Friday Five :: Songs about New York

Songs About New York For the month of September I will be picking a city to do a Top 5 Songs of Post for the weekly Friday Five theme. The second installment is a city I still haven’t gotten to visit, but very much want to. I have dreams of staying in the Chelsea Hotel…

Friday Five :: Songs about Los Angeles

Songs About Los Angeles For the month of September I will be picking a city to do a Top 5 Songs of Post for the weekly Friday Five theme. To start off with, of course, my hometown, place of my birth, and place I always find myself back in no matter how many times I…

How to Kill a Rock Star :: A Book Review

How to Kill a Rock Star :: Tiffanie DeBartolo A Book Review “It sounds silly, I know. But for me, the power of music rests in its ability to reach inside and touch the places where the deepest cuts lie. Like a benevolent god, a good song will never let you down. And sometimes, when…

It’s in everything we do :: SOTD

“But we’re trash you and me.  We’re the litter on the breeze. We’re the lovers on the streets. Just trash, me and you.” Do you ever have one of those moments where you pick up a book and randomly, by chance, open to a page and just see what it says? And that something you…

The Beginning of Everything :: An Audio Book Review

The Beginning of Everything :: Robyn Schneider An Audio Book Review Listen to an excerpt here “Sometimes I think that everyone has a tragedy waiting for them, that the people buying milk in their pajamas or picking their noses at stoplights could be only moments away from disaster. That everyone’s life, no matter how unremarkable,…

Middlesex :: An Audio Book Review

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides An Audio Book Review Listen to an Excerpt here “Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic…

It was you :: songs and quotes

“Who wants to see life as it is? It’s the three gorgons in one. You look in their faces and turn to stone. Or, is it Pan. You see him and you die — that is, inside you — and have to go on living as a ghost.” ~ Long Day’s Journey Into Night  by…

They spell Alice :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Jeremy Enecio “And so a secret kiss, brings madness with the bliss, and I will think of this, when I’m dead in my grave. Set me adrift and I’m lost over there, and I must be insane, to go skating on your name, and by tracing it twice. I…

I need you so much closer :: song of the day

“The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flat lands to your door, have been silenced forever more. The distance is quite simply much too far for me to row, it seems farther than ever before.” Distance seemed irrelevant when you were here by my side, it seemed surmountable and full of possibility. We were part of…

Breathing’s just a rhythm :: songs and quotes

Keep Art Alive :: Photograph by Tiffs Since Feeling Is First since feeling is first who pays any attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you; wholly to be a fool while spring is in the world my blood approves, and kisses are a better fate than wisdom lady I swear by…