That was what he gave to me :: song + poetry

Some Summer (by me) Five fifteen and the humidity still slides down the windows, drips down the back of my knees, surfacing on that little bend in your skin, right above your lips, punctuated by a blushed pink smile. This could be the birth of something worth writing for, a little ripe and rare, isn’t it always those first conversations, the careless, accidental touch of skin on skin, isn’t it all just that? We share the last chair in the train station, ice melting on your tongue, thoughts breezing past anything that could possibly be stale or overturned, I wonder … Continue reading That was what he gave to me :: song + poetry

Tell me how I should be :: Blue Valentine

6. Blue Valentine (2010) movies seen in 2013 You Always Hurt the One You Love scene “I didn’t want to be somebody’s husband and I didn’t want to be somebody’s dad, that wasn’t my goal in life. But somehow it was. I work so I can do that.” ~ Dean I cannot seem to shake this film since watching it this week, I feel as if the characters and the story have embedded themselves underneath my skin and are floating around in my bloodstream, still prickling my emotions and making me feel a little bit raw. Part of me wants … Continue reading Tell me how I should be :: Blue Valentine

Is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just enjoying the show? :: Blazing Saddles

5. Blazing Saddles (1974) movies seen in 2013 “The Waco Kid” introduction scene Blazing Saddles theme song :: Frankie Laine One of the things I absolutely love about my husband is his sense of humor, and that he can make me laugh easily, and does make me laugh at least once a day. I also love his love of music, movies, and musicals. Blazing Saddles is his favorite movie, and one that he is quick to quote, especially if said quotes come from “The Waco Kid“, the character he would love to reprise if they ever do make the rumored … Continue reading Is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just enjoying the show? :: Blazing Saddles

Friday Five :: We can be heroes just for one day

Heroes (live) :: David Bowie Friday Five 5 Things this song reminds me of: 1. The first time I ever heard this song I fell in love with it. The song stuck with me from that first listen, and when I first started driving I had it on this one mix-tape I remember vividly. I used to play this song while I drove down the Pacific Coast Highway and I would craft a mini-movie in my head. A story grew out of it, one I wish I had actually gotten around to writing down, though part of that “story” may … Continue reading Friday Five :: We can be heroes just for one day

And I meant every word I said :: video of the day

Keep On Loving You (live) :: Lisa Loeb In yesterday’s post from “the 80’s” I mentioned this performance of Lisa Loeb covering REO Speedwagon, and how it inspired me to both re-listen to their music, and find one of their songs to make my own, karaoke-style. I have a thing for cover songs, and also quite a thing for women singing songs originally done by men, so this was a double treat for me, especially coming from one of my favorite female vocalist/musicians, Lisa Loeb. Continue reading And I meant every word I said :: video of the day