That far off feeling and some up close kind of ache :: songs and prose

“Travel and you leave yourself, escape your soul, fasten your skin against that great, numb blur of motion that puts everything to sleep.” – A.L. Kennedy, Paradise What actually defines travel? Is it the actual vacation type of escape where you plot and plan, have a ticket to leave by plane, bus or train? Fill the gas…

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Just sipping coffee :: songs and prose

“I never knew just what it was, about this old coffee shop I love so much, all the while I never knew.” I used to wear this red beret everywhere. It was some kind of statement, I guess, or maybe it was the fact that a beret, all stretchy and malleable, was the only thing…

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We are creatures of the wind :: songs and poetry

Breathing Wind (by me) May I take a sweet sojurn, in the curve of your arm, lie there, languid, careless, staring into your eyes? I would like to waste the hours away taking in the scent of your hair, falling all over the pillow, next to me. You know, I dream of you, walking towards…

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Friday Five :: I’m gonna chase the sky forever

Silver Stallion :: Cat Power Friday Five 5 Things this song reminds me of: 1. Driving through the desert in the middle of the night, just on the outskirts of the Las Vegas lights, singing-a-long to a mix tape with you, and you leaning across saying “I want this night to last forever.” 2. That…

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FLTS Fridays :: I’ll show you how you’re doing it wrong

Pencil Skirt :: Pulp “I only come here cause I know it makes you sad yeah. I only do it cause I know you know it’s bad. Oh yes I know that it’s ugly and it shouldn’t be like that. Oh but oh it’s turning me on.” Fucking love this song Friday

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All I wish is gone away :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: “Lifeboat” :: Art by Kris Lewis Edges (by me) Too many nights have come in-between, she tears the letters one-by-one, watches them slip through her fingers, falling along the wax and flame. They say that all you have to do is find it, all this time she spent digging up the…

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Steal all my records :: video of the day

Come Pick Me Up (live) :: Ryan Adams, with Janis Ian and Neil Finn “I wish you’d make up my bed, so I could make up my mind, try it for sleeping instead, maybe you’ll rest sometimes; well, I wish I could.”

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Maybe I’m a mermaid :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: “Intrepid Drift” :: Art by Kris Lewis I thought you looked so naked and different, vulnerable and ugly and beautiful. “If you were a mermaid,” you said, “if you were a mermaid, I was the sea.” What did it mean for us? Because everything I did, everything that happened to me,…

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Somebody Wrote In Red Start Over :: A Playlist

  Keep Art Alive :: Art by Kelly Vivanco Somebody Wrote In Red Start Over :: One is the Loneliest Number :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Cleanse Song :: Bright Eyes Take the Long Way Home :: Supertramp Behave :: Frightened Rabbit Psychic Beginner :: Johnny Marr Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken…

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