http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I've found several versions of the quote. What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNcsUNKlAKw Clair de Lune, Claude Debussy, 1905, inspired by an 1869 poem of the same name by Paul Verlaine.
https://youtu.be/tO9rjBxI1gc https://youtu.be/LZ1M9JSGTLk Currently listening to Jackson Browne, discovering T Bone Burnett, trying to catch up on episodes of the podcast "Cocaine and Rhinestones." Reading "Cotton Tenants: Three Families" by James Agee with photographs by Walker Evans. Here's the synopsis from Amazon, "In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now [...]
Grunge is the music that my generation created, whether the label of "grunge" is one that was met with approval or acceptance or not. Passionately philosophically divested in many ways from the heavy metal and "pretty" hair bands and glam bands of the heyday of "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" of previous generations, the [...]
I wandered into the diner looking for him again, and not.Knowing that he wouldn't be there, and still hoping.The days get long.We hope to be so much more than we are.We hope to be enough.Then we hope to be enough for ourselves again.To have enough heart for that.
So let's just go ahead and get it posted. Music, is a mood changer. What can I say, I sometimes get a little maudlin when talking mortality. BUT THAT WASN'T THE POINT. THE POINT IS TO LIVE. LIVE. BE ALIVE! Because, we're still here, still alive! ALIVE! And also I started my day with a [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSScV6Rt_6s We're losing a lot of musical greats lately and it's getting to be kind of surreal. I grew up listening to the music of the Eagles played live, as though they were family friends. In truth, most of the people who were around during those years of my life, they looked like [...]
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
I loved this profile piece with Grace Slick. Unapologetically herself. Keep making your art. Let your art change, evolve, grow. Most of the creative people who I know, they have more than one area of creative interest and expression. And remember, what the dormouse said, "Feed your head."
"I'm out a luck, out a loveGotta photograph, picture ofPassion killer, you're too muchYou're the only one I want to touchI see your face every time I dreamOn every page, every magazineSo wild and free so far from meYou're all I want, my fantasy.."Put your picture on my wall, autographed with lipstick prints, and all [...]
I watched a documentary last night about Nina Simone, "What Happened, Miss Simone?" I had watched part of this one before and become distracted. "Feeling Good" was the first Nina Simone song that I ever heard and I loved it. I'd been a Billie Holiday fan for years and I thought, how is it that [...]
I haven't rambled about music in a while. I've been editing stories lately, pretty much all of my previous writing, and organizing my work. Regardless of what I decide to do with any particular piece of writing, suffice it to say that I am... particular... about some things and I like to be organized. [...]
To speak of The Muse is to speak of The Ethereal, The Inspired. The walls shook with the sound of cascading thunder, the windows vibrating in their frames. In a burst of light, the panes became liquid beneath my finger tips, I watched the circles fan away from my touch in circle after circle become [...]