spirit war/reduced to codebots
#4: y’all think like cyborgs/got copper veins - never felt/elder oak tree shade
#5: motherfuckin’ trees/oxygen-slangin’ gangstas/of divine nature
#6: genetics twisted/around false staff supercoils/DNA straining
#7: feel like I’m trippin’/slippin’ into sober noose/slowly loosing life
#8: civil is nation/nation is abstract fence line/no true lines exist
#9: perma-culturing/cul-de-sacs fertilized from/neon nucleus
#10: motherfuckin’ trees/will reclaim abandoned tracts/of civilized waste

Thursday, January 22

TOP TEN WIDE ANGLE VIEWS OF SUPER BOWL PLAY OF THE GAME

#1: middle linebacker/brain scanning QB cadence/for prophetic hints
#2: anticipating/army of 300-pound/energy motions
#3: eggball passed between/legs into live action - birth/of rapid options
#4: middle linebacker/combines surgical path with/wild premonition
#5: threading thru monsters/of modern science - clear line/to QB’s blind side
#6: forcing momentum/to maximum power - strike/shoulder first to spine
#7: crumpling QB limbs/flail - ball peen elbow striking/attacker’s helmet
#8: predator rises/slowly thru black-and-white fog/all sounds far away
#9: “fight thru it” mantras/from fuzzy memory bank/ - lining up again
#10: middle linebacker/brain scanning QB cadence/distant & muffled

Tuesday, January 20

TOP TEN WISPS OF OAK INTO THE MORNING AIR

#1: woodsmoke creosote/thicken-chokes inside chimney/built by dead people
#2: cold mornings leaving/my house shitty truck warms slow/home chimney breathes smoke
#3: our way of living/is hard to insure requires/extra paperwork
#4: play with fire get burned/yet live without fire lose force/lose raw connection
#5: caveman molecules/require recalibration/by regular fire
#6: advancing beyond/necessity of fire does/not feel like progress
#7: black scuffs on both hands/from scraping creosote with/wire brush yesterday
#8: black scars on human/heart from surviving dark past/fire for light and warmth
#9: fire gave folks comfort/staked shelter to home’s heart (hearth)/why we woodstove still
#10: life without fire ain’t/living - warming bones burning/bridges lighting dark

Wednesday, January 14

TOP TEN TRASH BARREL LIFE HACKS

#1: trash barrel life hack/ - burn your useless diploma/gilded with promise
#2: trash barrel life hack/ - in real life true apple mack/secure empty trash
#3: trash barrel life hack/ - download all your data to/8 gig flash drives - burn
#4: trash barrel life hack/ - burnt plastic dioxin doxx/surrounding cyborgs
#5: trash barrel life hack/ - incinerating items/incriminating
#6: trash barrel life hack/ - sensitive information/transformed to grey ash
#7: trash barrel life hack/ - ash pile collections require/less library space
#8: trash barrel life hack/ - missing manuscripts not “missed”/necessarily
#9: trash barrel life hack/ - heat released through destruction/of records warms heart
#10: trash barrel life hack/ - climb into burning barrel/ - immolate your “self”

TOP TEN FURTHER GOTHIC FUTURISM THESES

#1: fVrth3r 10n1c/tr34t1s3s r4mm3llz33 k3y/c33s thrV tw1n r4v3nz
#2: n4m3 th3m l0v3 & h4t3/m3m0r13z & th0Vghtz - l0st-f0Vnd/tr1b3z 0f 1mb3c1l3
#3: w1ld styl3z sVrv1v4l/1nst1nktz h0n3d 0ff r4w qV4rtz r0kkz/st4ck3d 4z 4lt4r p34c3
#4: 4lph4b3t r3v0ltz/4g41nst 1nst1tVt10n4l/1zm l4ngV4g3 pr1s0nz
#5: f4ls3 1nf1n1t1/4ss4ss1n4t10nz pr3pp3d pl4nn3d/s3l3x3cVt3d
#6: f0rc3d 0rd3rz 0n 34RF/d0n’t m4tch 34RF r0t4t10n4l/4nt1-gr4v1t4s
#7: w1ld styl3z f0r3v3r/hVm4n3 styl3z t00 l1m1t3d/d3-c1ph3r c1ph3r
#8: y0V c4n’t d3-c1ph3r/1-s3lf-l0rd-4m-m4st3r 34RF/pl4n3t r0kk w1ld styl3
#9: w1th1n 34ch 0f Vs/1s fVtVr1st1c b34st f00l/0f f3r4l l4ngV4g3
#10: m1cr0-p1ct0gr4phz/3mb3dd3d 1n n33dl3 p01ntz/sh00t1ng Vp fVtVr3z

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TOP TEN DIRT-GOD BODY ROCKS

#1: dirt-god earth bod burnt/by poke-prod philosophies/meritocracies
#2: dirt-god grimeface hides/behind bocephus beard built/one year at a time
#3: dirt-god chicken scratch/so-ing needles india/ink tattoo scribbles
#4: dirt-god right fist got/sharpie swords many colors/chopping surfaces
#5: dirt-god left fist holds/white trash quartz energy bless/wizard mineral
#6: dirt-god gut got fool/off pickle jar dumpster kraut/plus “for quick sale” shrooms
#7: dirt-god heart pumps thick/caveman molecule-laced blood/thru nomadic veins
#8: dirt-god mind fogged out/but stays sharp stays hacking at/external hacking
#9: dirt-god scripture carved/into white birch bark back where/fine folks is afraid
#10: dirt-god baptism/bremo bluff csx yard/milepost 69

Tuesday, January 13

TOP TEN PICS OF POCS PLAYING TOGETHER AS KIDS NO WORRIES

#1: WHITE GUY EXPOSES/RACISMS MOST CLEVERLY/on the internet
#2: PRIVILEGE EXPLAINED/IN SEVEN MIND-BLOWING STEPS/on the internet
#3: HASHTAGS ACTIVATE/MANCHURIAN CANDIDATES/on the internet
#4: LOGIC ONE-OH-ONE/IMPACT FONT CHECKMATE MASTERS/on the internet
#5: SELF-CARE FOR JUST US/WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE MENTAL/on the internet
#6: GUY FAWKES ANON MASKS/AMASS IN FOLLOWER PACKS/on the internet
#7: PHOTOSHOP PROPHETS/DROPPIN’ TOPICAL KNOWLEDGE/on the internet
#8: LET’S CHANGE WORLD ONE LIKE/BUTTON FAVSTAR ATTA TIME/on the internet
#9: SHARE RE-SHARE INCREASE/NUMBERS GROW EGO DIGITS/on the internet
#10: IF I RECEIVE ONE/MILLION CLICKS I’LL NEVER DIE/on the internet