For a place that I’ve heard on the radio never sleeps :: songs and prose

"I'll get a job in a bar, you could be a waitress, and serve cheap cigars, to fat mustachy old men in suits, you'll look cute." I wish that I had the spirit and clarity that you seem to be dangling out to me from threadbare sweaters and well-labeled suit jackets. I am the one …

The 90’s :: You still look pretty

"I'm trying not to move, it's just your ghost passing through, I said I'm trying not to move, it's just your ghost passing through, it's just your ghost passing through." History lesson:  Putting the Damage On is a ballad featured as the 17th track on Tori Amos' 1996 album, Boys For Pele. The song may have been initially considered as a single for the …

I reached out to the one I tried to destroy :: songs and poetry

Blood Stains and Ear Marked Words (by me) Five filled up composition books and still it all remains a hazy mess of a dream, the reality stings when she glances backwards, peeling back layers of nonsense and verse, the trappings of once falling in love with a writer, as a writer. She knows better than …

She said what would you do if you were me :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: "Country Western Star" :: Art by Kelly Haigh Swollen Lips, Hips and Daffodils (by me) She was seventeen when she left home. One backpack was all she took. She carried with her a tee shirt, five cassette tapes, a book of poetry, her camera. She didn't have much money, but she …

We’re just ordinary people, you and me :: song of the day

"You and I were two old and tortured souls, repaired by a love of broken things, in a life, just some bodies growing old; no fear of the end, of anything. We're just ordinary people, you and me, time will turn us into statues, eventually." Sometimes I stumble upon a song that has been sitting, …