Peak Leo

rainbow over Llano Quemado (Taos)

Rainbow City around here

It’s my birthday again (August 9th) and something’s different this time. I’m just pumped in a bizarre new way. It started a few days ago, and I wouldn’t embarrass myself like this if it weren’t true. There’s powerful good medicine in the air. Like fear took a vacation. Like I’ve been granted grace to not react to the usual crap. Like I can steer this thing. Like everything is fine! Do you realize what this means?! Who cares, I’m rolling with it.

I’ve been listening to a lot of rock & roll lately. All kinds of stuff. (I’ve been around and know some shit. I am not my father’s Oldsmobile.) Rock & roll is good for you! I pity anyone who’s never felt that devil music rush. And speaking of devils, here are the Tall Boys playing “Final Kick.” It’s a song about SUICIDE! I love it!

[You won’t be able to play that without joining Spotify, sorry. It’s free, though. And WordPress blogs support these embeds now, so you’re going to see them everywhere. I have the $10/mo. premium plan. Higher fidelity!]

We’re going to the mountains tomorrow—Jemez Springs—on a route that’ll take us by Los Alamos. I was born on the day we nuked Nagasaki. Guess where they built the bomb? Full circle, kids! Happy Birthday to all my Leo friends, too. I don’t know any other sign that makes such a fuss over being born or deserves to more. 🙂

Enjoy the rainbow. I shot that yesterday evening.

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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.  

  • Rita August 9, 2013, 12:10 AM

    Happy Birthday! It’s really fun hearing about your changes. I want some of that. I NEED some of that. I will place an order:

    “I’ll have what he’s having, please.”

  • Fw August 9, 2013, 12:26 AM

    Happy Birthday John..!! It’s nice to hear everything is running on 12 cylinders and is all in tune…Many Happy ones to come..!!
    Cheers…

  • theo nelson August 9, 2013, 4:37 AM

    Enjoy the trip, John. Have a grand day.

  • Joe August 9, 2013, 9:56 AM

    Keep on rockin’.

  • Ian August 9, 2013, 11:37 AM

    Happy birthday John!
    It’s my Mom’s tomorrow… 95, and as sharp as a tack.

  • KarenK in Portland August 9, 2013, 5:54 PM

    I’m so delighted that “happy” is part of your birthday celebration this year. Enjoy Jemez Springs. Planning any skinny-dipping?

  • Pascale Soleil August 9, 2013, 7:52 PM

    Happy Birthday! Long may you wave!

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