Hold me in your hand, hold your face like fire – new live recording
A new live recording is now available for listening on my bandcamp page.
Big Ears Festival | Knoxville, Tennessee | March 31 & April 1, 2023
Big Kitty will be appearing at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 31 and April 1, 2023.
Both performances will take place at the greatest venue in the world, the Pilot Light.
The bed is not the same
If I could remember my dreams with regularity perhaps I could be sure of having dreamed that this would happen. But I only suspect it, I cannot say it with confidence, lest I be struck down by some force of which I am ignorant but which I suspect is there, recording everything into a ledger, a series of ledgers rather, a library housed not on this planet but elsewhere in the vast spaces beyond. There it is recorded that I dreamed or that I did not dream that this would happen to my bed, that it would be misshapen in this way, after I had been away. How long have I been gone, anyway, I should have been wearing a wristwatch, I should have taken my cell phone, I should have checked the clock before I left, but I am so thorough, so detail-oriented, that I had to finish the job and finish it well. Not a hair is out of place. And who will know it? Who will see my work? It’s laughable, all of it. And yet, I don’t feel like laughing. It’s out there, the work, it’s all out there. All you have to do is walk into the woods, of course there is no path, there are no markings. You would have to know where I went I suppose, and I don’t have the time to tell you about that. If I did, I wouldn’t be able to complete nearly as many projects, and of projects I have more than I can hope to complete in my lifetime. What gets me, though, is the shape of this bed. It once was a square. Rather, it was a rectangle, but the corners were square. They were squared, rather, with a dee at the end. Though the corners did not come to a perfect point but where rather rounded, as befits a bed, there should be nothing sharp about a bed. But my bed should be a little bit sharper than it has become. I can hardly see. I suppose night must have fallen. I would do good to install a window in this room.
fall slip sleep
And here we are again, great elephant says floating heavily, humidly, back to the forefront of the mind and back and forth like a pendulum he swings and time comes back to mind oh they were always theirs in their way but now here they are in mine
Frustrated immobilized forced to lie down and force myself to conceive of relaxing muscles, muscular system, floating tightly at the border of strangulation and sleep suddenly comes to my
open closet forty meters high black & white up on the door sits a leg-swinging faceless despondent man a woodcut humming dark matter static in the window filtered streetlamp illumination
here I am dripping dreams losing control, falling back again into the dark where the big energy generates gigantism slow motion pistons pumping process of steam crystallization fogging the forging the memory
as near velvet black as night snow
Appearing in person in the USA
Big Kitty will be performing four concerts in the USA.
At all performances Big Kitty Clark requests that all attendees be vaccinated adults (or masked children for the all-ages shows)
13 August – 33 Arts. Santa Rosa, California. 7PM. All ages.
27 August – Sluggo’s Vegan Café. Chattanooga, Tennessee. 7PM. All ages.
3 September – Cherry Street Tavern. Chattanooga, Tennessee.
4 September – The Pilot Light. Knoxville, Tennessee. 18+
The album Florence is now available on many streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. Follow this link to find it:
What (a video)
Halloween Dreams, a new collection of musical and poetical explorations by yours truly, Big Kitty…enter if you dare.