How do you think that feels? :: songs and contemplations

Keep Art Alive :: “Liberate and Fascinate” :: Art by Derek Gores “Sometimes you really don’t, really don’t, really don’t know what I mean. Sometimes you really don’t, really don’t, really don’t know what I need.” There is a tricky game that is sometimes played when we chase around trying to please everyone in our own reality. We squeeze ourselves into roles and words, don masks of glee or sorrow, depending on what is needed, and wrap our arms around everyone imparting a sense of “I will be anything you want me to be”, and in it we also wear … Continue reading How do you think that feels? :: songs and contemplations

There goes the fairy tale :: musical sensory recall

Keep Art Alive :: “Maria McKee” :: Art by Freakoutville “If love is shelter, I’m gonna walk in the rain.” I have a big, probably semi-dysfunctional, love affair with songs about heartbreak. I love the rip your heart out and throw it on the ground kind of songs, the ones full of bitterness, loneliness and regrets. I tend to cry my eyes out to songs like this, and there is something healing about that, cathartic and freeing. Maybe it is that inner need to feel connected, even in pain (or perhaps, especially when in pain). Music about heartbreak can act … Continue reading There goes the fairy tale :: musical sensory recall

Friday Five :: Walk talk in the name of love

Dance This Mess Around (live) :: The B-52’s Friday Five 5 Things this song reminds me of: 1. that there is something about this song that has always transcended what I think of when I think of The B-52’s, that though one could argue that the song still possesses a kitchy and campy sensibility, that it has more of an edge then say their Love Shack era. 2. that I have always favored the band’s first album, and their earlier recordings, to anything that came afterwards, and not in the “I liked them when they were new/cool/no one knew who … Continue reading Friday Five :: Walk talk in the name of love

You could make a killing :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Jeremy Enecio “I wish I was both young and stupid.” Sometimes I find myself knee-deep in nostalgia, wistful for a past that has those gold-rimmed truths that really are not so true. Memory paints itself the way the soul wants to see it, and in all the ways I was stronger then, I was weaker, too. I suppose we trade life for wisdom, mistrust for compassion, indecision for hope. Though, sometimes what you take with you is insecurity, and an internalized self-loathing. I cringe at how entertained we all can be by self-deprecating humor. … Continue reading You could make a killing :: song of the day