The 80’s :: When it all comes down

“Cause I don’t want to come back down from this cloud, it’s taken me all this time to find out what I need.” History Lesson:  Comedown is a single by British rock band Bush from their first album Sixteen Stone. It was released as the third single from the album in 1995. “Comedown” became one of the band’s most popular songs reaching number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and number two on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in late 1995. The song also gave Bush their first American top 40 hit, reaching number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 4, 1995. Lead singer Gavin Rossdale has claimed that he wrote … Continue reading The 80’s :: When it all comes down

You Are Home :: All you need is love

List Your Favorite Film and Stage Musicals of All-Time courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists Editor’s Note: I come from a musical theater background, and have always had a thing for musical movies, that said, I will try to keep my list at 25 this week. As usual, not in particular order except just how they come to me. 1. Grease There are Worse Things I Could Do 2. Wicked For Good 3. Nine Take It All 4. Once Falling Slowly 5. West Side Story Somewhere 6. Rent Light My Candle 7. The Producers Springtime for Hitler 8. … Continue reading You Are Home :: All you need is love

We saved them for a rainy day :: video of the day

Martha :: Tom Waits “Meet me out for coffee, where we’ll talk about it all.” Coffee and conversation, sometimes that is just what I need, more than just about anything at all. Those kinds of conversations that ebb and flow, back-and-forth, interspersed with comfortable silences between two connected souls. Sometimes that is what I long for, sometimes that is what I miss the most. Editor’s note: I do wish that there was live footage in this video, as it would fit more into the “video of the day” feature. That said, this is the only place I have found this … Continue reading We saved them for a rainy day :: video of the day

Go on, take everything :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “Manic Depression” :: Art by Sarah Joncas Flush (by me) Down in the bottom of last week’s laundry, still tangled and mis-matched, I found half of a ticket stub from the early 90’s. So faded, but I can still make out the date, but not the title. I know it was you, though, I know it is some kind of sign. I want to give you a festival of music and lights, shake out the sky like an old beach blanket, letting the stars just flake and fly away. Then we could grab our grade school … Continue reading Go on, take everything :: song of the day

Honey, I ain’t nothing new :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: “Decadence and Despair” :: Art by Sarah Joncas Stamp Collector Lament (by me) I carry your letters with me, out back, stolen moments in the rain, I need to possess this part of you, alone. You are the sticky sweet part of my existence, full of wonder and lust, I page through your ink and paper rambles, weaving them deeper into my soul, divine. I want you to find me here, by the orange tree, smother me with everything and nothing, silence, I need you to erase these responsibilities, blind me. Our whispered conversations bleed and … Continue reading Honey, I ain’t nothing new :: songs and poetry

Have you ever seen the rain? :: songs and poetry

There is a whirlwind whip of hesitation stuck sticky in the back of my mind, like the start of a run in a favorite pair of stockings, or a scratch on that vinyl 45 of Heart of Glass, the one I bought on the other side of the Bay when we were still together. I realized that I never went back to San Francisco after we split up, and that the last time I was there it was the starting side of the 90’s. How old does it make me sound if I ask “where does the time go?” Pages … Continue reading Have you ever seen the rain? :: songs and poetry

Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

High Fidelity :: Soundtrack Shout Out A movie centered around a record store based on a book by Nick Hornby starring John Cusack with an amazing soundtrack, how could I possibly resist this movie, I mean, so many things I love all in one film, amazing. I spent many years working in record stores, and many more years haunting them almost religiously, feeding my never sated hunger for new music. Probably due to this life fact I enjoyed the scenes in the record store the best in the film, a close second would be the scenes with Rob and his record … Continue reading Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Keep writing :: video of the day

Lost in Translation (2003) “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ~ Bob Harris Sometimes I need time with Charlotte and Bob, they inspire me and make me feel less crazy and broken, and more understood. There is comfort in fictional characters you relate to, and sometimes I need that kind of soothing. This is probably my favorite moment of the film – this conversation. I also love this ending, featuring Just Like Honey by The Jesus and Mary Chain. Continue reading Keep writing :: video of the day