Monthly Archives: April 2016

Show Poem: Cedar Falls, IA 4/8/16

Welcome to the peep show 

I’m gonna use my arm
Gonna use my legs

Gonna take it to the sofa 
And hide something
Between the cushions. 

Gonna walk a mile
In someone else’s upside down
Horse shoes

These shoes were made for walking
Not for walking by themselves
For finish lines 

Circus clowns feed me grapes on a couch 

Metallic balls hover over my eyes
They shoot arrows into my brain
Arrows of light
arrows of knowledge

Laser lies easily deflected
With my love glasses. 

Marking the miles
One banana at a time 

Teaching the road kill to sing
The voice of a generation
A dynasty of duck calls
One pointless snowstorm
To the next 

Sun snow showers
and breathalyzers
Seeing God through the pizza clouds 

The mushroom stars
And the dirty, dirty cookies 

Show Poem: Chicago, IL 4/7/16

A limitless talentless worm
Falls through our brain
Like a hot knife through butter 

He’s a sky diver
The sun is his airplane
Falling through the planets

We are the worm man
Dusting off his coat and tie
Ordering a round for the locals
Squelching his tongue
between his teeth

Dead chicken on the side of the road
Sweet friends and sour beers 

Waterfalls and dirt flies
Drinking piss out of shot glasses 

Lot Lizzards on the prowl
Laying ruin to the most boring
Town in the world 

Your back humps
Like the wood grain on a dinner table
Look under
Feel the legs buckling 

No need to be rude
No need to pry
We all cry in our coiffee
Just a little 

We use the grounds to mask
Our our illegal drugs
We smuggle them
across the boarder
We tie the bedsheets together
Lower ourselves from the edge
Of the wall 

Oh the beautiful beautiful wall
If only the wall had arms
To hug us with and take us home
If only the wall had eyes
If the walls had skin

Next Show: Thur. April 7 / Chicago, IL @ The Owl w/ DJ Need A Stack (Bob Nastanovich of Pavement/Silver Jews) + No Men

UntitledBefore Bob Nastanovich joined Pavement for their first live tour in 1990 or was a founding member of Silver Jews that same year, he deejayed.

Starting as a Central Virginia-based high schooler, he and his pal Norty Hord did the Heaven Up Here show at University of Richmond’s WDCE. Nastanovich moved on to University of Virginia where he was a DJ and station manager at WTJU in Charlottesville during an era in which David Berman, Stephen Malkmus, Gate Pratt, James McNew (Yo La Tengo), artist Steve Keene, John Beers (Happy Flowers) and writer Tom Frank also spun vinyl there.

In recent years, Nastanovich has entertained with his record collection at bars and clubs in London, Manchester, Hull, York, New York City, Nashville and Mexico City. He does a monthly gig at The Red Monk in Des Moines, his current hometown.

No Men are newly Chicagoan.

(Copy taken from FB Event