Alice Russell :: To Dust :: New Music Review

Alice Russell :: To Dust Unexpected musical discoveries are one of my most favorite things in this life. The feeling, not all that different from that initial attraction to a new lover, is exquisite, alluring, and delicious. I had such a musical moment today when perusing the new releases of the week I tripped and…

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But you’re the only one who can turn me back on :: songs and poetry

The Next Chapter (by me) We peel back the lines of some long forgotten sentence as if it were the unravelling of an orange sweet and ripe just a second shy from falling to the ground You hand me a half-moon smile of a piece that I slip between pursed lips the sudden shock of…

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All things go, all things go :: musical sensory recall

“I was in love with the place, in my mind, in my mind. I made a lot of mistakes, in my mind, in my mind.” This song has such personal history and memories attached to it, for me, and no matter when I happen upon it, and no matter where I may be, I have…

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All perfect light and promises :: video of the day

New Sensation :: INXS “Dream baby dream, of all that’s come and going, and you will find out, in the end, there really is, there really is no difference.”

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Suzanne takes you down :: song of the day

“And, you know that she’s half crazy, but that’s why you want to be there.” Nearly everything I have ever written, be it a short story, or a novel in progress, has had a character inspired by one of Leonard Cohen’s songs. He is a muse of mine, and I do not remember a time…

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Let’s listen to 1962 :: A Playlist

  Let’s listen to 1962 :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify The Wanderer :: Dion & the Belmonts Stranger on the Shore :: Mr. Acker Bilk I Can’t Stop Loving You :: Ray Charles Mashed Potato Time :: Dee Dee Sharp Roses are Red (My Love) :: Bobby Vinton The Stripper :: David Rose Surfin’ Safari :: The Beach Boys I…

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Ryan Adams & The Cardinals :: Cardinology :: My Favorite Albums

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals :: Cardinology (2008) At the core of who I am, and at the center of my musical soul, are a handful of artists, bands and musicians that are so intrinsic, so vital, so overwhelmingly part of who I am, how I see the world, how I feel that they almost…

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