“Between Something and Nothing” by The Ocean Blue
from the album, The Ocean Blue (1989)
Video of the Day
“And I long to know you’re real.
And I long for you to be part of me.
I long to know you’re real.
And I long for you to be a part of me.”
“Silent All These Years” by Tori Amos
from the album, Little Earthquakes (1992)
Video by Cindy Palmano
Video of the Day
“My scream got lost in a paper cup.
You think there’s a heaven where some screams have gone?
I got twenty-five bucks an’ a cracker,
do you think it’s enough,
to get us there?”
A little Twang, a little Folk, a little Psychedelic, and a little bit LA – that’s what the new Track by lyriquediscorde Favorite J.D. King is made of. And let me tell you, it is destined to become your next big thing.
Despite that reluctant groundhog who bestowed upon us six more weeks of Winter today, “Love Me Back” rebuffs those Winter Woes and brings Spring right along for us to fall in love with.
I adore the playfulness of this Track and its accompanying film. The Roger Corman feel to it, with the Psychobilly leopard clad kitty and her would-be-lover the romantic, dark pirate, playing Music with a band of animals, fighting in the street, and falling in and out of love – it all just sweeps- me up and takes me away.
The film was shot on location at the Ramones Ranch in Los Angeles, where the song was also recorded in J.D.’s home studio. It was directed by J.D.’s longtime collaborator Avery Wheless (HUSH), and the film stars J.D., Avery, and actress Kansas Bowling, also featuring cameos from Parker Love Bowling, JuJu Sorelli, and Linda Ramone.
“Love Me Back” fits perfectly into the upcoming Spring season (no matter what you say, Sir Groundhog, Spring will get here). The Song also weaves right into this month of Valentines and lovers.
In February, aren’t we all looking for someone to love us back?
J.D. says of the Song “Love Me Back”:
“Love Me Back” was a subconscious ditty I just came up with while waiting in a car. We recorded it live to tape and it sounded pretty great with just 4 tracks. The film represents the fool who looks to others for love and validation while not yet realizing that love truly comes from within. So, myself acting the fool in this case, gets quite a lickin’ from a carefree wildcat goddess for this misunderstanding. I sort of used a Buster Keaton persona for the acting part which I’ve always wanted to try. I hope you enjoy “Love Me Back”!
I say Turn this Track up Loud and grab a hold of that one you love, make out with them until both your lips are pucker-pink, whisper love words to each other and maybe go take off on a spontaneous adventure together, the kind that warrants saved postcards and snapshots, and beloved memories forever.
You see, I’m already loving “Love Me Back” back, it’s impossible not to.
Thank you, J.D., for another deliriously catchy, and gorgeously lovely new Song. I can’t wait for a Full Album from you – Moon Gardens – coming soon!
“Love Me Back” by J.D. King
Picturing Love :: July Talk
from the album, Touch (2016)
“Isn’t this what you wanted?
Am I turning you on yet?”
Song to the Siren :: This Mortal Coil, featuring Elizabeth Fraser
from the album, It’ll End in Tears (1984)
“And you sang:
Sail to me,
sail to me,
let me enfold you.
Here I am,
here I am,
waiting to hold you.”
Youth :: Daughter
from the EP, Wild Youth (2012)
“And if you’re in love,
then you are the lucky one,
’cause most of us are bitter over someone,
setting fire to our insides
to distract our hearts from ever missing them.
But I’m forever missing him.”
Small Bill$ :: Regina Spektor
from the album, Remember Us to Life (2016)
Directed by Steven Mertens
“All the poets in the alley coughing up blood,
and their visions and their dreams are coming up red,
they can either wake up or go deeper,
but it’s so dangerous to wake a deep sleeper.”
Us :: Regina Spektor
from the album, Soviet Kitsch (2004)
Directed by Adria Petty
“We’re living in a den of thieves,
rummaging for answers in the pages.
We’re living in a den of thieves,
and it’s contagious.”
Born Again Teen :: Lucius
from the album, Good Grief (2016)
Directed by Bill Fishman
Cinematography by Rick Craft
“Never seen your moves like this,
and all with such self confidence,
I’m thinking how your lips taste next to mine.”
Heart of the Matter :: The Libertines
“With all the battering it’s taken,
I’m surprised it’s still ticking.”
Woke up early to watch and found myself shattered, in tears and in awe. I have thoughts that are spinning and a pain in my chest that I cannot fully articulate yet, but can feel. Bravo to bravery and courage and honesty and artistry. This is not an easy watch, especially if you have love for this band, and for all four members, and especially if you’ve been a witness to the years past with them. I kept thinking of their documentary title, there are no innocent bystanders.
A commentary not just on their life and experience, but on society and media and human nature, voyeurism, self destruction and the desire to watch others break.
This really shook me up.
The respect I have for this band, the love, and emotions, are sometimes hard to explain. This is one of the reasons though I care the way I do. There is something about putting yourself in art that connects in a way that nothing else does, whether in song, story, poetry, painting, film, or any other art form. It is difficult though, to bare yourself that way for all to see, and I think it is knowing that fact that makes this video tear me apart.
On a personal level, too, it hits on my own self-destructive patterns and the way that sometimes I have felt that people are more drawn to me when I am at my most broken. This is the part of my reaction that I still cannot put into words completely, but its in my head and heart right now, and I think I truly needed to remember and contemplate and imagine.
Thank you to all of you in The Libertines. As I said about the album, cheers and tears!