I hate it when old guys get nostalgic or become jaded know-it-alls
so throw a gag on me when you need me to shut up.
Out beyond the protection of rules and laws
you have to be real.
Outlaws write the titanium pick to break the marble mind.
They invite the spirit to leave the mundane and boring.
They see the beauty of broken things and understand broken lives.
They collage pieces back together to create a semblance of beauty.
They use spoken word, concrete, asemic writing, broken line and never rhyme.
They are Rock and Roll and Hip-Hop, Beat and Jazz.
And they are undefinable because they don’t copy.
They are unique and authentic.
Outlaws don’t care for labels.
Even that of ‘Outlaw’.
“As long as there are fuses, no walls are safe. As long as every wall is threatened, the world can happen. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life.”
― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
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