The road is a dangerous mistress. One moment she's gilding her path, offering kisses laden with joy and good fortune. The next, she's slashed your tires, stolen the radio and called all your exs to tell them you've got the clap.
Mishka Shubaly's fickle love affair with the road was born out of his life-partnership with his guitar. He left New York City to tour in support of his forthcoming album, How To Make A Bad Situation Worse, a mix of country-rock, high alcohol intake and grit. While stalled in traffic in the Bible Belt, Shubaly put his feelings for his asphalt courtesan into words in the spirit of this week’s Alibi Haiku Contest.
Mishka’s Touring Haiku
four hundred hard miles countless small indignities for just two free drinks?
cop searching my van Sir, I don't have any drugs at least none you'll find
the love of a few the indifference of most it still beats working
lonely oil change light my only companion ’til the 'E' light comes on
life in cars and bars death on the dollar menu my heaven and hell
adult superstore barely legal volume nine thanks, have a nice day
Mishka Shubaly plays the Atomic Cantina (315 Gold SW) Thursday, Sept. 13. There's no cover, but you must be 21-or-over to enter. For more info, visit www.myspace.com/mishkashubaly.