Friday Random 10: Zombie Haiku Edition

Pax Arcana

Zombie-related poetry is an art form that suffered a cruel blow when I, Pax Arcana, failed to secure my rightful nomination as Poet Laureate for my poem “Death by Death.” But at least one brave soul is giving it another try.

Ryan Mecum is the author of Zombie Haiku, a new work of epic poetry told from the perspective of a brain-devouring undead corpse. According to the awesome Largehearted Boy, the book is a journal in which one zombie “shares his life via haiku, and is in turns filled with gore, humor, and a surprising amount of charm.”

Here’s a sample:

I loved my momma.
I eat her with my mouth closed,
how she would want it.

And now your ghoulish helping of songs:

Andy, You’re a Star — The Killers
Tread Water — De La Soul
Mr. Bojangles — Jerry Jeff Walker
In the Backseat — Arcade Fire
Heartbreak a Stranger — Bob Mould
Listening to Otis Redding During Christmas — Okkervil River
Hussel — M.I.A.
Squalor Victoria — The National
Sing, Little Birdie — Shearwater
Higher Ground — Stevie Wonder

Bonus HALLOWEEN Video:

A Night With the Jersey Devil — Bruce Springsteen

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.


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6 responses to “Friday Random 10: Zombie Haiku Edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    1 – Sticky, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
    2 – Wild Flowers, Ryan Adams
    3 – Free Love, Morphine
    4 – Little Miss Lover, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    5 – Transitions, The Beastie Boys
    6 – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams
    7 – Silver Bullet, The Golden Palominos
    8 – The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Bob Dylan
    9 – After The Ball, Johnny Cash
    10 – Moby Dick/Bonzo’s Montreux, Led Zeppelin

  2. Perry Ellis

    This Random 10 rocks
    But not like zombie haiku
    Brains! Brains! Need more brains!

  3. Brains can be rotten
    just like a week old apple
    also, there’s a stem

  4. 1. The Pogues – The Body Of An American
    2. Supertramp – Logical Song (bleh)
    3. Michael Jackson – Rock With You (bleh)
    4. John Hiatt – Thing Called Love (bleh)
    5. Rose Melberg – Irene
    6. British Sea Power – Open the Door
    7. Shuggie Otis – Me and My Woman
    8. Electric Touch – Lines
    9. Bo Diddley – Sneakers on a Rooster (one of the best song names ever)
    10. Madlib – Song for My Father (very cool album of Madlib mixing oldschool Blue Note Jazz check it out)

    We’re re-designing over at PIAB, check it out.

  5. Coach Football

    1. It’s a Shame–Spinners
    2. Miracle Drug–U2
    3. Banned from the End of the World–Sleater-Kinney
    4. Midget Submarines–Swell Maps
    5. More Love–Smokey Robinson/Miracles
    6. Winter Snow–Booker T. and the MGs
    7. None but the Brave–Bruce Springsteen
    8. Be My Baby–Ronnettes
    9. I Think I Made a Boo Boo–Rufus Thomas
    10. Lovey Dovey–Otis Redding and Carla Thomas

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