Archive for August, 2015

4 Poems with an Animal Theme

August 31, 2015

Poems (with an animal theme)

the little green moth
circles and circles
here and there
across the garden
I see what you’re after
I watch and watch
he’s ever closer
he knows it too
he’s just about there
and lands in a clump of
small yellow blossoms.

Mother Goose
was pedestrian
Mother Peacock
was uptown

How to be an Owl”
(course study)

lesson 1 Head turning
lesson 2 seeing in the dark
lesson 3 mouse recipes

(excerpted words written by others, that make a great poem on their own.)

the nightingale who
with heart rendering voice…
(Sappho fragment)

The author:

Cartoon Tom


Three Reasons Why The Texas Media SHOULD support the Texas Video Showdown

August 27, 2015

Three reasons the Texas Media should cover the Texas Video Showdown:

1. This is a creative way to invigorate the music industry, that many say has reached an all time low.

2. This is Texas Music, that you say you support.

3. By dismissing the Video Showdown, you marginalize creative music, Texas music, and you end up supporting the status quo, the generic pop stars and corporate music that is doing so much harm to good musicians.
You vote against Texas, and creative music.

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What is the Texas Video Showdown?

Texas Video Showdown: Hunkasaurus versus Taylor Swift, Madonna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bieber, 1D, and other very few corporate stars.

Hunkasaurus and his cheap bad video with his beat up standard guitar, and no giant set behind him but a blank wall, has challenged Taylor Swift, Madonna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bieber, 1D and their very expensive recent videos, to a video showdown.

Hunkasaurus says his video is not as pretty or trendy or well produced, or as filled with famous people, but that it is better music, because it’s just music – one take, one guitar, one revolution. So far he is winning in first voting.

Vote now with thumbs up for Hunkasaurus, or a thumbs down for the Pop Stars

This is why there is a music revolution going on called Postism music out of Dallas. Some of these musicians are changing music history with some possible world’s firsts; while these pop stars seem to be most interested in publicity and a generic sound.

Has music jumped the shark? – Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.

Box Office David McGhee

Rip Van Revolutionary – (Corporate update of the Washington Irving original)

August 25, 2015


It was a cold blistering winter day – near enough to spring but not there yet – hard on us poor writers. I opened the lock to my 1 room efficiency apartment, shook off the chill and unpacked the groceries. The last bag held a cardboard box , 12- pack of diet coke. I emptied the cans into the refrigerator and then noticed something left inside the carton – a small booklet. “What’s this?” I read, ‘A special excerpt from ___ ___ by ___ ___ published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons ” on the cover of the booklet, and “Free Inside! An Exciting Excerpt From ___ ___’s ___ ___. Collect All Six Book Excerpts ___,___,___,___,___,___.” on the cover of the carton.

“Corporate trash writing! Even in my diet sodas! And I starve! Arhhhhhhhhh….”

I fainted, dropping to the floor, hitting my head a glancing blow on the open refrigerator door. Down, down, down into utter unconsciousness…

I wake up. The refrigerator light has burned out. It’s filled with jars of dust I have a ten year beard on my face and breath to match. I look at my computer for the time. It’s blinking ‘January 1, 1900…’

I think to myself ‘I’ll go to my just-around-the-corner favorite Mom & Pop used bookstore – good friends, warm fire, smart book-lovers. They’ll help me make sense of all this.

But on approach I notice that the little bookstore is gone and replaced by a super-market looking “Mega-Books” store.

I walk through the security check columns and approach the man at the counter. He’s about 19. His name tag reads, “My name is Baree. I’m your megabooks manager. Our motto is ‘The Write Stuff’.

“Can you tell me what day it is?”
“Day to fill out our frequent readers discount card application. But first let’s make the tour of our megasaurus store. Anything you’d like to see?”
“Well…uh…now that you mention it I lovvvvvve books and especially literature. I used to come here for all the great masterpieces. I bet a store this big has every classic ever written! You see I’ve seemed to be away (or fallen down a rabbit hole, or been stranded on some deserted isle or been playing 9 pins with mountain folk) so I’m a visitor here.”
“We have books in Spanish. Si!”
“No, I’m not Spanish….well let’s continue.”
“Over here is where the lit used to clutter the aisles. Look, now we have a Starbucks – clean and shiny – shiny”
“I see what seems to be another in store cafe next to it. What’s that?”
“A Starbucks Jr. We cater to kids!”
“Speaking of kids, where’s the children’s classics?”
“Back here. We have ALL the greats.”
“‘Sleeping Beauty’ ? “Cinderella”? “Peter Pan”?
“You bet – every single one of those in our Disney movie tie-in sections. While I’m walking you back, let me point out our main sections. (step step) Here’s the “History Section”. It has the full ‘Ted Turner Presents’ line by CNN. (step step) a full ‘Psychology ‘ section. Look here’s that all time classic of bringing up babies:”
“Dr. Spock?”
“No. Michael Eisner Presents: Child Rearing for kids with big black ears. (step step) . Here’s ‘Mysteries’ Everybody loves mysteries and our section is the best in town. It has the ENTIRE ‘Murder She Wrote’ and ‘Diagnosis Murder’ lines. Every book in each series. Can you believe it?”
“Any ‘Colombo’? Ha! Ha!”
“Ethnic books are no joke sir. We have bookshelf after bookshelf of women, Black, Hispanic, and Asian studies in our “Velveeta Series” in the back of the bus, so to speak. Way back in that corner. See where all the dust is?
“Oh look this is your lucky day. We have an author signing and today is the FIRST day of the ‘Unasig 2000’ computer signer. Watch how quickly the line moves.”
A line of people clutching the hardback version of the authors book (Yellow Poet?) advance to the machine and one at a time open up their copies to the title page, place it face down on the glass, type in their name plus any sentiment – ‘to Elsie with love’ . Then the author pushes a black button and …
“Viola! The book is signed! Isn’t that just … so… cost worthy? (And don’t tell anyone but we can punch the button after he leaves too).”
“And here is our magazine rack, our pride and joy when it comes to selection. Look at all these choices! Five aisles worth! The other bookstores ( Eurasia and Eastasia), can only salivate when they hear about our full line (just like that Russian Dancer’s dog).”
“We have…drum roll please… the full WB line: there’s ‘Time’, ‘People’,’The Time-People Daily’, ‘Time Life’ for the older readers, ‘Time Sassy’ for the teens – even ‘People Pooh Jr.” for the rugrats. And that’s just the start. Look at all the other choices. And the shelves are so shiny too!”
“I don’t know what to say.”
“Everyone that walks in our store automatically joins our ‘BMG Book Club’ , ( world’s only one left). It’s the German publisher’s book club with the motto: “You WILL Join!”
“Well sir, that’s about it for the tour.”
“What about ‘zines ? You know, zeeeeeenes.”
“That’s a 4 letter word sir!” Four letter plural I might add! Shame on you! but …. ( now he whispers in a french-postcards-under-a-sooty-raincoat voice): I can see by your dress you’re a man who likes the unusual. May I suggest our most outre section, (his voice drops even lower) for only our most adult, open minded readers – those who are very much into experimenting with the extreme edge of things. Heh? Heh?”
“That’s me.”
“Over here… behind this heavy red velvet curtain, and under these brown paper wrappers are the… (he stops talking and looks furtively to both the left and to the right) “Writers-who-haven’t-been-on-Oprah-yet” line of novels. Go ahead – feed your fantasy!”

And I did. I hit him in the head with a bowling pin – Zen – instant enlightenment – whoosh!!!

I woke up- back in my bed. 1999? Had the dream spirits done it all in 1 night?
I ran to the window and opened it. A youngster was walking by. I yelled:
“What year is it?”
“Why 1999 sir.”
“Do you know the bookseller in the next street but one, at the corner?”
“I should hope I did.”
“A well read boy,” said I. “Do you know if they’ve sold the prize edition of “Orlando Furiosa” by Ariosto?”
“The one as big as me?” returned the boy.

The end.

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Pluto – Gatekeeper! Gatekeeper! (poem)

August 25, 2015


Gatekeeper! Gatekeeper!
open your gate!
You’re the last of the nine
and the first of the next

Gatekeeper! Gatekeeper!
open your gate!
to all the cold worlds
with off kilter orbs.

Gatekeeper! Gatekeeper!
what a vast land
isolated fragments
barely sun held

Gatekeeper! Gatekeeper!
without delay
let be go through
till I come to the next.

(This is part of a novel in progress called “Writings in Science” – a History of the Future).

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Future and Past

Q. Where Can I Find Your Music?

August 25, 2015

Q. Where can I find your music Hunkasaurus and Pet Dog Guitar

Friend asked me this, and I wanted to share with all

There are songs in 4 forms,

1. Youtube video (search CD Baby + Hunkasaurus + (title of the song),
2. See CD Baby ( or any streaming site (apple, google, amazon, spotify, all the major sites and lots of smaller ones) or
3. Go directly to the song online (see this song list and follow the URL
4. Visit the site

pattern: (Temporary link.)Photo 6

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