Do you want to be a superstar? :: songs and prose

“Green is the color of my envy, it’s the color of fame; so I’m gonna write it down, gonna scream it out, and I’m never gonna be the same again, again.” As an adolescent girl I would lie on the floor of my room, on my stomach, elbows holding me up, and I would flip pages of countless music magazines. I would tear out the pages carefully, choose them with care, and tack them up on my walls and my closet doors. I would sit for hours, watching those early days of MTV, keeping track of my favorites in spiral … Continue reading Do you want to be a superstar? :: songs and prose

Let the World Spin Madly On :: A Playlist

  Let the World Spin Madly On :: Late Saturday Mornings With You :: A Playlist listen here on Spotify The Devil’s Tears :: Angus & Julia Stone Come Away to the Water :: Maroon Five & Rozzi Crane Meet Me By the Water :: Rachel Yamagata Incredible :: Dramarama Super-Connected :: Belly Here Come Cowboys :: The Psychedelic Furs 21 Guns :: Original Broadway Cast of American Idiot After the Storm :: Mumford & Sons Cupid :: Sam Cooke Far Away :: Jose Gonzalez Little Miss S :: Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians Ring of Fire :: June … Continue reading Let the World Spin Madly On :: A Playlist

She Sends Her Regards (working title) :: An excerpt :: Look right through me

An excerpt of the novel I am working on – it is farther into the story from the excerpt I posted before, yet back in time. The story will shift from different significant times in a life, a challenge I am definitely wrestling with, jumps in time are not the easiest things to tie together. For now, though, I am writing as it comes and will worry about sewing them together later. Feedback is always welcome, and appreciated. 1983 Troy has fallen asleep on Robert’s pile of clothes by the closet, curled up amid a pile of jackets and corduroy … Continue reading She Sends Her Regards (working title) :: An excerpt :: Look right through me

London Shover featuring Willy Rothaar at the Hotel Cafe :: April 20, 2013

If you are in the Los Angeles area, or feel like taking a road trip, I urge you to make your way to the Hotel Cafe on April 20 to see London Shover, with Willy Rothaar. I was lucky enough to catch them opening for Tony Lucca last year and have been raving about their music ever since – they are fun, amazingly talented and put on one hell of a show, oh and they are all-around great guys, too. So, I am dead on serious here, do what you can and come join me to see them play on … Continue reading London Shover featuring Willy Rothaar at the Hotel Cafe :: April 20, 2013

They’re no fun at all :: musical flashback

“It really gets to be a drag, when all we really need is love.” Every so often there is a song from my past that I have completely forgotten about, a song that slipped into the ether of put away albums, and never quite part of the quintessential era music. Sometimes we get a aural glimpse back and we feel that overwhelming need to hear it again, and again. I love The Psychedelic Furs for many different reasons, and for many of their albums and songs. Some are known, and in some ways so over-played, yet they are still some … Continue reading They’re no fun at all :: musical flashback

She calls me Moe, and I call her Daddy-O :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Catherine Brooks “And she can’t live without her radio. She likes to sleep with it turned on, she says that she never sleeps alone.” Dramarama’s Hi-Fi Sci-Fi has been singing in my ear all morning. This album I had once on vinyl, then as a cassette, and later a CD that was lost in moves, lending to friends, or more than likely in my financial downfall in Chicago when I sold my music collection. Whatever the reason, it was one of those albums I hope to replace, hopefully on vinyl, to listen to on my record … Continue reading She calls me Moe, and I call her Daddy-O :: song of the day

I’m all lost in the supermarket :: Two-tune Saturday

“I took her to a supermarket, I don’t know why, but I had to start it somewhere, so it started here.” Common People :: Pulp There is something I find completely zen about supermarkets. Wandering up and down the aisles, pushing the cart in front of me, and slipping into some kind of zone where all I think about are the labels and colors around me. It clears my head and I find it strangely relaxing. If you visit me and take a trip to the grocery store, you will find that the experience sparks conversations in the same depth … Continue reading I’m all lost in the supermarket :: Two-tune Saturday

The 80’s :: the future’s open wide

“I’ll stop the world and melt with you. You’ve seen the difference, and it’s getting better all the time. There’s nothing you and I won’t do. I’ll stop the world and melt with you.” History Lesson:   I Melt With You, and Mtv staple in 1983, is the song that the band Modern English is best know for. The song, produced by Hugh Jones, was a single fromt he album After the Snow. While never reaching the Top 40 (its highest position was #76, which it reached with a July 1990 re-release), the song gained popularity due to its airplay on … Continue reading The 80’s :: the future’s open wide