That’s one memory I choose to carry :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Joshua Petker Fade (by me) My memories are scattered transparent elusive misplaced misshapen I do not identify clearly with memory My eyes cloud over blur the way things were and the ages shift the time circles comes back again and blends It is more a haze of smells songs…

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It speaks of dreams and heartaches :: Under the covers

200 More Miles (live) :: Ryan Adams, Natalie Merchant, Vic Chestnutt and Cowboy Junkies “Atlanta’s a distant memory, Montgomery a recent birth, and Tulsa burns on the desert floor, like a signal fire. I got Willie on the radio, a dozen things on my mind, and number one is fleshing out, these dreams of mine.”…

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Ah the night…here it comes again :: video of the day

La Cienega Just Smiled (live) :: Ryan Adams “And I hold you close in the back of my mind, feels so good, but damn it makes me hurt, and I’m too scared to know to how I feel about you now; La Cienega just smiles…’see ya around’.”

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Nobody said it was easy :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: Film screenshot from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind :: A film by Michel Gondry This is it, Joel. it’s going to be gone soon.” ~ Clementine “I know.” ~ Joel “What do we do?” ~ Clementine “Enjoy it.” ~ Joel At the start of something between two people, the kind of start that may, or…

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I got a story to tell :: Two-tune Saturday

“At the times before that well, I was crazy. I saw the dark side of the moon, and the stars in the sky they never caught my eye. ‘Cause I ain’t never had nobody like you.”   Never Had Nobody Like You :: M. Ward, featuring Zooey Deschanel When you decide to let yourself truly…

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‘Cause your impossible :: video of the day

Up the Bracket :: The Libertines “And it’s just like she’s in another world, and how they suit each other, oh now. But, you never get close, (oh, it’s impossible).”

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I thought I tasted of too many cigarettes :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “Haunted” :: Art by Joao Ruas “You’re not supposed to be here at all, it’s all been a gorgeous mistake; sick one or clean one, the best one, that god ever made.” A coin-operated photo booth look on your face, and that Cheshire Cat grin that you had perfected so well,…

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After Shocks and Angel Wings :: A Playlist

After Shocks and Angel Wings :: A Playlist in the Key of “A” Listen here at Spotify Anything But You :: The Moldy Peaches Achin’ to Be :: The Replacements All Apologies (live) :: Nirvana Ain’t No Sunshine :: Bill Withers Ache For You :: Ben Lee Angeles :: Elliott Smith The Angels Hung Around…

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You can’t remember :: songs and prose

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Joshua Petker “You spent half of your life trying to fall behind. You’re using your headphones to drown out your mind. It was so easy, and the words so sweet; You can’t remember, you try to move your feet.” The alarm goes off, jarring you awake, the cold air permeating…

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It moves like a Summer breeze :: songs and prose

Pen pressed to paper as she writes the other side of what happened, the words not sung, but remembered. Faded photographic images with criss-crossed marks at the sides. Once upon a time they danced on rooftops, and once upon a time they still believed. There is old poetry locked in strong boxes, hope chests some…

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