There’s Something Going On

Taos Mountain (detail)

More telephoto goodness shot not 200 yards from where I fall over the obvious

Why can’t I do it? Oh, but I can. JUST LOOK AT THAT!

For now I leave you with the mountain and the spoken introduction to a song I just discovered, “Jesus Built My Hotrod,” by Ministry. I wish I could play it for you here. (I found it on Spotify.) Great throbbing bass thrash chrome death music!

Soon I discovered
that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect
previous to his career as a prophet
all of a sudden
I found myself in love with the world
so there was only one thing that I could do
was ding a ding dang
my dang a long ling long

And then, BOOM BANGAWANGA BOOM-BOOM BANGAWANGA for five whole minutes on mostly one chord! I haven’t played this for my wife yet, because I love her.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Gillian Booth February 11, 2013, 1:56 AM

    Oh Gawd, just checked it out on youTube, I’m still in recovery and I didn’t even turn up the sound too much. There’s enough of the old rocker in me to appreciate what you dig but yes, JH, don’t inflict it on your wife. Just as well you coupled it with a pretty picture of them thar mountains!

    • JHF February 11, 2013, 7:29 AM

      Hi Gillian! I must have been tired when I posted this, because I never even thought of YouTube, duh. Just as well, though, or I’d have posted the video at 900 pixels wide. Grand brain-wiping noise, though, ain’t it? As I just replied to @SJRivera on Twitter, “It’s frickin’ beautiful. Takes all my brain waves & rearranges them in a straight line to hell.”

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