Anything to make you smile :: musical sensory recall

Keep Art Alive :: “Angel” :: Art by Sarah Joncas “But someone, they could have warned you, when things start splitting at the seams and now, the whole thing’s tumbling down. But, no one’s ever gonna love you more than I do.” The unexpected moment came, silently pouncing from around a dark corner into the middle of what seemed so calm and clear – what is it they say, there is always a calm before the storm? I like to think it was just our insecurities taking a leap out into the center stage position, pushing us over and onto … Continue reading Anything to make you smile :: musical sensory recall

Why did you come if you can’t stay forever? :: songs and prose

“Who was I before you? I can’t remember. Why couldn’t have I been the one to leave here first? I love you, but goodbye.” Seems I am always leaving something, that I am always having to let something go, or someone. Maybe it is the same for everyone, the passing of time, the inevitability of getting older, the way that paths veer off in opposite directions and the way that things, and people, disappear. I don’t know, perhaps this is all a part of growing up. I’m not always so sure that I like it so much, though. Loss is … Continue reading Why did you come if you can’t stay forever? :: songs and prose

I know I dreamed you :: Under the Covers Sunday

“I watched you suffer, a dull, aching pain, and now you’ve decided to show me the same. No sweeping exits, or offstage lines, can make me feel bitter, or treat you unkind.” Wild Horses :: The Sundays The original is one of my favorite songs, and the cover by The Sundays is a musical snapshot of a certain time in my life. It was Springtime, near this time of year, and I was back living at home more by consequence of clumsy decisions than anything near choice. I was chasing after a dreamed up wish for peace, and running away … Continue reading I know I dreamed you :: Under the Covers Sunday

Masked and Covered :: A Playlist

From your lips she drew a hallelujah :: A Masked & Covered Playlist for Under the Covers Sunday Listen here on Spotify Hallelujah :: Jeff Buckley Skinny Love :: Birdie Something :: Jim Sturgess Our Lips Are Sealed :: Nouvelle Vague Chasing Cars :: Vitamin String Orchestra Rocket Man :: My Morning Jacket Only You :: Joshua Radin Thirteen :: Elliott Smith Teardrop :: Newton Faulkner Angel :: Tony Lucca Into the Mystic :: The Wallflowers Sunshine On My Shoulders :: Train Jimmy :: Of Montreal This Woman’s Work :: Greg Laswell You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man) … Continue reading Masked and Covered :: A Playlist

Said won’t you follow me down to the Rose Parade? :: song of the day

“Tripped over a dog in a choke-chain collar, people were shouting and pushing and saying. Traded a smoke for a food stamp dollar, ridiculous marching band started playing; Got me singing-a-long with some half-hearted victory song.” Growing up I spent most holidays and vacations with my Grandparents. They lived nearly round the corner from where the Rose Parade takes place, and every year, on New Year’s Day, my Grandfather would wake up in the best mood – one we would never quite see again the rest of the year – because of the parade. I never understood the appeal, or … Continue reading Said won’t you follow me down to the Rose Parade? :: song of the day