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 …

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." …

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 …

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, …

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 …