Alice Russell :: To Dust :: New Music Review

Alice Russell :: To Dust Unexpected musical discoveries are one of my most favorite things in this life. The feeling, not all that different from that initial attraction to a new lover, is exquisite, alluring, and delicious. I had such a musical moment today when perusing the new releases of the week I tripped and … Continue reading Alice Russell :: To Dust :: New Music Review

But you’re the only one who can turn me back on :: songs and poetry

The Next Chapter (by me)We peel back the lines of some long forgotten sentence as if it were the unravelling of an orange sweet and ripe just a second shy from falling to the groundYou hand me a half-moon smile of a piece that I slip between pursed lips the sudden shock of bittersweet turning … Continue reading But you’re the only one who can turn me back on :: songs and poetry

All things go, all things go :: musical sensory recall

"I was in love with the place, in my mind, in my mind. I made a lot of mistakes, in my mind, in my mind." This song has such personal history and memories attached to it, for me, and no matter when I happen upon it, and no matter where I may be, I have … Continue reading All things go, all things go :: musical sensory recall

Suzanne takes you down :: song of the day

"And, you know that she's half crazy, but that's why you want to be there." Nearly everything I have ever written, be it a short story, or a novel in progress, has had a character inspired by one of Leonard Cohen's songs. He is a muse of mine, and I do not remember a time … Continue reading Suzanne takes you down :: song of the day

Let’s listen to 1962 :: A Playlist

  Let's listen to 1962 :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify The Wanderer :: Dion & the Belmonts Stranger on the Shore :: Mr. Acker Bilk I Can't Stop Loving You :: Ray Charles Mashed Potato Time :: Dee Dee Sharp Roses are Red (My Love) :: Bobby Vinton The Stripper :: David Rose Surfin' Safari :: The Beach Boys I … Continue reading Let’s listen to 1962 :: A Playlist

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals :: Cardinology :: My Favorite Albums

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals :: Cardinology (2008) At the core of who I am, and at the center of my musical soul, are a handful of artists, bands and musicians that are so intrinsic, so vital, so overwhelmingly part of who I am, how I see the world, how I feel that they almost … Continue reading Ryan Adams & The Cardinals :: Cardinology :: My Favorite Albums

I never thought I’d need so many people :: songs and writings

Keep Art Alive :: "Last Breath" :: Art by Sarah Joncas "I think I saw you in an ice cream parlor, drinking milkshakes, cold and long, smiling and waving and looking so fine, don't think you knew you were in this song." Mortality is a slippery truth, translucent most of the time, and chameleon-like. We … Continue reading I never thought I’d need so many people :: songs and writings

Like the sunshine :: my favorite movies

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)  "Joely?" ~ Clementine "Yeah, Tangerine?" ~ Joel "Am I ugly?" ~ Clementine "Uh-uh." ~ Joel "When I was a kid, I thought I was. I can't believe I'm crying already. Sometimes I think people don't understand how lonely it is to be a kid, like you don't matter. … Continue reading Like the sunshine :: my favorite movies