Friday, July 31, 2009

well said, etc.

'I'm chained upon the face of time
feelin' full of foolish rhyme
there ain't no dark till something shines
I'm bound to leave this dark behind'
- townes van zandt

i'm not great at cheering people up. i'm a negative creep and i see the downside of everything. i am, however, prone to moments of pure joy, and of great hope. this verse from townes van zandt's 'rex's blues' always takes me there. i hope it helps.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

smoke- beeper will

i'm an old man now. i'm well past the age of wondering why brilliance is so often ignored and mediocrity is rewarded.

but... there are moments like this...when i can they not can they not's so thunder...a lone lightning flashes over the fields of dead weeds....and we wonder if we saw was there...because they sky glows...and the stars seem different...and the ground still...rumbles...beneath...our...feet...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

caroline says- lou reed

the saddest song off of one of the all time saddest albums. this version is a stunner. lou's weathered voice captures the chill perfectly. that last line is one of my favorite pieces of writing ever.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

glen cambell- guess i'm dumb

ever hear this? no, probably not. co-written by brian wilson. another song i want played at my wake.

marvin gaye and diana ross- stop, look, listen (to your heart)

a perfect duet. listen to how their voices dance, then wrap themselves, around each other. leads trade effortlessly. gorgeous.

Friday, July 3, 2009

magnetic fields- all my little words

i've had this album for years, but somehow it's slipped through the cracks. put it on a few weeks ago, on a whim, and have become obsessed.

the sun shines down on a planet of mirrors, the slick mountains jettison all who dare to mount them, a dim room at the end of a dismal stairwell, it's ok, you know, i will not lie to you....

check it out.