RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition. He does have an amazing PATREON, but also *normal* ARTIST WEBSITE too.

Tuesday, October 30

TH4T P0L3 WH1CH H0V3R3D 0V3R...

that pole which hovered over
daily life now blurred into
memories; keep moving on

SONG OF THE DAY: Hip Shake



One of my greatest memories that I don’t really remember because of drugs is doing acid and listening to the actual cassette copy of Exile on Main Street by Pussy Galore that my old roommate had back in the day. To this day, the sounds of this tape sound a way that probably don’t sound right to anybody else, but my personal atomic structure upon this earth is tinged with the experience of that time, which was life altering in the moment.
What we know, despite all claims by scientific method that a universal scientific truth can be determined, is all built upon foundation of experience. We’re living in a hostile time, and people are getting madder and madder at each other about how come other people don’t know what seems obvious. I’m not justifying ignorance, or suggesting turn the other cheek to fascists, because tbh I’m swinging kettlebells every night in preparation of what might be coming up fast. But yo, nobody’s is just automatically born a perfectly formed philosophical entity. In fact, no such thing exists. (Haha, I said “fact”.) But people stay mad at other people, not just the extreme ones (who deserve scorn, because they not even trying to be anything but hateful), but also those on the spectrum not too far off from them. It’s weird to me how groups of people who have openly embraced the concept of a spectrum instead of a binary will all of a sudden apply binary thinking in a situation. The concept of decolonizing our shit is deep and layered and fuck, we got so much work to do.
And at the same time, you still gotta have moments where you smile, where you kick start the serotonin, where you shake your fuckin’ hips and feel free, even if in the confines of a temporary sanctuary you’ve built with a like-minded person or peoples. Serious shit is going on in this world, but you’ll burn out and become useless if you keep it serious around the clock. Life is life, and you gotta keep living, while also fighting the riptide of bullshit.

Saturday, October 27

Thursday, October 25

Saturday, October 20

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 15

M3T4PHYS1C4L V4ND4LS...

metaphysical vandals
cloak their hatred behind free
speech mythologies, hooded

25-Man Metaphysical Roster: Tottenham Hotspur F.C.


[25-Man Metaphysical Roster is a football dork methodology meant to establish a listing of players who have been most active for English Premier League teams in their past 100 non-friendly matches. Essentially, it is calculated by minutes played, but weighted towards most recent games. The end result is a listing of the 25 players in a team’s recent history who have had the largest hand on their metaphysical sporting trajectory. The English Premier League was chosen because it is the highest level of football played in an English speaking country, and I speak English. Also, it is what comes on TV here in the USA, where I fucking live. And yet still I should clarify I hate English, and also America. Thus maybe I hate myself. Should I not fail in maintaining my unpaid deadline, a new 25-Man Metaphysical Roster will appear on the 1st and 15th of every month.]

WORKING THROUGH A MISSED YEAR BECAUSE WE RE-LAUNCHING THIS BITCH ON JUNE 1ST, 2019!!! This is the Spurs y’all, which would’ve ran on October 15, 2018, if I had kept my shit tight like a Friday night cornrow.
#1: HARRY KANE (up from #7 last time Tottenham Hotspur were metaphysically ranked on 01-Nov-2017; also Mr. Kane’s FIRST METAPHYSICAL STAR)
#2: JAN VERTONGHEN (up from #6 last time)
#3: CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN (same as last time)
#4: ERIC DIER (down from #1 last time)
#5: DELE ALLI (down from #4 last time)
#6: HUGO LLORIS (down from #2 last time)
#7: SON HEUNG-MIN (up from #8 last time)
#8: DAVINSON SANCHEZ (up from #17 last time)
#9: BEN DAVIES (same as last time)
#10: KIERAN TRIPPIER (up from #13 last time)
#11: MOUSSA DEMBELE (same as last time)
#12: TOBY ALDERWEIRELD (down from #5 last time)
#13: MOUSSA SISSOKO (up from #14 last time)
#14: SERGE AURIER (up from #22 last time)
#15: VICTOR WANYAMA (down from #10 last time)
#16: DANNY ROSE (same as last time)
#17: HARRY WINKS (down from #15 last time)
#18: ERIK LAMELA (up from #19 last time)
#19: LUCAS MOURA
#20: MICHEL VORM (down from #18 last time)
#21: FERNANDO LLORENTE (up from #23 last time; also previously ranked #14 for Swansea City on 15-Jan-2018)
#22: JUAN FOYTH
#23: PAULO GAZZANIGA
#24: KYLE WALKER (down from #12 last time; also previously ranked #21 for Manchester City on 15-Nov-2017)
#25: KYLE WALKER-PETERS