spaceship no future

December 2001

Arthur Lee is free

The world may be going utterly to shit, but every now and then something nice happens. Arthur Lee, formerly of the amazing hippy/psychedelic band Love, is out of jail after six years. He was serving time for shooting a gun in the air in his apartment, a gun that, as an ex-felon, he’s not allowed to carry. You may even remember the crappy single that the Make-Up put out a couple years ago, “Free Arthur Lee.” I actually bought it. Anyway, Lee’s out, which is just, because, you know,…

It’s about us

John Walker, 20-year old Talib discovered recently in the aftermath of a prison uprising in Northern Afghanistan, has become a nexus of contention in rhetorical-political space. Less than one week after Attorney General John Ashcroft’s “Shut Up, You Traitors” appearance before Congress, and in the light of recent op-eds somehow linking American liberalism and the young Walker, its become apparent that the treason-jargon has expanded to reveal a pattern of severe dissociation. Walker is being made into a symbol, and before we know anything about his context. But - this…

we drink and we drink

This is our constant task, for as long as the universe exists in the electrics of our brains: to redeem each moment or let it fall. - Chris Floyd, Moscow Times It’s the last day of school! Am I fucking glad! I didn’t know the spirit of the forest made the grass grow!…