Live/Evil

 

Notes while listening to Live/Evil.

Miles comes
out evil
pure evil
laying down
midnight
alchemy …

makes shadows
from the back row
what she shows
is tightness, man,
tightness

52 Street
light
sliced
into taut
modal blues …

and she black
magic
night polished
creamywitchcunt
tripping
golden blue
gold in blue …

pull down the shade
then
pull down the shade
cut you up
make you scream
milessmilesmiles
then take
you down
piece by piece

new york
cellar blackness
some heavy badness
now miles
goes redrazor
cruel and
breaks up

they say:
miles always comes
back but

aint no
ivorytowerstars
in this
joint
just shadow
motion
beyond miles
like mister
muthafuckingdeath
himself, brother
shooting out
bad electricity
live wires
miles playing
nightmare chords
on needles
and there
aint no
one here
to wake him

bebop voodoo
sez: blues
can’t solve
any God
damn thing
when you
are cut

JEFFREY ST. CLAIR’s music writings (as well as CPers Ron Jacobs, David Vest and Daniel Wolff) can be found in Serpents in the Garden. He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net.

 

 

 

Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His most recent books are Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution and The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink (with Joshua Frank) He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net or on Twitter @JeffreyStClair3

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