Monday, June 29, 2009

A Haiku:

If you could plant doubt,
Would you germinate it first
In a paper towel?

New York City, winter 2008

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dearest Michael,
You are my greatest influence. You taught me to sing with all of my heart. Your sound is tattooed to my soul. I am forever thankful for your song. "And when the groove is dead and gone You know that love survives, So we can rock forever, on" Thank you. Purr, Pull, Reign will be in your honor.
Love, Johnny

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mystic Ticket

Introducing Mystic Ticket, the new side project from Johnny Showcase and Rumi Kitchen. Mystic Ticket focuses on a mainstream Euro-pop sound. Their debut single, "Forget about the World" exposes a rare honesty and gutteral optimism that soars over a vintage Casio growl. Look out for their European Tour in 2010.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Loved and Lost

It is better to have loved and lost, they say
Than to have loved and never lost at all.
I keep churning that in my head,
And spreading it on the toast of my heart.
Oh Bonnie...
You've touched me in so many ways
Most of them uncomfortable
And intrusive,
But I'll never forget you.
Also, I'm in love with someone else.

Love, Johnny

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Animals of My Emotions III: Vigilant Spider

Vigilant Spider
Your legs are so long
Vigilant Spider
You make me feel strong
You terrify me, but your
Teeth are so tiny
You'd never bite me
Plus, you'd never have the heart
Vigilant Spider
You silent hunter
Seductress, pious arachnid mystic
Entrap me with your mantra
Enwrap me with your contra
Can't you see I want to please you?
Your venom and my denim
We could be a team, spider
Will you watch me while I'm sleeping, spider?
Will you? Will you protect me from
My arch-nemesis Dickie Fastlane
And his adder's tongue
And Bonnie's bristling chin of remembrance past?
Vigilant Spider
Your abdomen bears an appandage
The silk that you extrude
To suit my every mood
And lasso me with sticky bolas
If I was your mate
Would you eat me, spider?
Would you flood me with your digestive
Enzymes to liquify my love?
Or would you recognize me
When I do my courtship ritual
Your web is an orb
Weaving dreams in my stratosphere
Of my mind
Vigilant Spider

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 12 was a beautiful night. The band was happening, the crowd cheered wicked hard, I looked like a million dollars.

You can check out the pictures.

June 12 was also the debut of the first song by Mystic Ticket, Rumi Kitchen and my mainstream side project. We played The Rat, The Cat, The Dog, a song dedicated to the man who trained his animals to portray world peace.

The man who trained the rat,
To sit on the cat, to sit on the dog
Said that we can live together,
We can live forever

He took us all down by the riverside
He said "Oh Baby, don't you run and hide.
"I got that thing that turn the whole world on
"And soon the whole world gonna sing my song"

Reached into his pocket and he took out a rat
And then he put right onto a cat
Then he put the cat on top of a dog
And then he said, "Good God! Good God!

June 12 also featured a surprise appearance by my big time crush Vickie Fastlane, who is absolutely gorgeous. She must have snuck out of the house while Dickie Fastlane was performing his piece "Bluehair" at a local senior center.

It was a riveting performance of "Alone" by Hearts. I could tell that there was desire in her eyes. It make me long for Purr, Pull, Reign where we are discussing a kissing scene with director Adrienne Mackey.

6/12 Setlist:
Stache Intro
Party in my Pants
Crosstown Traffic
Hit It
Tempo: Hermit Crab
Ooh Baby Baby
Vickie: Alone
The Ladies of Summer: Flashdance
Let’s Go Get Stoned
Push that Rock
A Poem: Mystic Dragon
Chairman Mao
Sensual/Use Me

Friday, June 5, 2009


So i saw Vickie Fastlane in the ACME this morning. I was in my way to the dairy section for a butter substitute, when I saw her by the protein bars. I really can't say too much about our conversation, because I know that my adversary is reading this as we speak. Long story short, she's going to try to make an appearance at Lefty Lucy next friday, if she can get out of the house. I don't like the way Dickie treats her, but she just seems helpless about the whole thing. She needs someone to treat her right. How can I get her alone? Come to the Ric Rac. I need your support for when I see her.

They say, "Johnny, how do you define your sound?

I say, "I'm real Emo.... It means emotional."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

it's the mystic incantation of the alphabet
I get bored.
It's the systematic swelling of the hypocrite
I get bored.
Oh touch me on my shoulder
I get bored.
Oh touch me, I'm mama's little soldier
I get bored.