The dark of a thousand crows :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: “Let Me” :: Art by Audrey Kawasaki Silence the Crow (by me) Just a Maisy crazy tale, a girl, with a rip in her dress, in the ozone, in the pages, in her religion. Cut her barefeet on faith, leaving trails of misplaced hope, blindfolded participation. It all makes sense, if you close your eyes, hang upside down, spin around, dizzy, fall. Stapled her wings to the floorboards, her nails etch new endings, beginning belief. The magician sends letters, you can slide through the cracks, make your body small, hide underneath, through, disappear, Mother May I … Continue reading The dark of a thousand crows :: songs and poetry

Come on thunder, come on thunder :: A Playlist

  Come on thunder, Come on thunder :: The number 9 :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify  Sometimes :: James Georgia On My Mind (cover) :: Billie Holiday Ruby Tuesday (cover) :: Melanie Gold Dust Woman :: Fleetwood Mac Dearest :: Buddy Holly Everyday (cover) :: Fiona Apple & Jon Brion On the Road :: Angus & Julia Stone Wild World :: Cat Stevens Teardrop :: Massive Attack You Can Leave Your Hat On (cover) :: Joe Cocker On Fire :: Loon Lake Velocity Girl (alternate mix) :: Primal Scream Song for No One :: Lightning Seeds Lost in the Supermarket :: … Continue reading Come on thunder, come on thunder :: A Playlist

The 80’s :: I used to let you wear all my clothes

“When u were mine, you were kinda sorta my best friend, so I was blind, I let you fool around. I never cared, I never was the kind to make a fuss, when he was there sleepin’ in between the two of us.” History lesson:  When You Were Mine is a song written and released by Prince on his 1980 album, Dirty Mind.  Cyndi Lauper’s mid-tempo ballad cover version of When You Were Mine appeared on her debut album, She’s So Unusual. Lauper did not change the pronoun gender in the song lyrics, which caused it to allude that the lost love to whom she … Continue reading The 80’s :: I used to let you wear all my clothes

Just a voice inside your head :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: “Waterfalls” :: Art by Joshua Petker Glass (by me) I hold out my styrofoam personality, and I try to be glass: transparent, willing you to see me, to know my thoughts, like I imagine I know yours. I am a sponge, soaking up every movement, all the twitches and tremors, translating them into what you want, whether I am right, or wrong. I sweep up the floor around us, paint a new day for you, with the colors I caught in your eyes whilst you slept, whisking around in a dream, and from your sound of … Continue reading Just a voice inside your head :: songs and poetry

It gains the more it gives :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “Wandering” :: Art by 2H “Drink up, baby doll. Are you in or are you out? Leave your things behind, ’cause it’s all going off without you.” Fate is a tricky thing, transient and confusing. Do we create our own versions of fate to comply with our desires, or do we finally reach a point in our lives where we wake up and recognize where our path is clearly drawn? How do we fit the people and things that we collect, and hold close to us, if our enlightenment does not include them? Is there really … Continue reading It gains the more it gives :: song of the day