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June 02, 2018
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Ravi Shankar   ~   Prabjhujee

Ry Cooder   ~   The Prodigal Son
Buzzy Lee   ~   Face Paint
Andy Frasco & The U.N.    Move

Baby In Vain   ~   Thank You
Adrian Younge     The Leaves
The Age Of Truth     Supernatural Salesman

Ry Cooder    Gentrification
Ravi Shankar   ~   Poornamadah
Adrian Younge     Starlights

The Age Of Truth   ~   Oceanbones
Baby In Vain    Not For You
Buzzy Lee   ~   Coolhand

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats     Say It Loud

For years, I have had a dream (and at least twice I even literally asleep dreamed about this) that I would be in some far-off foreign land and find my own real, physical book in a second-hand bookstore.

Growing up, I was honestly suicidal because I just could not grasp reading. Lysdexia (yes silly joke that can be a little empowering) and most likely chemical imbalances had me on anti-depressants at the ripe old age of eight. I think there is a really good chance that when you yell that you wish something sooner or later you’ll see it come to life (pun slightly intended). Twenty plus years later, I went through a dark time – a very, very dark time to say very little. The Loony Bin Journal is a true account of that horrible time as the double vision slowly became singular on the path to wellness.  Having your first book published is pretty freaky to begin with, but this is brutally honest and fiendishly naked.  Even going as far as telling the publisher it had to be as close to word-for-word from what I learned through and documented or not publish it at all. Warts and all as they say and I hope it’s helpful to anyone going through or dealing with what I went through.

In a perfect world, no one tries to commit suicide, succeed or even dwell on the concept. It can be argued that it is the only truly real philosophy question there is. I am not going into a sort of moral diatribe here, just simply mentioning is all as that was why I found myself where I did as I wrote and shared what I went through. I do hope that anyone dealing with depression, substance abuse, suicide gets something useful from Thy Loony Bin Journal and others enjoy that it is very funny at times. Growing up with an Irish Grandfather I did get the laugh at your pain sort of thing. So no matter the who, what, when, where, why of it all for the moment and just need to get some eyes on it so people see that it is available.

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