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He told me, "You live too much in your head. You need to focus on your heart and trust in God-as-Love."
I said,"Give me a reason to trust..."
He said, "You just gotta have faith."
I said, "Like the Crusades under Richard? They had faith."
He said, "Yeah, but..."
I said, "Like George W duping us into war with Iraq? He had faith."
He said, "Yeah, but..."
I said, "Like jihad suicide bombers? Has anyone more faith?"
He said, "Yeah, but..."
I said, "Like artists putting their puling efforts out there hoping to move someone or bend a mind?"
He said, "Yeah, but--what?!"
I laughed and then we ran off a cliff 'cause I's steadily gazin' in the rearview...


Ruela said...

big joint ;)

CHM said...


Anonymous said...

Ruela and CHM,

Yeah, either way. ;-)

I just edited in some text that got interrupted initially, might help a little. Or not...

Ruela said...


America is the world's "biggest joint"...

Is discharge Dada? No, it is not. Influenced by and with a similar attitude to, but not Dada..

Is discharge Fluxus? No, it is not. Influenced by and with a similar attitude to, but not Fluxus.

Is discharge art for intellectuals? No, discharge is for anyone and everyone who appreciates creativity in all its myriad forms. Be it static visual, audio or moving image; the written word or the deconstructed, non-linear form. The spoken word and noise.

All creativity is the springboard for discharge. It highjack’s a multitude of genres and disciplines and transposes them onto the internet. discharge is electronically transmitted art, be it via blog, myspace or whatever format possible, it can also be produced and seen in classic formats.

The discharge Chapbook. The discharge Building by Parts book. discharge has no rules. All contributors to discharge are responsible adults. discharge has no leaders although it has an elected body of rotating editors who oversee rather than dictate the flow of the group.

The aim of discharge is to profile creative people and to do away with the pretension of the art world. Everyday people creating art everyday to an exceptional quality.

Art by barrow boys and girls. discharge is international.