THE NIGHTLY CHILL
2019.09.18
By Steve Arviso
Bit of a Rattlesnake.


FIGHT THE DAWN!

As the sunlit sanity of the waking world burns the night to ash,
embrace the unbound madness of your wildest dreams,
laugh into the endless abyss of your darkest fantasies,
and rage against the coming dawn.

The Nightly Chill is the unstable experience of the mind and madness of Steve Arviso (@AmoralCrackpot). Mon-Fri. Ish.


CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT

  • SOAPBOX
  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS
  • THE NIGHTLY CHILL PRESENTS: ELSEWHERE
  • “BIT OF A RATTLESNAKE”
  • WHAT LIFE IS THIS?
  • SEGMENT #2

SOAPBOX

All I want to do is entertain people. I want to write something someone wants to read. I want to perform in something someone wants to see and hear. And I want to create something that resonates with someone, something they’ll hold on to.

Maybe one day.

— Steve


BETWEEN THE CRACKS

Dear Sir and/or Madam,

It has recently come to my attention that I no longer wish to be married to you. Please unsubscribe me from your newsletter. You may keep the Netflix password.

With love,

Doug


TNC PRESENTS: ELSEWHERE

Listen on the PulpBusters Podcast

The Nightly Chill proudly invites you to Fight The Dawn! with “Elsewhere,” a short-form audio adaptation of the collected journal entries of Dr. Howard Fine.


BIT OF A RATTLESNAKE

By Steve Arviso

They said reach for the stars,
now my dreams are pure rock and roll.
So I’m sorry if I say things I might regret,
cuz it’s my prerogative
to keep one foot in front of the other
and let it go in one ear and out.
And maybe I ain’t hip enough to be square,
but I’m bad enough for my girl.
Rockin’, blitzkrieg boppin’
from Surf City and that little deuce coupe
to those rains down in Africa.
Everyday I’m a man at work,
my steps in sync with the music,
walkin’ hard down this road to recovery,
takin’ the backstreets towards a new edition
nobody knew was about to drop.
My life ain’t some unopened letter to a world,
it’s a laugh, and death’s the punchline.
I’m a kamikaze, so why should I worry
that I can’t stop believing
these words are a six-string on my back.
So if you ain’t gonna beat it,
then shut up, and dance.


WHAT LIFE IS THIS?

It’s one of those nights tonight. Be safe out there, wherever you’re chillin’.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

THE NIGHTLY CHILL
Steve Arviso
2019

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