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What’s Up? Are You Down?

Welcome to 2009 ye few, ye grudgingly proud, ye pickabar readers. Doesn’t 2009 sound like the year a science fiction movie is supposed to take place? Maybe that means that astonishingly great things will happen this year. Maybe it just means I’m getting old. Perhaps a little of both.

Personal goals for the new year?

  1. Get back under 250 lbs.
  2. Play a show.
  3. Play at an open mic show.
  4. Get published by a commercial publication.
  5. Let people know when they have hurt my feelings.
  6. Stop being a hermit.
  7. Get a job.

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that I resigned? I’m taking a little break from the daily grind after eight years of running in sand at my old job. I’m hoping inspiration hits and I find a way to make a living that also allows me to be fulfilled as a person. Or at least a job where my traits are respected and valued. I know that the cynical among you are probably chuckling at that last statement. Don’t worry, I chuckled as I wrote it.

Now that I think about it, let me add another honorary goal to that list. I want to make sure that as often as possible when people ask what I’ve been up to I’ll actually have something to say. There’s a lot to do in life and not a lot of time to do it. “Uh, we went to a bar yesterday” isn’t all that impressive after the two hundredth time you tell it to someone.

What’s up? Are you down?

Are You Down?

What’s Up?
Are you down?
The smell of death
is all around

On your feet
What’s up?
Or on your knees?
Are you down?
why worship gods
that you can never please?

Are you up?
on your feet?
Are you down?
on your knees?
what’s up?
are you down?
Are you down?
what’s up?
Are you down?
what’s up?
What’s up?
are you down?
Are you down?
are you down?

Get up!
The time is now
The smell of history
is all around

On your feet!
Get up!
On your feet!
The time is now

Don’t waste a moment
in front of parted seas.

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*CB on bass.

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