Briefly interacting with Elvin Jones in my dream last night, he had the exact same demeanor -- intense and gracious -- as when I briefly met him for real in the late 80s at a Jazz Machine gig at the Blue Note.

The Jones scene is part of a pattern -- the occasional appearance of sometimes troubling, sometimes caring masculine guide figures in dreams -- Olson is another figure who has made repeat appearances...


Consumer worship music, corn from another planet.


Jordan Davis writes about my poem "Fixing a Real Phantom Limb" over at Lemon Hound.