I’ll tell you all the useless things that I have learned :: video of the week

Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket :: Minnie Driver “I want to remind you how to laugh, sometimes you don’t even make a sound, ’til you fall down on the ground. And I’m going to love you every day, and maybe it’ll balance out the pain, that I can’t take away.” Continue reading I’ll tell you all the useless things that I have learned :: video of the week

All the fear her love would bring :: songs and prose

“She had the yellow eyes of opal moons, so full of love, how could she see? He thought he’d drown in them, so he set sail, gracefully she dreamed him free. The Indian Ocean washed him on her shore, flat backed on a dirt packed floor, one eye on the door. You’re ten thousand miles away, as the birds fly, and you want to die, because you let her go, you say, you say.” It is hard to re-open memories and see them for what they really are. It is hard not to see them as tragic, or beautiful, isn’t … Continue reading All the fear her love would bring :: songs and prose

Different names :: Under the Covers Sunday

Different Names For the Same Thing (live) :: Frightened Rabbit “Alone on a train aimless in wonder, an outdated map crumbled in my pocket, but I didn’t care where I was going, ’cause they’re all different names for the same place.” She held the map in her hands unfolding each crease with care hoping that each finger would point to the same destination but his was floating far across the water and hers was still a kind of land locked blue He said he could meet her in some kind of between at the border of half-life and good as … Continue reading Different names :: Under the Covers Sunday

A lyrical refrain :: for the love of lyrics

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Joshua Petker “I might lie a lot, but never in my lyrics.” ~ Courtney Love Pacific Coast Highway (live) :: Courtney Love “Even if you think the flame has died, there’s at least one lyric that’ll hit that last hot spot, and then you’ll find yourself as fucked as you were the day you lied and said you never wanted to see her again.” ~ John Mayer Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey :: John Mayer “Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a form of poetic prose, musical, but without … Continue reading A lyrical refrain :: for the love of lyrics

The thought of all the stupid things I’ve done :: song of the day

“Oh no, I see, a spider web and it’s me in the middle, so I twist and turn, here I am in love in a bubble, singing, I never meant to cause you trouble.” Sometimes I hear a song that has been years in-between the last listen, and it gets to me in a different way than it ever did before. Our memories, perhaps they do not change, but the picture is shaken up sometimes; blurring the edges, but making the middle – a focal point – clear as day. Sometimes we turn away, sometimes we squint our eyes and … Continue reading The thought of all the stupid things I’ve done :: song of the day