Last time I was here it was raining :: Quotes and music

“We make these ridiculous idols so we can pray to what’s behind them, but what happens after we get up the ladder? Do we simply stare at what is horrible and forgive it? Here is the river, and here is the box, and here are the monsters we put in the box to test our strength against.”…

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The 80’s :: Now its fading fast

“I touch you once, I touch you twice, I won’t let go at any price. I need you now, like I needed you then, you always said we’d still be friends, someday.” History Lesson:  If You Leave, by OMD, was recorded for the soundtrack to the film Pretty in Pink (1986) where it was played prominently during the final…

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The day’s still ashes and wine :: Songs and poetry

Read the Last Page First (by me) Fifteen steps, and one was still dragging behind, shouting out the names of the planets, wishing and hoping for the moon to fall, leaving sparks on the pavement, skinned knee possibilities. Hop skip and a jump, here’s to the next coupon clipped decision, he whispers a late night…

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Please don’t let me hit the ground :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “A Beautiful Mess” :: Art by Joshua Petker It was the year before the last real school year. The year he left us, and left me with no more outside, visible scars; I just tried not to mention the one’s on the  inside, those you have to learn to live with. God…

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I’m going to stand up and sing :: video of the day

Flower Bomb (live) :: Ryan Bingham Recorded for JAM in the Van, Venice, California Too Deep To Fill (live) :: Ryan Bingham Recorded for JAM in the Van, Venice, California Ryan Bingham, a big  favorite artist of mine, is going back on tour starting tomorrow. If you have the chance to see him I encourage you…

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Every Roadside Attraction :: A Playlist

  Every Roadside Attraction :: Is a Story Waiting to be Written :: A Playlist of 43 Songs Listen here on Spotify Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams cover) :: Cary Brothers and Laura Jansen Like a Broken Record :: Lloyd Cole Fix You :: Coldplay Better Half :: Tarkio Crimson and Clover :: Tommy…

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I feel the sun on my back :: Songs and poetry

All lines are erased, or just set to blur, fake glass over expired eyes, pulled through the begin. Schemes written on flesh, permanent marker stained, once held the same bedsheets, whispered anticipated resolve. Tissue paper pleading, all spun up in circles, the notes hinged on forgiveness, two sets of feet leaving. One piece holds tight,…

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1969 (The Year I Was Born) :: A Playlist

1969 :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Sugar, Sugar :: The Archies Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In :: The Fifth Dimension I Want You Back :: The Jacksons I Can’t Get Next To You :: The Temptations Honky Tonk Women :: The Rolling Stones Everyday People :: Sly and the Family Stone Bad Moon Rising…

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But time makes you bolder :: Under the covers

Landslide :: Antony Hegarty What a gorgeous cover of Landslide; I am in musical awe. I have always loved this song, and I have always loved Antony’s voice, so much. “Oh, mirror in the sky what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides? Can…

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The Skyline shines :: Songs and prose

The city never gave us much of a chance, and neither did I, I suppose, too many broken pieces that were not yet glued together, too many expectations, and too small of space to allow for us to settle in with each other Perhaps I am peering into this part of the story because for…

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