Friday, July 06, 2007

99 Bottles of Beer on the wall.....

And what to do with all those caps?

Take one down,
throw 'em around.....

And glue them back
on the walls, of course!




It's Friday,
bring on
the
peace!

Feel the love!

Pass the beer, please!

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kj said...

i've seen walls and floors both alone and/or laminated with caps. it is a cool effect.

btw, that is a very nice shot of you and skinny and your brother. here's hoping your summer is/will be a good one.

:)

she said...

-inspiring!-

Bardouble29 said...

I love it!!

JustRun said...

Bring on the peace.... and a couple bottles wouldn't hurt, either. :)

singleton said...

kj....I've collected enough to pave the floors! Since we only do "pass the trash" for Christmas, and bottle caps are my largest resource, I can pretty much make anything out of 'em....kind of like Legos for hippies!
And thanks, that's baby bro in the middle...shinin' on!

she....talk about inspiring, they're naming planes and things after you! :)

bardouble...here's hoping you get another day off soon and can love that! Girl, you're workin' yourself to pieces!

justrun....oh yeah, I should have said "bring on the peace, feel the love, and pass the beer, please!" LOL! Have a good one!

eric313 said...

every string of hats from dead cowboys,
there faces painted with new life
some found that old Boot Hill
was all of the
three hundred and sixty five
one night stands
every dead cowboy met his match
on the one night
he stood up to you;
my stranger

how many hats
do you own? do you wear?
how many six shooters?
three hundred sixty five
this year to the day

you shoot straight
somewhere between the eyes
or in the the knees
sparing the heart
or or at least just the hat
but always the hat,
so you can paint
it shades of your lifeblood mosaic
and all the many broken but useable
blues
that you learned to sing
when we all were too young
to know where dead cowboys
hang their hats
when its time to say goodnight
but they hope they've found a home
for one last night

eric313 said...

You want this one?
or should I take it. It only needs a little sewing at the beginning
patch it up and all would be so nice.
I just need a picture...
hmmm...

what do you think, lady Singleton?
clink!

Gawpo said...

Hi, Sing-y. I just read what you said over on Nana-g's post about those who have passed on. Very lovely how you describe their continued and lingering presence.

eric313 said...

...or would you want to edit it and add to your touch and fluttering lines and eye for smoothness? That wou;d be very interesting to see. I trust you,
and to find a picture for it.
Post it somewhere. Or I will. One of us should. Or start a sweet twisted hippie art poetry blog. We could call it Last Call.
I could fire it up, too. I only have one blog, anyway.

Don't mind me, I'm just talky today.
clink clink clink
P&L & a full bottle of cold beer

singleton said...

eric,eric,eric...On the phone with Skinny Clink! as we speak. Gimme five, we're gonna take this somewhere, BRB
peace, love, Michelob time

benjibopper said...

peace and beer, two of the greatest!

singleton said...

gawpo....oh, it's so true....Nadine and Joe are with me always, somedays more than others, but they have never left my side. Nana-G's was an awesome place to sit a spell, your circle is a good one!

singleton said...

benji....And I'm going for the gusto as we speak!
clink!

singleton said...

eric...
And yes i want it! You left it here, loose change falling from a faded, emptied pocket. I'm five again, Chasing pennies on the sidewalk, turning them with tiny fingers, into painted beer caps for the wall....

Lizard Princess said...

One of my high school friend's stepdad had quite a collection in his basement....I thought it was quirkey and weird at the time, but some of them were pretty old, so perhaps they were worth something?
He also had the old cans along a shelf close to the ceiling and the cans were the old school kind with the hard-to-pull-off tabs on them. A lot of the beer makers had long since closed down. It was as close to a history lesson that the guy ever got, I think!!

singleton said...

lizard princess....
have you ever seen the beer can house.....completely covered outside with shingles of tincans and miles and shiney miles of tinsel made from tabs! So cool! Crazy, but cool, in my world! When the guy died, they were going to tear it down, but it was declared protected as an historical site....
Nice to see you again!

eric313 said...

I'm here!
I'll keep your page open and update as much as I can remember to.

I might be reading!

skinnylittleblonde said...

present!

singleton said...

okay, were here! party!

skinnylittleblonde said...

Ok, guys I'll have to have canned beer aka river beer....Eric? Sister? Need one?

eric313 said...

what's up

singleton said...

no, sweetie, just fished this one outa the cooler!

skinnylittleblonde said...

Singleton's called for a party on the patio

singleton said...

okay everybody clink at the same time to all the cowboys!

eric313 said...

I'm here to party on the patio!
coincidence?

eric313 said...

clink

skinnylittleblonde said...

Yea and to the cowgirls too!

singleton said...

ready, set, clink!

skinnylittleblonde said...

And most importantly, the cows.

singleton said...

hold on, I'm going to get my boots......
keep kickin' skinny

skinnylittleblonde said...

Whoooo-hoooo!
Keep the poem as it is!

eric313 said...

wow, that was good

mine was a
Seagrams 7 on ice
I'ves still got most of the glass full.

singleton said...

yup, no editing!

eric313 said...

It needs to be fixed up. And Singleton will finf any little place I slacked at, I'm sure

eric313 said...

what?
the first line is a little uncomfortable to me

but I'm a picky bastard

singleton said...

could somebody put the music on?

skinnylittleblonde said...

OK then change the first line to 'I'm a picky bastard

singleton said...

you leave that line alone. He's all good! And by the way, we used to hang out at The Boot Hill saloon!

skinnylittleblonde said...

LOL...we think it rocks.


...turning old White stripes up.

eric313 said...

Cool!
Boot hill is also an SRV song

and it was a cemetery in kansas city for unnamed cowboys

I always loved that idea

singleton said...

I can hear it, girl......so amped up, it just crossed the state line!

eric313 said...

And what if i was to not change a thing except for how it affects the rhythym. that's what concerns me.

eric313 said...

The first line is important

like I need to tell you

skinnylittleblonde said...

I really think it's beautiful Eric... but it's yours, do as you like.

Two years I go I got to visit SRV's gravesite...beautiful, peaceful & comfortable.

eric313 said...

I have the live version of The Wall going as loud as I dare

singleton said...

I wonder if they have a cemetary for unamed hippies, I plan on just being tossed to the wind....

eric313 said...

Oh, that's cool. My creative writing professor saw him twice, but she's a Texan.

not that all texans automatically saw SRV

skinnylittleblonde said...

We're just a bunch of rockers....sister what's your tune of the moment?

eric313 said...

don't talk like that, Singleton

singleton said...

I know the first line is important, but I like it like it is......spilled out in a hurry, just the way you spent it, .....

eric313 said...

or talk like that wind that will carry you up to the moon
talk like your poetry talks

eric313 said...

thanks for your words
it's so kind

but I wouldn't mess up that part. I like the one big idea as a whole stanza, too

singleton said...

okay, you can change the line! But I already printed it out, so it will live in the pages of Boot Hill Saloon, unamed, forever....

eric313 said...

Thanks skinny! This is nice.

eric313 said...

you didn't doctor a thing?

singleton said...

I don't wanta go to the moon, I'd rather do the beach!

skinnylittleblonde said...

Eric really...I think it is perfect 1st line...starts painting a picture right off the bat.

Thanks for the party!

singleton said...

Damn, skinny, IMYSVVFM, Isn't this cool, everybody sittin' on the porch, sippin' whatevers cool at the moment, listening to rock and roll.....

skinnylittleblonde said...

Yes, just dip me in the water!


doctor? no doctors here? should we call 9-1-1?

eric313 said...

I just re read it and maybe for a post somewhere it might need to be altered a tiny bit. Twoo places that punctuation should mark a pause and the word "there" is suppossed to be "their". That and a couple tiny things.

skinnylittleblonde said...

BTW< canoe did not get sealed today....ended up working

singleton said...

take me to the river.....

eric313 said...

not one utterance would be harmed in the process

skinnylittleblonde said...

There you go Eric! That's sounds great! LOL, even with a tiny glich here & there it's still good.

eric313 said...

that sounds nice, actually

I haven't canuoed in ten years

skinnylittleblonde said...

Again, my dear, do as you deem. i'm sure you won't eff it up at all, just wanted you to know it's all very good. this one is a 'keeper.'

skinnylittleblonde said...

I love to canoe...anything on or in the water. My next house will be out of the ghetto & at the water.

eric313 said...

give me a few minutes to do my thing.

You know? I guess I'm pretty good on a first draft, huh? I owe you all for the practice and for the inspiration. This one will be yours

skinnylittleblonde said...

Yes! You are very good on rough draft.

singleton said...

the damn computer boot-hilled me off! Eric, those are just typos, baby, let this cowboy ride! SLb, just put on Wild Horses.....

eric313 said...

every string of hats from dead cowboys
each face painted with a new life;
Some found that old Boot Hill
was all of the
three hundred and sixty five
one night stands...
Every dead cowboy met his match
on that one night
he stood up to you;
my stranger

how many hats
do you own? do you wear?
how many six shooters?
three hundred sixty five
this year to the day

you shoot straight,
somewhere between the eyes
or in the the knees
sparing the heart
or or at least sparing the hat--
but always the hat,
so you can paint
it shades of your lifeblood mosaic
and all the many broken but useable
blues
that you learned to sing
when we were all too young
to know where dead cowboys
hang their hats
when its time to say goodnight
with a hope that they've found a home
for one last night

eric313 said...

second and final. It's shiny! It's perfect!

It tinked and clinked onto the back porch

somebody found a home for it

singleton said...

slb....gotta love the ghetto, the water, and the wind.....
a place where butterflies can grafitti their dance on lonely walls,
and the music will drift.....
and miles and miles away....
in the heat,
laughter will be carried
on nightime waves....

eric313 said...

it just reads more natural too me

singleton said...

Clink!
You got it going on!

singleton said...

Now, is it named... or does it remain .....

skinnylittleblonde said...

Clink Indeed!
Wonderful!

eric313 said...

One night hat stands?
(badum-cha!)

singleton said...

Ok now I'm naive, what is badum-cha? I'm so not gonna google it!

singleton said...

One hat night stands......

eric313 said...

365
or
Hats
or...

eric313 said...

it was a joke. I thought one night hats stands ounded silly so I said it

eric313 said...

badum cha was like the drums after a bad joke

skinnylittleblonde said...

Hahaha googling badoom-Cha!

I think I had a one night hat stand years ago.

skinnylittleblonde said...

still laughing...

eric313 said...

singleton and skinny
you've made my year

skinnylittleblonde said...

Actually isn't Badum-Cha some exotic herbal tea or something?

singleton said...

We are silly.
Made me think of hand stands!
And how i really shouldn't try one right about now,
but I could....

skinnylittleblonde said...

Or an ointment for the hair and scalp?

eric313 said...

cowboy hats

skinnylittleblonde said...

Awww...sister turn on that disco light, but don't do a hand stand now...you fight fall on the dog & break a rib!

eric313 said...

or "a cow girl's boot hill"

singleton said...

badum-chai! Cowboys have to use ointment on their cowboy hats?

eric313 said...

Cowgirl at Boot Hill

eric313 said...

I like that

skinnylittleblonde said...

On the Wall

singleton said...

disco light is on. Hold on, while I close the curtains. I hate when the neighbors watch me laugh out loud in an empty house!

skinnylittleblonde said...

'How many hats do you own?'

skinnylittleblonde said...

Oh yeah...pull the curtains. That way you can cast crazy shadows to the outside world.
hahahahaha

singleton said...

I think she's talking to you Eric, because I don't own any.....
I prefer boots!

skinnylittleblonde said...

Lol... how about 'String of Hats'

singleton said...

skinny, how many hats do you own? I know that ole rockin' house is chalked full of stuff!

eric313 said...

We were on titles, I think

String of hats
or
Hats Off

skinnylittleblonde said...

I guess there are 2 or 3 cowboy hats in this house.

singleton said...

Reminds me of Joe Cocker.....
"you can take your hat off".....
I'm getting singy now

eric313 said...

Last Night Stand

singleton said...

titles......

The Thread

eric313 said...

that could be it.

I need to smoke, but don't in my house. See you in a minute.

skinnylittleblonde said...

titles.... how about three hundred sixty-five

eric313 said...

the thread...

Needle in a Hat Stack

eric313 said...

365 works

singleton said...

damn, girl, I was typing that! Too bad Erics, smoking, cause this baby, just got named!

eric313 said...

you didn't name it without me

we all typed it together

singleton said...

clink guys!

singleton said...

unbelievable!

eric313 said...

now I'm a smoking fool!

We got work done, ladies. You rock.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Ironic...needle in a hatstack

how do our minds travel?

eric313 said...

clink

now smoke

skinnylittleblonde said...

Clink!

singleton said...

lets all smoke.....
needles.....
wow!

eric313 said...

I thought we were searching fo it, and ues it was ironic. I had to type it. Thanks for noticing, Skinny. It's fun to see the iromies, right Sing?

eric313 said...

now the smoke

skinnylittleblonde said...

break

skinnylittleblonde said...

Vials of henna & a stack of beer caps

singleton said...

line my walls and rip my arms,

skinnylittleblonde said...

Up the Walls

singleton said...

painted ladies in high heeled shoes,

skinnylittleblonde said...

they kick & eventually put their feet up the wall.

singleton said...

climbing, scratching, standing on their heads,
dancing upside down

skinnylittleblonde said...

wishing they could just lift their pinky fingers

singleton said...

and someone, anyone would notice....

eric313 said...

,,,they don't know the day or hour
but when their heel comes down
you should try and catch her
for she is yours
if only so
in your arms

singleton said...

and she laughs because you caught her...

skinnylittleblonde said...

I'm halfway up the wall

eric313 said...

catch each on
falling sown
like snow flakes
like sunlight on naked flesh
at the beginning

singleton said...

And I'm laughing as you go

skinnylittleblonde said...

when the prisms shined through the beveled glass

eric313 said...

every one of the falling
from the walls
as they climb like spiders
on everything you are

singleton said...

and I itch,
and I know it,
laughing from above,
you're crawling up my spirit,
my feet against the wall

skinnylittleblonde said...

I saw that squirrel turn his head

skinnylittleblonde said...

He saw you climbing up the wall

eric313 said...

and ask if this
was alright

eric313 said...
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singleton said...

at the mirror broken

singleton said...

I was only laughing,
and
he was climbing walls....

skinnylittleblonde said...

a sliver of light in his eyes reflected

eric313 said...

he was stuck in the corner
talking to cobwebs and trying
to be a moth
he glowed, they say

singleton said...

her finger lifted so....

eric313 said...

light it felt un earthly
to bare

eric313 said...

so he did

skinnylittleblonde said...

come back down, keep the painted skin & skip the pointy shoes.

singleton said...

and she tipped the glass,
and broke the spell...

eric313 said...

like diamonds...
no
like hot tears breaking down
the sides of a cheek
that will fall forever

skinnylittleblonde said...

pinky held high, she sipped the remnants of potions spilt

eric313 said...

she knows gold
when she tastes it

singleton said...

henna safe, needle spent,
her skin
climbed up the wall

skinnylittleblonde said...

brb

eric313 said...

again
the legend
and again
she only needs to fly

singleton said...

higher,
she just wants to get higher

skinnylittleblonde said...

be free

eric313 said...

and see the day peace wins

eric313 said...

like she was taught
by sister sky

singleton said...

in the end,
peace wins,
meet me there, baby,
half way up the wall

skinnylittleblonde said...

Seashells & spray paint sister!

eric313 said...

that was excellent.

Nobody like you all for sure

eric313 said...

you got some responses, Sing

skinnylittleblonde said...

Hey~ are yawl buzzed yet?
lol.

eric313 said...

Skinny
I'm so glad to meet you.

eric313 said...

yes, don't I type like it yet?

singleton said...

peace, guys! Party on the porch anytime! and if nobody else is gonna say it, I will...
we rock!
Clink!
PS Skinny, who is that hiding behind the foster grants over on your porch?

singleton said...

Do you know how many damn emails I have to go and delete guys?

eric313 said...

Singleton
About the poem
the first one....
not the epic we just lived

skinnylittleblonde said...

Hahaha It's Eric Estrada... we went sky-diving together... not to be confused with Eric1313 who is here on your porch with us! ;)

skinnylittleblonde said...

a couple hundred....hahahahah

singleton said...

damn, eric, i loved it. 99 bottles of beer on the wall and this is what I came home to. Now.....what are we gonna do with it?

singleton said...

From Chips? Or Boot Hill Saloon?

eric313 said...

You woldn't delete art like that, would you?

Just kidding. You know how fun it's been?

don't forget to save the poem

eric313 said...

I'm that tall thin dark haired stranger walking the floors

you ladies pointed to the open chair
We all had our poker faces together

eric313 said...

the words tore the air like
brimstone from the lord

skinnylittleblonde said...

What kind of picture do you need?

singleton said...

It's here forever on these pages...
the itsy bitsy spider...
but whatabout 365? We gotta take it out and paste it on a wall.....I think I'm feeling colors in the morning.....

eric313 said...

we spoke
and all the words
were writen on the wall

play it as it lays
or don't come at all
the walls
are for writing
but tonigth we climb them together
etching our words
to get born again

singleton said...

damn, this is what I get for taking a break......

eric313 said...

365 for sure
spell itt out, maybe

skinnylittleblonde said...

play it as it lays
or don't come at all
the walls
are for writing
but tonigth we climb them together
etching our words
to get born again



beautiful

singleton said...

no, you have to spell it out, in Skinny's language...
three hundred and sixty five.....

eric313 said...

I was inspired by all the bottle caps strung together.

Empty beers, dead cowboys, painted bottlecaps--unreal inspiration

eric313 said...

Yes. Like the line. the and says more than the average and

skinnylittleblonde said...

beautiful

skinnylittleblonde said...

Inspiration...may it be contagious.
Clink!

eric313 said...

well, its cool. This is nice

Singleton?
are you going to get a couple poems off the epic of climbing the walls or what?

And go ahaead and post the poem yourself. I will love to see it anywhere you want it to be

singleton said...

scavenger at the sea,
scooping
well worn lines
and
ruby rocks into your pink plastic bucket,
to be born again

eric313 said...

clink to you too, skinny

eric313 said...

here we go again
said ullyses
said some voice in the trees

eric313 said...

the land under our
feet fills us with strength
to walk a million miles

eric313 said...

to the see
to find you
finding life
finding it and poutting it into a bucket
filled by the ocean

singleton said...

The epic is yours Eric, with the golden thread, but I'll steal the change left at my feet, and I'll paint the walls...
every color that's never been....
and plaster the walls....
three hundred and sixty five days...

eric313 said...

putting I meant, sorry!

eric313 said...

thank you singleton.

were to begin...
to begin
the thread that was ours and yet
now mine to find the secrets of
to unravel and reveal
the night sky tatooed to our hearts
for the truth
and the needle

singleton said...

Night, guys, I'm outa town. Peace, love, and man, we weave a wild cobweb, we three!

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