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
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
"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
New Sensation :: INXS "Dream baby dream, of all that's come and going, and you will find out, in the end, there really is, there really is no difference."
"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 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 (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
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
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
Someone Else's Girl :: The Olms "I heard today he ran away, and married someone else. I bumped into her on the street, and told her how I felt. Now every time I catch her eye I never look away, she's finally walking next to me, there's nothing left to say."