Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Bonnie and Clyde

(d. May 23, 1934)

Left on the stage at AS220, Providence, RI.
Quote is from a poem by Bonnie, a premonition of her end, written for her mother:

They call them cold-blooded killers;
They say they are heartless and mean;
      But I say this with pride,
      That I once knew Clyde
When he was honest and upright and clean.

But the laws fooled around,
Kept taking him down
And locking him up in a cell,
      Till he said to me,
      "I'll never be free,
So I'll meet a few of them in hell."

The road was so dimly lighted;
There were no highway signs to guide;
      But they made up their minds
      If all roads were blind,
They wouldn't give up till they died. 

If a policeman is killed in Dallas,
And they have no clue or guide;
      If they can't find a fiend,
      They just wipe their slate clean
And hand it on Bonnie and Clyde.

There's two crimes committed in America
Not accredited to the Barrow mob;
      They had no hand
      In the kidnap demand,
Nor the Kansas City depot job.

A newsboy once said to his buddy;
"I wish old Clyde would get jumped;
      In these awful hard times
      We'd make a few dimes
If five or six cops would get bumped."

The police haven't got the report yet,
But Clyde called me up today;
      He said, "Don't start any fights
      We aren't working nights
We're joining the NRA."

From Irving to West Dallas viaduct
Is known as the Great Divide,
      Where the women are kin,
      And the men are men,
And they won't "stool" on Bonnie and Clyde.

If they try to act like citizens
And rent them a nice little flat,
      About the third night
      They're invited to fight
By a sub-gun's rat-tat-tat.

They don't think they're too tough or desperate,
They know that the law always wins;
      They've been shot at before,
      But they do not ignore
That death is the wages of sin.

Some day they'll go down together;
And they'll bury them side by side;
      To few it'll be grief
      To the law a relief
But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde. 

- Bonnie Parker

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Stitched Deaths: John Wayne Gacy

(d. May 10, 1994)

My unnamed accomplice and I took a trip to the KFC on Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI to eat a Double Down and leave a pillow behind, reuniting John Wayne Gacy with his last meal.

No altercations were had between artists and apathetic part-timers.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Easter Rising

(d. May 4, 1916)

Joseph Plunkett
William Pearce
Edward Daly
Michael O'Hanrahan

Irish rebels executed for their part in the Easter Rising of 1916

Placed in the window of Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI