Ginsberg’s Father Death Blues Video

Walking around downtown Durham I stumbled upon this projected on a wall. Wow.

Father Death Blues

Hey Father Death, I’m flying home
Hey poor man, you’re all alone
Hey old daddy, I know where I’m going

Father Death, Don’t cry any more
Mama’s there, underneath the floor
Brother Death, please mind the store

Old Aunty Death Don’t hide your bones
Old Uncle Death I hear your groans
O Sister Death how sweet your moans

O Children Deaths go breathe your breaths
Sobbing breasts’ll ease your Deaths
Pain is gone, tears take the rest

Genius Death your art is done
Lover Death your body’s gone
Father Death I’m coming home

Guru Death your words are true
Teacher Death I do thank you
For inspiring me to sing this Blues

Buddha Death, I wake with you
Dharma Death, your mind is new
Sangha Death, we’ll work it through

Suffering is what was born
Ignorance made me forlorn
Tearful truths I cannot scorn

Father Breath once more farewell
Birth you gave was no thing ill
My heart is still, as time will tell.

For Sale: Canon XL1s, Manual 16x Zoom Lens, PortaBrace bag

Canon XL1s

For sale is my Canon XL1s Standard Definition (SD) camera that records to MiniDV video tape. It can use multiple lenses and connects to a computer via FireWire. I’m asking $850 $600 for all of this. At this point I’ll negotiate the price. Make me an offer.

I am the first owner of this camera. The XL1s is in very good condition and operates just as it did with I took it out of the box. I’ve only used it lightly for a few shoots. It sat in a bag in my smoke free home for several years not being used. It comes with a few items.

When I got it I decided to buy a manual lens instead of an automatic one. Mainly because I wanted to shoot in a film style. (The XL1s can shoot in a 16:9 ratio.) There is a motor on the lens that will provide a smooth zoom. But you have to focus it yourself. It has served me well. A nice piece of glass.

Also included is a like new PortaBrace camera bag. This bag is made for the XL1s. It’s light and does a good job protecting the camera. Its easy on your body with a soft shoulder strap pad. These bags are used by professionals and last forever.

I also have two batteries for the XL1s. One standard size and one large. Both hold a charge. There is the battery charger power supply combo too. Plus a remote control for the camera that came with it. Then there is the Canon XL1s manual in good shape.

I’m selling this only to buy other film equipment. I am a trustworthy seller who wants to find someone who will love using this equipment and pay much less than I did.

A full set of pics with good details is available here. All of these items are offered for sale together. I will write SOLD on top of this post once it’s gone. I prefer to sell it locally. Best way to contact me is via contact form.

Camera Body (via Canon website)

Canon Manual Video Lens
16x Zoom XL

Ring of Fire Voodoo Style

One day before I die I must sing this song in front of a lot of people. If I did it would probably come out like the Wall of Voodoo version. (You know them. They did that song Mexican Radio.)

Believe it or not I’m kinda a purist about this song. I’d try to make it sound a bit more like the original. Horns and all. Here’s the real deal to clean your pallet.

This man is my Appalachian rock-a-billy super hero.