Friday Five :: I didn’t hear you leave

Here With Me :: Dido Friday Five 5 Things this song reminds me of: 1. Long nights writing letters I would never send and flipping through the few pictures I had of him. There was music always playing, a collection of about 12 songs, that I kept repeating, over and over, like that echo of regret that pulsed just under my skin – you had always been the one that got away. 2. The ocean, and long drives with a very young Julia in tow, music always playing. We would usually end up at the Ferry, getting out first to … Continue reading Friday Five :: I didn’t hear you leave

Sometimes my mind don’t shake and shift :: video of the day

Fast as You Can :: Fiona Apple Deep down I think I have always been afraid that if I was ever truly and completely myself, without filters, without holding back, without trying so damn hard all the time, that everyone I love would leave me. That they would see me for me, all my crazy parts, all my flaws, all my ugly, all my weakness, and I would collapse from the weight of watching them leave. This song reminds me of that fear, the fear I try to combat, try to push away, try to persist through, and run fast … Continue reading Sometimes my mind don’t shake and shift :: video of the day

No little girl can stop the world to wait for me :: song of the day

This was taken just a few days ago, mid-afternoon, and in mid-conversation about how you want to learn to horseback ride and rock climb. I snapped the photo and did not think more on it until I stumbled upon a different picture of you, from your first day of kindergarten. Here you are, right now, in your last year in elementary school, looking forward to middle school, and high school, when it does not seem all that long ago that you were excited to be going off to school for the first time. I had written down what you told … Continue reading No little girl can stop the world to wait for me :: song of the day

The 80’s :: Touched for the very first time

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Like a Virgin :: Madonna I find it near impossible to remember when this song was new, to recall a time when Madonna was still a breaking artist and when songs that have become so ingrained into pop culture were just hitting the airwaves, and the MTV rotation. This song especially seems to have a life of its own, in flashback scenes in movies, drag shows, or as some kind of humorous take on the 80’s usually done in an ironic way. But, back in 1985, Like a Virgin was a new album, and … Continue reading The 80’s :: Touched for the very first time

The 70’s :: She just changes her mind

“And she’ll promise you more than the Garden of Eden, then she’ll carelessly cut you and laugh while you’re bleedin’. But she’ll bring out the best and the worst you can be. Blame it all on yourself, cause she’s always a woman to me.” History lesson:  Found on the 1977 album, The Stranger, She’s Always a Woman has been described as a love song about a “modern woman”, sung by the man who loves her for all of her quirky ways and despite her flaws. The song reached #17 on the Billboard charts in the U.S., and hit #53 in … Continue reading The 70’s :: She just changes her mind