Got a letter w/Heyday name
on return address corner
turned out that Heyday was the vehicle
. . . a request to submit
some my poema
proposal to fund
anthology of writings
by Indians in Caliland.
u- u-u-uh . . .
well . . . why no one anthologize my stuff
alone by itself ??
Maybe cos I don’t write about the “rez”
fighting & drinking with John Wayne
maybe it’s Owens Valley Paiute/Pima ethnicity . . .
wha-a-a . . .
Got no PhD
Don’t b’lieve in Cuh-lumbus
Don’t like “cowboys”
We dint dance no grass dance
No hey-ya hey-ya . . .
dint shot no buff-lo
got no horseback pony
no fancy buckskin beads
NO drum . . .
I’m not stereotypical Native American redman . . .
I no rezabayshun indun
I’m old hunting gathering aboriginal Great Basin “indian” . . .
I made a few hard copies of the zine . . . there are a lot of changes in the second stat.e of the zine.
The zine “OVP in 21st Century” is a manifesto . . . the letters OVP are the first letters from Owens Valley Paiute, and with that said here’s the the second state of the zine.
Front cover . . .
First page . . .
Page 2 and 3 . . .
Page 4 & 5 . . .
Page 6 & 7 . . .
togo song (veasz)
as your body tenses
seek heat . . .
locked . . .
of my chest . . .
Composed for a new life . . . posted yesterday
here . . . different title, slightly different wording . . .
“togo” is the Owens Valley Paiute term for “father of my mother” or “my mother’s father“; if the child had been my son’s, I would be the child’s “cuh nu” . . .
If you’re visiting the Owens Valley area and would like to unwind, the Wellness Center east of HWY 395 on Butcher Lane, approximately 1/2 mile south of the town of Big Pine is the place for a light workout . . .
The Big Pine Paiute Tribe recently re-opened their Wellness Center . . . the “Wellness Center” is actually a complex, consisting of a physical training facility with a wide variety of treadmills, stationary “bicycles, free weights and other weight training machines. The site also has a conference room, and two small business incubator spaces with Internet access.
The Center is open to tribal members and their spouses as well as the general public.
An ISSA certified personal trainer is available for personalized instruction.
There is a $35.00 membership fee for non-tribal members.
For more information, call 760-938-2800
I just re-read my “Crunchy Numbers” post from months back, and probably should translate the text at the top of the page . . . all it means is: I’m not an Indian who lives on the reservation . . . further translation . . . Just because I’m a North American Indian, as opposed to a native from India, doesn’t mean that I live on the reservation . . . s-o-o-o don’t try to “relate” to me by tossing random Owens Valley Paiute terminology into the conversation . . . u-u-uh . . . no habla . . .
Where was I . . . oh . . .
Well . . . here’s one for the book . . . there’s a name that’s disturbing the “wa” . . . MY “wa” and that’s not good . . . somehow I should know the person mentioned in the comment, but I cannot access the data . . . anyway, why would her daughter be commenting on the post??
Yeh . . . well . . .
. . . the following is an excerpt from a comment awaiting approval that prompted this post/comment:
“Do you still want me make obscene phone calls to a pay phone?
WTF!!? is some ghost from my past attempting to contact me? . . .
After sussing the ether, it’s starting to come back to me . . . the Post Office . . . Long Beach CA . . . downtown main . . . Pine Street . . . u-u-uh . . . and my vision becomes blurred . . . probably the graveyard shift . . . godamn!! . . . had to be graveyard, cos it wasn’t at Pacific Station or North Long Beach or Bixby . . . eventually I worked as a letter sorting machine operator, letter distribution clerk, etc. etc. etc. and resigned after 20 years . . . that’s more time than Bukowski ever managed . . . AND with fewer hangovers.
. . . about the “obscene” phone calls . . . I plead insanity . . . musta been under the influence . . . of something . . . so I decided some colorful fauve influenced images were in order . . . AND I’m going to update my ABOUT page. . .
Photos from a street art gallery south of Mina NV and my iPad2 . . . State Highway 95 . . . east side of the road.
” . . . dope will get through times of no money better than money will get you through time of no dope . . . ” . . . and Abraham Lincoln never said that . . .
p.s. sorry Crystal . . . I trashed your “comment” cos it wasn’t really a “comment” . . .