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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  • 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..!!

  • 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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