I Saw Guns And Sharp Swords In The Hands Of Young Children

January 17, 2015

Apoem form the magical Johnny Wink: I Saw Guns And Sharp Swords In The Hands Of Young Children They are put there in the name of the Compassionate, The Merciful. They are put there so as to enable And enforce …

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance or What We Talk About When We Talk About Art

December 20, 2014

There is a terrible song my father loved. It was written and performed by Harry Chapin, who may be best known for a good/bad song called “Taxi,” about a guy who couldn’t achieve his dreams and ended up driving a …


November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving (for d.l.) We went into the alkaline hills childless and arrogant with chianti and tupperware in running shoes and silk sweaters — jeans against jumping chollo, canvas jackets for the shadows’ chill. Your invitation surprised me. A fat envelope …

Last Night in Little Rock: John Deering opening

August 23, 2014

Last night there was a preview party at Cantrell Gallery for the new exhibit of our friend John Deering’s paintings, “Arkansas Traveler”. We “Arkansas Traveler” will continue through October 18. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10-5:00. Post by …

You can own Joe Strummer’s T-Bird

August 13, 2014

My dad had one just like this. For a while. Maybe only a few weeks. Press release follows: (Los Angeles, August 13, 2014) Once again, the Beverly Hills Car Club is selling a piece of rock n’ roll history. Joe …

“Pocket Genius: a series of inadvertent iPhone photos”

July 13, 2014

Pictures my iPhone took on its own initiative while I played golf. All images ©2014 Philip Martin. Really, I’ll serious.

A prospective cover for the next album ….

July 1, 2014

Post by Philip Martin.

A Crystal Bridges photo essay

June 16, 2014

Red Dublin

May 23, 2014

Post by Philip Martin.

It was 150 years ago today ….

May 5, 2014

That newly named Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Potomac first engaged Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia in what would come to be known as the Battle of the Wilderness. …