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Today I heard from another fan who just finished reading the new, revised draft of my book, Narcisa. Reading their comments, I realized they were almost overstating the obvious in their observations of the protagonists as ”dysfunctional” human beings. Duh. But that kinda got me to thinking… ; The question this book attempts to answer […]read more
Renowned Tattoo Artist Jonathan Shaw Publishes First Novel.read more
A JUNKIE’S LAMENT Took a walk down the street the other day, just to get out of this clammy solitary cancer ward of cold sweats and heroin tears for awhile, seeking release from these creeping drooling walls and the hideous memories they whisper incessantly. But as I walked along I felt that people were staring […]read more
HOME AT LAST by Julia Chaves-Shaw (translated by Jonathan Shaw) It all started on a strange Tuesday. A grey strange day, one of those days that feels like a Sunday, even though it isn’t. Raining out and me trapped inside with my mother in an apartment the size of a oversized walk-in closet. Shit. Her […]read more
Here’s another excerpt from Jonathan Shaw’s long-awaited, soon-to-be-published memoir, Scab Vendor – Confessions of a Tattoo Artist. http://greatvines.com/buy-viagra-real “The writer is the Faust of modern society, the only surviving individualist in a mass age. To his orthodox contemporaries he seems a semi-madman.” — Boris Pasternak “Once I’d gained a certain ‘credibility’ at the Free Press […]read more
After days away from home, some weird homing instinct has suddenly brought Jonathan back to the house for a change of clothes. It’s three in the morning. As he approaches the big silent white mausoleum, he pictures Doris and Len sleeping inside like a pair of mummies in an ancient tomb. Tripping his eyes out […]read more
Come celebrate 25 years of La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. Opening reception Friday and Saturday October 7th and 8th, followed by Part 2 on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th. Click the photo for details. webmd officila siteread more
Mexico– A song of the Caribbean fading and a rusted burned out car shell laying under the sun in a lot of weeds behind the house. A fly buzzing around my head but too lazy to bother me much. A fly will meet his spider eventually, they always do. And a hammock swings in the […]read more
2AM Saturday night, Buenos Aires.
Lost in a rancid late night whirlwind of saggy asses and rock hard smiles, my friends upstairs shaking up the night, the tired parade is running out of fun. Tired of the sad old games and lopsided insecurity. I lost my eager young cab driver somewhere in that horny crowd and ended up back in the other whorehouse with the gringo again.
As the gringo and I waited for the Red Lady to reappear, we spoke of God and manifestation. Surrounded by butt ugly old fuck monkeys,read more