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New Music: Ryan McMahan “Magnum Opus/Cool”

Ryan McMahan is an enigma.  He was the former chairman of the Pontotoc County Republican party and a vehement denouncer of George W. Bush’s policies.  He is the best trick BMX rider that I know.  He looks like he should be on the beach and yet he sounds like he’s from…well, Oklahoma.  He taught himself to play the piano, and has branched into writing his own compositions.  Oh, he’s also one of my best friends and favorite people on this planet.  Here’s what he had to say about his new tune:

If I had to say anything about it… It’s just a revised version of the 3rd song I made. I spent a lot of time on it, and umm.. It’s like Jesus in a way. It dies, and then it comes back to life on the third measure.  It really has no name but it goes by “Magnum Opus/Cool”.

Chris

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A Great Conspiracy

Declined to their own rubric,

overreaching, overriding, reclining

in no-brainers,

joint-strike borders;

divining biblical no-fly zones

wrong-headed.

Oppressed by philosophical incest

and snacking on corn syrup passages

of annexed text

 

As leaves fall,

temperatures lower,

belly fat is increased:

padding for pudding.

Democratic credentials

turned obsolete

by evangelicals in Idaho,

in Wyoming, North Dakota,

with bubblegum brains and licorice fingers,

thumbing noses out of habit,

beating breasts like rabid baboons;

red asses raised like flags.

 

Sometimes life is an exhibition game

played by blind quarterbacks,

and millions of birds suicide bomb

the ocean playing field of Boise State

or the dusty floor of Palestine.

 

But after all: trust not your feelings,

trust only what is thought for you

by used car salesmen posing

as god’s henchmen,

selling eight passenger yaks

or cardboard Silverados:

high-ho, indeed!

 

Remember when John Wayne ethnic-cleansed

the crusty Injuns,

and hold aloft your touchdown

paws.

Chris