Would you be an outlaw for my love :: songs and poetry

Keep Art Alive :: “Last Rights” :: Art by Kelly Haigh The Miscalculations of Memory and Missing (by me) We used to sit on that big couch, the ugly one, brown and grey plaid, cat tracks ripped up the sides, candy bowls and favorite movies playing. I miss that couch, do you? Those early mornings, (or were they late nights), eating Moose Tracks ice cream, watching informercials, making up stories about what we would do with all those things: Ginzu knives, party-pack CD’s, Blow up furniture. I miss those times, do you? When I was a child I wanted a … Continue reading Would you be an outlaw for my love :: songs and poetry

It’s just that the time was wrong :: song of the day

“And all I do is miss you, and the way we used to be. All I do is keep the beat, and bad company. All I do is kiss you,  through the bars of a rhyme. Julie, I’d do the stars with you, any time.” (my response to a recent question asked to me re: unrequited love) Impossible love has been a theme of a lifetime, for me. It never used to be this way, or perhaps the impossible aspects of love just hid themselves better, tricked me in the glow of stars and breathless kisses. I used to think … Continue reading It’s just that the time was wrong :: song of the day

Peter Murphy :: Deep :: My Favorite Albums

Deep (1989) :: Peter Murphy Peter Murphy’s voice has had a hard grip on my musical soul ever since I first heard the Bauhaus song, Bela Lugosi’s Dead. The depth of sound, the timbre of his voice, and the sensuality that oozes out in both his lighter and darker songs, is hypnotic, spellbinding, and full of desire. My love for Bauhaus came to fruition during my goth/death rock adolescence, when I was heart deep in adoration of New Wave, Goth/Death Rock, Post-Punk music. Then in 1989, during my first stint as a record store clerk, Peter Murphy’s Deep came out … Continue reading Peter Murphy :: Deep :: My Favorite Albums

Playing By Heart :: Monday Movie Moments :: Ensemble Movies I Love

Playing By Heart (1998) Trailer “Talking about love is like dancing about architecture.” ~ Joan One of those movies that I think are terribly underrated, even by me, as I often forget about it when recalling my favorite ensemble cast movies, as well. I am a sucker for films and stories that have interlocking stories and characters who you may not at first realize are connected, but as the story builds you realize the connections. The stories play out almost like an anthology set, or a collection of short stories, that though not every one is my favorite, I am … Continue reading Playing By Heart :: Monday Movie Moments :: Ensemble Movies I Love