Dooby's Road

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Dooby's Road

Post by mnaz » March 24th, 2015, 7:34 pm

Dooby built a trail in the desert,
lined with sculptures of stacked rock.
He inscribed flat stones with Zen quirks,
and laid them out beside his works,
his Elvis in a cape made of beer cans,
his Aphrodite with full pink rock tits.

Along the road you'll find an octagonal hovel
called Sagebrush Network, good for some shade,
erected on pine limbs, roofed in hog wire and sage.
Faces of old TVs are cut into a thick netting
wrapped around the six of the eight sides,
and the flat stone inside reads,
"to change channel,
turn head
."

Yes, dial in canyons or the waterless sea,
the plane of light, the faraway nebulae,
the rare air, its heady, lurching whiffs
and silent intensity in the interval,
still as cracks in the hardpan floor.
A lull to wreck your ears.

Sip a little bourbon.
See Walter Cronkite's face in a rock.
Go out on the energized plane and return.
Fall asleep under the glow of an old Zenith,
its celestial sheen, angelic opalescence,
Cassiopeia's vainglorious "W."
Solar massive will come early
on Dooby's road.
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Re: Dooby's Road (from my old "rock" days)

Post by saw » March 25th, 2015, 11:42 am

great pictures to contemplate...temples of art and landscape....the Dooby Brothers..ha

loved the "to change channel, turn head".....right on !
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Re: Dooby's Road (from my old "rock" days)

Post by whoaisme » March 25th, 2015, 3:07 pm

i agree with saw, great images here

you took me to the place rather than just telling me about it!

keep writing hard mnaz 8)
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Re: Dooby's Road (from my old "rock" days)

Post by mnaz » March 26th, 2015, 2:51 am

Thanks. I traveled a lot through the desert west (as you might have guessed) not too long ago, and places like these, completely unexpected in this case, kicked my ass. They're hardly even "places," more like states of mind in all of that open expanse.

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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by whoaisme » March 26th, 2015, 4:25 pm

thats cool...i lived for a short time in New Mexico....saw their petroglyphs....beautiful....reminded me of that time/place
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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by revolutionR » March 26th, 2015, 6:53 pm

ah, this road is oddly familiar to me 8)

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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by mnaz » March 26th, 2015, 7:12 pm

"Solar massive" -- yeah, a bit obscure . . . burning, blasting desert sun, that's all.

Yeah, it's a true story. The Burners are familiar with this road . . . even if they haven't actually gone down it.

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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by shadowplay » March 26th, 2015, 7:46 pm

this is marvelous, just fabulous and vivid imagery, nice rhythm and flow

the Doobies played in my home town in the early 80's
didn't get to see them, sure wish I did

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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by WIREMAN » March 26th, 2015, 9:35 pm

love that "solar massive".... i get the feeling i shoulda turned off one of those roads around 29 palms..... 8)
me I feel like I'm becoming some kinda Kung fu t.v. Priest.....

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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by mnaz » March 27th, 2015, 7:48 am

Thanks shadow and Wired. Yeah, as much as I really dig the Mojave and those gnarly Joshuas, Nevada became even more intriguing to me-- its endless, stark, wide-open vista and rock sculpture, and so many long "trails to nowhere," without fences. The Black Rock Desert is pretty mind-blowing . . .

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Re: Dooby's Road

Post by theirishsea » March 27th, 2015, 9:56 am

I like your imagination here----you created with words something beyond just description.
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