Notes from the Æther
Æther: 1.) A mysterious substance once thought to permeate the universe and be the medium that propagated light, radio & television waves. 2.) The material that suffused the realm of the Gods. 3.) The invisible energy that is emitted from thoughts to the physical creation.
4.) Something communicated from place to place with no precise location or form.”
For a long time now I’ve wanted to experiment with a new feature here but have been unsure how to implement it. I still am. So, we’re giving this format a try.
And lo have I tried to quit writing poetry, [cue the teacher from Pink Floyd’s The Wall], but more often than not, I find myself jotting down lines of prose here and there and then forgetting about them until later. This occurs with old school pen and paper and also just on my phone when inspiration strikes. I’ve had the this happen in the middle of bike rides and used dictation into my phone’s microphone, which is kinda cool as it reminds me of how Hunter Thompson used to write.
Most of these works never see the light of day - they are mere thoughts that never materialized in the flesh, so to speak. For lack of a better term, they are from the aether.
Many, many times I have tried to share these kinds of things on other mediums but these kinds of creations require a certain type of…implementation and or, IMHO, deserved a bit more reflection that you get on the Instagram mind toilet.
Or not. But I figured I would offer these here as a paid perk to those of you interested.
They can be scant or lengthy, sensical or complete nonsense, deeply personal or completely made up. Some of these will likely end up in a book, others on the cutting room floor but you get to witness the raw creation before they’re edited and whittled down.
If you’re at all familiar with my work then you know that these kinds of writings made up a great deal of my first two books of poetry and prose. They are inspired by the outlaw writers whom I admire and who break the rules of conventional poetry. Because…fuck the rules of conventional poetry.
Æther will be a weekly feature and also a paid feature. These little mind blasts might be long rants or short ones, or multiple, but I figure this might be more palatable then doing daily updates. We’ll see how it goes.
What can you expect from the Æther? Well, if you’ve read Demon in the Mirror or Amerikkkan Stories, then that should give you a pretty good idea. These are thoughts tapped directly from the vein, so to speak, unfiltered and raw. If this sounds interesting, feel free to subscribe. If not, no hard feelings. You’ll just have to wait for the next book. :)
Without further adieu, I present to you the first installment of Notes from the Æther.
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