2019 YEAR IN REVIEW – BLADERUNNER FIRES

I raise a toast to an independent hand-made, hand-printed 2020, of and for the people. The new art and literature and ecological innovations are here with us. Stay awake. Love all the people. I wish you good luck and happy trails, enjoy every success on the path ahead.

DEEP SCRATCH

FIRE! FIRE!
POUR ON WATER, POUR ON WATER

The world is on fire! Literally and figuratively. Don’t panic. The gap between the richest and poorest is growing, and seems set to keep growing, as nations continue to repeat history and vote for the toughest big-daddy they can, to protect them from foreign influences, or rather the foreign influences not paid for. Don’t panic. Often I think to myself…I’d like to retreat to a cave and sharpen my pencils, watch TV and be blissfully unaware of all the drama out there.” No, this is the last day of 2019 and we are awake.

2019, 365 days that changed the world? Much different from 2018? Hotter or richer or poorer? Here’s my round-up of things that impinged on my nervous system, balanced between events in my life and those on the world stage. 2019 was bittersweet. I could say, the world has…

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Same Now As Then

Hey Dudley,Baron Foley, Lord and Lady Dudley, John, Dud, WardI’m skimming forgive me, doing a little historyInto slavery and industry and Iron and... I’m not pointing my finger bro’ naa’ Not like hands on the statue, noI have a few questions, well...I lied, I’m begging ancestor spiritsFor forgiveness Most but not all privilegeGrowing up in Dudley, … Continue reading Same Now As Then

FLY BY NIGHT 367 – ODUM’S CAVE

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by The Drifters, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, The Moonglows, The Larks, Eddie Jefferson, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sun Ra, Akhon, Marcus Belgrave, John Sinclair, and Jay McShann.The John Sinclair Foundation PresentsODUM’S CAVEFLY BY NIGHT 367Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, … Continue reading FLY BY NIGHT 367 – ODUM’S CAVE

FLY BY NIGHT 365 – LOVE FOR REAL

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Jefferson , Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lionel Hampton, and the Modern Jazz Quartet. The John Sinclair Foundation PresentsLOVE FOR REALFLY BY NIGHT 365Steve The … Continue reading FLY BY NIGHT 365 – LOVE FOR REAL