"BASEMENT BLEEDS" by Jimmy Joe Roche

New piece of video/poetics from Jimmy Joe Roche, the Baltimore-based co-maker of Ultimate Reality (with Dan Deacon) and other greatnesses of the Zeroes.

MIND VOMIT.
WEIRD TILL I DIE.
AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET.

IF YOU A FIGHTER, RIDER, BOUTHER, FLAME IGNITOR, CROWD EXCITER, OR YOU WANNA JUST GET HIGH, THEN JUST SAY IT.
BUT IF YOU A LIAR-LIAR PAINTS ON FIRE, WOLF CRY AGENT WITH A WIRE IM GONNA KNOW IT WHEN I PLAY IT.

WAVES OF ECSTATIC ATTUNEMENT TO THE SOUND CURRENT , THAT REVERSE ECHO THE DEMONIC WAVES OF ANXIETY REVERBERATING IN THE UNDERWORLD.
WAVE AFTER WAVE CRASHING UPON CONSCIOUSNESS.
EVER INCREASING INTENSITY.

NO SENSE MAKES SENSE.

KOWABUNGA.

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD/JUSTICE AGAINST/FOR ALL.

PARANOID.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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