NEXT: Casey Hallas @ The Flagstaff Folk Festival

The Flagstaff Folk Festival takes place on June 28th and 29th, 2014 at the Coconino Center for the Arts and Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, and proudly showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. For more info go to or call (928)-606-2064.

Casey Hallas
Casey's Corner

Color is a Whore

Five feet above you
And coming to the stores,
Color is a whore.

The librarian is old,
Our books are getting warm;
Color is a whore.

I must be a monster,
Like my mother said;
Color is a whore.

Like her father was,
Boats floating in a bottle;
Color is a whore.

Girl she sees the colors,
Colors when I see;
Girls she see the colors,
Colors when I sing.

Marching bands are bored;
Swords swallowing a sword.
Color is a whore.

I’m playing with the Dead,
Will retire when I’m ahead
Color is a whore.

I must be a monster
Like my mother says;
Color is a whore.

Like her father was,
Boats floating in a bottle.
Color is a whore.

Unthought Known

Due to danger of lifestyle/communication loss will be part of progress. Just believe there will be future gains. Communication in painting/art/music/poetry valid, just know, the meaning may be lost/unavailable to the current community – and lost to their understanding. No fault that you adapted to communication in this way…it’s a valid response.

Psychogenic Pain
Much like the part of the spirit that was torn from you against your will, physical pain in your mind may exist. This is part of the sub-human experience.

Inside life = home. Outside life = studio, travel quarters. Most productive activities can be accomplished in Outside life. Adapting to outside life, an effort to affirm humanity in disavowing the requirements of Inside Life; companionship, sharing, family, possession, safety.

The animal belongs outside. What’s left is animal.