You know I can’t let you slide through my hands :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: “Space Within” :: Art by Kelly Vivanco “I watched you suffer a dull aching pain,  now you decided to show me the same.  No sweeping exits or off stage lines,  could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind.” Pain was the over-arching glitter and glow that danced in her eyes. It never did matter how many layer of disguise she donned, the layers of lacquered on beauty, the harlot’s red lips painted across her too big smile, the lithe limb movements as she swayed across a dance floor, or the way she shivered and sighed … Continue reading You know I can’t let you slide through my hands :: SOTD

And the backs of my eyes hum with things I’ve never done :: SOTD

“Peel the scars from off my back, I don’t need them anymore. You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars, I’ve come home.” Sometimes a lyric hits me hard and heavy, taking me unexpectedly and pulling me back into myself, and into the recesses of my memory banks. I have been consumed by the day-to-day, rushing around in a blur, missing many of the things that make a day remarkable. I have stopped to read a bit and to throw a few random sentences on break room napkins, words I hope to weave into a novel … Continue reading And the backs of my eyes hum with things I’ve never done :: SOTD

I am carrying my voice :: VOTD

Me (live) :: Paula Cole “And it’s me who is my enemy, me who beats me up, me who makes the monsters, me who strips my confidence.” Me is a song written, produced and performed by Paula Cole. It was released as the third and final single from her double platinum album This Fire. Unlike Cole’s previous two singles, Me under-performed commercially. The song failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100, but it did peak at # 17 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40. The music video for the single did receive a decent amount of rotation US music … Continue reading I am carrying my voice :: VOTD

You smoked with the ghost in the back of my head :: AOTW

Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories :: Tails (1995) Album of the Week The 90’s was a decade of change, of tumultuous chaos, of falling hard in love, and breaking hard in heartbreak. It was the Wild West in my heart, my guns were sometimes drawn but usually out of bullets, sometimes I masked myself as I rode off in the distance, sometimes I stood in the middle of a dust cloud ghost town in a face off of feelings, and sometimes I fell into the arms of a saloon boy, or girl. I rode off into the sunset once or … Continue reading You smoked with the ghost in the back of my head :: AOTW

If dreams are like movies then memories are films about ghosts :: VOTD

Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby :: Counting Crows Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby is a single by the Counting Crows. It is the second track on their third album This Desert Life (1999). This song was written after singer/songwriter Adam Duritz saw actress Monica Potter in a film. The song has been said to be about memories and hope (both the false ones and all the far-searching dreams). This song has a very dreamy feel about it all the way through, as does the video clip. A lyric from the song (stated in the subject line) became the title of the band’s greatest hits … Continue reading If dreams are like movies then memories are films about ghosts :: VOTD

Then you just decided love wasn’t for you :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: “Forge” :: Art by Kelly Vivanco “But, you’re just a shell of your former you, that stranger in the mirror, oh, that’s you.” If she had kept a handful of coins and stashed them away in a drawer for every time a lover promised her forever, and that forever would be different than any forever promised before, she would be the richest broken-hearted girl in the world.  The wide as the sky pleas, the swear I will always, the biggest ones came from the one’s who belonged to someone else. What was it about her that … Continue reading Then you just decided love wasn’t for you :: SOTD

Found Folklore Fae vs. Chaotic Continuity Curses :: Saturday Horror Movies

Saturday Horror Movies :: Thale and Blast Vegas This week our first horror movie selection came from the Red Box machine at the local grocery store. I had some free movie codes from their monthly subscription to burn, and decided to check out what jumped out to scare us, so to speak. Like hunters and gatherers, we scooped up two interesting choices (sometimes you have to let the cover art do all the work), as well as the makings for a very movie-centric, finger-food dinner fare. Our second feature exploded into our view from our filled to the brim DVR, … Continue reading Found Folklore Fae vs. Chaotic Continuity Curses :: Saturday Horror Movies

FLTS Fridays :: Tell no one what you’ve seen

Never Quite Free :: Mountain Goats “It’s okay to find the faith to saunter forward, with no fear of shadows spreading where you stand, and you’ll breathe easier just knowing that the worst is all behind you, and the waves that tossed the raft all night have set you on dry land.” Fucking love this song Friday Continue reading FLTS Fridays :: Tell no one what you’ve seen

Don’t call it a fight when you know it’s a war :: VOTD

The City :: The 1975 The City is a song by The 1975. The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on May 19,2013 and is included on their EP IV. The song has peaked to # 30 on the UK Singles Chart and # 27 on the Scottish Singles Chart. The song was originally released by the band in 2012, on their debut EP, Facedown. After the band released their breakthrough single, Chocolate, they originally intended to follow up with releasing Settle Down. During the band’s interview with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 in … Continue reading Don’t call it a fight when you know it’s a war :: VOTD

I wish you’d do do do do do do :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Girl and Galaxy :: Art by Sean Mahan “These are the days, like a long Summer haze. We’re in outer space, on the Dark Side of The Moon, in your room.” It was music that kept us together, stacks of record albums heavy in our arms, balancing carefully as I rang the bell, “come in” would come from the other side, one foot to balance, and elbow used for leverage, so careful not to drop the precious sounds. Your older brother told us our taste was too 1985, that we needed to step outside our lousy … Continue reading I wish you’d do do do do do do :: SOTD