Top Five Tuesday :: So give me coffee and TV

Top Five Tuesday :: Blur The recent discovery of the Channel E4 TV program My Mad Fat Diary has me longing for, and spinning copious amounts of 90’s music. The songs themselves are loaded with memories from my life, which comes at its own cost, in fair trade of good and bad. But I am up for it this week, the give and take of what the music brings to mind, as a part of me is also re-discovering the music again, as well. Music, like other art forms, can mean so many things at different times in our lives, … Continue reading Top Five Tuesday :: So give me coffee and TV

James :: Laid :: My Favorite Albums

Laid (1993) :: James There are certain albums that have left memory marks on my skin and my soul that at times are a joy to listen to, and at times leave me in a state of despair. These are emotionally rich trigger-loaded songs that are part of the complexly woven stories of my early twenties, in the early nineties, a time that was rife with falling apart and coming back together. This album came about during a passionate chance meeting that turned into a tumultuous decade long love affair, which had a rather tragic end long after the actual … Continue reading James :: Laid :: My Favorite Albums

You ain’t ever seen the way to find your dreams :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Stella Im Hultberg Ode to a Dream Thief (by me) Sleepless numbers click forth and back, as my eyes sting to focus, far too blurry to close again; counting seconds instead, wait for them to turn nights into days. Breath’s gone honey thick, sticking at the turn of my tongue, while my arms feel foreign, turned upside down and wrong; seems now they only know how to wrap around you. Not long past I clung to moments of solitary confinement, singing-a-long to a spun track list set to random, my voice the only company … Continue reading You ain’t ever seen the way to find your dreams :: songs and poetry

I Was a Tourist Then, and I’m a Tourist Now :: A Playlist

  I Was a Tourist Then, and I’m a Tourist Now :: Four A.M. and Four More Days :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Coffee Cups :: Langhorne Slim & the Law Bang Bang You’re Dead :: Dirty Pretty Things Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls) :: Foster the People Can’t Help But Smiling :: Devendra Banhart Fake Plastic Trees :: Radiohead Madness :: Muse Lolita :: Lana Del Rey Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (cover) :: Amy Winehouse Matter of Time :: The Low Anthem L’Amour Parfait :: Yelle On Top of the World :: Imagine Dragons … Continue reading I Was a Tourist Then, and I’m a Tourist Now :: A Playlist

You know that I’m aware :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “Bat” :: Art by Michael Ramstead “In the day, you have someone, who can be true and all of fun, in the dark, you’re never gone; in the dark, you’re never done.” I have an insomnia hangover, I think. My eyes hurt and I am feeling more than a little melancholic; though, I am quite sure that the lack of sleep is adding to the grey melancholy feel of the day. This song was the first one of the morning, and it fit my sleepy-eyed blues. The weather worked itself into the sounds, as well, and … Continue reading You know that I’m aware :: song of the day