In the Protosphere

Earl[ier] Akbar Lightning

protosphere

ca. 2001

Born in the heat

sung on the street

blisters on feet

but never as sweet

as when he greets

robots in sheets

rhyming with neat

glorious feats

riding with jazzy mule monkeys.

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  1. Akbar Lightning
    June 9, 2010

    every once in a while there is a miracle on this site…when it shows that it is truly an intelligent non-human entity, and this morning is one of those times…when i awoke to magic…

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  2. Logocentric
    June 9, 2010

    there was an exhaustive search for “space monkeys,” but their orbit is evidently too high for retrieval. and yet, this arrived on time from somewhere deep in the galaxy.

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  3. Akbar Lightning
    June 9, 2010

    please share the means by which you transferred this from tape to digitalia…and perhaps i might fly out to that orbital vibration space and have more luck tracking down those goddamn baked bean eating primates…

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  4. Logocentric
    June 9, 2010

    i strapped the Play-skool loud speaker to the digital garage. the tape arrived mysteriously one day; it was labeled “education tape.” i know those space monkeys are out there, either here in the desert or somewhere in the East. they must be contacted.

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  5. Akbar Lightning
    June 9, 2010

    you still have that muther frakkin machine? that is slowly developing iconic status in the mythology of my life…

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  6. Logocentric
    June 9, 2010

    jazz monkey–that thumpin monkey. yeah, dawg. and what is more, i am educating the next generation on all its colorful buttons and voice-enhancement technology.

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  7. globatron
    June 9, 2010

    too fun. Surely one of Logocentric’s best to date. The use of old technology with new to marry it with the previous post is simply genius.

    the old play-school recorder. there is magic in simplicity. that was where the true Akbar Lightning was born. Akbar and I used to ramble on the double mike one for hours. We even put the dang things in our mouths whole and pushed the mike buttons to get the strangest feedback I’ve ever seen. We called that form of music we invented Akbar Lightning. I remember it like yesterday.

    the old days. born in the heater. years later the magic is even sweeter. bravo. the monkey freaks me out as well but I’m sure I saw him performing in the subway my last trip north. i’ll have to dig that photo out.

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  8. Logocentric
    June 9, 2010

    cha-ching! did you guys make any recordings of the original AL sessions? that is something i’d like to hear. i took part in only one or two of those, and only briefly, but i saw that there was definitely electricity up in that piece.

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  9. Greg
    June 9, 2010

    You know this is going to sound sarcastic, but if you guys are so good together ever thought of pitching your take to a radio talk show producer? I mean if you have answers and believe more are really willing to hear it then perhaps this is a sign you should grow your audience? Personally though I like Jim Rome and sports radio. 🙂

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  10. Akbar Lightning
    June 9, 2010

    well greg, only if you will call in every episode…

    we have wanted to do a podcast for some time, but we have yet to get that going…but i think it might be time again soon to consider it…

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  11. globatron
    June 9, 2010

    I listened to this just now for the real first time. Not while at work during lunchtime reading emails. I must say this takes me way back. Akbar Lightning at its best. Greg I don’t think your realize you are the audience. What does Jesus say about churches? Something about it taking two or something to make a church. The church of Globatron only needs a few. I’ve alway wanted this site to have a huge following but I don’t think people get things when they want them. Do you?

    Logocentric if we could get more of these it would be a miracle. I don’t know where any of them went. Akbar do you know of any by chance?

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  12. Globatron.org
    October 5, 2010

    In the Protosphere: Born in the heat sung on the street blisters on feet but never as sweet: http://bit.ly/ctEiGu

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