boni joi | garageland & east village street scene


You feel a jolt and you know you’re there. This is where the magic happens. The vast suburban grid with its dedications to strip malls and joints. This mammal is a very handsome animal. Here in their garages they are safe, and soundproof, though troubled enough to compose and master a tinny sound on drums, guitar and base. They can vary in color from light orange to a rich red. They have prominent patches of tattoos on their arms and backsides, the latter of which can be seen in the sunlight from miles away. The males have black patches on their lower jaw and opaque sunglasses down the front of their face. These elegant animals cut a striking pose on the open driveway and will instinctively stand motionless for hours in the presence of cameras. Like most musicians they are herbivores, smoking a variety of plants and flowers. By the early 1970s they had been hunted down to a population of about 20,000. Decreased habitat and competition from stoner-rock have caused a further decline in their numbers. Get a peak at them in their newly cleaned out garage. Make a list of people who live in their garages. What are their differences and similarities?


He told her why wings glitter in the morning sky, about his studies on the harmfulness of insects. There were two kinds of satisfactory landscapes: scrap metal yards and beach towns. Pigeons that alighted upon them looked like ancient sculptures but he was the reason birds migrate in the autumn. They felt suspicious stares and, doubtless, she had poisoned his beer with something to mollify him. He could only pantomime, hoping she would turn his way and see him. The noise around them diminished and the shops closed. He tore the little starling out of his coat like a puppet in a shadow theater, making wooden gestures behind with his fingers. She pulled soft fragments from its sides to their paper plates. There was some sense in their knocking, they were eating lost flight.

from BIG HAMMER No. 14

Welcome to Big Hammer #14

for whom who keeps a record:

Don Catena covers, 43, 90 Angela Mark 1, 14, 16, 18 Michael Shores 2, 106 Richard Kostelanetz 3, 68 Lyn Lifshin 5, 42 David S. Pointer 6 Ingrid Swanberg 7 Peter Money 8, 11 Janice Blue 9-10 Ed Galing 11,78-79 Dave Roskos 12, 65, 114 Robert Head 13, 15, 17, 18 Jim Cohn 19 Kell Robertson 20, 21 Ann Menebroker 21, 105 Tom Kryss 22, 23 Russell Salamon 24 Kit Knight 25, 26 Arthur Winfield Knight 27 Alan Catlin 28 John Bennett 28-31 David Elsey 31 Ken Greenley 32, 62/63 B. Z. Niditch 33, 41 Steve Dalachinsky 34, 98 Dennis Saleh 35-38 AlexB. aka Panther Moon 39 Tom Page 39 Chris Ide 40 Anthony George 41, 42, 113 Lew Black 42 Ray Brown 44 – 46 K. S. Hardy 46 Beth Bonus 47, 48 Candy Kaucher 47, 83/84 Melissa Fadul 49/50 Jen Dunford 51 Terry L. Persun 52 Boni Joi 53/54 Joe Weil 55/56 Tom Pulhamus 57/58 CarlAlessi 59-61 BradKohler 63, 77 TomObrzut 64/65 Steve Ausherman 66 Kevin Sweeney 67 M. Kettner 68 Todd Moore 69-71 John Lunar Richey 72 Kelley K. Vance 73/74 Guy R. Beining 75/76 Marc Olmsted 77 A.D. Winans 79 Ben Smith 80 Charles Rammelkamp 81 Nathan Whiting 81 Patrick Fealey 82/83 Gene Bloom 85 – 89 Normal 89Abel Debritto 91-96 William Wantling 96 Mark Weber 97 George Held 99 Lorinc Szabo translated by George Held & Katherine Mayer 100 Janos Lackfi translated by Paul Sohar 101 Donald Lev 102 Jeffrey Cyphers Wright 103 Tony Gruenewald 104John Berbrich 105 Justin Rogers 107-110 Lamont B. Steptoe 111/112

special thanks to Brother George for half-toning the photos & fixing the sink | iniquity press/vendetta books are edited & built by dave roskos at po box 527 point pleasant nj 08742 | | copyrite 2011. all rites belong to contributors. ISSN-1043-1268 – 114 pages.


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