Top Five Tuesday :: It wears me out

Top Five Tuesday :: Radiohead Oh Radiohead, what a tumultuous time we haveĀ had in the musical stratosphere of love and hate, and all those songs that rise and fall in-between. No, its true, I never have truly hated you, but I have had weeks and months, and quite possibly years, of thinking that you were overplayed, overexposed, overwrought and overrated. I grew exhausted and frustrated that any and every time I picked up a “best of” comprehensive list of music of the 90’s and early 00’s, I would have to weed through Radiohead songs, and not just one, but numerous … Continue reading Top Five Tuesday :: It wears me out

Bleached :: Ride Your Heart :: New Music Review

Bleached :: Ride Your Heart Summertime playlists and music mixes for the road are typically made up of a certain flavor and aural color of songs, a mash-up mix of feel good tunes and wispy wanderlust odes that make one want to run, ride and ramble on with no real care about time or final destination. Summer music is the stuff of escape artists and under the boardwalk snog sessions, festivals of sound and flirtations with the kinds of hips and halter tops that you know will not fit once Winter rolls back around. Bleached debut full-length album is the … Continue reading Bleached :: Ride Your Heart :: New Music Review

At the edge of the ocean :: songs and prose

Keep Art Alive :: Photography by Jim Rohan “We can begin again, shed our skin, let the sun shine in.” I have a long-standing love affair with the ocean, one that is fully realized and requited, and that never falters even when I have drifted away for spells, living farther away than I ever really care to be. I have written stories set at the edge of the ocean. I have had my own stories right there on the sand – start, unwrap, unravel, end. I have had my heart broken by the sea, and I have healed by its … Continue reading At the edge of the ocean :: songs and prose

Her Dear Darling Demon Heart :: A Playlist

Her Dear Darling Demon Heart :: Cheers to the Memories :: A Playlist for April 2 Listen here on Spotify Fake Plastic Trees :: Radiohead Born to Die :: Lana Del Rey Skinny Love :: Birdy Stay (Faraway, So Close) :: u2 If I Were Me :: Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee & Jim Keltner Lover’s Leap :: Looper Last Stop: This Town :: Eels Lilac Wine :: Jeff Buckley This Modern Love :: Bloc Party La Mar (The Ocean) :: The Beautiful Girls On the Road :: Angus & Julia Stone Casino :: Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio … Continue reading Her Dear Darling Demon Heart :: A Playlist

You should learn how to say no :: songs and poetry

BreakĀ  (by me) She wants to sing, try out for the band. He told her the working title was cribriform, all in lower case. It seemed so cool to her, but she knew how it would go down, that her icy fine voice would shatter with the presence of anyone, but him. He was the only one to hear her voice, singing high and wide in the running bath, while he put his shirt back on. He told her she sounded like a skirl, that she could cut glass in half with a voice like that, and he wanted to … Continue reading You should learn how to say no :: songs and poetry

And in many different ways she’s a lot smarter than me :: video of the day

Something So Wild :: Bettie Serveert “There were three more lovers, but they all got cold feet, and I know that there were others, but she’s so discreet. But a wave of his hand’s enough, to get her back again.” Continue reading And in many different ways she’s a lot smarter than me :: video of the day

Let’s go chasing dragons through the snow :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Handiedan “And I don’t know who you are, but I know what I would like you to be: a one-night stand under stoned persuasion, but a joy that I can’t hide. Gently take my skull for a ride.” I tend to hold most of my musical nostalgia for the 80’s, which I suppose is typical. I think we all veer toward the music of our adolescence when looking back and reflection in a musically inebriated memory way. So much of that angst and emotion in being a teenager is so fulfilled, comforted and elevated … Continue reading Let’s go chasing dragons through the snow :: song of the day