The Stone Roses :: The Stone Roses :: My Favorite Albums

The Stone Roses :: The Stone Roses (1989) The music of my early twenties burn bright and in big bold letters in my memories. It was fraught with awkward moments, heartfelt leaps of faith and faltering failures, of falling madly in love, and of having my heart cracked into pieces. I was trying on myself…

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Before Sunrise :: Monday Movie Moments

Before Sunrise (1995) Trailer “I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible…

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She said she knew what my books did not :: songs and prose

“I don’t believe I went too far. I said I was willing.” We have all had them in our lives, those people who have a light to them, a spark, an electrical current surprise. These are the people who push us a little farther, who challenge us, who make us open up parts of us…

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I lost my heart under the bridge :: songs and prose

“That blue eyed girl, she said no more.” The smell of cigarettes and gasoline, the dim lights of a nearly deserted parking lot, the hour so late that it was almost the next day, and this song playing over us. We had one of those strange relationships that is never quite defined: lover, friend, companion,…

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Zeros and ones :: songs and prose

“Texts versus romance, you go and add it all you want, still, we’re not robots inside a grid.” Sometimes I find myself so baffled by love. I sound older than my years to say I do not quite understand all the machinations of modern romance, and that often I am just muddling through it all,…

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She’s Just Another April Fool :: A Playlist

  She’s Just Another April Fool :: Misunderstood Memory Playbacks :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Let Me Back In :: Rilo Kiley Challengers :: The New Pornographers You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb :: Spoon Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now :: Justin Townes Earle Neptune City :: Nicole Atkins…

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I’ll be yours until the sun no longer shines :: songs and poetry

Beauty School Drop-Out (by me) She was intoxicating to be around, I could be drunk on her for days. She would grab my hand and rush me through the halls, taking her felt-tipped pens out, writing Tonya + Jake everywhere, especially in the bathroom stalls. I usually just watched, smiled in appreciation, wondering what it…

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Five minutes in the closet with you :: video of the day

Spin the Bottle :: Juliana Hatfield Three “I’m ready for it now, already on the ground.”

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A cemetery song we’d never sing :: song of the day

“I’m sitting over Neptune City. I used to love it. It used to be pretty. I’ll come down, walk around a while, until I’m sure I can never go home again.” This song, it feels like I have taken a drive through the Garden State, in the Sixties, while wearing a borrowed prom dress that…

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