Pasha Malla

Oh Messy Life (False Timeline)

Fire is motion.


Cap’n Jazz (Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Sam Zurick, Victor Villareal), “Naive” (1992)

Work is repetition.


Cap’n Jazz (with Davey Von Bohlen), “Oh Messy Life” (Madison, WI, 1994)

This is my document.


Cap’n Jazz live at the Moose Lodge (Mount Prospect, IL, 1994)

We are all all we’ve done. We are all all we’ve done.


Joan Of Arc, “Post-Coitus Rock” (Fireside Bowl, Chicago, 1997)

We are all all defenses.


Joan of Arc, “White Out ” & “I’m 5 Senses” (Philadelphia, PA, 1999)

Fire is motion. Is motion growth?


Owls, “Anyone Can Have A Good Time” (2001)

And you are colder than oldness could ever be.


Make Believe, “Plants Dance” (Northsix, Brooklyn, 2006)

And you are bolder than buzzing bugs.


Joan of Arc, “Eventually, All At Once” & “Let’s Wrestle” (Setlist TV, 2011)

My mama said my cousin Bucky’s so boldly bald cuz he never took his hat off. He kept that cap on even when swimming.


Tim Kinsella, “If There Was A Time” (2008)

I know there’s a lesson in there somewhere, something nothing special ‘bout boys who smell like salami and boys who’ve never apologized.


Tim Kinsella on “The Nick & Nora Variety Hour” (2011)

And you are colder than oldness could ever be.


Cap’n Jazz, “Basil’s Kite” (Light & Noise Festival, 2011)

And you are bolder than buzzing bugs.

- Pasha Malla (with words “written in one night the first time [Tim Kinsella] ever took mushrooms and sat by a campfire,” circa 1993ish)

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Pasha Malla is the author of "The Withdrawal Method" (stories) and "All Our Grandfathers Are Ghosts" (poems, sort of) and "People Park" (a novel).